The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is honoring the DelGrosso Family of Companies as one of its 70th Anniversary Legacy businesses, celebrating them for their longevity, growth, and economic impact. The DelGrosso family will be recognized during a special presentation, Aug. 24.

“This is an amazing acknowledgement,” said Michael DelGrosso, chief sales and marketing officer, “My grandparents would have been very, very honored.”

Over the past 76 years, a local home-made pasta sauce evolved into the DelGrosso Family of Companies with businesses focused on pasta sauce, an amusement and water park, and fundraising. Today, all DelGrosso business sectors are flourishing. Their sauces are on grocery shelves in every state and tens of thousands visit their park every summer.

“We’re so proud to honor the DelGrosso Family of Companies as one of the SBA’s 68 Legacy businesses,” said SBA Western Pa. District Director Dr. Kelly Hunt. “DelGrosso’s truly exemplifies a successful family-owned and operated rural small business.”

The national recognition marks the SBA’s 70th anniversary as the only federal agency dedicated to supporting small businesses and keeping them competitive. Small businesses, like DelGrosso’s, are paramount to a successful national economy. In Pennsylvania, 99.6 percent of all businesses are small and employ 46.2 percent of the commonwealth’s workforce.

Hunt added the family dream, coupled with community and SBA support, enabled DelGrosso’s to become America’s oldest major family-owned pasta sauce producer. “Whether at dinner or at their amusement park, their vision is enabling families and friends to gather and create memories – all while providing the community with good-paying employment opportunities, civic pride and numerous charitable donations,” she said.

WHO: The DelGrosso Family, U.S. Rep John Joyce and all media

WHAT: The SBA 70th Anniversary Legacy Recognition of DelGrosso Family of Companies and tour of new facility to follow.

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: DelGrosso’s Park, Pavilion #4, 4352 East Pleasant Valley Blvd., Tipton, PA16683