Midway Chamber of Commerce September 28, 2021
Midway Chamber News
Economic Development Meeting: The Supply Chain

Ever wonder how items go from a raw material to a finished product on the store shelve? Learn more about how the supply chain works- right here in the Midway! Moderated by the Minnesota Commercial Railway, we will also hear from Eureka Recycling, Impressions Inc, and WestRock. Join us at Lake Monster Brewing for this interesting conversation and learn more about the importance of connections in your own neighborhood.

Your first beer is on WestRock!
Tuesday Sep 28, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Lake Monster Brewing Company
550 Vandalia St #160
St. Paul, MN 55114

Sponsored by
LOTL @ Hodma

Looking for a completely new restaurant to tryout? Come check out Hodma, a Somali-Mediterranean fusion restaurant. Hodma offers a menu boasting many options to expand your palate and excite your taste buds. This new restaurant is run by multiple generations of a family with longtime Midway roots. After the turbulent year restaurants have endured, the site of new openings and re-openings is so refreshing, and we're pleased and eager to support them. If you register and then find you're unable to attend, we ask that you please let us know. 

Thursday Oct 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

1197 University Ave W
Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55104
October Membership Luncheon ft. Janet Johanson

Janet Johanson is the founder of BevSource. Janet is always looking for what's next and her passion has driven clients across North America and overseas to launch their beverage creations. Janet's commitment to excellence exists not only in the work place, but in the community, as evidenced by her volunteer work and mentoring. Her drive to fulfill the needs of the beverage industry resulted in The Lab — a place for makers and tasters to come together.

In 2019 BevSource launched The Lab, LLC, a first-of-its-kind pilot production and quality testing facility with an adjacent taproom where tasters and makers can co-create the next generation of innovative beverages. In 2020, Johanson also started the Black Business is Beautiful Market, an outdoor space where the local community can come together to purchase goods and services from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) businesses on the second Saturday of each month outside The Lab.
Midway Chamber Safety Policy:
The Midway Chamber of Commerce adheres to the guidelines set forth by each event venue and any additional government policy in effect. 

The Midway Chamber will have facemasks available, as well as hand sanitizer available at all in-person events. 

Minnesota State Fair Grounds Safety Stance 
Face coverings are strongly encouraged (not required) indoors when 6' distance can not be maintained

Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

Minnesota State Fairgrounds
History & Heritage Center
West End Market
1841 W Dan Patch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

$35.00 members/ $50.00 non-members
This includes networking, program and lunch.

***Please note: Cancellations must be received three days in advance to receive a full refund, substitutions are welcome. Reservations made within 24 hours of the event will be charged an additional $10
Ribbon Cutting

Join Minnesota Bank & Trust for an open house to meet the team of our new business office in the Court International Building! Together, our team has a cumulative of 120+ years in banking experience and 70+ years serving the St. Paul market. We are excited to be opening this new location, which will allow us to better serve the East Metro area.

The Midway Chamber will celebrate with a ribbon cutting and team photo at 2:30pm  This will be followed by a basic open house for invited guests only from 3-5pm with light food and drink, chamber folks are welcome to stay for continued festivities.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

2:30 PM Ribbon Cutting
3:00- 5:00 PM Open House

2550 University Avenue West,
Suite 259S
St. Paul, MN 55114

Data Submitted from the COVID Vaccine Trial for Kids

Pfizer has submitted their clinical data on their covid-19 vaccine in 5-12 to FDA and says EUA filing will come in the next few weeks. Learn more here.
High Demand for Rapid Tests

If you're frustrated with a lack of access to rapid COVID-19 tests, you're not alone! BUT MDH says there's still lots of capacity for lab tests. Most Vault saliva tests are back in 24 hours, the company says, though processing time is up from summer. Full story here.
September Membership Luncheon at Bethel University ft. Dr. Christina Kaiser
Tech Dump's 10th Anniversary and Wire Cutting for Tech Discounts
Hamernick’s Flooring Superstores

For the firsts time in it’s 75 year history, Hamernick’s was awarded a spot in the 2021 Minnesota State Fair’s Home Improvement Building! Throughout the 12 days, our team of Flooring experts talked with Fair goers about the latest trends in Flooring AND gave away free 20% discounts to anyone who shops at our locations in Saint Paul or New Hope before year end. If any of the Midway Chamber members would also like a 20% off coupon, please reach out to Amy Mauzy at AmyM@hamernicks.com.
Kick Childhood Cancer Top

During September, Major League Soccer and Continental Tire will team up to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. Now in its 7th year, the Kick Childhood Cancer campaign aims to find better cures for all types of childhood cancer, and now more than ever, provide support to one of the most vulnerable populations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Available now is the 2021 Kick Childhood Cancer Top. This AEROREADY creation is comfortable and stylish, with a unique design created for Kick Childhood Cancer month.

Kick Childhood Cancer Month
In partnership with MLS Clubs, players, coaches, staff and fans, the Kick Childhood Cancer campaign will aim to raise funds for Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Foundation, and provide comfort and inspiration to the patients and families within the pediatric cancer community.

MLS and Continental Tire will Partner with MLS Clubs, players and/or MLS Greats to “surprise & delight” pediatric cancer patients and health care providers with unique experiences and acts of kindness throughout the month. Continental Tire will also provide Kick Childhood Cancer care kits to patients in addition to donating Tire certificates for patient families and/or hospital workers to help with travel needs related to treatment.

Why Childhood Cancer
  • Every day, 40 children in the Unites States are diagnosed with cancer
  • 1 out of 5 children who are diagnosed with cancer dies
  • 3 out of 5 who survive children’s cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers
  • Across all ages, ethnic and socio-economic groups, cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease in children
  • And cancer does not pause during unprecedented times.

The Children’s Oncology Group Foundation supports the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research, uniting more than 10,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals around the world.
We are so excited to bring back the Monster Bash Halloween Music fest for 2021! The musical lineup is fantastic and we have a ton of specialty and one-off brews and infusions in store. 

Music from 
  • Black Eyed Snakes
  • Annie Mack
  • Apollo Cobra
  • Jaedyn James

DJ Michael Grey of Transmission
Lots of specialty beers including the Cask Cave (8 one-of-a-kind specialty cask infusions), Wassail (a special fruit and spiced beer served warm) and more. 

The Event Requires Proof of Vaccination Against COVID 19

For the safety of patrons and staff, either your vaccination card or a photo/digial copy of your vaccination card and a matching photo ID will be required on entry.

Join us for our Annual Breakfast!


Yearly, more than 300 young African American youth and men come to Ujamaa Place. Most have been involved in our criminal justice systems. They arrive hopeless – without stable housing, education pathways or trained for gainful employment. Mental and chemical health issues suffocate their lives. Ujamaa Place and its Theory of Transformation program provides these enrollees HOPE. 
Please become a part of that HOPE. 

The morning will feature music from T. Mychael Rambo and accompanist Tom West. Thank you to 3M Innovation Center for hosting our program.

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