Midway Avenues Newsletter September 27, 2016
October Monthly Membership Meeting: 
Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd
Join us for a presentation by Saint Paul College president, Rassoul Dastmozd on racial disparities at the state and local level, and the importance of the role of higher education and community and technical colleges.

Wednesday, October 19
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
                                   11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsor:

Nonprofit of the Month Sponsor:
September Monthly Membership Luncheon Recap

Thank you to all who attended last Wednesday's luncheon featuring John Regal's talk about University Avenue. Special thanks to our sponsor, the Saint Paul Port Authority, and the Dubliner for hosting. The Dubliner is now open for breakfast and lunch at the old Bonnie's location, and offers pub food in the evening for bar patrons. Congratulations to our Non-Profit of the Month, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. The Non-Profit of the Month award is done in partnership with Hiway Federal Credit Union.

Presenting Sponsor:                                    Non-Profit Sponsor:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo                                               
Hampden Park Co-Op
928 Raymond Ave.
Saint Paul, MN   55114
Thursday, September 29

Hampden Park Co-op offers a great selection of homemade soups made daily, a hot bar, salads, sushi & sandwiches. If the weather permits, we will dine outside. If not, we can take shelter in an event room.  


  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."

Economic Development Recap

Thanks to all of you who filled the room at Midpointe Event Center today to listen to details about plans for the MLS soccer stadium. Attendees heard from the Saint Paul Port Authority's Monte Hilleman,  Senator John Hoffman , MN United team owner Dr. Bill McGuire, and the City's Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Our next Economic Development Committee Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 25 at Paikka.

The 3rd Annual Taste! 

The Taste! event is back and will feature both new restaurants and old favorites! This is a great opportunity to sample foods from 20 restaurants in and near the Midway area.

Taste! of Lunch on the Line
October 27
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

$35 -  Individual Partner- Member
$50 -  Individual Partner- Nonmember

$50 -  Sponsor Partner- Members Only
Benefits of Sponsor Partnership:               
  • Listed as a Supporting Partner to a Lunch on the Line Restaurant
  • Company name displayed in the program next to your partner restaurant
  • Invitation for one to attend the event
 ** Luncheon passes are not accepted at this event**

Thanks to our sponsors:

You've heard all about this incredible team, this is your opportunity to catch the U of M Volleyball team in action when they take on Indiana.  We will gather in a reserved spot at Sally's Saloon (only 1/3 of a mile from the Sports Pavilion) to catch a bite, then head over to the Pavilion  for a can't miss game!

This is an event open to all family members. Tickets are limited and only $8. Reserve your spot today!

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, November 2nd
4:30-6:30 p.m.-Sally's Saloon
7-9 p.m.- Sports Pavilion

Sally's Saloon
700 Washington  Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414

University of Minnesota
Sports Pavilion
1925 University Ave SE
 Minneapolis, MN 55455


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.

Julie Novak

How long have you been a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce?
Over 10 years.

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
I value the relationships and connections made through the Chamber.  If I am looking for a need- personal or business- or if one of my clients needs a referral for a service, I look to the Chamber membership to find that person or service.  I greatly value the relationships I have within the Chamber.

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
The opportunity to make a connection in person with a new or renewing member is invaluable.  To promote the Chamber, and my own business, is a great opportunity.  Chamber members really appreciate the personal touch and it sets our Chamber apart from other.  The Ambassador Committee is a great "adds value."

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Spending time with family (preferably outdoors), walking the dogs and drinking red wine.

Contact information for Julie:
607 South Smith Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55107

 at    beth@midwaychamber.com  or call the Chamber office at 651-646-2636.


Winner will receive $10,000 in international services & other great prizes!
UPS is pleased to announce its first ever regional X-PORT Challenge to support small and medium enterprises with global aspirations. Participants must apply online at UPS.com/X-PortChallenge2016 and specify why their business is prepared for the international market. The top 10 applicants will move to a final round to occur on Oct. 18, 2016.
The 10 selected contestants will be invited to attend a "Pitch-Off" event in St Paul, MN. They will pitch their business to a panel of judges in the international business community. Judges will then pick the top three finalists as prize-winners.  

Dear St. Paul love letter artwork coming to CEZ
Renowned Minnesota artist Karl Unnasch will transform a monumental water tower in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) into a love letter to the city. This iconic reminder of our rich industrial past will become a self-illuminated "lighthouse" celebrating the rejuvenation efforts underway in the area and highlight what citizens love about St. Paul.

To transform the water tower located at 755 Prior Ave N, next to the soon to be opened Can Can Wonderland, Unnasch and his team are engaging the community to collect inspiration in the form of text, images, video, drawings, and sketches to be displayed on the water tower, based on the theme "Dear Saint Paul, __ (you fill in the blank)___." 

The community is asked to submit their letters, images, and ideas with the following questions in mind:


          • Where do you hang out in St. Paul?
          • Where do you take your kids to have fun in St. Paul?
          • What places do you brag about in St. Paul?
          • Where do you bring out-of-towners who want to see St. Paul?
          • What do you like about your neighborhood? 
          • What's the best hidden secret in St. Paul?
          • What is your favorite place in St. Paul

Describe your favorite St. Paul event.Ideas can be submitted on the Dear St. Paul Facebook page, by using #DearStPaul on Instagram and Twitter or sending us an email.  Additionally, you can download and print the flyer  and mail it to CEZ, 2314 University Ave. W, Suite 28. St. Paul, MN 55114. Ideas will be collected through the fall of 2016 and the water tower  is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2017.


JCI's partnership with Chamber
JCI Saint Paul, formerly the Saint Paul Jaycees, provides the opportunity for young individuals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change. A new member of the Midway Chamber, we encourage our Chamber members to join JCI or consider younger employees at their office to attend their events. For more information, go to their website:  http://jcistpaul.org/. 


Help at Union Gospel Mission this Thanksgiving
You can volunteer as an individual or a team. 

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

President's Circle

   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