Chicago, IL (May 3, 2008) – On Friday, May 2, the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) hosted a pre-Constitution Day meeting welcoming Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Waldemar Pawlak to Chicago’s Polish American business community. Held at Przybylo’s White Eagle in Niles, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago, the event was organized in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago and the Polish American Contractor Builders Association (PACBA). In addition to Minister Pawlak, the Polish delegation included Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy, Dariusz Bogdan, and Zofia Schnitzer, chief specialist for Polish American Relations at the Ministry. Counselor Zbigniew Kubacki, Head of the Commercial Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC, Consul General of Poland in Chicago, Zygmunt Matynia, Consul Pawel Pietrasienski, and Economic Affairs Consul Lucyna Jaremczuk accompanied the delegation. In addition to the Ministry of Economy delegation, the assembled patrons warmly welcomed a delegation from the city of Bialystok, including the city’s mayor, Dr. Tadeusz Truskolaski, and the chair of the city’s council, Mr. Wlodzimierz Kusak.PACC president Henry Kazmierczak greeted the Polish delegation on behalf of the Chamber, thanked the sponsors for their cooperation in organizing and hosting the meeting, and recognized the presence of Chamber members, directors, representatives of other organizations, and the media. “The PACC is pleased to host a meeting with a very important guest from Poland at the beginning of the most important Polish weekend of the year in Chicago. The weekend will be dominated by Polish culture, the arts, and history. And we’re very glad we can add an element of business, which makes it all possible,” said Henry Kazmierczak, who then invited consul Jaremczuk to introduce the guest of honor and others in the delegation.