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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!

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!

Business After Hours at Handzel & Associates

Hosted by Handzel & Associates, our Business After Hours on May 25 was immensely successful. We had fun expanding the network of our professional relationships and touring the host facility. Highlights of the event included meeting new PACC members, PACC updates, and free headshots by a professional photographer. We thank all who attended, Kasia Jarosz I PhotoArt for her superb photography, and Handzel & Associates for their sponsorship and hospitality.

6th Annual Polonia Cup

We had a record number of participants and tons of fun on May 19 at the Heritage Oaks Golf Club & Acorn Grill + Terrace in Northbrook, IL. Much appreciation goes to all who golfed with us and/or sponsored the 6th Annual Polonia Cup the PACC co-hosted with the Copernicus Center. The Polonia Cup action was followed by excitement during the awards and networking reception. While all who attended were winners, the foursome that ended up with the best score and won Polonia Cup 2023 included Richard Adas, Gregory Adas, Barry Weed, and Kyle Parker.

Congratulations also go to the longest drive (Gregory Adas), longest putt (Joe Mulica), closest to the pin (Jon Price – hole 3, and Adam Fija – hole 14) contest winners, and to all the lucky winners of numerous raffle prizes. We also thank Andrzej Brach for his excellent photography.