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This week on JobMakers, host Denzil Mohammed talks with Giovanni Ruscitti, son of immigrants from Italy; founding partner at the law firm of Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti in Boulder, Colorado; and author of the just-released Cobblestones, Conversations and Corks: A Son’s Discovery of His Italian Heritage. Giovanni shares his family story, of his gra...

Whitebridge Pet Brands, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of pet foods, treats and supplements, has merged with an Italian pet food brand that's a sibling under its new European owner.Whitebridge, whose products include Tiki Pets brand cat and dog food, has completed a merger with Agras Pet Foods, the Genoa, Italy-based maker of Schesir brand pet food...

Nick Chambers grew up hearing stories about his Italian family’s history—how his great-grandfather, Anthony Carbone, journeyed from Italy to America as a pre-teen and in 1903, founded a successful Denver business importing and selling wine, pasta, olive oil, and other essentials. But it wasn’t until later—much later, when Chambers was in his early...

After years of trying to lure arguably the most iconic automobile brand in the world, the Carousel Motor Group (CMG) officially opened a Ferrari dealership on Sept. 9. The dealership, called Twin Cities Performance, is located southeast of Highway 169 and Interstate 394 in Golden Valley. Carousel Motor Group, the automotive division of the Pohlad C...

Premier Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has opened its newest North American dealership with a showroom and service center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Local VIPs, business leaders, and Ducati enthusiasts were in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Friday, which also included an appearance by Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinn...

Henry “Carl” Musso, the patriarch of the Pueblo County farming family and one of the pioneers of the iconic roasted Pueblo chile, was laying in a Denver hospital room 11 years ago and told he was dying. It was prostate cancer — they caught it late and it metastasized into his femur — and his doctors told him he probably wouldn’t leave that room ali...

Minnesota is getting its first Ferrari dealership. The Pohlad family's Carousel Motor Group is opening a dealership for the luxury sportscar brand in Golden Valley sometime this month, a news release says. The new Twin Cities Performance dealership is one of 45 Ferrari dealerships in the United States, with the next closest being in Chicago.  "We a...

In founding a company, we sometimes find a community. When Giovanni Volpi, an immigrant with expertise in dry-curing Italian meat, began his company in 1902, he found a community of other Italian immigrants in search of familiar eating experiences. That community has now grown to include a wide array of American consumers, and Volpi’s family values...

Beauty retail platform Mozzafiato changing the course of the Italian beauty industry as it represents the largest collection of Italian cosmetics and fragrance brands in one centralized online destination. Inspired by the landscapes, cities, culture, heritage and style of Italy, Mozzafiato launched this year to provide an immersive, authentically I...

Italian energy giant Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) said on Monday its 199-MW expansion to the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Kansas and the 236.5-MW White Cloud wind farm in Missouri had been connected. Through Enel Green Power North America Inc, the Italian energy giant invested some USD million 661 (EUR 540.2m) in total to finance both initiatives. The install...

Enel SpA has started construction of 74 turbines at the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Kansas, the company's subsidiary, Enel Green Power SpA, said on Thursday. The Italian energy company said the expansion project will involve investment of over $281 million, and will increase capacity at the wind farm to 599 megawatts from 400 megawatts. The expansio...

The city will be growing by 42 homes this year. They will be built on streets with Italian names in a development called Mondello Shores. It’s the name Frank Frattalone chose in honor of a seaside resort in Sicily favored by his mother. The landowner/developer is incorporating a bit of the area’s Italian heritage in his project, which was approved...