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So far, so good for Gov. Mike Pence's trip to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Pence announced Thursday two Italian-based companies have chosen the state of Indiana as the site for their North American operations. In all, more than 100 new jobs will be created in the coming years.   The first company is Brescia, Italy-b...

Italian auxiliary equipment manufacturer Moretto SpA has opened its first U.S. operation, in Columbus, Ohio, to handle sales, service and spare parts. Mr. Paolo Gasparotto, business development manager, said the 15,000-square-foot facility opened in October to cover the United States and Canada. Initially, Moretto is employing four people in Columb...

Villa Enterprises announced today that it has signed a deal with Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc. to open 40 Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants in regional malls throughout the U.S.   "We've been aggressively expanding the footprint of our Villa Italian Kitchen brand over the past several years, and this new partnership is the ide...

You pass through a handsome iron gate then up a long, straight colonnade of trees. This ends at a circle with a tall bronze fountain — three mermaids holding up a young boy — and life-size statues that represent the four seasons.   You see a wide traditional house with today's imposing entry, steep roofs, arched windows, even a turret. This...

The Alfa Romeo brand is back in the United States with an eye-catching sports car. Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo Fiat is the first central Ohio franchise to sell the brand since it left the U.S. market in the 1990s. The debut model is a special edition of the 4C, with pricing that starts at $71,895.   It will be followed by a base-model 4C starting a...

The high-end Italian jeweller Buccellati, owned by Clessidra Investment Fund, opened its flagship U.S. store this month in Chicago.    Spread over 3 levels on the prestigious Oak Street, the mezzanine shows the modern design elements of blond wood and smokey mirrors, and the traditional vitrines that are signature in all Buccellati stor...

Presentation from Matteo Picariello (Italian Trade Commissioner) and Bart Pascoli (North American Project Coordinator) of the Italian Trade Agency.   As the 4th largest economy of the EU and 8th largest economy in the world, Italy depends on remaining a strong leader in exports to the international community. Join Matteo Picariello, Italian...

More meat snacks are coming to the market, but Chicago­based DiMario Foods believes the founding­family's meat­curing tradition is a rare find on store­shelves, and it's a quirk that can win the hearts of consumers, especially families. The DeBartolos love making sausages. For over a hundred years, the Chicago­area Italian­American...

EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, will take place from September 18-21 at historic Navy Pier. This year, the following Italian art galleries will participate: Brand New Gallery, Milan ; Luce Gallery, Torino; Massimo De Carlo, Milan & London. Now in its third year, EXPO CHICAGO features 140 leading galler...

by Michael White   Starting July 7, CaroTrans will offer direct weekly less than container load (LCL) import service from Milan, Italy to Charleston, South Carolina. The first sailing of the new service is scheduled for July 7 and will feature a 21 day transit with one-three day connections to Miami, Tampa, Charlotte, Atlanta, Savannah,...

La neonata Varese Sport Commission fa il suo esordio negli Stati Uniti. Il gruppo di lavoro voluto da Camera di Commercio per incentivare le presenze turistiche sul nostro territorio in concomitanza con le manifestazioni sportive, sarà infatti presente a Grand Rapids, nel Michigan, al Symposium 2016, manifestazione-vetrina proprio per enti come la...

LLC plans to increase its capital investment program at the Kokomo Transmission Plant in Indiana by $266 million, to increase capacity for its TorqueFlite eight-speed transmissions. It marks the sixth investment program since 2009 for that location, totaling nearly $1.8 billion, the automaker indicated. Kokomo Transmission mach...