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2014 Man of the Year Gala Dinner Dance Honoring Dominic Sergi

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Dominic Sergi

Dominic Sergi

Casa Italia will be honoring Dominic Sergi, CEO of Rex Electric & Technologies, LLC, as this year’s honoree at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance. The Dinner Dance will be held Saturday February 15, 2014 at Alta Villa Banquets
 located at 430 N. Addison Rd.  ~ Addison.

TICKET PRICE – $85 ea.
5:30 p.m. cocktails and spectacular appetizer buffet,
7 p.m. presentation, followed by dinner
Entertainment by Phase 4
Open Bar


CONTRACT FOR SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING

Congratulatory notes or business ads can be purchased to be placed in our Celebration Book honoring Dominic Sergi.  Please e-mail your camera ready ad or the wording of your ad to gala@casaitaliachicago.org .  Please visit our website for further   details.  Approximate finished size of celebration book is 5 ¼ x 8 ½.
Prestige Border Page in Color $1,000 | Gold Border Page in Color $500 | Silver Border Page in Color $300 | Full Page Color (No Border)  $100 |
Full Page (Black and White) $100 | Half Page (Black and White) $75 

AD Deadline:      February 1, 2014

Click Here To Purchase an Ad

RAFFLE: $100 PER TICKET (Your ticket will be mailed)

– Raffle Prizes:
1st Prize: $ 5,000 Cash, 2nd Prize:  $ 2,500 Cash, 3rd Prize: $ 1,500 Cash, 4th Prize: $ 1,000 Cash
Call 708-345-5933 for tickets

BECOME A GALA EVENT SPONSOR:

The Michelangelo for $5,000
The Michelangelo includes signage recognition at the event, logo placed on dinner dance page of Casa Italia’s website, two tables of 10 to the event, 3 raffle tickets and a color page in our celebration book.

The Leonardo da Vinci for $2,500


The Leonardo da Vinci includes signage recognition at the event, logo placed on dinner dance page of Casa Italia’s website, one table of 10 to the event, 2 raffle tickets and a prestige page in our celebration book.
The Dante for $1000
The Dante includes signage recognition at the event, logo placed on dinner dance page of Casa Italia’s website,  2 tickets to the event, 1 raffle ticket and a prestige page in our celebration book.
Call (708) 345-5933 or Click Here To Become a Sponsor

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

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2014 Man of the Year Gala Dinner Dance Honoring Dominic Sergi

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Dominic Sergi

Dominic Sergi

Casa Italia will be honoring Dominic Sergi, CEO of Rex Electric & Technologies, LLC, as this year’s honoree at the Annual Gala Dinner Dance. The Dinner Dance will be held Saturday February 15, 2014 at Alta Villa Banquets
 located at 430 N. Addison Rd.  ~ Addison.

TICKET PRICE – $85 ea.
5:30 p.m. cocktails and spectacular appetizer buffet,
7 p.m. presentation, followed by dinner
Entertainment by Phase 4
Open Bar


CONTRACT FOR SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING

Congratulatory notes or business ads can be purchased to be placed in our Celebration Book honoring Dominic Sergi.  Please e-mail your camera ready ad or the wording of your ad to gala@casaitaliachicago.org .  Please visit our website for further   details.  Approximate finished size of celebration book is 5 ¼ x 8 ½.
Prestige Border Page in Color $1,000 | Gold Border Page in Color $500 | Silver Border Page in Color $300 | Full Page Color (No Border)  $100 |
Full Page (Black and White) $100 | Half Page (Black and White) $75 

AD Deadline:      February 1, 2014

Click Here To Purchase an Ad

RAFFLE: $100 PER TICKET (Your ticket will be mailed)

– Raffle Prizes:
1st Prize: $ 5,000 Cash, 2nd Prize:  $ 2,500 Cash, 3rd Prize: $ 1,500 Cash, 4th Prize: $ 1,000 Cash
Call 708-345-5933 for tickets

BECOME A GALA EVENT SPONSOR:

The Michelangelo for $5,000
The Michelangelo includes signage recognition at the event, logo placed on dinner dance page of Casa Italia’s website, two tables of 10 to the event, 3 raffle tickets and a color page in our celebration book.

The Leonardo da Vinci for $2,500


The Leonardo da Vinci includes signage recognition at the event, logo placed on dinner dance page of Casa Italia’s website, one table of 10 to the event, 2 raffle tickets and a prestige page in our celebration book.
The Dante for $1000
The Dante includes signage recognition at the event, logo placed on dinner dance page of Casa Italia’s website,  2 tickets to the event, 1 raffle ticket and a prestige page in our celebration book.
Call (708) 345-5933 or Click Here To Become a Sponsor

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Casa Italia Dinner Dance is next week!

