The event was designed as an opportunity for members of the Chamber and for others to reach a large audience of potential customers and business partners, and as such attracted a diverse spectrum of exhibitors. We are very grateful for the planning and care that exhibiting companies displayed. The impressive variety and style of their presentations served to underscore the entrepreneurial spirit and the diversity of the area's Polish American business community.
Participants also included business support services and economic development agencies. Thanks to their presence, the event was a valuable resource for business owners and for entrepreneurs seeking to initiate and expand their relationships or looking to learn from experts.
Seminars and presentations that were offered during the Expo included business financing, legal aspects of buying and selling businesses, US-Poland trade and business relations, and higher education options at Northwestern University and in Poland.
Numerous special guests helped make this year's Expo memorable. Those who offered their remarks included Vice Consul
of the Polish Consulate General in Chicago and Alderman of the 30th Ward of the City
. Chicago Fire and Polish National Team Midfielder
helped cut the ribbon at the conclusion of the opening ceremony.
Prize drawing and award presentations generated much attention as well. Congratulations and appreciation go to
of the Office of Illinois Comptroller (winner of the official Chicago Fire jersey signed by
of ProEcoLife (Best Guest Award); and PACC VP
of Up-To-Sound, Inc. (Best Volunteer Award).
As we look forward to our future expos and other events, we recommend that you relieve the May 21, 2019 event by visiting the following photo galleries (thank you Monika Baranski and Artur Partyka!) and media coverage: