Since Anthony was only about 12 years-old, he worked with his father and grandfather on his family’s New Jersey blueberry farms. During his middle and high school years, he worked after school and during his entire summers in the DiMeo blueberry fields, working with the field crew leader to manage hundreds of migrant blueberry pickers who hand-picked the annual blueberry season crop. He was also responsible for bringing the fresh New Jersey blueberries in from the blueberry field and into the blueberry packing house. During his high school senior year, Anthony interned at an internationally-known company as a successful marketing consultant and salesman. He excelled in both sales and marketing at only 17 years old. After high school graduation, Anthony decided to attend the University of Delaware.
He was a “well-known and successful” student at the University of Delaware, College of Business & Economics with a concentration in marketing. Anthony was invited and inducted into the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a widely-renowned society that recognizes superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. He was honored by the City of Newark Mayor as well as the University of Delaware Dean of Students for his countless hours of volunteer community service to help the elderly. Anthony served as President of American Marketing Association (AMA-UD Chapter), President of (SEA) Student Economics Association and was awarded within the distinguished Blue Hen Leaders program.
During Anthony’s senior year at the University of Delaware, he capitalized on his entrepreneurial spirit and founded Renamity Public Relations & Special Events, a high-end, small marketing boutique that builds luxury brands in the lifestyle, fashion, entertainment and nightlife industries throughout the New York City and Philadelphia region. Anthony’s success in the industry has given him the opportunity to work or meet with all types of celebrities at various fundraisers, charity events or grand-opening events. He has worked directly with various well-known NFL players on sports related events as well as Miss USA at Donald Trump’s luxury brand launch party in New York City. With his unmistakable brand name Renamity (meaning: a form of positive energy) and his often-talked-about events targeting other young, successful professionals in their 20s and 30s, it wasn’t long before Anthony gained the attention and respect of honest critics.
Anthony is a former young stockbroker with Morgan Stanley. Originally earning his Series 7, 66 and 63 exams, living and based out of New York City, he worked for the Wall Street firm for several years after graduation from University of Delaware. Anthony was a contributing writer for several media publications that published his financial planning advice. He later decided to leave the unstable financial services industry to focus on growing his other business ventures, including protecting, preserving and growing his grandfathers and great-grandfathers 100 year-old family legacy in the blueberry industry.
One of his social networking profiles caught the eye of producers at The Learning Channel (TLC) who invited him to shoot a reality dating show “A Dating Story” featuring a blind date on his family’s New Jersey blueberry farm that included a fireworks show and a profile of his life as a young farmer, investor and businessman. When the TLC show aired, one of the producers from ABC’s The Bachelor saw it and loved the original blueberry farm date idea.
She called Anthony and almost immediately flew him out to LA to audition for the reality TV show, The Bachelorette. He was one of only 50 bachelors from all across America who were selected by producers and flown to LA for the final Bachelorette audition. Anthony was then invited by another producer to be on a NBC Today Show segment involving a panel discussion of young successful professionals who all gave dating advice to viewers. He liked being in front of the camera so much that he spent countless hours hobby-acting with very minor roles on several feature films and television shows. Eventually Anthony was invited to join (SAG) Screen Actors Guild, of which he is still a SAG-AFTRA member today.
Anthony was invited to be a motivational speaker at universities in Ukraine. He flew out to the unstable country and spoke with classrooms packed with eager students. He was invited and served on the “Breath of Life Gala” Committee, volunteering to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raise money for investment in vital CF research. Anthony has been recognized by the CEO of the American Red Cross for his generous contribution and support that helped reach significant levels of donations and also for his years of volunteer work on the Red Ball Committee. Every year during the holiday season, Anthony would volunteer with the other Red Cross volunteers to give away donated presents to children in the city who had lost their homes to fire.
Anthony was nominated by the Consul General of Italy and served on the Italian and Italian-American Heritage Commission advisory council to protect, preserve, and grow his family’s Italian heritage. He was given a commendation for his work, support and dedication promoting Italian Heritage in the State of New Jersey and beyond. He was also recognized for his generous support and contributions to the Italian American Political Action Committee. Both he and his grandfather, Anthony DiMeo, Sr. were contacted by publishers and invited to be featured in the book “The Journey of Italians in America” which highlights successful Italian-American families.
He was chosen from a list of over 4,300 candidates by Leadership Philadelphia and recognized as one of the “Top Key Connectors” in the city, who exemplify trusted leadership and concern for the common good. Anthony was given a token of appreciation from the Mayor of Philadelphia as being a successful young professional who “represents the future of our city.” He has received Certificates of Appreciation from Kiwanis International, for his contributions and presentations to their club, which services the needy children of the world. Anthony was one of only about 100 select people invited to “An Evening with the U.S. Senate” in which he attended a private, invite-only dinner with about 25 U.S. Senators and discussed the current direction of America, as well as Anthony’s concern for more farmland preservation across the country.
Anthony not focuses his time on the DiMeo family blueberry farm which offers a pick your own blueberry farm as well as hosts rustic blueberry farm weddings for couples who would love a country farm wedding. He runs a successful bluberry plants nursery on his family farm, which sells the best blueberry plants with over 88,000 LIKES on Facebook with happy DiMeo Blueberry Farm customers from all across America who love to buy blueberry plants farmer direct from: www.DiMeoFarms.com
Anthony has generously supported the annual Police Unity Tour which raises awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Anthony has also supported Kiwanis International with a generous donation toward it’s children’s scholarship fund. Anthony also generously donated to National Night Out which is designed to promote police-community parnerships and improve relations between the public and police officers protecting their community.