Posted by: The I AM Foundation | April 29, 2009

Papa Bello Enterprises Supports International Non-Profit Organization

LAS VEGAS, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Papa Bello Enterprises, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PAPA) joins partner Aero Financial in supporting educational non-profit organization – The I AM Foundation. Papa Bello is assisting the foundation in creating additional awareness to the cause, both nationally and internationally, and encouraging groups and individuals to become involved with the charity.

Papa Bello’s CEO Chase Canfield and team members from Aero Financial joined representatives from The I AM Foundation on their recent visit to Mexico this month. The purpose of the mission was to gift their literacy and self-esteem building books to children in a local orphanage. Papa Bello is currently working with I AM designers to add a specialized children’s placemat to the items for gifting and use throughout their stores.

The I AM Foundation ( is a San Diego-based educational 501 (c)3 nonprofit that gifts books and music to individuals and organizations throughout the world. Recent missions have been made to such locations as Kenya, Croatia, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka and across the United States. Since 1988, they have gifted and distributed more than 1 million books and products worldwide, including their signature book The I AM! Affirmation Book: Discovering The Value of Who You Are in a variation of 12 languages.

Steve Viglione, Founder and CEO of The I AM Foundation, states, “All of us at The I AM Foundation are truly honored to be working with such great organizations as Aero Financial and Papa Bello Pizza. Already our partnership has impacted tens of thousands of children around the world. We are so grateful for their support.”

Aero Financial, a global investment banking firm, is a key supporter of The I AM Foundation’s global book gifting missions. In early 2008, Papa Bello engaged Aero Financial as their consultant, advisory board and underwriter to facilitate their transition from a private to a publicly traded company.

Jim Price, CEO of Aero Financial, states, “We are aware of the tough economic times for families not only in the United States but also around the world. Children’s needs often go unmet as families struggle to pay the bills. We chose to partner with The I AM Foundation to make a difference in the lives of children and families by gifting them with empowering books to help kids succeed and build their self-esteem.”

Chase Canfield, CEO of Papa Bello Enterprises, states, “We’re humbled to have the opportunity to work with people doing such positive things for children around the world. We want to support them in their efforts, and will do whatever we can to help facilitate these charitable endeavors. We feel privileged to be included in this great service- they’re really making a difference.”

About Aero Financial

Founded in 1992, Aero Financial is a diversified Holding Company with core competency in Strategic Advisory and Consulting. Aero provides growth capital as well as a full range of essential support and organizational services to private and public companies, starting from business plan to IPO and everything in-between including angel investment, venture capital, human resource management, and crisis management. Subsidiary, Aero Financial Sri Lanka, provides professional management and consulting services for governments and corporations throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Aero is headquartered in San Diego, and has offices in Dallas, Baltimore, Las Vegas, London, Dubai and Sri Lanka. Aero Financial’s corporate office may be contacted at +1.858.481.8022 or at

About Papa Bello Enterprises

Founded in 2005, Papa Bello Enterprises is a Las Vegas, NV based corporation that owns, operates, and franchises Italian style eateries in the United States and China. The company currently has 21 stores in operation and has a master lease agreement with Wal-Mart. The company was founded on the principles of providing the consumer with the highest standards of quality, value, and service. For more information on Papa Bello Enterprises or franchise information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. In this context, forward-looking statements may address the Company’s expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “will,” and other terms with similar meaning. These forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Although the Company believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can provide no assurances that these assumptions will prove to be correct. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified by such cautionary statements, risks, and uncertainties, and by reference to the underlying assumptions.

SOURCE Papa Bello Enterprises


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