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As a globally-recognized entrepreneur, speaker, author, and marketing expert, Rick is a sought after source for CEO leadership and work-life balance topics, and sales, marketing, and networking for small businesses.

On this page you will find links to Rick's press releases and news coverage.

Filipino Press featured Rick Itzkowich's donation of a mobile hospital.
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COVID 60-bed Mobile Hospital in Mexico

Foundation Donates $350,000 for COVID-19 Mobile Hospital -- Philanthropist Rick Itzkowich Hopes To Inspire Others To Give Back -
November 19, 2020

Click here to read article by Adam Behar, The Filipino Press

With U.S. Ties the Moisés Itzkowich Foundation Provides Funds for a COVID-19 Mobile Hospital in Coahuila, Mexico - July 7, 2020

On July 7, 2020, the governor of the State of Coahuila, Mexico presided over the dedication and opening of a new 60-bed, 11,269 square feet mobile hospital in the City of Monclova, Mexico. The Moisés Itzkowich Hospital was the result of efforts between the State and Municipality and the city’s steel manufacturers, Quality Tube, PYTCO, and the Moisés Itzkowich Foundation. PHOTOS: Rick Itzkowich and his father Moisés Itzkowich and Mobile Hospital Aerial View.

“Throughout my father’s life, he supported the country’s educational system as well as other noble causes,” said CEO Rick Itzkowich. “It is fitting that his foundation steps up and supports helping the government get ahead of the pandemic. Our 1,000+ employees at our manufacturing facilities are considered family, and I know my father would have supported this effort 100% to provide life-saving medical care to those in need.”

Click here to read the online press release.

La Jolla Light wrote a story about resident Rick Itzkowich and his COVID donation.

People in Your Neighborhood: La Jollan Rick Itzkowich donates mobile COVID-19 hospital in Mexico - July 27, 2020 


La Jollan Rick Itzkowich has donated $350,000 to establish a mobile COVID-19 hospital in Mexico, inspired by his late father’s propensity to help others. Rick
Itzkowich, chief executive of Grupo MOIS, a holding company for three Mexico-based steel manufacturing firms, directed and funded the installation of the hospital.

Q. You have dual citizenship, in the United States and Mexico. What keeps you in La Jolla?  A. “It’s a beautiful place! We’re in an incredible location. La Jolla is a great community, it’s a small community; the businesses care for each other. My two daughters went to La Jolla Elementary, Muirlands [Middle], and La Jolla High School. They got a great education. I feel very grateful.

Click here to read the article by Elisabeth Frausto, Staff Writer.

Alzheimer's Today Magazine featured Rick Itzkowich and his family.

My Story . . . Entrepreneur Rick Itzkowich Shares How Alzheimer's Changed Everything - January 14, 2020


When Rick contacted the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in October 2018 regarding donating all of the proceeds of his Amazon Best Seller The Referral Playbook to the nonproft, the President, Charles Fuschillo, Jr., wanted to know “my why,” or as they refer to it, “My Story.”

“My Story” was featured in the AFA publication Alzheimer’s TODAY. As luck would have it, Dr. Oz and his mother are on the cover, which surely impacted how many caregivers our article reached. The 2-page spread covers how Rick's and his sisters, Rebeca and Carla, agreed to go to Mexico on a rotating basis to care for their Dad, Moises Itzkowich, 24/7 until his passing in January 2018. It recounts their emotional roller coaster, as well as creative care-giving hacks.

Click here to read the article by Linda Saslow, Reporter.

CEO Blog Nation used Rick Itzkowich's contribution in one of its blog posts.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain What Being A CEO Means To Them -                            October 30, 2019

Here is an excerpt from Rick's responses to the question. "Responsibility. For me being a CEO is all about a responsibility. I’m responsible for the buy ability and the longevity success of my enterprise(s), which in turn employees more than a thousand people who are depending on the success of my endeavor to feed their families. It comes down to having the vision, setting goals, and establishing the direction I want to go with my companies. Based on my purpose, I then make the decisions to help us get there. If I were to summarize, being a CEO is about responsibility in decision making. The strategic decisions, only I can make as a CEO, are the ones that will increase the odds of success for all.

Click here to read the article by Gresham W. Harkless Jr. 

Business Book Helps Sales People Make Networking Pay Off in Actual Sales vs. Just Tasty Hors d’oeuvres - December 5, 2018

Leading authority on how to bridge the gap between online and offline networking, Rick Itzkowich, introduces an all-new, how-to guide with his “The Referral Playbook: How to Increase Sales with Proven Networking Strategies.” In honor of his father, Moises Itzkowich, 100% of the book proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).

Click here to read the online press release.

Rick Itzkowich by invitation only membership in the Forbes Coaches Council since 2017

Rick Itzkowich of 501 Connections, Inc. Accepted into Forbes Coaches Council - April 12, 2017

Itzkowich joins other Forbes Coaches Council official members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers. They get access to a variety of exclusive benefits, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles on industry-related topics for publishing on

“It’s a distinct honor to be recognized and accepted by Forbes Coaches Council,” said Itzkowich. “Forbes is one of the world’s leading business brands. My involvement in the organization and association with the members of its community will help 501 Connections further strengthen its leadership role in he industry.”

Click here to read the online press release.

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