Connecting Polish and American Businesses for cooperation and prosperity

About US

Facilitate cooperation and exchange between Polish and American businesses to achieve economic success

The Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest is a 501(c)(6) non-profit Business and Professional organization promoting Polish American industry, entrepreneurship and innovation. We build bridges between Polish and American enterprises and improve the economic vitality of our members through networking, mentoring and education. We collaborate with academia, NGOs, government entities and a number of industries, in the Pacific Northwest and in other parts of the US, as well as internationally. We promote economic development, cooperation, striving to create a lasting impact. Our goal is to work to maximize our potential and make a significant contribution to our community. Our Chamber is an unaffiliated, nonprofit, nonpolitical organization. Our members include small start-ups, established companies, academic and professional associations and individuals who support our mission.

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Benefits

Members of the PACC PNW benefit from networking opportunities throughout the year in the fields of Aerospace, High Tech and Innovation or Trade to find partners and to become familiar with the Business environment in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, please contact the info@paccpnw.org

Services

Our chamber offers a wide range of services from simple referrals to organizing trade missions and shows.

Member Groups

We recognize that one size does not always fit all. Our interest groups ensure like-minded members to find a group of people sharing the same interests, passions and objectives.

Board of Directors

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Bohdan Raciborski

President and Treasurer
Mathematician by education, software developer by trade, innovator and entrepreneur by heart, Mr. Raciborski has more than 25 years of experience developing state-of-the-art technologies and building software products for global markets. He works for Microsoft Corporation where, for last 15 years he has held various management positions in Windows Server and Client divisions. Before Seattle, Mr. Raciborski lived in Montreal, Canada where he worked in a number of local startups building high performance computing clusters and video servers. Mr. Raciborski holds M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Warsaw Polytechnic (Politechnika Warszawska).
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Mirka E. Nakovski, J.D.

Vice President
Founder of Law Office of Mirka Nakovski, PCin Everett, practicing Immigration and Family Law in Washington State since 1992. Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association and Washington State and Snohomish County Bar Associations, including Family Law Sections, she is committed to obtaining the most current training and providing her clients with the most expert legal services. She is zealous, experienced and compassionate in presenting her clients in court, in mediation, in settlement conferences and in front of administrative authorities. Fluent in Polish, proficient in Russian with basic knowledge of Spanish, Ms. Nakovski holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Texas and J.D. from St. Mary’s University of Texas. See full bio
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Paul Perz

Director and Secretary
Paul works for the Washington State Patrol as the Assistant State Fire Marshal. His responsibilities include: the Fire Training Academy in North Bend; the International Fire Service Accreditation Conference certification of firefighters in the state; fire resource mobilization for wild land fires; and state-wide Hazardous Material Training. Prior to coming to the State Fire Marshal’s Office Paul worked for the Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development. He was responsible for a $92 million budget for other state agencies, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations.See full bio
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Teresa Indelak-Davis

Director/Past President
Communications and Public Affairs Professional with extensive experience in public relations, corporate citizenship and community leadership. She has held several Communications and Marketing positions at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington and internationally. In Europe, she managed Microsoft Central and Eastern European communications strategy and implementation of community investment programs, including the subsidiary in Poland. Prior to Microsoft, she worked at WRQ Attachmate, a connectivity software company, and KIRO-TV, a CBS affiliate broadcast corporation in Seattle. Ms. Indelak Davis holds an M.P.A. from University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs and B.A. in Communications from University of Washington. She has also attended Universytet Jagiellonski in Kraków prior to leaving Poland. A longtime resident of Seattle, she has been an active member of Polish-American community, serving on a board of Polish Home Foundation and co-organizing the Polish Festival Seattle.
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Zbigniew Bochniarz, Ph.D.

Director
University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs, Senior Lecturer, an affiliate faculty member of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program at Harvard Business School and founder of the Center for Nations in Transition at the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs. He is a recipient of Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Republic of Poland among other prestigious awards. He is an international speaker and serves on several environmental boards. Prof. Bochniarz holds Ph.D. and MA in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and honorary doctorate from the Miskolc University in Hungary. See full bio
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Lena Lipiec

Director
Russian philologist with concentration in literature and culture by education, holds Master’s Degree in Management from University of Gdansk in Poland. Fluent in Russian and Polish with basic knowledge of French. Dedicated and passionate volunteer, engaged in activities associated with promoting Polish-American business and serving Polish community. Chair of Women’s Network that promotes women’s leadership in business.

Marek Kilanowski

Director

Testimonials

Poland

Doing Business with Poland

With its mission to facilitate exchange between Polish and American businesses, Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest, promotes economic development, hosts trade delegations and holds seminars related to business opportunities between Poland and the Pacific Northwest. Our members are businesses, organizations and individuals working to improve the socioeconomic climate of the Pacific Northwest, a community that joined together knowing we’ll have a better chance of getting things done when we speak as one voice. The chamber takes pride in its growing list of members drawn from retail, commercial and industrial businesses, as well as professionals and other supporters.

Latest news

Poland is a very attractive location for U.S. investors. It is estimated that more than 350 U.S. firms now have offices, factories, subsidiaries or joint ventures operating in Poland. Poland is drawing billions of dollars in new investment every year as U.S. and other foreign firms seek to take advantage of Poland’s large population and location in the heart of Europe. As a NATO and European Union member, Poland has a proven record of political stability and commitment to free market principles. There is a broad concensus across political lines that welcomes foreign direct investment, and the government offers many incentives to attract new firms that can bring capital, technology and jobs to Poland.