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Ferrero North America has broken ground on a new $214.4 million Kinder Bueno production site in Bloomington, Illinois. Plans for the facility were announced in June and, upon completion, will generate 200 new jobs, with the expansion marking the first time Kinder products will be made in North America. Alanna Cotton, president, and chief business o...

To mark the first anniversary of BeIT, a global campaign celebrating all things “Made in Italy,” the Consulate of Italy in Detroit today relaunched its LoveITDetroit metaverse to host a world-first free exhibition of modern Italian art.    The virtual gallery showcases 13 paintings from the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Nationa...

Flavio Manzoni, one of the world’s most visionary designers awarded America’s First Prize for Design by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, during the 2022 award ceremony of Global Design News. In conjunction with GOOD DESIGN® 2019, The Chicago Athenaeum has announced that the stellar Italian...

Tecnoform, an Italian company that manufactures upscale furnishings for recreational vehicles and boats, is opening a North American headquarters and manufacturing facility on 36th Street SW in Cascade Township. The company is opening at 4999 36th St. SE in Cascade Township, and plans to add up to 130 jobs and invest $7.3 million in its new office...

After opening on September 1 to the Detroit public, the 'LoveITDetroit' exhibit-installation is now also accessible on the metaverse (www.loveitdetroit.com). Presented as a "celebration of Made in Italy in the United States", the exhibition-installation was launched on the initiative of the Italian Consulate in Detroit, as part of the VI edition of...

Leading Italian designers are displaying their work in a downtown Detroit pop-up just blocks away from the new Gucci store. It’s one of many places to visit during the Detroit Month of Design. “LoveITDetroit” showcases the works of some of the most influential Italian and Detroit leaders of industry. The schedule of events includes guest speakers i...

For the sixth edition of Italian Design Day, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit has launched a four-year campaign to promote the event with internationally renowned architect and designer Roberto Palomba and the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, starting this year with a project called LoveITDetroit. The installation, curated by Palomba Serafini...

Have you ever wondered how so many delicious Italian cheeses, pastas, sauces and wines show up in your local supermarket? It’s a little bit of magic created by an agency of the Italian government with a local branch located right on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Marco Verna arrived from Italy last September to head the Italian Trade Agency in the Wind...

Chicago attorney Bruno Marasso will step up to the presidency of the Justinian Society of Lawyers at the organization’s annual installation and awards dinner on Sept. 22 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. First Vice President Michael Pisano, Second Vice President Brian Monico, Third Vice President Catherine (Caifano) Locallo, Treasurer Michael...

Like in most countries, luxury labels don't operate a lot of standalone flagship stores outside of the major metropolises. So, when a brand as big as Gucci becomes one of the first international fashion houses to set up shop in Detroit, Michigan, it's gotta say something about the Motor City. Or at least its downtown area, which has experienced imp...

Florian Barbi celebrated a half century in the banking industry with his induction this May into the Illinois Bankers Association 50 Year Club. Barbi currently serves as chairman of the board, president, and CEO of First Nations Bank and Bank of Bourbonnais. During his tenure, he has grown the banks’ assets from $19 million to approximately $600 mi...

By all measures, Ferrero had been a successful U.S. company for years. While its corporate headquarters are in Alba, Italy, the private company owns several brands popular in the U.S., including its Nutella spread. But the company has actively grown its U.S. business in recent years. The first step was through acquisitions. In 2017, the company bou...