CIAP is Chicago’s premier Italian-American networking organization dedicated to promoting Italian business, culture, language and lifestyle.

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Felice Anno Nuovo!

That means Happy New Year. We are so excited for 2023, are you?!        Continue reading for a sneak peak into what is awaiting in the new year. 



In 2023, CIAP is focusing our on providing you and your business more opportunities for growth and connection. We have restructured our memberships to be business oriented so that we may better support you.

Check out our membership page.


The goal is to help members connect and build strong mutually beneficial relations. Our monthly dinners are now MEMBER ONLY events at MEMBER HOMES. That is right! Our networking is truly Italian style. We will now meet at a member's home who graciously hosts our networking dinner. This event occurs every second Wednesday of the month from 7PM to 9PM. If you want to host, contact our Director of Marketing at

At the end of every quarter, we will host events at the University Club of Chicago! These events are panel discussions designed to help you and your business grow. Members of our group, experts in the field will provide great value as panelists. Members and non-members are welcomed to attend.

To sponsor a panel discussion or be a panelist, contact Salvatore Sciacca at

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Benvenuti Nuovi Amici

Welcome to our New Member! Introduce yourself at the next event. In the meantime, let's learn about our new friend. 

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Dr. Joseph A. Favia, DDS

Favia Family Dental

300 E Northwest Highway
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Phone: 847-398-0811

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Did you know that as a CIAP member at any level, you receive a FREE COPY OF FRA NOI MAGAZINE FOR A YEAR! This publication shares great articles on the Italian and Italian-American cultural and local business, news and updates. 

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Member News & Success Story

We take great pride in our members. Let's take a moment to celebrate your most recent successes.

Share Your Story

Loredana Sciortino, CIAP Secretary and CEO of Connex Consulting, and Susan Curry, CIAP Director of Member Relations and CEO of InteriorWerx, will be helping us showcase you, your business and your success.

Tell us about new updates in your career, business and other success stories. We genuinely want to support you.

To be featured, send the following information via email to 

  • Your headshot
  • Your Logo
  • Your Full Name
  • Your Business Name
  • Your Contact Information
  • Your exciting news & success story

Not yet a member?

Network and GROW YOUR BUSINESS the Italian way with a membership to Chicagoland Italian American Professionals. 

For more information, contact our Director of Member Relations, Susan Curry via email at


For more information, contact Salvatore Sciacca via email at