Italian American Chamber starts Wisconsin group
The Italian American Chamber-Midwest has formed a Wisconsin chapter with Al Rolandi as president.
Rolandi was recently named business developer for the new Milwaukee office of Jabas, an Appleton-based benefits company.
"The Wisconsin Chapter of the IACC-Midwest has an ample Italian community to reach out to and excellent resources with the IACC-Midwest, located in Chicago since 1907," said Rolandi.
"The inception of this new office is an important step in international business relations for Wisconsin," he added. "Businesses and members of the Italian community in Wisconsin should be proud to be part of a market that increasingly supports trade with Italy, Italian products and businesses."
Rolandi has worked to foster relationships between the Italian and American communities for many years, including working with the Madison, Wis.-Mantova, Italy Sister City Committee; as the executive administrator of WisItalia Inc.; and as the Wisconsin state administrator for the National Italian American Foundation.
The Wisconsin chapter of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce will develop a network of professional contacts interested in Italian events, businesses, products and culture, Rolandi said. "It will promote and strengthen a modern and technologically advanced image of Italy, moving beyond stereotypes and projecting a perception of Italy as one of the leading industrial countries of the world," he added.
More information about the IACC-Wisconsin is available from Rolandi at 262-827-0400, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or from Giuseppe Pinna in Chicago at 312-553- 9137 ext. 12, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
May 16, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee