December 23, 2019
Dear PACC Members and Friends,
Our December 7 Christmas Celebration & Annual Awards Dinner was a resounding success, and we again thank everyone who spent part or all of the evening with us at the Ambassador Chicago Hotel .

We were honored by the presence of Polish Vice Consul Piotr Semeniuk and his wife Lena; Chicago Bureau Chief of Polish Investment & Trade Agency Michal Rzeznik; Honorary Consul General of Nepal Marvin Brustin and his wife Alison; Chicago 45th Ward Alderman Jim Gardiner; Des Plaines 4th Ward Alderman Artur Zadrozny; Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA) President & Chairman of the Polish Museum of America James Robaczewski; PRCUA Secretary-Treasurer Agnieszka Bastrzyk; Polish American Congress & Polish National Alliance President Frank Spula; Chair of the Warsaw Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Conrad Nowak; and representatives of other organizations, including the Polish American Congress Illinois Division; Copernicus Foundation; Polish American Association; Polish American Contractor Builders Association (PACBA); Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America; Dom Dziecka Foundation; and Polish Women in Business.

The event was very successfully MC-ed by Daniel Bociaga of Polskie Radio and Polvision, and PACC Board President Iwona Filipiak greeted everyone on behalf of the PACC and provided an overview of the organization. As part of his remarks, Vice Consul Semeniuk read a congratulatory letter from Poland's Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz and presented the PACC and its Board President with Certificates of Appreciation from the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago Piotr Janicki.

The celebratory ambiance of the event was certainly enhanced by the presentation of our business awards. Congratulations go to 3Decorative Panel Solutions - recipient of the PACC's 2019 Promising Start-Up Award; Greg Kaminski & Jakub Razniak of Craftwood Doors & Windows - Entrepreneurial Spirit Award winners;  PRCUA - for the Chamber Loyalty Award; and Terra Casa Grupa Kapitalowa TC Forum - recipient of the PACC's 2019 Corporate Valor Award. 

We were also very pleased that during the official part of the event, Grazyna and Jan Krynski of Dom itp were presented with the Chamber's special 25th Anniversary Appreciation Award. Jan Krynski, a founding father of the PACC, was recognized for his energy, dedication, and guidance at the beginning, and for his continued support of the PACC.

In addition, guests of the event had an opportunity to meet Pam Records, author of the newly published novel 'Tied With Twine, and purchase her book as a perfect holiday present, listen to live background music performed by Sophie Mendel, and had fun dancing to the tunes provided by DJ Jolo.

Overall, the event's success was largely made possible by the generosity of sponsors, including TTI Medical Training School and Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices at the Star Level;  HLK Homes LLC General Masonry Supply Venture LLC 3Decorative Panel Solutions ; Handzel & Associates Insurance ; Huntington Bank ; and Up-To-Sound Inc. at the Gold Level. , and thanks to the efforts of the planning committee with Malgorzata Borysiewicz as chair. We also thank media partners:  Dziennik Zwiazkowy Polskie Radio Polvision , and  Darek Pilka  for his masterful photography. 

As we look forward to 2020, we recommend that you relive the fun we had at the Dec. 7 event by visiting the following photo galleries:

Thanks again for your support in 2019, and

Merry Christmas,
Best Holiday Wishes, and
  Happy 2020 to All!