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Casa Italia Dinner Dance Honoring Dominic Stramaglia

President and CEO of Supreme Lobster

Dominic Stramaglia

We are just over one week away from Casa Italia’s fundraiser on February 16, 2013, honoring the 2013 Man-of-the-Year, Dominic Stramaglia. The Dinner Dance theme is “Preserving Italian Heritage and Sharing Italian Culture.”

This Gala is the primary fundraiser to support the many programs and services offered by Casa Italia. The event celebrates the vast accomplishments of our honoree, Dominic Stramaglia, but also celebrates Casa Italia itself for its success. Your support will ensure that we continue to host Italian language programs for adults and children, celebrate weekly Mass in Italian, offer vocal scholarships to aspiring your men and women, host scores of cultural events on our 17 acres of property, and afford many Italian-American organizations a home to meet and celebrate their ethnicity.

On behalf of Casa Italia, thank you in advance for your donation. For more information you can contact Casa Italia at 708-345-5933 or gala@casaitaliachicago.orgClick Here for Additional Dinner Dance Information

Additional Details: 

February 16, 2013 at Alta Villa Banquets, located at 470 N. Addison Road, Addison IL 60101

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and a spectacular appetizer buffet and open bar.

Entertainment provided by:

Diamanti

Diamanti

The Tremper Strings

The Tremper Strings

© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Casa Italia Dinner Dance is Coming Soon!

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Casa Italia Dinner Dance Honoring Dominic Stramaglia

President and CEO of Supreme Lobster

Dominic Stramaglia

Dear Friend of Casa Italia,
I write to invite you to participate in Casa Italia’s fundraiser on February 16, 2013, honoring the 2013 Man-of-the-Year, Dominic Stramaglia. The Dinner Dance theme is “Preserving Italian Heritage and Sharing Italian Culture.”

In 1998, the Missionaries of St. Charles and leaders of the Chicago area Italian-American Community signed a pact that turned over the management of the Sacred Heart Seminary, Italian Cultural Center and their grounds to the community. Casa Italia is a beautifully landscaped 17-acre property designed to fill the needs of the Italian-American Community and its various organizations. Located in Stone Park, the property includes the Italian Cultural Center, a Community Center, Chapel, Office Building, Banquet Hall, a pavilion for outdoor events, the Calvary Hill Shrine and Stations of the Cross.

This Gala is the primary fundraiser to support the many programs and services offered by Casa Italia. The event celebrates the vast accomplishments of our honoree, Dominic Stramaglia, but also celebrates Casa Italia itself for its success. Your support will ensure that we continue to host Italian language programs for adults and children, celebrate weekly Mass in Italian, offer vocal scholarships to aspiring your men and women, host scores of cultural events on our 17 acres of property, and afford many Italian-American organizations a home to meet and celebrate their ethnicity.

On behalf of Casa Italia, thank you in advance for your donation. For more information you can contact Casa Italia at 708-345-5933 or gala@casaitaliachicago.orgClick Here for Additional Dinner Dance Information

Sincerely,

Dinner Dance Committee

 Additional Details: 

February 16, 2013 at Alta Villa Banquets, located at 430 N. Addison Road, Addison IL 60101

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and a spectacular appetizer buffet and open bar.

Entertainment provided by:

Diamanti

Diamanti

The Tremper Strings

The Tremper Strings

© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Casa Italia Dinner Dance

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Casa Italia Dinner Dance Honoring Dominic Stramaglia

President and CEO of Supreme Lobster

Dominic Stramaglia

Dear Friend of Casa Italia,
I write to invite you to participate in Casa Italia’s fundraiser on February 16, 2013, honoring the 2013 Man-of-the-Year, Dominic Stramaglia. The Dinner Dance theme is “Preserving Italian Heritage and Sharing Italian Culture.”

In 1998, the Missionaries of St. Charles and leaders of the Chicago area Italian-American Community signed a pact that turned over the management of the Sacred Heart Seminary, Italian Cultural Center and their grounds to the community. Casa Italia is a beautifully landscaped 17-acre property designed to fill the needs of the Italian-American Community and its various organizations. Located in Stone Park, the property includes the Italian Cultural Center, a Community Center, Chapel, Office Building, Banquet Hall, a pavilion for outdoor events, the Calvary Hill Shrine and Stations of the Cross.

This Gala is the primary fundraiser to support the many programs and services offered by Casa Italia. The event celebrates the vast accomplishments of our honoree, Dominic Stramaglia, but also celebrates Casa Italia itself for its success. Your support will ensure that we continue to host Italian language programs for adults and children, celebrate weekly Mass in Italian, offer vocal scholarships to aspiring your men and women, host scores of cultural events on our 17 acres of property, and afford many Italian-American organizations a home to meet and celebrate their ethnicity.

