In the Community

The SIAB works hard in the community and often gets recognized for their efforts.

2016–1st Place Parade Float Baltimore Columbus Day Parade

2016–Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers, AFP MD, Maryland Chapter

2015–1st Place Float Bel Air Independence Day Parade

Society of Italian American Businessmen Donates $25,000 to SARC

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB), a local non-profit civic group, presented the Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center in Bel Air (SARC) with a check donation of $25,000. The check presentation took place at the Richlin Catering & Events Center during SIAB’s sold out 4th Annual Spring Gala, one of its signature fundraising events.

“We are so grateful for SIAB’s generous support of SARC’s mission. Many victims of domestic and sexual violence lack access to resources like safe housing and legal representation that are critical to leaving an abusive relationship. This donation will keep these vital services available to the most vulnerable citizens in our community,” said Luisa Caiazzo, CEO of SARC.

SIAB’s fundraising efforts have resulted in $135,000 gift and scholarship awards since the group’s inception in 2013. Members submit organizations for consideration and vote on the annual award recipient. Previous recipients included St. Margaret’s Church, The Arc NCR, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County. Success in fundraising efforts has led to an increase of the annual award each year.

“We’re humbled by the support of our members, their families and friends, and our sponsors and vendors that enables us to increase our donations each year,” shares Mark Dardozzi, SIAB President.

The calendar is full of fundraising galas, but The SIAB Annual Spring Gala is unique, bringing together local Italian-owned restaurants and catering under one roof to present their signature appetizer dish to guests before the main meal. This year, La Cucina, Enotria, Liberatore’s in Bel Air, Main Street Tower, and Richlin Catering offered up their best Italian cuisine. An espresso station, the Italian national anthem, Italian dinner music, and a performance by The Sicilian Tenors capped off the cultural and culinary event of the season. Special recognition to Kris Konstruction Design & Build Group, Platino (Platinum) sponsor and to Complete Document Solutions, Argento (Silver) Sponsor for helping present another successful gala.

PHOTO CAPTION: Society of Italian Businessmen donates $25,000 to SARC at the 4th Annual SIAB Spring Gala. Holding check (L to R) Mark Dardozzi, SIAB President; Kathy Casey, Capital Campaign Director SARC; Luisa Caiazzo, CEO SARC; Eric Rebbert, SIAB Treasurer. (Photo Credit: TapSnap1020)

See full press release at the Bel Air Patch

3rd Annual Linguine Crab Feast

2016 crab feast flyer

Join us for the 3rd Annual Linguine Crab Feast
September 17, 2016 – 1:00-6:00 
Richlin Ballroom
1700 Van Bibber Rd, Edgewood, Maryland 21040

Tons of food, endless crabs, and of course our famous linguine and sauce. Music, beer & wine, cigars and more.

Linguine & Crab Sauce
Steamed Crabs
MD Style Crab Soup
Chef Carved Beef & Turkey
Italian Sausage & Peppers
Baked Italian Herb Chicken
Italian Garden Salad
Tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad
Assorted Vegetables
Delicious Desserts & Coffee

BEER & WINE included for the entire 5-hour event!


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1st Place Trophy from Columbus Celebrations Inc


The Society of Italian American Businessmen received a 1st place trophy for their float from Columbus Celebrations Inc., Chairman Almassa presented the trophy to SIAB. SIAB members rode the float while serenaded by SIAB VP Elio Scaccio of Palumbo Insurance.

SIAB President: Mark Dardozzi

Design: Main St. Design. (Owner Bill Walden, Marianne Panos, Tarja Savonen, Steve Oliver.)

Float Builder: Jay Ward owner of Bel Air Auto Body and Ward Automotive.

SIAB in New York


Pictured above in front of the Italian American Museum (IAM) is The Society of the Italian American Businessmen (SIAB) VP and founding member Elio Scaccio, Dr. Leo Bellantoni, Larry Signorelli, Dr. Jon Bellantoni, Heritage Committee Chair and bus trip organizer, and Tony Palumbo, 1st VP and founding member, with their families an friends, Dr. Joseph Scelsa, founder and President of the IAM and Vincenzo M. D’Angelo, Elio Scaccio’s

The Society of the Italian American Businessmen of Harford County, Maryland, had their first bus trip to New York in celebration of our Italian Heritage on Thursday, October 22nd. The organization, which was formed in May of 2013, has already grown to 50 members and has donated over $50,000 in their short time in existence. The bus of 37 people consisting of members, family, and friends, visited the Tenement Museum and Italian American Museum. They also had a fantastic dinner at La Mela in Little Italy, and were joined by Laurie Fabiano, author of the book Elizabeth Street. SIAB members want to give a special thanks to Dr. Scelza for his Congenial and Professional Hospitality. He truly made the groups first trip to Little Italy in NYC an enlightening and memorable one!

Grazie Tanto!!! A Presto!

New Status

The SIAB is excited to announce that we are an official 501 (c) (3) not for profit charitable organization! We can’t wait to see you all at the First Annual Linguine & Crab Feast in September.