Midway Chamber of Commerce November 14, 2023

Midway Chamber News

New Laws and Your Organization: What You Need to Know about Labor Law Changes 11/15

Economic Development: Promise Act 11/28

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Piccola Coffee 11/30

2023 Celebration of Nonprofits 12/13

SAVE THE DATE: 105th Annual Celebration March 2, 2024 @ InterContinental

New Laws and Your Organization:

What You Need to Know about Labor Law Changes

This past legislative session, several new laws were passed in Minnesota that impact ALL employers in the state. Find out what you need to know on November 15 when we’re joined by attorney and Midway Chamber member Ferdinand Peters. Ensure you are in compliance and share what you learn with others!

Ferdinand F. Peters, Esq.

Law Firm

A Minneapolis & St. Paul Law Firm with Lawyers Dedicated to Entrepreneurial Representation. Attorneys Who Care.


Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr

St Paul, MN 55103


$40 members

$60 non-members

~Please inform the chamber directly if you will be using a luncheon pass for this event~

***Please note: Cancellations must be received via written notice. Substitutions are welcome or you may use your credit toward a future event per chamber approval. Reservations made within 48 hours of the event will be charged an additional $10


Economic Development: Promise Act

This past legislative session, funds were allocated for small businesses in specific corridors and neighborhoods in Saint Paul and Minneapolis- including the Midway. Learn more about the opportunities for grants and loans when you join us at NDC on Tuesday, November 28.


Tuesday Nov 28, 2023

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST


Neighborhood Development Center

625 University Ave W

St Paul, MN 55104


Free, but please register to let us know you are coming for food count purposes!


Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Piccola Coffee

The Midway Chamber continues our new Coffee Club in the fashion of our Lunch on the Line events! This is a fun, casual networking program to kickoff your morning on the way to work. Piccola Coffee is an Italian inspired coffee shop serving paninis, soup, and salads. They focus on using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Stop in today for a delicious cup of coffee or hot sandwich.


Thursday Nov 30, 2023

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST


Court International

2550 University W.

St. Paul MN 55114


Free to attend


2023 Celebration of Nonprofits

Presented by

Open to ALL members not just nonprofits

Our day begins with a discussion geared toward our nonprofit members. Next, explore the Nonprofit Expo to learn more about the important work your fellow Midway Chamber of Commerce members do each and every day. This leads to our December Monthly Luncheon.

Just interested in the membership luncheon? Come early and explore the Nonprofit Expo to learn more about the important work your fellow Midway Chamber of Commerce members do each and every day. 



9-9:30 a.m: Registration, pastries & coffee

9:30-11:00 a.m: Nonprofit Presentation


Kate Barr, Propel Nonprofits




Expo and Luncheon: 

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Nonprofit Expo

12 p.m.: Luncheon & Program featuring Kate Barr, Propel Nonprofits

1 p.m.: Close & Happy Holidays!


The nonprofit sector is experiencing seismic changes and higher expectations in every arena. How are leaders of nonprofits responding with a combination of new ideas and new approaches with new approaches to long-standing questions. What are we seeing with funding, policy, workplace culture, leadership, and more, and what are some bright spots and lessons to share?


Kate Barr, President & CEO, Propel Nonprofits

Kate Barr is President and CEO of Propel Nonprofits, whose mission is to fuel the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise, and capital. She provides strategic leadership in partnership with the board of directors and oversees strategic and business planning and external relations. She led the merger of Nonprofits Assistance Fund and MAP for Nonprofits in 2017 to create a premier resource for nonprofits in the region. She is a national leader, speaker, and writer on nonprofit strategy and finance and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School. Before joining the organization in 2000, Kate was a bank executive and an arts administrator. She has served on numerous boards of directors, currently as board chair at the Jerome Foundation.


Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST


Anderson Student Center

Hamline University

774 Snelling Ave North

St. Paul, MN 55104

~Free parking in Lot E or Lot H.You will find a map here~



Nonprofit Member - $40.00 Morning Seminar, Expo & Luncheon

For Profit Member - $45.00 Expo & Luncheon ONLY

For Profit Member- $60.00 Morning Seminar, Expo & Luncheon

Non Member - $65 Expo & Luncheon ONLY

~Please inform [email protected] if you will be using a luncheon pass for this event~

***Please note: Cancellations must be received via written notice. Substitutions are welcome or you may use your credit toward a future event per chamber approval. Reservations made within 48 hours of the event will be charged an additional $10


MNUFC Names Khaled El-Ahmad as new Sporting Director and Chief Soccer Officer

Celebrating 15 years of GTMD!

Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota! Give to the Max is a time each year for donors like you to invest in the causes that align with your values and expand your giving to find and support new organizations doing work near and dear to your heart. Their Giving Holiday is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, but you don’t have to wait to support the causes that mean the most to you. Early Giving started November 1, so search GiveMN.org for your favorite nonprofits and schools and make a gift!

Search and Donate

Carondelet Center

In keeping with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet’s deep commitment to service and access, the Center is open to people and organizations of all backgrounds and faiths.

Carondelet Event Center is centrally located in the Twin Cities. The Center offers charming, comfortable meeting spaces and guest rooms, free parking, and local catering at a very reasonable price point. With eight meeting rooms and ten guest rooms, this venue can easily accommodate groups of various sizes.

Carondelet Event Center was built in 1912 by architect John W. Wheeler. The building originally served as the Novitiate for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. It is adjacent to St. Catherine University, where Center guests can explore peaceful floral gardens and idyllic wooded grounds.

Book Today Here

Mighty Consulting

Melissa Martinez-Sones - Co-Owner

394 Herschel Street

Saint Paul, MN 55104-3602

(651) 808-3409 

[email protected]


Highland Bank

OMG Media Solutions dba OMG Studios

Lunch at Lake Monster

As of 11/13 Lake Monster will now be open for lunch, with Pizza and sandwiches from their neighbors at King Coil Spirits delivered right to your table! 

Join us for a celebration of community! 

This free event will feature presentations from the Hamline Midway Coalition and the Midway Investment Cooperative, as well as opportunities to network with neighbors and some amazing local organizations. Good food, good company, good times. Hope to see you on the 16th!

RSVP here.

Community Night of Light 

'Feeding our Neighbors in Need'

Open Hands Midway is hosting a family friendly event to celebrate their work and their community. On Friday, December 1, they will be lighting up the tree in their yard. Lights for the tree can be purchased in honor or memory of loved ones, family or friends. Each light is $5.00. All money raised will be used to support the free meal programs at Open Hands Midway. Tree lighting will be at 6:00 pm, with cookies and hot cocoa for everyone. The names of those honored or remembered by light purchases will be read during a short ceremony. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this special event. If you would like to purchase a light(s), please click here. There is an option to purchase one light. If you would like to purchase more than one light, enter the donation amount, and scroll down to the 'Designation' section, click the arrow on the right side of the screen to change from 'General Fund' to 'Community Night of Light.' A dedication or dedications can be made by checking the 'Add a dedication to your donation' box.

To ensure names of those being honored or remembered are included in the printed program, please make your dedication no later than Friday, November 24.

As you consider making a light(s) purchase, you may be interested in knowing that as of September 30, 2023 our meal programs have...

  • served 12,079 free meals on Monday and Wednesday 
  • distributed 49,790 pounds of free produce, deli and bakery items at the meals programs on Monday and Wednesday 

Thank you for helping Open Hands Midway serve our neighbors in need!

Metro State University launches new cybersecurity clinic to protect local businesses and non-profits from hackers

Metro State University and Neighborhood Development Center are excited to announce the launch of our free cybersecurity clinic funded by the National Security Agency – a news story about the clinic can be found here: http://bit.ly/metro-cyber-clinic 

As part of the clinic launch, we would like to invite you to be part of an exclusive focus group to help us make this initiative a resounding success.


Event Details:

• Date: Wednesday November 15, 2023

• Time: 9:00-11:30am (light breakfast provided)

• Location: Metro State’s East-side Campus – Science Education Center Room 311


This focus group session will provide an opportunity to interact with a draft cybersecurity risk assessment tool and to share your organization’s needs and insights with regard to cybersecurity. By doing so, you will help shape the direction of our cybersecurity clinic. Your feedback and expertise will be invaluable in ensuring that our program meets the needs of the small business community effectively.


As part of this focus group, you will have the chance to:

• Discuss key challenges and concerns in the field of cybersecurity

• Reflect on your organization’s current cybersecurity risks and stance

• Explore the specific topics and content that are most relevant to you

• Collaborate with fellow industry professionals to brainstorm innovative solutions

• Get a sneak peek into our cybersecurity clinic offerings and provide feedback.


Space in the focus group is limited, and participation will be determined to develop a broad cross-section of business size and type. To confirm your interest in attending, please RSVP by November 3rd using the link provided below:



We look forward to your participation and insights as we work together to enhance our cybersecurity clinic. Thank you for your ongoing support, and we can't wait to collaborate with you on this exciting endeavor!


Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].  


Beatles Reimagined featuring Jeff Perry

Sonic Dream's Jeff Perry is bringing another Beatles Reimagined show to Saint Paul on November 25!

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