Midway Avenues Newsletter November 15, 2016
Monthly Membership Meeting: 
Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell
 & Shop with Cops
Former Midway Chamber board member Todd Axtell was named Saint Paul's Police Chief earlier this year. Listen to this thoughts on his position, and about the Shop with Cops program for this upcoming year. 

Wednesday, November 16
O'Gara's Bar & Grill
164 Snelling Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Want to volunteer at Shop with Cops on Saturday, December 3? Click here to learn more. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

                                        Supporting                       Nonprofit

  YMCA new  

Holiday Open House! Business After Hours November 17
Join us for our next Business After Hours at O'Gara's Bar & Grill on Thursday, November 17, where we will kick off the holiday season. Attendees are eligible to win gift cards from Chamber members! 

O'Gara's Bar & Grill
164 Snelling Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
4-6 p.m.

Economic Development Committee November 22 
at Half Time Rec
Our Economic Development Meetings continue to draw big crowds. Join us November 22 for a meeting that will provide updates on projects in and around
 the Midway. 
Project updates include:
  • Creative Enterprise Zone
  • Hamline Station 
  • Towerside
Come for the project updates and opportunity to talk about your current projects, stay for the lunch from Half Time Rec!

Tuesday, November 22
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Event Sponsor:                             Lunch Sponsor:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo     
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 4:00.  Stick around for a tour of the bocce courts and hear of an exciting partnership 
with the Chamber for 2017. 

The fun continues at 5:00 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


Celebration of Nonprofits 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- 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: 

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.

A community focused company providing quality electrical and cleaning products at competitive prices. 

B&L Supply
Clifton Boyd, Jr.
649 Smith Ave. S. Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55107


Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $10 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in Saint Paul and provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. 

Bremer Bank
Andy Sybilrud
380 Saint Peter St., Suite 500
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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.

BMO Harris Bank

H ow long have you been a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce?
I have been a member for 1 year. 

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
Connecting with fellow chamber members and learning about them as people and fellow owners/operators. 

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
I thought it would be a great way to be of service to the Chamber, to create more value with my membership, and connect with more members.
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Attending my kids' many sporting events, traveling, running and obstacle-course racing!

Contact information for Liam
50 S. 6th Street, Suite 1000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55105

Winter Carnival will unveil the 2016 button on Nov. 19

Do you have news to share? Let us know!
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. 



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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