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2017-01-27 / Top 100 People

Joe DelGrosso


DelGrosso Foods

Joe DelGrosso is a lifelong resident of Blair County, and a second- generation member of the DelGrosso Amusement Park and DelGrosso Foods Family, where he began work at a young age. He is a graduate of Bellwood Antis High School and attended Ferrum College in Virginia.

Joe took a permanent position at DelGrosso Foods in 1979 and has since led the company’s rapid growth and development where he now serves as president. He was honored, along with his mother Mafalda and brother James with a Small Business Administration “Small Business of the Year” award where he was personally presented the award by President Bill Clinton at a White House Oval Office ceremony in 2000. He has appeared on numerous national and regional TV shows, including the Food Network and NBC’s Today show, demonstrating authentic Italian cooking techniques and showcasing DelGrosso Foods’ operations and products.

Joe and his wife Linda raised five children: Michael, Mark, Tony, Lauren and Joe. He is heavily involved in his local community as an active supporter of Saint Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, Relay for Life and breast cancer awareness. He also serves on the board of directors of the Northern Blair County Recreation Center.

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