BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Jim DiMaio was honored with a proclamation at a council meeting earlier this month for his years of operating Derco Print. Mayor Angie Devanney and the Township Council recognized DiMaio for his 48 years of business in Berkeley Heights.

Derco's success came from personalized, friendly service to both non-residents and residents, the proclamation said. After 48 years in business, DiMaio was ready to retire and merged his business with Liss Printing in Summit. 

DiMaio has been a member and past president of the Berkeley Heights Lions Club for 35 years and past president and member of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce for over 40 years. He has been involved with the Rotary, the Highlander Band, Winter Walk and, in his spare time, has fostered more than 80 dogs for Home for Good Dogs rescue.

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He was awarded with the Suburban Chamber of Commerce President's award in 2018 and was a Good Scout Award recipient in 2017.

“What I’ve done over the years, has just been solid in doing a little bit at a time … I don’t have anything big I can point to, it’s just a lot of little things,” DiMaio had told TAPinto Berkeley Heights. "From working with the Scouts, high school, Lions Club, it takes a little effort over a long period of time to have an effect … Doing something every day just adds up to a better life.” He said he really believes that “if you help your fellow man, and I think he will help you back."