|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.
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
- $50 Expo & Luncheon Only
**Your luncheon pass can be applied to this event.**
Thanks to our Sponsors
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
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.
2356 University Ave West
St. Paul, MN 55114
Thursday, December 8
Did you know that Caffe Biaggio is more than pasta
? Salads, sandwiches & soup are also on the menu. You can find their menu
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."
NOMINATIONS & REGISTRATION NOW OPEN-
ANNUAL CELEBRATION & LEADERSHIP AWARDS
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
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
Your event will include:
2017's Leadership Awards
Music from Doug Haining & the Twin Cities Seven
Walker West Music Academy
Cocktail reception & dinner
Register for the Annual Celebration
**Please call for special rates for tables, nonprofits under 6 employees & members who joined after February 2016.
Sponsorship are still available!**
Thank You to our Sponsors for this event:
Cyber Security: Meet Your New Friend-
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
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
, 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.
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
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,
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.
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:
Thank You New Members
Thank You Renewing Members!
- Highway Federal Credit Union
- Lake Monster Brewing
- 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