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.
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 [email protected]
Our chamber offers a wide range of services from simple referrals to organizing trade missions and shows.
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
Mirka E. Nakovski, J.D.
Doing Business with Poland
The United States and Poland enjoy an extraordinarily close relationship, which has fostered strategic and commercial cooperation. U.S. companies are active in Poland, having invested heavily since the early 1990‟s after the country‟s transition from communism to democracy and the establishment of a market-driven economy. Abundant opportunities remain for U.S. firms in Poland. In addition to the size and location of the domestic market, the country also affords direct access to the larger EU market. Poles continue to demonstrate a strong affinity for the United States and its products.
With a talented labor force, wage rates among the lowest in the EU, excellent regional location and a sizeable market, Poland will continue to attract substantial new private investment for years to come. Due to the high education levels and language aptitude of its people, Poland has also emerged as a leading regional hub for business processing centers, including call centers, back-office hubs and tech and research centers. Incentives will continue to be offered at the national, municipal, and EU levels to stimulate inbound investment.
Poland has everything: beautiful coastal beaches and sand dunes, glacier-carved lake districts, lowlands as flat as a pancake, splendid forests, old and new mountains (including the only table-like mountains in Europe!), Go skiing in the Polish mountains, sail through our country in a canoe, fly through Europe’s state-of-the-art aerodynamic tunnels, and if you want more, discover Polish subterranean wonders.
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.
HOW TO WIN AT HOME-BUYING RACE IN TODAY’S MARKET
February 4, 2022
Polish-American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest invites you to the first meeting in a series of discussion about the realities of living in the USA. The next meeting will introduce you to the secrets of the local real estate market, the realities of buying homes today, and the best ways to go about it.
Polish Home Association in Seattle, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle WA 98122
Saturday, March 12, 2022 4 – 6 p.m.
Fundraising Shredding Event
September 17, 2021
Shred those unwanted documents safely and securely – while supporting a great cause!! Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest (PACCPNW) and Polish Home Association invite you to Parking Lot Shredding Event Polish Home, 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11 am – 2 pm Clean out your old files & bring[…]
April 24, 2021
PACCPNW is a proud sponsor of Seattle Polish Foundation and Polish Home Association in Seattle. We pledged $5,000 to match any donations to the Polish Home Association during the 2021 GiveBIG fundraiser. Join us in supporting the Polish community in Seattle. Any donation is welcome.
Poland & Friends festival on the Steam platform
December 8, 2020
Did you know that Poland is one of the largest video game producers in Europe and in the world? One of the most anticipated games in the world, Cyberpunk 2077, will have its premiere in a few days. The game was developed by CD Projekt Red, a Warsaw studio. Before that, however, we invite you[…]
Polish Party at the Polish Cultural Center
September 1, 2019
Indie Games Poland Foundation, PACCPNW and Polish Home Association were happy to host another epic Polish Party at the Polish Cultural Center which, for fourth year in a row was voted the best PAX West party. We are making history. Congratulations to Indie Games Poland Foundation.
Polish Video Games at PAX West 2019 in Seattle
August 31, 2019
For the fourth time we were hosting Polish Game developers and Indie Games Foundation Poland attending the PAX West 2019 show in Seattle. We were very happy to help our guests organize this fantastic event where a Polish game “Liberated” received a prestigious award “Best in Show” from the National Academy of Video Game Trade[…]
August 2, 2019
Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest is pleased to welcome our new corporate member Riverdi. Riverdi is a manufacturer and seller of high-quality customizable displays. The company was founded in 2012. Riverdi headquarters are located in Gdansk, Poland. Riverdi’s display solutions are designed and manufactured in Poland with cutting-edge technology and a dedicated team of[…]
Year in Review – 2018
May 2, 2019
The highlight of 2018 was the Polish Eagle Business 2018, the main prize in the category “Organization”, awarded to PACCPNW during the III Polish Economic Forum in Tarnów, Poland. Over last two years our activity decreased substantially due to lack of resources. We lost a number of directors and few corporate members and were not[…]
PACCPNW wins Polish Eagle Business 2018
January 20, 2019
During the III Polish Economic Forum in Tarnów, the Polonia Eagles Business annual prizes were once again awarded in three categories: organization, company and personality. At the official gala in the historical Mirror Hall in the old town of Tarnów, hosts and organizers handed bronze statuettes, created by the famous Polish artist Jacek Guzera. In[…]
Year in Review – 2017
May 2, 2018
It is my great pleasure to welcome our new corporate members Cloud on Mars and Indie Games Poland Foundation. We were quite busy in 2017 but not as much as in 2016, mainly due to lack of resources. However, we still achieved excellent results. The highlight of 2017 was the Indie Games Poland Foundation delegation[…]
Year in Review – 2016
May 24, 2017
It is my pleasure to share fantastic news with you all, but first, I would like to welcome our two new corporate members; Ramon Law Firm and Langas Group. We were extremely busy in 2016 and achieved remarkable results, actually, best results ever. We started the year by co-sponsoring the Startup Weekend EuroSeattle, and followed[…]
Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski visits Seattle on September 22, 2016
September 22, 2016
During his one day visit to Seattle, Minister WitoldWaszczykowski met with business leaders, politicians and Polish community. The strengthening of economic and political ties between Poland and the United States was the main topic of a visit to Seattle by the chief of Polish diplomacy. In a meeting with the Mayor of Seattle Ed Murray,[…]
Games designed in Poland showcased at PAX West Seattle (September 2-5, 2016)
September 5, 2016
Poland’s game industry made a strong appearance at PAX West conference taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on September 2-5, 2016. Over twenty titles and companies from Poland were introduced at the conference to consumer audiences and potential industry partners. The trade mission was organized by the Foundation Indie Games Poland,[…]
Year in Review – 2015
May 3, 2016
