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Scholarship Honors CattCo Businessmen


A new scholarship fund has been established in memory of two Cattaraugus County Businessmen.

“The Two Joes Scholarship Fund” was named in honor of Joseph Sgro, who was vice-president of Certo Bros. Distributing for 67 years, and Joe DeRose, who served as president and chief executive officer of Mazza Sheet Metal Inc., Pierce Steel Fabricators Inc. and MKD Realty Co.

The Fund is accepting donations to build an endowment, with a hope of establishing a scholarship for for a Cattaraugus County student interested in pursuing a degree in technology, marketing, communications, business or a related field.

The Fund’s founders hope to award their first scholarships in four to five years. Those wishing to donate can do so through the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation at


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