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Mark your calendars for Sunday December 12 for Cuccidati! We are ironing out the details as to exact time and venue but save the date! It has been two years and we are excited to see everyone!

We also look forward to having you join us Tuesday October 19 at 7:30 a.m. for Breakfast Networking (login detail below)! Be prepared for a brief elevator introduction about your business and what constitutes a good lead for you! We want to support everyone in our organization! Rick Petrocelly from The Olive Tap will be speaking to us! See below for further details about Rick and The Olive Tap.

Also, we are seeking two new board members for the next year term. We meet monthly mostly virtually and once a quarter at a restaurant! Please reply if you have an interest in helping us grow.

Check out the events calendar on our website we have many exciting events planned through December with more to come!

We are always seeking restaurant recommendations for our monthly dinners! Please reply with any suggestions.

We look forward to your participation and membership with the organization!

A presto!

Upcoming Networking Events

Tuesday Morning Breakfast Networking

 October 19th 7:30 am 

Rick Petrocelly from The Olive Tap 


Guest Speaker:  Rick Petrocelly from The Olive Tap

Richard (Rick) Petrocelly

Born in Pittsburgh, PA to Italian Immigrants Oratzio Petrocelli (Acqua Viva di Isernia, Molisa) and Maria Furguiele (Mendacino Cosenza, Calabria).

Rick began working in the family's Italian Restaurant, Petrocelly’s, Pittsburgh, PA at age 10 and took over management at age 18. Rick was also a celebrity chef at DiSalvo’s Restaurant, Mundelein IL in 2005 and 2006.

He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington PA in 1973 and worked in the healthcare industry from 1974 through 2003 for 3M pharmaceuticals, Dentsply International, Sybron Dental, and Chicago based Hu-Friedy Instruments.

Rick became interested in the premium olive oil business in 2004. He attended: The Olive Oil Institute, New York City in 2006 and opened The Olive Tap Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Emporium that same year.

He attended courses on Olive Oil at UC Davis in California and Toledo Spain, and Balsamic Vinegar production in Modena, Italy.

Rick franchised The Olive Tap in 2007, with stores in Rhode Island, North Carolina, Pittsburgh PA, Cleveland Ohio, Des Moines Iowa, Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, Colorado, Long Grove, Crystal Lake, and Downers Grove, IL. 

He currently operates theolivetap.com website, The Olive Tap’s in Long Grove, Manitou Springs, and Colorado Springs, CO with his wife Kathi Petrocelly.

Welcome Rick!

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     Mark your calendar for:

  • Every Tuesday morning from 7:30-9 Business networking online
  • November 3 Business networking from 6 - 9 p.m. at La Barra in Oak Brook
  • December 1 Business networking from 6 - 9 p.m. at La Barra in Oak Brook
  • December 12 Cuccidati time and venue to be determined.

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