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IL Comptroller Meets With
Polish American Advisory Board

Board discusses fiscal challenges facing businesses and non profits in first meeting

CHICAGO – Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger kicked off the first Polish American Advisory Board meeting at the James R. Thompson Center, Wednesday, April 22 and highlighted the importance of open communication between government and community leaders in these tough economic times.

In a successful first meeting, the Board made brief introductions and got right to business discussing the state’s financial situation. The group spoke about the effects of state payment delays and shared details for minimizing financial hardships for small businesses. Meetings will be held regularly to maintain an ongoing dialogue.

Polish American Advisory Board Members include:

Mary Anselmo, President , Polish American Congress – Illinois Division

Maria Ciesla, Treasurer & Past President, Polish Museum of America

John Cieslik, Small Business Ombudsman, Office of the Illinois Comptroller

Charles Cwiakala, Consultant

Kamilla Dworska, WNVR Radio 1030AM & Polvision

Lucas Fuksa, Attorney, F&K Law firm

Adam Grabowski, President , Polish American Contractors & Builders Assn.

Robert Groszek, Attorney & Past President, Polish Advocates Society

Eva Prokop, Executive Director, Polish American Association

Charles Komosa, National Secretary, Polish National Alliance

John Krynski, DOM Inc.

Thaddeus Makarewicz, Attorney/ President, Chicago Society

Romuald Matuszczak, President, Matco Travel

Anna Morzy, President, Polish American Chamber of Commerce

Stan Nowak, Insurance

Mark Orwat, Real Estate Broker , Access Properties

Richard Owsiany, President, Polish Museum of America

Alicja Stefania Otap, Deputy Editor-in-chief, Dziennik Zwiazkowy

Bogdan Puksta, Executive Director, Polish American Chamber of Commerce

Robert Radkowski, Vice President, Polish Slavic Credit Union – Midwest Division

Marta Rog, Polish Women in Business

John Skaja, Funeral Director, Skaja Terrace Funeral Home

Joan Smuda, Attorney, Office of the Illinois State Attorney General

R.A. Zweig, Zwieg Inc.

Photo by: Teresa Potasiak

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