Financial


Financial

Italian Trade Commission:
http://www.italtrade.com/

Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, Inc.:
http://www.iaccw.net/

Angelo di Fusco CPA:
Tel: (310) 470-4544 (speaks Italian)

Of related interest:

International currency exchange rates:
http://www.x-rates.com/
http://www.xe.com/


A Bit of History: George L. Graziadio Jr. "Graziadio impressed [George Eltinge] by luring a prime tenant to an Eltinge shopping center at Crenshaw Boulevard and Imperial Highway in Los Angeles. Their partnership evolved from that experience. They went on to build about 100 shopping centers in California and elsewhere in the West, mostly for Kmart stores. The "two Georges," as they were known in business circles, appeared a strange match. The wiry and soft-spoken Eltinge was often described as the dreamer, while Graziadio, a heavyset 6-footer, referred to himself as "the nuts-and-bolts guy." Eltinge died in 1994 at age 76. Immensely proud of his Italian heritage, Graziadio donated more than $650,000 to Cal State Long Beach to create a Center for Italian Studies, which also bears his name, and a chair of Italian language studies. The boardroom at Imperial Bancorp's headquarters on La Cienega Boulevard was probably one of the few in America where there was a constant smell of garlic coming from the executive kitchen, observers have noted, because Graziadio served Italian food at company meetings." From: "George L. Graziadio Jr., 82; Noted Philanthropist Co- Founded Southland-Based Imperial Bancorp," by Annette Haddad, Obituaries, Los Angeles Times, Jun 9, 2002, pg.B.17