During Aquafil USA’s inaugural celebration of its second manufacturing facility in Cartersville, President Franco Rossi retraced the Italian textile firm’s growth over the past 16 years in North Georgia into what he called its “early adulthood.”
The Arab awakening, originally a “moment of hope and opportunity,” has “gone sour and created a period of unprecedented instability” that has sent waves of illegal refugees streaming across the Mediterranean toward Europe, said David O’Sullivan, ambassador of the European Union to the United States.
Atlanta has officially taken up the baton for next year’s conference bringing together Nobel Peace Prize laureates from around the world. In Rome last week, Mayor Kasim Reed participated in a handover ceremony that recognized his city as the host for the 2015 event. “(The trip) also represented a unique opportunity to meet many Nobel Peace laureates and invite them personally to Atlanta […]
In 2006, the League of American Bicyclists designated Roswell as a “Bicycle Friendly Community,” the first in Georgia to receive this honor.
While Rome and Tuscany were great, it was the Italian island of Ischia that really inspired Drew French. It was there, visiting his wife’s family on their honeymoon in 2006, that he experienced the hospitality and food that make the country a perennial tourist favorite. When Mr. French returned, he decided Americans needed to share in a slice of that experience […]
Franco Rossi, president of Aquafil USA Inc., still seemed a little amazed that his company has grown from the 15,000 square feet it first occupied to its current 132,000 square feet when he announced its $25 million expansion in Cartersville March 14. In the late 1990s, John Whittenberg, president of Southern Yarn Dyers Inc., had […]
The Miami-based Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is considering opening an Atlanta chapter, but first needs to determine how much local support the organization would receive. Nevio Boccanera, the chamber’s executive director, told Global Atlanta that it is critical to have “bottom-up” support for such an initiative. “We first must understand if there would be […]
The Coca-Cola Co. announced on Jan. 22 that it is awarding $50,000 in a challenge grant to a special group of young leaders from Rome and Nairobi, Kenya, to support the study habits of students in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing them with solar lamps to replace dangerous kerosene lanterns. Coke announced the grant at this […]
The Italian company BravoSolution S.p.a. has announced that it has opened an office in Atlanta to provide its cost analysis and strategic sourcing capabilities to firms in the Southeast. The Atlanta office at 5555 Glenridge Connector is the company’s 15th. Others are located in Chicago, Philadelphia and New York; Milan and Rome, Italy; Schiphol Centrum, […]
“We have to work hard to be well-represented. I really get my feelings hurt when other countries are better represented than my country,” Mrs. Turner said.