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 able to recruit replacement directors.
In 2018, we hosted again the Indie Games Poland Foundation delegation to PAC West Seattle in September. This was the third visit of IGPF in Seattle. IGPF was extremely pleased with our collaboration and already confirmed their participation in the 2019 PAX West.
Our relationships with the Embassy of Poland in Washington DC, the Consulate of Poland in LA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw stagnated. We were not able to rebuild the relationship after Consul Mariusz Brymora left his post. I hope it will change this year.
We renewed our membership with the World Trade Center Seattle and negotiated a special rate for two members. However, we did not renew the membership with the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle as lack of activity didn’t justify the expense.
Throughout the year, we stayed in touch with other chambers of commerce and represented PACCPNW at business events in Poland.
We continue providing up-to-date information to our members on our site, in our newsletter and through mailing campaigns that are now reaching almost 1200 subscribers.
2018 Board of Directors:
- Bohdan Raciborski, President
- Teresa Indelak Vice President
- Mirka Nakovski, Treasurer
- Andy Okinczyc, Secretary
2018: A Year in Review
- April – Spring Polish Bazaar
- April – Annual PACCPNW meeting
- July – Polish Festival at Seattle Center
- September –PAC-West Seattle game show
- November – Fall Polish Bazaar
- Ongoing Marketing and Communications:
- Blogs and updates on www.paccpnw.org website
- Newsletter and mailing campaigns
- Social media presence on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
- Represented PACCPNW at numerous events organized by WTC
- Member of: World Trade Center Seattle