First, I would like to personally thank our director Teresa Indelak Davis for her dedication and outstanding contributions to our chamber. As in 2014, our main objective was to increase our membership and budget. Our membership stayed flat and we need to continue working even harder to increase it. The operational savings in 2014 paid[…]
Trade mission from Poland visits Seattle for Aerospace Conference
April 26, 2016
On April 13-15th, an international conference related to aerospace and defense industry (A&DSS) was held in Seattle. It was an important event for this sector and an opportunity for leaders to meet with potential business partners and companies in the aerospace industry. It was a particularly significant event as it coincided with Boeing’s 100th anniversary[…]
Year in Review – 2014
April 10, 2015
After four years, we can now proudly say that our organization matured and became a recognized and respected member of the Pacific Northwest business community. This would not have been possible without a dedicated and hard work of all members of our Board of Directors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all[…]
Polish American Innovation Week in California
December 17, 2014
Representatives from Seattle participate in the Polish American Innovation Week (PAIW) in California During the week of November 17, 2014, Polish and American partners met in Los Angeles at an Innovation Forum inaugurating the Poland-US Innovation Week in California. The agenda focused on developing partnerships, mutual cooperation and business opportunities for Polish-American investments in innovative[…]
3rd Polish American Chamber Business Workshop
November 10, 2014
On October 16-17, the 3rd Polish American Chamber Business Workshop was held in Chicago. It was followed by a weeklong conference/meetings on Polish American Business investment opportunities. The Workshop proved again that Poland’s solid economic performance had a significant impact on the network of Polish-American business organizations and demonstrated that the initiatives started at the[…]
New Honorary Consul of Poland Appointed in Seattle
September 22, 2014
On Thursday, September 4th, 2014, Teresa Indelak Davis was officially introduced as honorary consul of Poland in Seattle. The ceremony took place at the Polish Cultural Center with the attendance of Congressman Jim McDermott, Lieutenant Governor of Washington Brad Owen, members of the Seattle consular corps, representative of the Polish honorary consuls at the West Coast, John[…]
Signing of the Polish-US Innovation Program
September 3, 2014
Polish and US chiefs of diplomacy Minister Radosław Sikorski and US Secretary of State John Kerry signed in Warsaw a Polish-US Innovation Program, which aims to foster R&D cooperation between the two countries.
REPORT: Successful Together! 25 years of Polish-American Business Relations
September 2, 2014
The American Chamber of Commerce in Poland and KPMG in Poland published a comprehensive report on 25 years of Polish-American Business Relations. This report aims to present the contribution made by American investors to Poland’s economic growth. The focus is on showing American investments and reinvestments in selected sectors of Poland’s economy. The report also[…]
Investment opportunity in Krakow: nh2 the perfect place for success!
June 25, 2014
At the June 20th Networking Event, members had a chance to exchange idea and hear an exclusive presentation on investment opportunity in Cracow, Poland, a proposed development of a former steel plant Nowa Huta into a modern technology park, R&D and recreational area called nh2.
Year in review – 2013
April 10, 2014
As PACCPNW marks a three year anniversary this year, we celebrate many accomplishments and reflect on past challenges. The year 2013 was filled with many activities facilitating cooperation within local, national and international networks. It was also focused on building operational capacities and increasing value to the members. To this end, the organization adopted a long term membership plan and created new interest groups for Young Professionals, Women’s Network and Small Businesses.
International Mission from Poland, Germany and Czech Republic
September 29, 2013
On September 20, 2013, Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest hosted a reception for a delegation of city mayors from Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, visiting Washington State at the invitation of Camas Sister City Association.
Polish-American Community in Seattle
July 7, 2013
For over a century, the Polish-American community of the Pacific Northwest has been contributing to the local fabric of society while supporting the homeland throughout its turbulent history. Over 125,000 residents of Washington State claim Polish ancestry; around 5,000 Poles live in the Seattle area. It may not sound like a lot, but their level of energy and initiative compensate for the numbers.
Promoting Democratic Ties between Poland and the United States
July 1, 2013
Representing the Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest, Jacek Filutowski and Bohdan Raciborski participated in the meeting on June 17, 2013 organized by Seattle’s World Affairs Council, International Visitor Program. The International Visitor Program hosted a delegation from Poland of 2 emerging leaders working in the fields of public policy and international development.
Polish Festival at Seattle Center
May 27, 2013
Based on an overwhelming success of last year’s festival, the vibrant Polish-American community is proud to present their second annual festival at Seattle Center. This summer’s event on July 13, 2013 will celebrate Polish cultural traditions and contemporary achievements with audiences of the Pacific Northwest.
2nd Polish-American Business Workshop in Chicago Promotes Strong Brand of Poland
April 26, 2013
Representing the Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest, Teresa Indelak Davis and Bohdan Raciborski, participated in the 2nd Polish American Business Workshop, held in Chicago on April 22, 2013. The event co-hosted by the Polish American Congress and the Polish American Chamber of Commerce Chicago, was co- sponsored by the Trade & Investment Section of the Polish Embassy in Washington, DC and attended by representatives from business and trade associations active in commercial relations between Poland and North America
Year in review – 2012
April 16, 2013
As we close 2012, we celebrate many accomplishments and reflect on past challenges. We thank our dedicated board members and advisors for guiding our success. The past year was filled with many activities promoting business exchange between Polish and American organizations and facilitating cooperation within local, national and international networks.
Events in Seattle celebrate first in Europe – Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivery to Polish Airlines LOT
November 30, 2012
On November 13, 2012, as part of celebrations of the first Boeing 787 delivery to LOT Polish Airlines, the Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Boeing International Central Eastern Europe led a seminar focused the strategic partnership between Poland and the US[…]