Patrick DeDeo, University Associate Vice President, Receives Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award

Patrick DeDeo (right) accepts award from Orlando Cruz, incoming chair

The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce, based in Wayne, NJ, presented Patrick DeDeo of William Paterson University with the Distinguished Service Award for his exceptional service as chairman from 2016 to 2017.  DeDeo is associate vice president for governmental relations and external affairs at the University.

With DeDeo’s leadership, the Chamber achieved significant growth in programming, membership, and charitable outreach to the community.

“I’m honored to receive this award from the Chamber,” says DeDeo. “I encourage all local business owners to join our Chamber and participate in the many programs being offered to help strengthen commerce and the communities we serve.”

The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce is a regional Chamber based in Wayne, with members from communities in Passaic, Morris and Essex Counties. Specializing in networking opportunities and business advocacy, this Chamber offers a wide range of functions per year for members and future members. For more information: or call 862-210-8328.

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