Polish American Chamber in Chicago – News & Event Update


    During the eventful final weeks of 2012, we had a great time Dec. 11 networking and viewing 'Listy do M’ at the Society for Arts. On Dec. 13, PACC representatives enjoyed the opportunity to promote the organization and Poland while networking with members and friends of the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA) and the Chicagoland Chamber International Trade Center.


    And we have already had a promising start to the New Year by meeting up with Marzena Abrahamik, recipient of the PACC 2012/13 Anna and Tony Zaskowski Scholarship. Marzena is a graduate student of photography at Yale University. We will have an occasion to encounter Marzena soon again at the Jan. 10th PACC WOSP Sub-Chapter Special at Play Book-Sports Bar. She has graciously donated one of her photographs to be auctioned during the annual fundraising event. 

Bolstered by the remarkable progress during the previous year in strengthening our external relations, both here and abroad, through highly regarded promotional, educational, and networking events, 2013 bodes well to be a record year for membership growth and renewals. With that in mind, many of you will soon hear from us separately. However, if you prefer, you are welcome to click here to access the PACC membership  renewal form in order to print, fill out and submit it. If mailed, e-mailed or faxed by January 15, please reward yourself with a 10% discount!

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     At the same time, we recommend the following up-coming programs that are sponsored or co-sponsored by the PACC (please click on link for further details): 

    PACC Sub-Chapter of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP) Foundation Fundraising Party

(Thursday, January 10, 6:30 pm, Play Book – Sports Bar, 6913 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL).  

PACBA’s OSHA Seminar: Trenching and Excavation Safety (January 10, 6:30 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL).

Lawyers out of the room! The most notorious mistakes while doing business in Poland and Ukraine: A talk by Agnieszka Maria Cenzartowicz, Fulbright Scholar and Senior Partner, SD&Partners, Poland (Wednesday, January 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams, Chicago, IL).

Poland: Upward Flight (Chicago Council program, co-sponsored by the PACC, featuring Poland’s Ambassador to the US Ryszard Schnepf, and Under Secretary of State Beata Stelmach of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Friday, January 18, 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, at the Chicago Club; to get discounted rate, please enter the promo code POLAND at end of registration process on the Chicago Council website).

Noc WenecjiPaderewski Symphony Orchestra carnival-style concert, featuring over 100 performers (Saturday, January 19, 7 pm, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL).

Business After Hours (Thursday, February 21, 6:30 pm; other details TBA).

Polish Small Business Expo (Saturday, March 9, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Copernicus Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL). 

      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 Secretary


 As the voice of Polish American business men and women, the PACC is dedicated to serving their best interests through education on current trends and facilitating commercial contacts. The organization is at the forefront at encouraging and promoting domestic and foreign trade to benefit its members, and to contribute to the expansion and integration of the Polish and Polish American business communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Polish American Chamber Of Commerce | 5214 W. Lawrence Ave. | Suite No. 1 | Chicago | IL | 60630