Chamber Honors DiPaolos


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Chamber President Tom Malanga with Maria and Vincenzo DiPaolo

The Verona Chamber of Commerce presented a special honor on Wednesday night to Vincenzo and Maria DiPaolo, owners of DiPaolo’s Bakery on Bloomfield Avenue. The DiPaolos, who have been in business for 50 years, received the Chamber’s new President’s award because they have been in Verona for 30 of those years.

At the event, , which was held at Kip’s Castle, Chamber President Tom Malanga noted that it will be giving two, $750 scholarships to Verona High School seniors who pursue studies in the arts. The Chamber also awarded $500 to the Verona Children’s Fund managed by Connie Pifher, an amount that was matched by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., who was at the event. Mr. DiVincenzo also announced that Kip’s will be the new home of the Chamber, which will begin taping its TV show there.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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