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At Jim Butler Alfa Romeo and Jim Butler Maserati, located at 3050 S. Hanley Road in Maplewood, customers can find the luxury Italian car of their dreams and the best in service. Brad Sowers, president of Jim Butler Auto Group, says that the franchise was opened because the two brands bring a new luxury to St. Louis. Sowers says that they operate ac...

If you’ve ever shopped at a local boutique, then you know the joy of finding a unique piece of clothing that doesn’t exist anywhere else. But where do these unique items come from? And how do designers get started in the process of producing their own clothing brand? Often times, makers have to resort to high purchase orders, confusing processes, a...

Thinking back on this holiday weekend, I'm especially thankful for a couple of drives into the northern Colorado mountains this fall inside impressive vehicles built in the hills of Italy. They're the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio all-wheel-drive SUV and 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia AWD luxury sport sedan. Of both, I'd say, "È bellissimo" — so beautiful.

Enjoy an evening of the world's finest Italian cars at Pazzaluna in St. Paul on Thursday, July 27th. This event is hosted by Wheels of Italy, an organization dedicated to Everything Italian On Wheels. Enjoy an Italian Piazza atmosphere, Italian Vehicles, Live Music, Pazzaluna Signature Drinks, Beer, Wine and Food. Food and beverage service outside...

Raffaele De Vito, professor emeritus, was honored with the Silver Stirrup Award for Meritorious Service at the 45th Annual Team Kansas awards banquet June 6 at Emporia State University. The Silver Stirrup Award recognizes De Vito’s spirit of leadership and dedication for his service on the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council, where he s...

One of the largest solar energy initiatives in Minnesota, the Aurora project, has been completed, its owner said Tuesday. The Aurora project features 16 separate solar power plants in Minnesota that together will provide electricity to Xcel Energy under a long-term contract. Aurora, which cost $290 million, is owned by Enel Green Power North Americ...

Representatives from Italian business and government joined state leaders in marking the beginning of operations for the Story County Wind Farm Wednesday. The farm is primarily run by Building Energy, a renewable power company based in Milan, Italy, in cooperation with Des Moines-based energy firm Optimum Renewables. The $58 million project include...

If you are a java junkie, you may be unwittingly contributing to landfill waste. But a Faribault coffee roaster thinks he has found a sustainable answer to the conundrum. The parent company of Hills Bros. Coffee and Chock Full O’Nuts has partnered with the tiny Minnesota-based operation to convert millions of pounds of roasted coffee-bean waste int...

This year we will once again be hosting our annual Hill Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, in The Hill Neighborhood here in St. Louis. This year’s event is on Sunday, June 11th. All proceeds from the car show benefit St. Ambrose School and Shaw VPA Elementary School. Last year we had over 150 cars participate in the show and well over 1,000 people in...

Please see the invitation below regarding a business roundtable with Consul General of Italy, to be held at the World Trade Center in Union Station. If you are interested, please rsvp using the email address at the bottom of the invitation. Please also forward on to those who may be interested. There is no cost. This will be an opportunity to discu...

The Soave Automotive Group is proud to announce the acquisition of the Alfa Romeo franchise from the Overland Park Alfa Romeo, Overland Park, Kansas. In acquiring Alfa Romeo, Aristocrat Motors will pair it with Maserati, another Fiat Chrysler of America brand which they currently represent. The franchise will be part of the Aristocrat Motors dealer...

Sansone Group and Draper & Kramer have received approval from the city for their planned development on The Hill and has closed on the former warehouse/industrial complex. The site spans almost 11 Acres on the east side of the neighborhood, on which the developers will build a high-end, residential development. Ground breaking is scheduled to begin...