The SAGE Awards, Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence, recognize the outstanding efforts, talent, creativity, and innovation in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Applicants must be members of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce in good standing in order to apply.
Applicants may not apply for an award received in the past – unless it is one of the following two awards – Best Practices in Marketing and Communications and Hometown Star. 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.
Recognizes a business that demonstrates a commitment to serving its community through volunteering and philanthropy.
Recognizes a business who demonstrated exemplary care and compassion which has increased client satisfaction and retention.
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, or 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.
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 society, financial stability, 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.
Recognizes a business or organization that has demonstrated creativity, adaptation, and perseverance. Applicants may qualify and apply for all three awards.
Community Outreach: Recognizes creative expansion, collaborations, or adaptations within a business or organization for the purpose of addressing significant community needs
People and Culture: Recognizes a business or organization that has gone above and beyond to ensure the well-being of their employees. This can include safe work environments, restructuring, retention of employees, as well as compensation, childcare, flexibility, and remote work
Products and Services: Recognizes a business or organization for pivoting and transforming its core business model or creating new methods/services/products in order to address customer and community needs
Recognizes a business, with 10 or fewer employees, for its accomplishments and operational successes.