Midway Avenues Newsletter August 30, 2016
September Monthly Membership Luncheon
John Regal, "On the Avenue..."

With all due respect to other business zones (Downtown, Grand Ave, etc.), Regal will demonstrate why University Avenue was, is and will always be the best gauge  of the City's economic vitality. Come see why.

Wednesday, September 21
The Dubliner Pub (come see the new breakfast and lunch menu in the old Bonnie's space)
2162 University Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo

Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business
 in the Digital Age 

September 9
8:15-9:30 a.m.

Learn how to reduce the threat of a cyber-attack and the
tools you should have in your cybersecurity toolkit.

In this seminar, you will learn:
  • How can businesses improve their cybersecurity resilience?
  • What is needed to set up a security program to cover the entire organization? It's not just IT!
  • What policies should you have in your cyber toolkit?
Tony Mendoza, Mendoza Law, LLC
Emily Duke, CyberSmart Law

Friday, September 9, 2016
8:15-9:30 a.m.
Spruce Tree Conference Room
First Floor
1600 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Coffee and bagels will be provided.

FREE EVENT- Great for your IT staff members too!

Noodles and Company
470 Hamline Ave.
Saint Paul, MN   55104

Thursday, September 1

  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."

MN United is coming to the Midway! 
Check out Chamber events to learn more
The big news announcement made it official Friday: Minnesota United FC will join the MLS league in 2017. While the team will begin playing at TCF Band Stadium, they plan on moving into the Midway in 2018. 

Help welcome the team to the neighborhood and celebrate at our next 
Business After Hours! Minnesota United FC will be on hand with special offers and giveaways. 
Thursday, September 15
4-6 p.m.
O'Gara's Bar & Grill
164 Snelling Ave. N.

Thank you to our sponsor and host:

Economic Development Committee
September 27

Learn more about Minnesota United's plans and the future Snelling-Midway redevelopment at the Chamber's next Economic Development meeting. This meeting will be a great way to get to know the team and find out how your organization can benefit.
  • Dr. Bill McGuire, Owner, MN United FC
  • Jonathon Sage-Martinson, Director, Planning & Economic Development, City of Saint Paul
  • Sen. John Hoffman
  • Saint Paul Port Authority
Tuesday, September 27
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Midpointe Event Center- Sterling Ballroom
415 Pascal St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thanks to our sponsor:                                          Lunch provided by:

Bennett BBQ
On Saturday, September 17th, John Bennett will generously open his home for his annual backyard BBQ and this man knows how to entertain! It truly is a great evening of friendship, fellowship & food.   See you then.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
6 PM-10 PM
John Bennett's Home- hosted by John Bennett- Western Bank
Cost = $29/individual or $50/couple

TASTE! Of Lunch on the Line

Mark your calendars!
 Our annual Taste! of Lunch on the Line event is approaching. 

Thursday, October 27th

Midpointe Event Center
415 North Pascal Street
St. Paul, MN  55104

This event brings together chamber and commu nity members to celebrate the diverse and unique restaurants located right in the heart of the Midway.

More details will follow.
Sponsorship opportunities will be available next week. 

How can you benefit from the Super Bowl?

As you may have heard, the Twin Cities will host Super Bowl LII in February 2018. What opportunities come with hosting the big game? Find out how businesses and our entire metro area can benefit from playing host at a meeting sponsored by the Midway, Minnesota Black and Saint Paul Area Chambers of Commerce.

The Business Connect program is an NFL initiative that partners with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to serve as a conduit for the qualified diverse and underutilized businesses in Minnesota and the many opportunities that will be generated by the Super Bowl in 2018. This program will leverage networking, educational and other business development opportunities with the NFL and its contracting partners.

Super Bowl LII's Business Connect Program is deliberately focused on certified minority, woman, veteran, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender owned qualified, diverse businesses in the state of Minnesota.

Wednesday, September 21
8-9 a.m.
400 North Robert Street, Suite 140
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Visit Chamber Members at the Fair!
The Minnesota State Fair begins this Thursday, and runs through Labor Day. Whether you're riding the A-Line, parking nearby or taking a shuttle, if you visit the Great Minnesota Get-Together remember to see other Chamber members. The following is a partial list of some of the members you can see at the Fair:

Augsburg College
Concordia University
Epilepsy Foundation
Hamline University
Lions Club (Midway chapter there Sep 4)
Minnesota United FC
Saint Paul Pioneer Press
Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club
Tech Dump (will be there August 30 sharing how they repair and refurbish electronics for resale in the Eco Experience Building)
University of Minnesota 
University of St. Thomas
Vision Loss Resources
Visit Saint Paul
Xcel Energy

If you visit our members, please share on social media!


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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