Midway Avenues Newsletter December 6, 2016

Celebration of Nonprofits  & Monthly Luncheon
December 15: Our largest lunch of the year!
 Collaboration of For Profits & Non Profits to Strengthen a Common Goal 
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 AM- Registration, Coffee & Pastries
8:30-11:00 AM- Morning Panel featuring representatives from Catholic Charities, Fox Advancement and NDC
11 AM - Noon- Non Profit Expo 
Noon- Monthly Luncheon & Program featuring Dr. Eric Jolly
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: 
Ribbon Cutting at Half Time Rec Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting at Half Time Rec

Ribbon Cutting at Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute
Join us as we welcome Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute
to the Midway Chamber of Commerce! 

MOI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students, ages 6 to 18, with their writing skills and homework, emphasizing cross-curricular creativity.

Monday, December 12
4 p.m.
Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute
2388 University Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Shop With Cops Recap
Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered at this year's Shop With Cops! This even has grown significantly through the years, and serves hundreds of families and has many volunteers who help make the day possible. Thank you to all who donated; the Midway Chamber raised over $6,200- a record for the Chamber.


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

Thursday, December 8
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."



The Midway Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Awards recognize our outstanding members who contribute to  keeping our Midway strong on a daily basis. Each year the chamber asks our members for nominations in the following categories:

Large Business of the Year Award  is presented to a company that plays an active role in the local business community, business associations and volunteer groups.  This award is given to a business of 20 employees or more. 
Small Business of the Year Award  is to recognize a business with outstanding business practices in the Midway  community. This award is given to a  business of 19 employees or less.
Nonprofit of the Year Award  recognizes any Section 501(c)(3) public charity or private foundation that is tirelessly focused on serving the community and the partnerships they have built with for-profit organizations.

Volunteer of the Year Award   recognizes a Midway Chamber of Commerce member for their commitment, dedication, leadership, and exceptional volunteer service on behalf of the Midway Chamber of Commerce.

Rookie of the Year Award  recognizes a Midway Chamber of Commerce member for their enthusiasm and can-do attitude in their first year as a Midway Chamber Member. Their excitement for the chamber is infectious and inspires other members and their commitment to the chamber.

Join us for a special evening of fellowship & fun.

Jazz, Jeans & Jewels  
a dazzling denim affair 
JJJ- use this one
Your event will include:
2017's Leadership Awards
Music from Doug Haining & the Twin Cities Seven
Walker West Music Academy
Dance performances
Electronic Auction
Live Auction
 Cocktail reception & dinner
& more

Nominate a fellow member  HERE  or  HERE
Register for the Annual Celebration  HERE

**Please call for special rates for tables, nonprofits under 6 employees & members who joined after February 2016.
Sponsorship are still available!**
651-646-2636 or  beth@midwaychamber.com
Thank You to our Sponsors for this event:



Equity Services


Cyber Security: Meet Your New Friend- 
a Hacker

In this third installment of the Cybersecurity series sponsored by Mendoza Law, LLC, you'll meet Mary Frantz, an ethical hacker, and take a peek into the world of hacking, the black market for stolen data, and watch a demonstration of a hacking operation.  Tony Mendoza of Mendoza Law, LLC and Emily Duke, of CyberSmart┬« Law, LLC will also discuss 10 cost-effective ways you can toughen your organization's IT defenses against hacking. 
This event is open to all in your organization, especially your IT team.
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:15-9:30 a.m.
Spruce Tree Conference Room
1600 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
FREE EVENT- Coffee and bagels will be provided. 



Elpis Enterprises (Elpis is Greek for Hope) is a Saint Paul-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides job training, work experience and job placement for homeless or precariously-housed young people ages 16-23. Through several  social enterprises , youth build skills, build experience and build relationships in the community. Young people develop as individuals and potential employees by working in real enterprises gaining the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to overcome homelessness and become contributing members of our community.

Elpis Enterprises
Paul Ramsour
550 Vandalia Street, Suite 304
Saint Paul, MN 55114


Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, we help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. Express provides a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including professional, commercial, and administrative. We're here to support you.

Express Employment Professionals
Bob Boulliane
1696 Suburban Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55106

The Next Directory
As many of you know, the Chamber partners with deRuyter Nelson (publisher of The Monitor) to print a directory every spring. We have heard from many members of the value this printed directory brings, including those who advertise, as it also goes to 18,000 homes in and near the Midway neighborhood. The directory is not only a helpful tool if you are looking for a member, but provides helpful information on the Chamber and is a revenue generator. If you are interested in advertising, click here to view the advertising rates. 

Hosting a holiday party? Consider Chamber members
December is right around the corner, which mean a lot of parties, open houses and festivities. If you're planning one, do you need services that could be done by Chamber members? Here are a few who do catering? Did we miss anyone? If so, let us know and we'll include you next week.

- Subway


Holiday Shopping? Buy from a Chamber member!

Have a shopping list this holiday season? Take a look at our member directory and support Chamber members! In addition to several members offering gift cards, check out the following retail members:


Do you have news to share? Let us know!

In This Issue
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Thank You New Members

- Elpis Enterprises

Thank You Renewing Members!

- Highway Federal Credit Union
- Lake Monster Brewing
- Marco
- Neighborhood Energy Connection
- Nelson Financial Services
- PCs for People
- Roseridge Offices
- Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation
- Saint Paul Port Authority
- Saint Paul Sunrise Rotary Club
- Solution Blue
- Warners' Stellian
- Xcel Energy

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