Midway Chamber of Commerce September 19, 2023

Midway Chamber News

~Tomorrow~ September Member Luncheon: A.I. Artificial Intelligence 9/20

~Next Week~ Wellness Programs and The Wycliff 9/26

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ SK Coffee 9/28

Lunch on the Line @ Thien's King Cajun Boiling Seafood 10/5

Business After Hours @ Burning Brothers Brewing 10/19

Exclusive Luncheon Pass Offer Expires 9/30! Order your Pass today & apply towards this or next month's Sales Tax event!

Save big and be part of this year's lineup of great programming coming your way with this exclusive deal. Bring along colleagues or clients to check out the wide array of speakers and topics, as well as experience various local venues including those of your fellow Midway members! 

Access Level

Full Year Pass $450

12 Luncheons (July-June)

Includes full entrance into our 1/2 day summits 

1/2 Year Pass- $225

6 Luncheons (July-June)

Includes full entrance into our four 1/2 day summits.

3/4 Year Pass- $337.50

9 Luncheons (July-June)

Includes full entrance into our four 1/2 day summits

Place your order and reserve your passes with our luncheon application form

Sign up yourself on the website here

Questions may be directed to [email protected]


September Member Luncheon:

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is a hot topic everyone is talking about. What exactly is AI, and how can you use it to become more productive? What are the legal questions and concerns? Find out more from a panel of experts who can help answer questions and let you know how you can use it in your everyday life.

Panelists include:

Andrew Eklund

Ron Lancaster 

Michelle Tran Maryns


Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT


Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Pkwy N

St Paul, MN 55104


$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


Thank you to our sponsor

Nicholas Monson Agency Inc.

Wellness Programs and The Wycliff

Wellness programs have gained in popularity for many companies. Why do organizations sign on and what are the benefits? Join us September 26 to learn more and check out The Wycliff, one of the Midway’s biggest spaces for small and mid-size businesses. 

Featured speakers:

  • Jonathan Swenson, Next Level Training Wellness and Fitness 
  • Cole Hanson, SHIP Worksite Wellness Coordinator, Anoka County


Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT



2327 Wycliff St

Suite 150

Saint Paul, MN 55114


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


Jonathan Swenson

Cole Hanson

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ SK Coffee

The Midway Chamber continues it's 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. This month we will be at SK Coffee, a specialty coffee roastery at Vandalia Tower.  


Thursday Sep 28, 2023

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT


550 Vandalia Street

St Paul, MN 55114


Free to attend


Lunch on the Line @ Thien's King Cajun Boiling Seafood

Satisfy your seafood fix by joining us at King Cajun serving delicious seafood boils with a variety of Louisiana-style flavors and spice levels. Come try their yummy Dungeness crab, Baby clams, King crab legs, Jumbo prawn, and Scallops. Their signature dishes are Catfish sandwich, Fried Calamari, Soft shell crab sandwich, and Seafood Gumbo. If you register and then find you're unable to attend, we ask that you please let us know. 


Thursday Oct 5, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT


King Cajun Boiling Seafood

712 University Ave West

St. Paul, MN 55104


Please register to let us know you are attending! 


Business After Hours @ Burning Brothers Brewing

This October we invite you to meet us for Business After Hours at Burning Brothers Brewing, for some gluten free beer! There's no special filters, enzymes or other gluten-free gimmicks, just a grain free glass of beer that will hit the spot. End the day with the Chamber as you sit back and enjoy your favorite cold beverage! Thank you for supporting your local taprooms and breweries!


Thursday Oct 19, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CDT


1750 Thomas Ave W.

Saint Paul, MN 55104


Free, but please register to let us know you are attending!


Q&A: Saint Paul Port Authority’s new director jumps in with both feet

Hiway Credit Union Members Approve Merger with SPIRE Credit Union

Reell Office launches Community Practice Cohort

Slice Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Slice’s newest location is in Frogtown, near the intersection of University and Dale. (It’s the neighborhood’s only pizzeria.) Owners; Adam Kado and Hosie Thurmond got connected with the space through Midway member, Neighborhood Development Center, a St. Paul organization that supports local entrepreneurs. Kado says he doesn’t think many restaurants would be willing to set up shop in Frogtown as compared to a neighborhood like the North Loop, where there are more commercial corridors — but if they can create 10 or 15 jobs, he’s not going to compare the numbers.

There aren’t really any pizza places in Frogtown, Kado pointed out. And anecdotally, he said, some neighborhoods in the Twin Cities that are predominantly Black, like Camden in Minneapolis, also happen to be outside delivery boundaries for certain pizza places. It almost feels like redlining, Thurmond said, a discriminatory practice that historically segregated housing and public services by race.

Yes, Slice Brothers is about pizza, but it’s also about empowering communities and fighting disinvestment in Black neighborhoods, Kado said.  

