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Horst Rechelbacher receives Gold Merit Decoration of the Republic of Austria

October 27, 2009

Austrian National Day 2009 in Chicago Celebrated in Style

Horst Rechelbacher was honored at the Austrian National Day celebrations in Chicago in Chicago on Oct. 26, 2009 for his outstanding contributions to the Republic of Austria. By decree dated Aug. 31, 2009, the Austrian President Mr. Heinz Fischer awarded Horst Rechelbacher the “Gold Merit Decoration of the Republic of Austria”. Horst is recognized for his years of service in presenting his homeland Austria as an innovative country which lives in harmony with its natural environment. He is a key supporter of the University of Minnesota´s Center for Austrian Studies.

Consul General Robert Zischg referred in his speech to the importance of the transatlantic relations and to the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. Austrian Trade Commission´s Franz Roessler announced with some pride an annual trade volume of some 9 billion EUR between the US and Austria. Over 450 Austrian companies have set up subsidiaries in the US, with even more to come.

The Austrian Consulate General and the Austrian Trade Commission would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of the following companies to the 2009 Austrian National Day Reception in Chicago:

J.S. Richter Ltd. CPA
Austrian Airlines /Lufthansa Group
Austrian Bakery in Chicago
Bauer North America
Constantia Flexibles
Julius Meinl
Knickerbocker Hotel with Austrian manager Markus Lechleitner
RZB Finance
the Law Offices of Thiedman & Edler
Weinbauer Inc..
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