PACC in Chicago – News & Event Update

It was an honor as well to welcome Senator Durbin at the PACC offices on Sept. 24. We were very pleased to hear of the Senator’s support for the Visa Waiver Program for Poland, his interest in the state of our member businesses, and in our organizational development in the context of business and trade between the US and Poland. Just a day later, we also were pleased to meet up with Congressman Mike Quigley at Ald. Arena’s Northwest Enterprise Fair.

On Sept. 27, several PACC representatives were pleased to participate in the meeting of Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland, with business leaders active in Polish and US markets. Held at the Consulate General of Poland in New York, the event was an excellent contribution to stronger US-Poland economic relations. And for those of us who traveled to New York, it was a great opportunity to spend some time in a very special city.

As we look forward to the 2012 edition of the Ultimate Networking Event this Thursday, Oct. 18, and to meetings with the Gdansk delegation next week, we recommend all of the following up-coming programs that are sponsored or co-sponsored by the PACC, or PACC members and partners (please click on link for further details): 

XIV Alliance Business Expo: Trade Poland (October 24, 3:00 – 9:00 pm, Miami Free Zone, Doral, FL)
Invest in Gdansk, Poland, A Winner’s Choice
(October 25, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, luncheon and presentations at IIT/UTP, Chicago, IL; RSVP required / 773-205-1998 or [email protected]).
A King’s Thursday Dinner Event

(hosted by Chicago Sister Cities International, October 25, 5:30 pm at Maxim’s, Chicago, IL).
2nd Annual – Art for Heart Multi-Organization Business Mixer
 at the Polish Museum of America (Oct. 25, 6:00 – 10:00 pm).
PAA’s Gala – 90th Anniversary
 (November 10; The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL).
All Souls Jazz Festival / Zaduszki Jazzowe
(November 12, 7:00 pm, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago, IL).
The 2012 Country Promotion Strategies Conference

(November 13, Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC).
Combined PACC/Niles Chamber After Hours
(Thursday, November 15, 6:30 pm, hosted by Royal Kitchen & Bath Cabinets, 7530 N. Caldwell, Niles, IL). 
Polonia Night with 'The Pirates of Penzance’

(November 30, 7:30 pm, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago, IL; more details TBA).  

The Annual PACC Holiday Gathering (December 6, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, Copernicus Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL; more details TBA).  

Please mark your calendars now and be on the look-out for announcements in the near future with more details regarding each of the events on our website, and on Facebook.

The PACC Secretariat
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