192. Creating A Delicious Legacy - Dennis DiPaolo
* The value of supporting those in need
* Why you should be grateful for everything
* The importance of focusing on your neighbor
And much more
Dennis DiPaolo is the eldest son of Hall of Fame Wrestler, Ilio DiPaolo and huge supporter of the Hamburg & Blasdell Communities. A graduate of Lackawanna High School, he attended Baldwin-Wallace College Alum where he played football and earned his degree in Business Management and Marketing.
In addition to running a restaurant and banquet facility, Dennis is the Secretary for the Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization set up after the tragic passing of his father in 1995 to help both Scholar-Athletes and the less fortunate. To date, the Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund has donation nearly $1 million to the Western New York community.
Dennis also volunteers much of time to his community and has been a Board Member of many local organizations including the Hamburg Development Corporation, the Blasdell Business Association and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce from 1981-1984 to name a few.
He is also a strong supporter and advocate of the restaurant industry and has been Past Chairman of the New York State Restaurant Association, Past President of the WNY Chapter of New York State Restaurant Association, and was one of the founding members of the FIRST Group – Friendly Independent Restaurants of the South Towns.
Although his professional and personal accomplishments have been many, he takes great pride in his work with the youth and scholar-athletes. Whether thru coaching or leading by example, Dennis has been a great role model to many young adults past and present. Many of his employees have gone on to do wonderful things in the community.
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