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The high-end Italian fashion and accessory company, Gucci, has set up a pop-up shop in Chicago, Illinois to help bring in the fun for NBA’s All-Star Weekend. The shop took some time to construct, but it was worth the wait when the doors opened. According to Gucci, the shop is “a dreamscape of nocturnal refractions and reflections, taking us into a...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce Chicago, in collaboration with the bank "Banca Popolare di Sondrio", is pleased to announce the opening of its new office located in Milan (at the Banca Popolare di Sondrio Milan office, in Via Santa Maria Fulcorina 1). This partnership aims at facilitating and promoting the growth of Italian Companies in th...

A growing Ferrara Candy is building a new distribution complex in DeKalb that is expected to employ 500 people by spring of next year. The Chicago-based candy company, which is investing more than $100 million in the project, will be DeKalb’s largest industrial employer once the complex is complete, a transformative development for the college to...

GUCCI GETS IN THE GAME: With a psychedelic-looking GG basketball, a West Loop pop-up shop and even a Gucci-themed pin showing up on Google Maps, Gucci is all set to kick off the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago on Friday. Located at 160 North Morgan Street, the pop-up will feature the Italian fashion house’s rainbow-colored GG Psychedelic Collection...

Italian-born artist Claudio Orso first made his way to the U.S. in the 1990s, following a stint working in Mexico. He walked across the border then with little concern from customs officials. A couple of decades later, Orso, now an American citizen, works with immigrant students from Cleveland's Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy. "I...

Nearly 48 years ago, an Italian immigrant named Paul Cento came to the Circle City to pursue the American dream. In Italy, he was already known as a famous shoemaker who had made shoes for the likes of Sophia Loren and Pope Pius XII. But here in Indianapolis, he simply became known as the go-to man for all things shoe-related. And although he has s...

ELEGANTE Bespoke RIQUADRO - Snaidero USA’s luxury sideboard system designed by renowned Italian design studio, Mario Mazzer Architects - is a winner of the 2019 GOOD DESIGN™; the prestigious award bestowed by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. RIQUADRO is the first freestanding furniture piece in the company’s product line an...

At the tender age of 10, Burr Ridge’s Rino Burdi tagged along to work with his father, Alfonso. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, Burdi runs the day-to-day operations of the family’s namesake luxury Italian menswear brand, Burdi, which he took over from Alfonso in 1995. “You could say I was born into it,” says Burdi. “I watched my dad cut a...

Italian die casting manufacturer, Bruschi SPA is launching its North American operations on the northwest side of Milwaukee at 8050 N. Granville Woods Road. Based in Milan, Bruschi was founded in 1948. The company produces parts for automotive, telecommunications and household device applications. "We are proud to call Wisconsin the new home for ou...

On November 27, Dr. Philip Todaro will lay down his stethoscope, close the doors of his office and retire after 46 years of serving the medical needs of many in the Bainbridge and Decatur County area. Dr. Phil grew up in Italy, where he received his preliminary and advanced education in Sicily. Then, in 1959 he emigrated from Palermo to Detroit, M...

On October 24, 2019, the National Italian American Bar Association joined the Justinian Society of Chicago in celebrating the new offices of Holland & Knight at 150 North Riverside Plaza in Chicago. Among those attending were NIABA director and Regional Vice-President,   Holland & Knight partner Kenneth Jenero;  Natalie Petric , current President o...

On October 19, 2019, the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan  (IACCM) commemorated its 100th anniversary with a gala celebration at the Detroit Athletic Club. The IACCM was founded in 1919 by the Consul of Italy in Detroit Pietro Cardellio, as well as several Detroit area Italian Americans, to promote business relationships between Ita...