The SAGE Awards, Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence, recognize the outstanding efforts, talent, creativity and innovation in northeastern Pennsylvania.
There are numerous award categories for new and emerging businesses, seasoned veterans and various industries. The application criteria has been expanded for the following three awards categories only: Best Practices in Marketing and Communications, Hometown Star, and Pride and Progress. Previous award winners are invited to submit in these categories again, as long as the project is a new endeavor and notably different from your prior award achievement.
A volunteer judging committee, comprised of a diverse group of community leaders, scores all applications that meet the eligibility criteria. Chamber staff does not participate in the process. Decisions are final. Results cannot be shared. All scores are tallied and the three highest applications advance to finalist status. The winners are announced at the annual Chamber Gala in November.
Recognizes a business that demonstrates a commitment to community involvement and philanthropy as part of its core values.
Recognizes a business whose customer service has increased client satisfaction, client retention, referrals and/or profits.
Recognizes an in-house marketing department or advertising firm for creative excellence in ONE advertising campaign. The campaign must use THREE of the following media or methods: newspaper, consumer/trade publication, outdoor board, direct marketing mailer, brochures, stationery package, annual report, magazine/book publication, poster, special event material, mass transit/bus board, radio, television, and online ads.
Recognizes a business, with more than 10 employees, for its accomplishments and operational successes.
Recognizes a business whose dynamic revenue growth over a three-year period, both dollar and percentage increases, has greatly contributed to the strength of our local economy.
Note: Applicants must submit a waiver/confidentiality agreement. Additionally, this award has a two-step process and requires applicants to upload financial documents via a secured third-party website.
Recognizes an individual, business or organization that has made a significant economic impact on our area by conducting an event with a rich social, historical and charitable contribution in our area.
Recognizes an emerging business that has demonstrated a capacity for creativity and innovation, experienced growth and that has established itself as a leader in its industry.
Recognizes a non-profit organization that demonstrates excellence in five areas – role in society, financial stability, fundraising, marketing and strategic alliances – all in the pursuit of its mission.
Celebrates the community’s favorite SAGE Award finalist through online voting. The finalist with the most votes received will be named People’s Choice.
The Pride and Progress awards recognize public/private sector operations for upgrading their establishments and improving the region. Renovations/construction must have been completed during the past two years. Previous award winners are invited to submit in this category again if the project is a new endeavor and is notably different from previous win. Applicants are judged in three different sub-categories (below).
Recognizes a business, with 10 or fewer employees, for its accomplishments and operational successes.