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Celebrate Carnevale in Venice


Celebrate Carnevale in Venice without leaving St. Louis


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Ciao St Louis’ Annual Carnevale Grand Masquerade Ball

This is a formal event; black tie optional. Masquerade masks in the style of Venice’s Carnevale not required, but strongly encouraged!
Price: $125 per person + $2.5 per ticket for fees if bought online.

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: River City Casino Grand Ballroom

Event includes:

Cocktail hour and appetizers
Venetian Dining Stations
Premium Open Bar and Signature Cocktails
And much more…..

The night kicks off with a special performance in a typical Venetian style; followed by Music and Dancing, along with other surprises throughout the evening.

We are looking forward to a beautiful evening, with great music, great food and great company! If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact us!


Laura DiMaggio.
Ciao St Louis Event Chairperson


Marianna Vitale
Ciao St Louis Event Co-Chair

You can mail payment to:  $125 per person

Ciao St Louis
2413 Boarwalk Place
St. Louis MO 63129

Italian American Chamber of Commerce

The Italian-American Chamber of Commerce  Mid-America at St. Louis is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and foster all economic and trade relations between Italy and the Mid-America region of the United States.

Our first priority is to provide our fellow partners and the community at large with a broad range of essential services, counseling/advisory activities, and assistance of an economic or commercial nature, as well as to disseminate information to the general public with regards to our activities.


Board of Directors

Chris Saracino, President
Jeffrey Saunchegraw,      Vice-President
Fred Kratky, Treasurer
Cathy Ruggeri-Rea, Secretary
Artur Durro,
 Executive Director
Marie Cuccia-Brand
Angelo Sita
You’re Invited
Dear Friends:
As you begin to make your New Year’s resolutions, we hope that one of them will be to participate in the Italian-America Chamber of Commerce Mid-America.   The Chamber offers an opportunity to meet other Italian or Italian-American business owners in our community.
We will begin 2015 with a Meet and Greet at Café Napoli in Clayton on Tuesday, January 20.  Dennis Pruitt from the Missouri Partnership will be joining us.
We hope you can join us on:
Tuesday, January 20th
Café Napoli
7754 Forsyth Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
$35.00 per person
Cash or check at the door.
To pay via credit card or Pay Pal:
Hors d’oeuvres and a drink are included. Our member Venezia Imports, LLC will have samplings of their new beer, Therasianer, imported directly from Italy!
Please make your reservation by Thursday, January 15.
314-567-8861 ext. 2. 
Felice Anno Nuovo!
Chris Saracino, President

Italian-American Chamber of Commerce Mid-America
Local: 314- 567-8861 ext. 2                                                       1935 Marconi Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110



Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 12th at Favazza’s Rose of the Hill

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations will host its first annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 12th at Favazza’s Rose of the Hill.  With the theme of “Traditions of Italian Christmas”, this evening promises to be a memorable occasion and will include a very special menu that highlights Northern and Southern Italian culinary traditions and Christmas specialties. Entertainment will include some special guests.

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations is a board that consists of members representing the majority of Italian-American clubs and organizations in St. Louis. Our vision is to preserve and promote our shared cultural heritage. We do this through the work of our member clubs and organizations as well as through activities that we administer. While the Hill remains the center of Italian-American life in St. Louis, descendants of Italian immigrants live throughout the metro area. As St. Louis Italian-Americans become more dispersed, one of our goals is promote collaboration among the various Italian-American entities. It is our desire to interact with one another, collectively pass on our traditions to future generations, and develop a stronger identity in our community through opportunities to share and celebrate our culture.

We all come from a shared heritage—old and young; first through 4th generation; English or Italian-speaking; northern, central and southern. We invite you, a member of a St. Louis Italian-American organization, to help us bring in the holidays while making new friends in our ethnic community. Feel free to invite friends and relatives.

For more information, contact Derio Gambaro,

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New Location for Classes

All classes are held at St. Mary Magdalen, located at South Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63109. While class nights vary, each class is held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks.