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December 21, 2018
Dear PACC Members and Friends,
Our December 8 Holiday Party & Awards Dinner was a resounding success, and we again thank everyone who spent part or all of the evening with us at the European Crystal.

We were honored by the presence of Polish  Consul General Piotr Janicki and his wife Lauren; Chicago Bureau Chief of Polish Investment & Trade Agency Michal Rzeznik; President of Cook County Toni Preckwinkle; Justice Jesse G. Reyes; Lucy Wojdyla of the City's Procurement Department; and representatives of other organizations, including the Polish American Congress Illinois Division; Polish American Contractor Builders Association (PACBA); Polish American Association; Polish Women in Business; and Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA).

The celebratory ambiance of the event was certainly enhanced by the presentation of our business awards. Congratulations go to the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA) - recipient of the PACC's 2018 Corporate Valor Award Metro Tax Relief (Martin Wojtulewicz) and
General Masonry Supply Venture LLC (Aneta Szulakiewicz) -
Promising Start-Ups
TeaGschwendner (Agnieszka Rapacz), TAWA Pro Flooring, Inc. (Jozef Tokarczyk), and Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Koenig Rubloff Group (Iwona Filipiak) - Entrepreneurial Spirit winners;  TTI Medical Training School (Anna Tukiendorf-Wilhite and Rick Stefaniak), and  Omega Structures, Inc. (Stanley Skoczen) - for their  Chamber Loyalty Awards.

We were also very pleased that during the official part of the event, Consul General Piotr Janicki accepted our Chamber Honorary Membership. Thrivent Financial was recognized as our corporate newest member. 

PACC Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Grazyna Skoczen and Anna Tukiendorf-Wilhite for their magnanimous effort and dedication in organizing the 2018 Gift for Skolimow Charity Gala.

In addition, guests of the event had an opportunity to meet Joseph Zurawski, author of The Polish Presence in American Screen Images, purchase his book as a perfect holiday present, and had fun dancing to the tunes performed by the Format Band.

Overall, the event's success was largely made possible by the generosity of sponsors, including HLK Homes LLC; Miller Canfield; Omega Structures, Inc.; General Masonry Supply Venture LLC, TeaGschwendner, and thanks to the efforts of the planning committee with Aneta Szulakiewicz as chair. We also thank media sponsors: 103.1 FM Polish American Mix, Dziennik Zwiazkowy, Polskie Radio, Polvision, Radio Chicago, and Leszek Urzedowski for his masterful photography. 

As we look forward to 2019, we recommend that you relive the fun we had at the Dec. 8 event by visiting the following photo galleries:

Thanks again for your support in 2018, and

Merry Christmas,
Best Holiday Wishes, and
  Happy 2019
 to All!