Switzerland is known for punctual trains that you can set your clock by, but few know that the country itself is a microcosm of a timekeeping device, says Andreas Maager, the outgoing Swiss consul general in Atlanta. Mr. Maager says Switzerland is like a watch, one of its most famous exports, and not just because of a manufacturing sector known […]
Jagdish Sheth was a refugee from Burma in the early years of his life, his family having fled from the invading Japanese. Then in India, his sisters — prevented by culture from fulfilling their own ambitions — noticed his propensity for learning and encouraged him to continue his education. Hardships and hope shaped the man who is now a chaired marketing […]
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica is planning to hire 1,000 new workers, mainly in production and warehousing, as it adds manufacturing to a longstanding wholesale warehouse in metro Atlanta. The publicly traded company has operated the Henry County property for 20 years, but the company announced on an earnings call in 2015 that it planned to double the size of its distribution […]
Originally conceived to broaden its study abroad and student exchange curriculum, Kennesaw State University’s “Around the World in 80 Days” was honored Feb. 28 in Washington by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) with its 2017 Innovation Award. The Duke University-based association recognized the KSU program for “effectiveness” and for the connections it established […]
Ryan Kurtz, who is just over a year into his role as honorary consul general for Italy in Atlanta, has been honored by the King Center for his contributions to international understanding. Mr. Kurtz, an attorney at Miller & Martin PLLC, received the inaugural Dream Forward Community Service Award, which recognizes those who have supported the King […]
The Italian Trade Commission’s Atlanta office was shuttered last year and the responsibility for Georgia brought back to the Miami office where it could be more efficiently operated, the nation’s consul general told Global Atlanta. But that by no means indicates a lack of interest in Georgia and the five states and numerous Caribbean territories Gloria M. Bellelli serves from […]
It’s not often that you can eat, drink and be merry and support education in the process, but that’s the opportunity Kennesaw State University is offering on an upcoming trip to Italy.
Italy’s new honorary consul in Georgia is aiming to raise the profile of a country that has a heavy business influence here that hasn’t been fittingly recognized.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Italy has appointed Christopher M. Caputo, an attorney in the Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., offices of the law firm Baker Donelson as its representative for Georgia as well as Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. Under a two-year contract, Mr. Caputo is to assist Italian businesses with investments and strategic partnerships […]
After 2008, Italy found itself smack in the middle of the less-than-flattering acronym used to lump together Europe’s problem-child countries: PIIGS. With a sovereign-debt crisis and a government known for corruption and resistance to reform, the country found itself sliding down the list of preferred investment destinations. That is starting to change, and the recovery […]