IACCinform February Newsletter
Business Recovery in the Wake of Covid - January 26, 2022
Source: press office Italy - America Chamber of Commerce NY
RECENT EVENT RECAP
Business Recovery in the Wake of Covid - January 26, 2022
On January 26, Small Business Administration Economic Development Specialist Man-Li Lin offered a timely and informative program for IACC members which highlighted the latest strategies to safeguard businesses during the pandemic.
Topics covered included how to comply with the latest COVID regulations, resources, and financial assistance available for businesses as well as the emerging strategies to plan for new market opportunities in 2022.
2022 Kick Off Event - February 15, 2022
Join the IACC on Tuesday, February 15, at the Calligaris showroom in Chelsea as we officially kick-off our full slate of activities, events and initiatives for 2022.
The New Year Kick-Off event is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow members, to share ideas and suggestions with our staff, and to introduce a friend or colleague to the IACC. Know someone who might be interested in membership? Bring them along to learn more about our services and programs! (PLEASE NOTE: Non-members must be registered by and attend the event with a current IACC member.)
WEBINAR: How SBA Programs and Services can Help Your Start, Grow and Succeed - February 23, 2022
Join the IACC on Wednesday, February 23, for the second installment of year-long webinars organized with the Small Business Administration.
During this session topics discussed will include: SBA’s Lender Match; Readiness is All; Financing Programs including Loans: 7(a), 504, Microloan, International Trade Loans, Surety Bonds, Grants for R&D; Investment Capital, Disaster Assistance and Grants; Business Education/One-on-One Counseling through SCORE, SBDC and WBC; Government Contracting Assistance that help you Start and Grow your business
New Member Cocktail Reception - March 9, 2022
Join us on March 9th for a New Member Cocktail Reception! We will explore the benefits of IACC membership and share detailed information on the services we offer, while creating the perfect platform for new members to connect. Introduce yourself and your business to other new members and share your ideas and business objectives with our staff!
PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to new members who joined the IACC
in 2021 and 2022. If you are interested in becoming a member, click HERE
Aperitivo Italiano - March 23, 2022
Join us on March 23 for our first Aperitivo Italiano of the year at Spring Place. Mix and mingle with other IACC members at Tribeca's swankiest members-only club and share ideas and suggestions with the IACC staff. Our Aperitivo Italiano is a great opportunity to introduce a friend or colleague to the IACC!
PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to IACC members in good standing only. This event will feature a cash bar.
Annual Membership Meeting - April 15, 2022
The IACC will hold its Annual Membership Meeting at the Piazza Italia showroom on Friday, April 15. During the meeting, we will share a summary of 2021 events and initiatives, report on the year-end financial statements, and provide members with a look into upcoming projects for 2022.
IACC members in good standing will receive a formal invitation in March.
NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS
IACC Executive Director Federico Tozzi Featured in L'Impronta Magazine
IACC Executive Director Federico Tozzi recently sat down with L'Impronta Magazine and shared his expertise about U.S. consumer habits and attitudes with respect Made in Italy products and luxury footwear in particular. Tozzi spoke about the American consumer's high expectations for excellence in customer service, along with the key role social channels play in building customer loyalty.
Italian Happy Hour is Back at Obicà Flatiron!
Stop by Obicà Flatiron every day from 3:30-6.30 p.m. for the best Italian Happy Hour in town. Enjoy special pricing on a selection of pizzette and small plates from the mozzarella bar along with a sommelier-curated selection of wines by the glass, draft beers and craft cocktails. End the day the Italian way!
NY Life Offers Complimentary Retirement Planning Seminar on February 2
IACC member Carlo Mantica of NY Life invites fellow members to attend a complimentary seminar where professionals from NY Life will discuss the challenges retirees face when it comes to managing their retirement income and how NY Life and its affiliates can help meet those challenges. The webinar will take place on February 2 at 7 p.m.
Click below to register.
Microsoft 365 Pricing Changes Coming March 2022, How to Lock in Current Rates Explained
eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area Microsoft Partner, cloud services provider, and IACC Member explains the coming Microsoft 365 price changes in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website. The informative article cites an August 2021, blog post by Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, about new pricing for Microsoft 365 that will take place in March 2022.
YER HR Solutions Now Offering Payrolling Service
helps European businesses navigate the complexity of international recruitment and simplify the challenges of compliance, taxation and payrolling in the U.S. Their recently-launched payrolling service offers centralized administration, a multilingual support team and multiple benefit packages from a variety of top-tier nationwide carriers. For more information, please contact Ivana Lodovici.
Piazza Italia Marketplace was recently featured in "Sulle Ali della Camera," a promotional video realized by the Treviso – Belluno|Dolomiti Chamber of Commerce, highlighting the commercial and cultural strengths of the Veneto region in anticipation of the upcoming Cortina 2026 Olympics. The video was shown at the Alpine Ski World Cup races held in Cortina on January 22.
KPMG Hosts Webcast on Next Generation EU - Opportunities for EU-based Companies
The Next Generation EU (NGEU) fund is a European Union economic recovery package to support member states adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is worth €750 billion and is set to operate from 2021–2023, tied to the regular 2021–2027 budget of the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework.
How can business communities and institutions take advantage of NGEU opportunities? What are the provisions of the program? What areas can benefit from NGEU? How is the allocation determined?
During the Next Generation EU - Opportunities for EU-based Companies webcast, country professionals representing KPMG U.S. and KPMG member firms in Spain, Italy and Portugal will share their insights and answers to these and other questions, including how to leverage NGEU opportunities and funding to ensure a successful transition to the future.
Please join us in welcoming the following members who joined the IACC in the month of January:
Bardazzi Law PLLC (Emanuele Bardazzi)
Bardazzi Law is an international and Italian law firm in New York featuring a team of highly experienced business attorneys. With a license to practice law in the United States and other jurisdictions, Bardazzi Law guarantees competent representation in the most important areas of the business law. With its team of International & Italian attorneys based in New York, Bardazzi Law offers high-quality legal representation in corporate matters, commercial agreements, immigration, real estate, intellectual property and employment law.
Friends of Bocconi (Leila Horn)
Friends of Bocconi University was established in 2013 as the alumni and fundraising organization of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in the U.S. Its mission is to strengthen the community of Bocconi alumni based throughout the United States, to provide a means to make a tax-deductible donation and to advance the University's reputation as a renowned institution in the U.S. market. Through its programs in fundraising and alumni relations, Friends of Bocconi University supports Università Bocconi to fulfill its historic mission to provide excellence in research, scholarship and teaching to the global community.
Reply, Inc. (Davide Rossi)
Reply is made up of a network of highly specialized companies, which support leading industrial groups in defining and developing business models to optimize and integrate processes, applications and devices, using new technology and communication paradigms, such as Artificial Intelligence; Big Data; Cloud Computing; Digital Communication; Internet of Things; Mobile and Social Networking.
Ruffino Wine Estates (Caterina Corvino)
Ruffino has established itself as a leader in Chianti, renowned for consistency and quality, and Ruffino Chianti has become a global ambassador of Tuscan wines around the world. Not surprisingly, when Chianti first became recognized as a DOCG wine in 1984, Ruffino Chianti DOCG was awarded the first warranty strip. Today, more than 140 years after its founding and over 90 years after the release of Riserva Ducale, Ruffino continues to express the history and heritage of Italy with every bottle of wine released.