Midway Avenues Newsletter October 4, 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:
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."
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
Hampden Park co-op
Mama's Pizza
The Best Steak House
The Dubliner Cafe

 & many 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:

For the first time in 12 years, the Gophers volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in the nation! 
Join us as we celebrate!

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 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.

Joe Aho
Aspen Waste Systems, Inc.

How long have you been a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce?
I have been active for 2 years. Aspen Waste Systems has been a member for 21 years. 

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
Meeting people & building relationships.It's exciting to see new and existing businesses invest in the Chamber and reap the many benefits.

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
As I experienced more and more of the benefits of being an active Chamber member, I asked how I could serve. The Ambassadors had a need so here I am- and it's great!

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
I enjoy just about anything outside (but only in the snow-free months). Biking, kayaking & camping are favorites.  As I'm comparatively new to St. Paul (and this is the first time in my life I've "lived urban") it's great to explore all of the activities, locations and events that make St. Paul great!

Contact information for Joe:
2951 Weeks Ave S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55414

 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.  

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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1600 University Avenue West, Suite 301, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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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