Midway Avenues Newsletter November 22, 2016

Celebration of Nonprofits  & Monthly Luncheon
December 15
The 2016 Celebration of Nonprofits is open to all members- for profits and 
non-profits alike. This year, the event will focus on how for-profits and non-profits can collaborate. The event will consist of a morning panel, a nonprofit expo and a lunch keynote speech by Dr. Eric Jolly, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. 

Celebration of Nonprofits
Thursday, December 15
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Hamline University
Anderson Center
774 Snelling Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

8:00-8:30- Registration, Coffee & Pastries
8:30-11:00 AM- Morning Seminar
11 AM - Noon- Non Profit Expo 
Noon- Monthly Luncheon & Program
1 PM- Close

Please join us as your schedule allows. 
 All are welcome to the entire program. 

Non Profit Member -  $25 Morning Seminar, Expo & Luncheon
For Profit Member - $35.00 Expo & Luncheon Only
For Profit Member- $50.00 Morning Seminar,  Expo & Luncheon
Non Member  - $50 Expo & Luncheon Only

**Your luncheon pass  can be applied to this event.** 

Thanks to our Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor:
Sunrise Banks Logo
Seminar Sponsors:

Expo Sponsors:
Anchor Bank
Supporting Sponsor: 
Small Business Saturday: November 26
On the Green Line will be promoting local businesses along the Green Line on Saturday, November 26 for Small Business Saturday. Metro Transit will offer FREE RIDES to promote businesses. 


Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell
 & Shop with Cops Recap
Record number donated!
Thank you to all who attended our lunch with Chief Axtell last Wednesday, and who donated to Shop with Cops. The Midway Chamber membership has surpassed last year's record donation, with $6,170.00 going directly to this important program. For anyone wishing to volunteer at Shop with Cops on Saturday, December 3, click here to view details. Thank your to our presenting sponsor, BankCherokee, and our supporting sponsor, the Midway YMCA. Congratulations to the Hiway Federal Credit Union Nonprofit of the Month, the Saint Paul Police Foundation. 

Donna Swanson receives Hiway Federal Credit Union Nonprofit of the Month Award for the Saint Paul Police Foundation
Chief Axtell

Economic Development Committee Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended today's Economic Development Committee.

- Click here to view the video from the Creative Enterprise Zone
- Click here to learn more about the Business Review Council
- Click here to see the presentation on Towerside

Special thanks to Deerwood Bank for providing lunch, made by our host
Half Time Rec.

Catherine Reid Day presents on the Creative Enterprise Zone

Event Sponsor:                            
St.Paul Port Authority Logo
Lunch Sponsor:

Ribbon Cutting at Half Time Rec
Join us as we welcome Half Time Rec to the Midway Chamber of Commerce!

Arrive early as the official cutting of the ribbon will take place promptly at 4 p.m. 
 Stick around for a tour of the bocce courts and hear of an exciting partnership 
with the Chamber for 2017. 

The fun continues at 5 p.m., which is the first night of "Saint Paul's Ten Bars of Surly Brewing." This event features numerous drawings for Surly gear, 
gift certificates & more!

Thursday, December 1
4 p.m.
Half Time Rec
1013 Front Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55103


Caffe Biaggio
2356 University Ave West
St. Paul, MN  55114

Thursday, December 8th
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Did you know that Caffe Biaggio is more than pasta? Salads, sandwiches &  soup are also on the menu.  You can find their menu   HERE

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

Save the Date for our Annual Celebration 
& Leadership Awards
February 18, 2017
5:30-10:00 p.m.
Intercontinental Hotel- Downtown Saint Paul

Join fellow chamber members for this annual event of fun, fellowship, food and fundraising.  This is also our opportunity to  recognize leaders
 within our organization. 

 Nominations will be accepted the month of December 
in the following areas:
  •  Large Business of the Year 
  •  Small Business of the Year
  •  Non Profit of the Year
  •  Volunteer of the Year
  •  Rookie of the Year- This is open to those who joined within the last year. 
  A fabulous evening is in store with live music, activities, live and silent auctions.  Stay tuned for more details.

Capitol City Education Fund inspires and empowers Saint Paul School educators and learners to achieve full potential by generating valuable resources for support and connection in the classroom.

Capitol City Education Fund
Anne Dresen
380 Jackson Street Suite 287
Saint Paul, MN 55101


DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-University Area is situated east of downtown Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus, two blocks from Stadium Village light rail station.  Plan an event in 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space with floor-to-ceiling windows and impressive views of TCF Bank Stadium and seating for up to 299. Guests will appreciate the amenities offered including a heated indoor pool, 24-hour business center and a Made Market offering made-to-order meals, beverages and travel essentials.

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis- University Area
Joe McCurdy
511 Huron Blvd SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Ambassador Mission
To welcome new members to the Chamber, to encourage new member participation in networking and promotion opportunities, and to represent the Chamber at community functions and new business openings.

Ambassador Commitment
As the public relations arm of the Midway Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors are often the first contact for new and prospective members.  Encouraged to select the most effective activities to meet their personal and professional objectives.  All of the activities can be conveniently worked into your schedule.

Budget Blinds of St. Paul

H ow long have you been a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce?
I have been a member for almost 2 years. 

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
I enjoy meeting other small/local business people. 

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
I wanted to meet small business owners like myself. I'm a firm believer in supporting small/local businesses.  I try to spend money in the local community to keep it growing whenever I can.
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Attending local art or craft shows. Dining out & traveling.

Contact information for Hilary
(612) 246-6139




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   Warners' Stellian 4 color        


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