Midway Avenues Newsletter October 11, 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
Room 4310, located on the fourth floor
                                    Saint Paul, MN 55102
                                   11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsor:

Nonprofit of the Month Sponsor:
Half-Time Rec
1013 Front Ave.
Saint Paul, MN   55103
Thursday, October 13

Find out why Half Time Rec was named 
"Best Burger" by City Pages in 2015, 
& "Top Ten French Fries" by Thrillist.


  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."
15 Restaurants at 1 Venue!
The 3rd Annual Taste of Lunch on the Line! 
 The Taste! event is back and will feature both new restaurants and old favorites! This is a great opportunity to sample foods from area restaurants in and near the Midway area.

Confirmed restaurants include:

Big Daddy's BBQ- Pulled Pork & Chicken
Buffalo Wild Wings- Wings
Culver's- Custard with Toppings
Flamingo- Sambusa
Foxy Falafel- Stoplight Falafel
Groundswell- Minnesota Nice Cookie Takeaway
Hampden Park Co-op- Chicken Curry
Key's Cafe- Decadent Chocolate Cake
Mama's Pizza- Pasta & Pizza
McDonald's- Coffee 
O'Gara's- Irish Egg Roll (think Reuben sandwich egg roll)
Subway- Subway's Best Sandwiches
The Best Steak House- Steak Bites
The Dubliner Cafe- Shamrocks (Sweet potato, black beans & goat cheese on a tortilla. Served with guacamole)
Trieu Chau- Spring Rolls

 & more to come. Stay tuned. 

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:

Economic Development Meeting: Industrial

The importance of the industrial sector to the Midway cannot be overstated, as the Midway neighborhood has been the industrial center of the Twin Cities since the 1880s. While historically several goods were manufactured in our neighborhood, the industrial sector continues to be an important job creator and valued part of the Midway. Find out what the current industrial climate is in the Midway, and what the future holds.

Tuesday, October 25
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
550 Vandalia St.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

The Industrial Real Estate panel will include:
B. Kyle , Saint Paul Port Authority
David Stokes Cushman  & Wakefield/ NorthMarq
Herb Tousley , University of St. Thomas

This is a free event

  Sponsor:                                  Lunch provided by:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo

Gophers Volleyball!!

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 3 blocks 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 2
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.

Kathy Bjerke

How long have you been a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce?
I have been a member for 18 years. 

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
The networking & getting to know new people. Also, the connections that you gain that are helpful in both business and personal life. If you or a client need some kind of service, there is usually a chamber member that can provide it. 

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
Because I enjoy spreading the word about the wonderful Midway 
Chamber of Commerce.

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Reading, traveling, walking and spending time with my family, especially my three adorable grandchildren. 

Contact information for Kathy:
663 University Ave W
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Our Lady of Peace 75th Anniversary Celebration Gala


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.  

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/. 



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