LewisU Rome Program at LUCE: Members Head North to Milan to Understand the Small and Medium-size Business Operation at A.P.I. Headquarters

Casual Business attire was the dress for LUCE members at the A.P.I. boardroom in Milan.  They listened to three different presentations by small business owners: these types of small businesses play a significant role in the Italian economy.  Below is a description of the meetings by Dr. Frank Rose, adjunct Finance instructor, who arranged this “classroom in Milan.”

Group Picture at API
Front Row left to right: JP Argana, Cristian Cardenas, Adriana Trejo, Doctor Frank Rose, Hunter Yurgil, API host Manoh Perucconi.
2nd row left to right: Dr. Cremin, Mrs. Rose, Liz Herrera, Daniella Mikos, Claudia Salazar, Daniela Cepeda, Samantha Martinez, Aneta Antol, Megan Kowalis, Dr. Kuttner
3rd row left, Mr. Longoni business owner, Kamryn Alexander, Jacob Barrett, Keith Carretto, Mr. Guerzoni a small business owner, Kendall Archer, and small business owner, Mr.Longoni

On Friday morning, February 7, LUCE students and faculty visited the offices of A.P.I. (Associazione Piccole e Medie Industrie) in Milan. A.P.I. is an association of small and medium-sized firms based in northern Italy. A.P.I. fosters the growth and success of the firms in domestic and international markets by helping them address production, marketing, technical, legal, and other issues.  The LUCE group had a stimulating two-hour discussion on a range of topics relating to business development and socially responsible business practices with:

Ms. Manola Perucconi, an A.P.I. official; Mr. Daniele Guerzoni of Guerzoni S.r.l, a producer of advanced insulation materials; Mr. Marco Ungari of Ungari Group, which works closely with Toyota to produce, sell and service industrial equipment; and Mr. Giauco Longoni, of RIMSA, a producer of high-tech lighting used in hospital operating rooms and other applications.

About Brother Peter Hannon, FSC

Brother Peter Hannon, FSC is an Assistant Profesor of History at Lewis University. His photography is available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannonpe/

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