Polish American Chamber of Commerce

POLISH AMERICAN CHAMBER STANDS BESIDE IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS AND ALSO BESIDE BUSINESSES CROSSING THE ATLANTIC -- IN BOTH DIRECTIONS The Chicago-based Polish American Chamber of Commerce is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States dedicated to fostering the interests of Polish American and Polish-owned businesses, business owners and professionals on a local, national and international level.

About

Purpose

Established in 1994, the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Illinois as a business association. The Chamber is dedicated to fostering its members’ business interests, educating and facilitating commercial contacts, and building relations. As the voice of Polish American business men and women in the Chicagoland metropolitan area, the Chamber’s goal is to serve their best interests and help influence decisions and actions, which improve their economic vitality.

The Chamber is also at the forefront of encouraging and promoting domestic and foreign trade to benefit its members, the community, and the State of Illinois. Its goals include promoting our members businesses and enhancing trade relations between the US and Poland.

As it works to improve our community's economy and quality of life, our chamber keeps these broad objectives in mind:

    • to help business prosper and grow
    • to increase job opportunities
    • to encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community
    • to contribute to the overall economic stability of the community
    • to encourage and promote the nation's private enterprise system of competitive marketing

Services

The PACC is primarily dedicated to supporting the business needs of its members. This is accomplished through regular business meetings and other networking activities, training, publications, and provision of various membership benefits and services, including:

  • Referrals, locally and internationally
  • Exclusive advertising and promotional opportunities
  • Internet visibility and e-mail information
  • Discounts on all Chamber events
  • Airline and hotel discounts

Members

PACC members are businesses, organizations and individuals concerned with the socioeconomic climate of our community. They have joined together because they know they stand a better chance of getting things done when they speak as one voice.

Most of the Chamber’s members are small and medium size businesses from the Chicago area, which includes the thriving premiere community of thousands of Polish American business owners, and some are from outside Illinois, including Poland. They represent a variety of interests, including retail and wholesale trade, travel, law, manufacturing, construction, remodeling, financial services, accounting, and other, usually service oriented business sectors.

Services

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loans
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Recruiting

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

  • Award Recognition
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Technology Transfer

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
Primary ContactBogdan Pukszta
Address5214 W. Lawrence Ave., Suite 1
Chicago, IL 60630
Phone(773) 205-1998