Midway Avenues Newsletter April 5, 2016
Economic Development Summit April 20

3rd Annual      
Adapting to Todays "Employment Market"
Dr. Artika Tyner
 Assistant Professor of Public Policy &  Leadership,
 Associate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
 University of St. Thomas


Barbara Raye
Executive Director and Founder, The Center for Policy,  Planning and Performance

Meet and gather information from local professional businesses 
& organizations
Luncheon / Keynote:

Featuring Lee Wallace
CEO/Queen Bean
Peace Coffee


Adapting to Today's Marketplace
How can you ensure your organization is ready for tomorrow's (and today's) world? How do you try to understand the differences in generations, cultures and more?  Attend this year's Economic Development Summit and gain a better sense of how you and your organization can succeed in an ever-changing world.

Presented by: 

Host sponsor:
Supporting Sponsors:

St.Paul Port Authority Logo

Succession Planning:
Real World Stories on Main Street
Learn more about succession planning from Clayton Wendt, Sunbelt Business Brokers, at the next installment of the Small Business Forum.

Every small business will eventually have to transition to a new leader.  About one-third will go to a family member or long-time employee.  Another third to a vendor or competitor.  And the last third to an outside buyer not known to the business prior to the deal. 
No matter which plan you choose, you need to consider nearly the same critical issues.  We will discuss: 
1. How to be sure you will realize the proceeds you need to fund your next phase of life.  
2. How to protect the business from damage caused by the transition or worse, the rumors of transition.
3. How to be sure the new leader has the skills and values needed to assure success and protect your name and employees into the future.  

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Where:  Concordia University, Saint Paul
Buenger Education Center
200 Syndicate Street
Saint Paul, MN 55104

8 AM- Registration/Networking
8:15 AM- Forum
9:30 AM - Adjourn

Thanks to our sponsors:

One of University Avenue's newest restaurants!
Los Ocampo
615 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Thursday, April 14
  Presented By: 
 Seven Corners Printing Logo

 Join us as we celebrate and support our local businesses along the Green Line and the entire Midway Community. Every two weeks we visit a restaurant and encourage our membership and the community to take mass transit and join us in our effort to "Keep it green, keep it local."


Hampden Park Co-Op Ribbon Cutting
Thanks to those of you who attended the ribbon cutting last Thursday for one of our newest members, the Hampden Park Co-Op. Stop by to pick up soup for lunch, or groceries anytime. They are located at 928 Raymond Ave.


  Bearence Management Group- Tom Farnham
Bearence Management Group is committed to building a culture of excellence that provides our colleagues a productive and rewarding environment, creating exceptional levels of professional guidance for our clients in order for them to achieve unparalleled prosperity.

2010 Centre Pointe Blvd.
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Welcome, Tom Farnham!
SAVE THE DATE: Midway on the Fairway
Friday, June 10
Spring is here, and before you know it everyone will be enjoying warm weather! The annual Midway Chamber golf tournament, Midway on the Fairway, is back once again at Como Golf Course. Save the Date now, as this event sells out! 
Midway Express Car Wash

Title Sponsor:  

BBQ & Program

  You weren't able to golf, but you can still be part of the fun!  Join us for at noon for a BBQ under the tent at the Como Golf Course. Burgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad and Dilly Bars are in store as share in the tales of the golf course.  Short program will round up the event . Registration will open shortly.

Member News

Gibbs Farm: Pathways to Dakota & Pioneer Life
2016 Season
The Gibbs Farm is excited to offer new programs as well as returning favorites for the 2016 Season. The new program series, A Pioneer Woman, offers visitors of all ages a glimpse of the craft and kitchen heritage of the pioneer women who settled, farmed and raised families in the early years of Minnesota. 
Returning favorites include the ever-popular Gibbs Halloween, with costumes and trick-or-treating, crafts, fun and food in the historic buildings of Gibbs Farm; the Apple Festival, that explores the heritage of apple growing in Minnesota with presentations and tours with master gardeners, along with apple crafts, fun and food; and Dakota Day, celebrating the rich contributions of the Dakota, Minnesota's First People, to our state with language presentations, crafts, food and more.

For information on events, programs, Gibbs Farm Day Camps, or school field trips, see the website at www.rchs.com/gibbs-farm/.




Sunrise Banks is partnering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to build a home in our neighborhood!
Located at 295 Charles Street in the Frogtown neighborhood, this home will be in the heart of our community.
The Midway Chamber of Commerce is supporting this effort by joining forces to swing a hammer or paint a wall.
We will work with Sunrise Banks to coordinate 17 volunteers a day from July 25-July 28.  You can join our team as an individual or as an organization. Sunrise Banks will provide food and beverages each of the days which run from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM. 
Cannot donate your time? Click here to support this ambitious effort through a financial pledge.
To volunteer or learn more about the build, please contact Terri Banaszewski at  terri.banaszewski@sunrisebanks.com.
More information on this project can also be found  here.
This is an exceptional way we can come together to support two fellow members.  


Augsburg's Jodi Collen inducted into Events Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Jodi Collen, director of Event and Confernece Planning, who was named to the Minnesota Meetings + Events 2015 Hall of Fame as Best Special Events Planner. The seven Hall of Fame honorees were selected by the magazine's editorial advisory board. Click here to learn more from Minnesota Meetings and Events.

Get to Know ALLY

You're invited to
Get To Know ALLY!  
We look forward to sharing our story, mission and opportunities to engage with us.  Light Lunch provided.

Date: Tuesday, April 26
Time: 11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. 
RSVP click here  by Monday, April, 25, 2016

 1885 University Avenue, Suite 190, St. Paul, MN  55104
Between Prior and Fairview Avenues on University Avenue

It's Tax Season- Do You Have a CPA?
April 15 is right around the corner and will be here before we know it. Have you thought about scheduling an appointment with an accountant? Here are the Midway Chamber members listed under accountants:

Block Advisors
Perfetti, Oberg & Horn, Ltd.
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New Members

Renewing Members

- Episcopal Homes
-Minnesota State Fair
-St. Paul Smart Trips


Midway Chamber of Commerce
1600 University Avenue West, Suite 301, Saint Paul, MN 55104

President's Circle

   Warners' Stellian 4 color         Western Bank    Xcel Energy  


Director's Circle

Anchor Bank       Hamline          Pioneer Press 3 St.Paul Port Authority Logo Seven Corners Printing Logo 


Associate Circle

Ally People Solutins:  University Avenue Clean Team   Associated Bank   Bywater Business Solutions  FastSigns Roseville   Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.  

Ideal Printers   Mintahoe Catering & Events   Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ, P.A.

Mortenson Construction St. Paul Saints Baseball Club