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  • News & Features : January 29, 2013
    Michael Chiusano is back in the cigar business. After formally leaving Davidoff’s DomRey/Cusano subsidiary in 2010 and allowing his non-compete contract with Davidoff of Geneva to expire last February, Chiusano decided to re-enter the industry, and he’s done so with a new cigar brand called Loose Cannon. Produced in the Dominican Republic at Tabacalera La Palma, Loose Cannon comes in two wrapper varieties and is distributed by C&C Cigars, the company started in 2011 by Chiusano’s brother Joe.

  • News & Features : February 17, 2010
    Michael Chiusano Michael Chiusano, the president of DomRey Cigar Inc., a unit of Davidoff and the maker of the Cusano and Cuvée cigar brands, left the company he founded in 1995. "I am no longer with the company," Cusano said over the phone this morning, reading from a prepared statement.

  • News & Features : April 13, 2011
    Joe Chiusano has stepped down as president of Cusano Cigars. His former duties have been divided between J. T. Guagliardo and Bill Holliway, both heads of marketing and Sales for the Cusano brand, which is owned by Davidoff of Geneva.

  • News & Features : July 24, 2008
    How former pension fund manager Michael Chiusano sequed into the cigar world and now plans to expand his 13-year-old Cusano cigar brand.

  • A decade ago scores of new cigar brands went on sale. Most are gone, but the few that remain have built a comfortable niche in the industry

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  • Blogs : David Savona : January 16, 2008
    I spent the day looking at tobacco fields and cigar factories here in Santiago. It was a bright, warm and sunny day, as this is the heart of tobacco growing season in the Dominican Republic. Before I left on this trip, I asked you for questions that you would like answered in my blogs, which will appear all week here on www.

  • Blogs : David Savona : November 9, 2007
    I landed yesterday in Las Vegas for our Big Smoke, and I wasted no time getting started Vegas style. After a long flight, I was hungry and ready for a cigar, so I dumped my bags at the Venetian Hotel and went straight to the Forums Shops at Caesars’ Palace.

  • Blogs : Gordon Mott : November 20, 2007
    It’s Big Smoke day in New York. After 14 years, I know that means the holiday season is on us too. It’s always been the perfect kick-off to that time of year. For starters, we get a parade of our favorite cigar manufacturers coming through the city.

  • Blogs : David Savona : July 14, 2008
    First things first—I keep calling this IPCPR trade show by its old name, RTDA, so from now on I’m just going to say “trade show.” Problem solved. It’s Monday morning here in Las Vegas, and in one hour the trade show begins.

  • Blogs : David Savona : February 17, 2010
    Tuesday in the Dominican Republic. The ProCigar Festival doesn’t officially begin here in Santiago until Wednesday, so I planned to spend this day meeting people who aren’t part of the organization.

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