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Annual Polonia Cup 2024

Thanks to perfect weather and to the good cheer brought by all participants, the 7th Polonia Cup Golf Outing last Friday was off to to a great start. There was networking before and excitement after, but play on the greens at Heritage Oaks Golf Club certainly carried the day! Co-hosted by the PACC and the Copernicus Center, the event was a sell-out. Much appreciation goes to Cioromski Law, P.C.  as Presenting Sponsor and to all who sponsored, partnered, and helped organize the event.  We also thank Andrzej Brach for his superb photography. 


Chicago Build 2024

Chicago Build Expo (Oct 22-23, McCormick Place), is the largest construction & design show for the Midwest. The show features 30,000+ AEC and real estate professionals, 400+ high-profile speakers across 12 conference tracks and AIA CES approved workshops, 300+ exhibitors, Architects Hub, multiple business networking opportunities and the Midwest’s biggest Festival of Construction with entertainment and live music.

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2023 PACC Annual Christmas Party

Our Dec. 7 Christmas Party was a resounding success due to the good cheer and celebratory spirit brought by more than 100 guests to the friendly and creative confines of Dwell Studio Chicago. We thank all who spent the evening with us!


During a short official program, PACC President Don Pasek greeted all guests on behalf of the organization, recognized special guests, and PACC Board and Staff. The Head of Poland’s Foreign Trade Office in Chicago, Michal Rzeznik, offered remarks on the occasion as well.


The event featured valuable door prizes, tasty food from Montrose Food Mart & Deli, and background music which was especially recorded for the event by Derrick Tate.


The event’s overall success was largely made possible by the generosity of sponsors and support of partners, including Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu – PAIH Chicago, HLK Homes LLC, TTI Medical Training School, Dziennik Związkowy, and Telewizja Polvision. We also thank Andrzej Brach for his photography. Take a look at photo gallery 1 and 2. Our Christmas Party video is available here.

Ukraine: From War to Reconstruction – the Construction Sector

We were very pleased to partner yet again with the International Trade Club of Chicago and PAIH to host the second part of our Ukraine: From War to Reconstruction lunchtime panel and discussion series. Part 2 focused on the construction sector. 

Thank you to our keynote speaker Harris Mehos (Director in the Office of Structure Finance and Insurance Group at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation) and panelists  Michal Rzeznik  (Polish Investment and Trade Agency Chicago), Tomasz Stasiak (Wolf Thesis), Thomas Lang (Rebuilding Ukraine Association), and Artur Tlustochowski (Terra Casa SA) for helping us set the stage by sharing information and practical insights. 

We also thank ITCC Board Secretary Ron Given for his superb panel moderation. Much appreciation goes to the Polish Investment & Trade Agency Chicago, Logistics Plus Inc., Ukrainian American Chamber of Commerce for their generous sponsorship, all those who attended and partnered with us to produce this very special and timely event.

Thank you to Andrzej Brach for the wonderful photography of the event, and Polvision for being with us. Photo gallery is available here!

Video of event available here!

2023 PACC Directory

Discover a world of possibilities with the new PACC Directory! Unveiling a comprehensive resource that connects you to a diverse array of professionals, businesses, and services, the PACC Directory is your gateway to a network of excellence. Explore the endless opportunities, collaborations, and expertise waiting for you – dive into the PACC Directory here!

September Business After Hours

Held on September 28, 2023, at the friendly confines of the Copernicus Center Annex, our Business After Hours was a resounding success. The event featured an opportunity to learn about PACC member General Pulaski, Inc. and its new label Two Flags – One Spirit as a growth business opportunity, meet new members, and to expand the network of professional contacts. We thank all who attended and the Copernicus Center and General Pulaski, Inc. for their sponsorship. Take a look at our photo gallery here!

WGN 9 – Celebrating Polish American Businesses

Spotlight Chicago, hosted  Agnieszka Bastrzyk, Treasurer of the Polish American Chamber of Commerce, and Phillipe Sobon, co-owner of Polombia. Chicago’s Polish community thrives, thanks in part to the Polish Chamber of Commerce. From storied institutions like PRCUA, marking its 150th anniversary, to innovative newcomers like Polombia and Paulo Gelato & Chocolate, the Polish American Chamber of Commerce proudly supports a diverse range of businesses. Take a look at the wonderful segment by WGN 9 here!

Taste of Polonia 2023 – Thank You!

The Polish American Chamber of Commerce had the privilege of of being a sponsor for the 2023 Taste of Polonia festival. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who visited our booth. To cherish those wonderful moments, we invite you to explore our photo galleries 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5!

PACC Promotional Piece

Check out PACC’s new promotional video! The promotional piece showcases the Chamber’s role in facilitating business connections, cultural exchange, and professional growth, underscoring its pivotal position in bridging two rich cultures and promoting mutual prosperity.

Boat Outing 2023

Held last Sunday, the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) Boat Outing was a great success because of the good cheer brought aboard the boat we chartered by PACC members and friends, including Consul General of Mongolia Battsetseg Tuvshintugs, Consul Michal Arciszewski of the Polish Consulate in Chicago, Head of Poland’s Foreign Trade Office in Chicago Michal Rzeznik, Królowa Parady 3 Maja Marianna Mosz. We thank all who participated!


The outing featured tasty food from Montrose Deli, an open bar, dance music by Djdee-Dariusz Maciuszek, breathtaking views, and the thrilling Chicago Air and Water Show!


Much appreciation goes to our sponsors and promotional partners, including Saturn Title LLC, General Masonry Supply Venture, LLC, Polish Roman Catholic Union of America – PRCUA, Handzel & Associates, the Mongolian Business Council of Chicago, TTI Medical Training School, Dziennik Związkowy, Polskie Radio1030 Chicago, Telewizja Polvision, and to Andrzej Brach for his photography.


Check out our photo galleries 1 ,2 and 3!