This year BAIA celebrates its 5-year anniversary!
We are all inspired and amazed by the efforts and numerous volunteering hours donated by each past and current BAIA team member. They all have contributed to the production and success of our year-round events and projects, they have built our online community and services and most recently have built BAIAbase, the open Italy-USA business database that allows anyone to look up and search conveniently and at no cost which Italian companies operate in the US or viceversa.
On July 27, 2011 at the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, we celebrated BAIA’s fifth anniversary with Fabrizio Marcelli, Consul General, Marcello Curci, Vice Consul, the BAIA team and our closest supporters.
In an earlier occasion here on our blog, we had the opportunity to get to know Mr. Marcelli and, throughout the years, he has always been a firm supporter of BAIA. In opening the doors of the Consulate for this private event and addressing the attendees, once again Mr. Marcelli expressed his belief that BAIA can play a significant role in establishing awareness of the Italian professional community in the Bay Area.
I would like to thank Mr. Marcelli and Mr. Curci for hosting BAIA’s special anniversary at the Consulate and share stories together while having a bite of real Italian focaccia.
Consul Marcelli, BAIAbase project leader Massimo Arrigoni and Vice Consul Curci
The event at the Consulate was also an opportunity to officially present BAIAbase. BAIAbase is a free service for the business community and it is the result of endless volunteer hours and a small (but significant for BAIA) financial effort. In the coming months we will start a fundraising campaign for BAIAbase and keep you informed on any new features that will further improve information on Italy-USA companies.
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