On behalf of Casa Italia, thank you in advance for your donation. For more information you can contact Casa Italia at 708-345-5933 or gala@casaitaliachicago.orgClick Here for Additional Dinner Dance Information

Sincerely,

Dinner Dance Committee

 Additional Details: 

February 16, 2013 at Alta Villa Banquets, located at 430 N. Addison Road, Addison IL 60101

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and a spectacular appetizer buffet and open bar.

Entertainment provided by:

Diamanti

Diamanti

The Tremper Strings

The Tremper Strings

© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Dominic Stramaglia, Casa Italia’s 2013 “Man of the Year”

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The Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia is proud to announce that its 2013 Man of the Year will be Dominic Stramaglia. Entrepreneur, community leader and philanthropist; Dominic embodies the true spirit of the Italian Cultural Center. He is a man who came to America, bringing with him all the best attributes which Italy has to offer; his love of family, his keen intellect and his determined spirit.

Dominic Stramaglia was born in Bari, Italy, in 1946. The Stramaglia family traveled across the Atlantic Ocean on the Andrea Doria in 1954, landing at Ellis Island. Little did Dominic know then, how important a role the oceans, and especially seafood, would later play in his life. Here they were met by his maternal grandparents, Pasquale and Maria Favia, who had come to America in 1910. They traveled by train to Illinois and settled in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, near Taylor and Racine. There they were joined by their cousins, the Straziota Family and other like-minded Italians, who had recently made the voyage to America.

A graduate of both Our Lady of Pompeii Elementary School and Holy Cross High School in Chicago, Dominic became a man strong in faith and generous in spirit. Even as a child, he always helped with his family’s bills by working at various jobs, such as stocking shelves at grocery stores, selling newspapers and shining shoes. As a sign of his humbleness and a warm memory of the past; one of his prize possessions today is still his original shoe shine box. Dominic says, “The Lord has been good to me. So, as my business has grown, we have always tried to give back”. He continues to help support Children’s Memorial Hospital, Mayo Clinic, his alma mater The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans and Casa Italia; to name just a few.

As Dominic matured he married and had two children; John and Laura. He continued to work hard and moved into several different fields, until finally he was approached by two friends with a concept on wholesale distribution of live lobsters from Boston. This was the beginning of the Supreme Lobster vision, which began in 1973. At the age of 28, he made a life-changing decision to be an active partner in Supreme Lobster and in 1974 the company was officially in business. Through endless dedication and countless hours of hard work, he took a small scale lobster distributor in Chicago, to a full line seafood distributor that today serves the U.S., coast to coast.

Always the innovator, Dominic Stramaglia’s first lobster holding tank was a child’s swimming pool, which due to a faulty compressor produced less than stellar results. Or as he tells the story in his own words, “I returned to the 2,000 square foot storage facility the morning after the delivery of 1,000 pounds of live lobsters, only to find that “90% of our first shipment was doing the back-stroke”. He learned very quickly after that incident, that the seafood business was not as easy as it looked. Undaunted, he used his sharp wit and found a way to get his first freezer without the high cost of purchasing one. He simply became a Jefferson ice “distributor”; discarding the bags of ice and utilizing the case to keep leftover fresh seafood frozen. Supreme Lobster has surely come a long way since its modest beginning.

In 1980, he moved to his well-known location on North Avenue in Villa Park, with a full service retail store, and 100,000 square feet of warehouse and office space; complete with 75,000 square feet of freezers. Since 1987 Supreme Lobster has been a major player in Las Vegas, supplying all the predominant hotels and restaurants there. Dominic jokes that now he only works half days; “6:30 AM until 6:30 PM”. Anyone who knows him knows he eats and sleeps seafood, with his never settle attitude. His philosophy is “If I can’t take it home and eat it; I will not sell it. Quality and service have always been #1 for me”.

About 15 years ago, recognizing the consumer’s interest in readily accessible frozen fish at home, he created Supreme Choice his label which consistently provides good quality frozen fish. This product line can readily be found at the majority of grocery stores. Add to this his more than 100 trucks and locations in Las Vegas; Racine, Wisconsin; and Indianapolis, Indiana, and you can see why Supreme Lobster and Seafood Company has become the largest seafood distributor in the Midwest and beyond.

Given Dominic’s humble beginnings, rise to the top of his field, embrace of his heritage and continued generosity to those in need; The Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia is honored to name Dominic Stramaglia our 2013 Man of the Year. Please join with us in our celebration at his award dinner on February 16, 2013. For sponsorship information and reservations you can contact our office for details at 708-345-5933.

© 2013 Casa Italia Stone Park, IL