Mental Health Awareness Day at the Minnesota State Fair

It was all fun and games and mental health at the Great Minnesota Get Together on August 28 for Mental Health Awareness Day. Organized by Guild's friends at NAMI Minnesota, the Guild team and 50+ organizations like Guild engaged fairgoers of all ages with interactive and educational activities along with resources and information.

On stage at Dan Patch Park, they enjoyed a diverse lineup of children's programming, cultural performances, youth performances, musicians, therapy animals, and more!

It's a testament to this community and all Minnesotans that they incorporate conversations about mental health into fairgoers celebrations. They're already looking forward to next year.

CEO Julie Bluhm Talks to Medical Alley

Whether you joined us at the fair or not, experience some of what Mental Health Awareness Day had to offer by listening to the latest episode of the Medical Alley podcast, featuring Guild CEO Julie Bluhm and leaders from Children's Minnesota, UCare, Nexus Family Healing and People Incorporated.

Medical Alley is the largest healthcare network in the world, and they spent the day learning about mental health and the impact we're making here in Minnesota. 

Listen Now

Royal Credit Union

Stonebridge Capital Advisors

Chops' After-School Drumlines Need Your Help!

Hey Chops supporters, funding cuts in St. Paul are putting vital programs at risk of shutdown for our music students and we need your help. Check out my pitch to learn more and as a reward for your donation, you will get exclusive access to a video of our awesome students in action.


Join us for the 3rd virtual Quarterly Forum to learn from the experts about African Cultural Healing Practices times and Lessons to Be Learned.

The topic for the September 20th Forum is African Health and Wellness. Our group of experts have vast experience in Psychology, Counseling, and Education. Together, they will discuss and debate the culture of healing for African Immigrants. Throughout the forum, the emphasis will be on the important lessons they have learned.

AEDS Community Conversation Forum

Sept 20th

11 am-1 pm PST | 1 pm - 3 pm CT | 2 pm - 4pm EST


Registration is open for the 1st session of “Cultivating Connections: Conversations with May yer,” on September 21st featuring Chef Justin Sutherland owner of The Handsome Hog and host of the TRUTV show “Fast Foodies,” Chef Yia Vang owner of Union Hmong Kitchen, and Vinai and host of PT’s show, “Relish”, and Chef John Ng Executive Chef and co-owner of Zen Box Izakaya. Join us along with our moderator, Maplewood City Council member, Chonburi Lee, for a captivating conversation about Asian American entrepreneurship in the food and hospitality industry. 



September 21st 2023 



4:00 pm – Registration Opens 

5:15 pm – Conversation with May yer Begins 

6:15 pm – Networking Reception Begins 



Town & Country Club 

300 N Mississippi River Blvd 

St Paul, MN 55104 

Register Here

Celebrating 40 Years of Service with Ain Dah Yung Center

Ain Dah Yung Center relies on the generosity of individuals like you to continue our mission of providing a healing place within the community for American Indian Youth and Families.

Your contribution of $40 will go a long way in helping us cover the event's costs and create a memorable experience for all attendees. Your support will not only contribute to the success of the event but also enable us to continue our mission.

Join Ain Dah Yung Center at the Bell Museum as we celebrate 40 years of service to youth and families. We will be showcasing two documentary short premieres. One documents the ADYC Legacy, highlighting our mission to provide a healing place within the community for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness. The second documentary illustrates youth homelessness through the lens of American Indian, Black, and BIPOC youth challenges and successes as they move through systems to be the advocacy changemakers for future generations.

Appetizers and refreshments will be catered.

Questions? Please E-Mail: [email protected]

Schedule for the Evening:

5:00, Doors Open

5:00 - 5:45, Networking & Appetizers

5:15 - 5:45, First Viewing Documentary

6:00 - 6:15, Program Overview and Welcome

6:15 - 6:45, Second Viewing Documentary

7:00, Adjourn


Bell Museum

2088 Larpenteur Ave W

St Paul, MN 55113


Oct 04, 2023 05:00pm - 07:00pm

Free Registration


Check out highlight video of our 2022 Block Party 😊 

Any question please contact Rachael Borman at: [email protected]

Looking for something fun to do with your family this fall? Registration is now open for FamilyWise’s 2023 Family Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt!  

Making time for family fun is not only joyful, it is essential for keeping families safe and strong. When families come together to connect through fun, they can take a break from the stress of their day. Seemingly simple actions like slowing down, playing games, taking deep breaths, and laughing together nurture the wellbeing of parents and children, and have the power to prevent family violence.


Gather a team of family or friends to participate in fun and enriching scavenger hunt activities September 21st – 25th. The event is open to all ages and you can play from anywhere in Minnesota. Learn more and register for the event today! www.familywiseservices.org/family-fun-fest

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