Volunteer Brewing Company of Middletown received a $20,000 award to renovate a space that can serve as a hub for community programs and gatherings.

A Middletown business was among six honored by Citizens Bank as winners of the Small Business Community Champion Award in the bank’s greater Philadelphia, greater Pittsburgh and greater Boston regions.

A $20,000 prize and a $10,000 prize were awarded in each market to small business owners who demonstrated how investing in their businesses strengthens both their business growth and the community.

Volunteer Brewing Company of Middletown received a $20,000 award to renovate a space that can serve as a hub for community programs and gatherings.

“Small businesses are major contributors in helping our local communities flourish,” said Jack Murphy, president of Citizens Bank Business Banking. “These six Small Business Community Champions demonstrate the powerful impact that small businesses have by aligning their growth with opportunities to address and support local needs. It is a sincere pleasure to recognize their efforts and to celebrate their ideas for strengthening their communities. ”

Other award winners were:

Tri-Pillar Development in Pennsylvania, a lower-income housing rental company, which plans to put funds toward its continued purchase and repair program that provides homes for tenants and revitalizes local neighborhoods.

Paramount Co-Op in Pennsylvania, a business incubator which plans to put funds toward counseling and supporting eight entrepreneurs for a year as they start or build their businesses.

LUHV FOOD in Pennsylvania, a vegan and gluten-free food manufacturer which plans to start the LUHV Bistro program to provide 200 meals to local food pantries each month.

Baudelaire, a soap and body-care products company in New Hampshire which plans to expand its Smart Start partnership to help educate new parents about supporting early brain development.

Eyes on Worcester in Massachusetts, an optometry group which plans to launch its pediatric mobile clinic to provide access to eye examinations to children in need.