|Midway Avenues Newsletter January 31, 2017
February Monthly Luncheon & Leadership Award Finalists Recognition
How is the state's economy? Hear firsthand from DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy, and learn how the department operates and helps businesses throughout Minnesota. We will also find out Annual Awards Finalists.
Wednesday, February 15
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
1890 Randolph Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Thank You to our Sponsor:
2325 Endicott St
St. Paul, MN 55114
Thursday, February 2
Check out their menu
Join us as we celebrate and support our local businesses . Every two weeks we visit a restaurant along the line and encourage our membership and the community to take transit and join us in our effort to "Keep it green, keep it Local."
Bling after Business
Join us as we get in the mood for
"Jazz, Jeans & Jewels"
with our friends at Gold'n Treasures. Grab a glass of wine as Todd Gimble hosts
us in their private room for this unique opportunity to preview beautiful pieces that will be featured in the silent auction at the Annual Celebration. You may bring in items for a special appraisal rate of $25 per piece.
This is a great opportunity to network, have a glass of wine & take care of your Valentine's Day shopping!
Thursday, February 2
805 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Cost: FREE EVENT
Bocce After Business/ Business After Hours
Join us for the first installment of this new quarterly event!
Grab a beverage and join the fun whether you play or cheer from the sidelines. Bocce is an easy & fun game to play, but rules and instructions will be shared prior to the game. Stick around for Irish Night and enjoy free live music and homemade corned beef specials.
Wednesday, February 8
Half Time Rec
1013 Front Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Meet the Intern
The Chamber would like to introduce Alyssa Dettloff:
Hi! My name is Alyssa Dettloff, and I am a student at the University of Minnesota planning on graduating this December. I am majoring in professional journalism with a minor in communications studies! I am passionate about storytelling, and I hope to one day be a news broadcaster for a midmorning newscast. However, my ultimate goal/dream would be to work for the Ellen DeGeneres Show or E!News because I am just enthralled by popular culture, and I like to entertain people!
I also have an interest in doing corporate video storytelling for companies because I love to edit, shoot, write and produce videos that illuminate a company's strengths. In one of my social media marketing internships with Babu Social Networks, I have produced video content for Zerorez, which is when I realized I really enjoy producing video content.
I have an extensive background in social media marketing as I have been a social media planning intern with Babu Social Network for eight months and now at the Midway Chamber of Commerce. I am looking forward to working with the Chamber and implementing new ways via social media to improve the strong community and fellowship between the chamber and its members.
Cyber Security Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended last week's Cyber Security event, featuring an ethical hacker.
Mary Frantz, and her company Enterprise Knowledge Partners LLC, help clients detect their vulnerabilities to getting hacked. Emily Duke, Cyber Smart
provided ten tips on how to avoid being hacked.
to view Emily Duke's presentation, "10 'Easy Wins': Cost Effective Steps To Become A Tough Target."
SAVE THE DATE! Our next Cyber Security event will take place
Friday, June 2 and we will discuss
what to do if you get hacked.
Owner, Dave Knoke, started Knoke's Chocolates in 2000 with a small location in downtown Hudson. He expanded to a larger downtown Hudson store in 2011 just two doors down the street. Knoke's Chocolates & Nuts opened a second location on 2305 Como Ave in Saint Paul in late 2016.
Knoke's Chocolates & Nuts
2305 Como Ave.
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 & more
You have a chance to go home with:
- 2 airline tickets courtesy of US Bank
- 4 week long passes to the US Open
- A party for 10 for dinner, margaritas & create your own salsa with Salsa Lisa
- VIP experience for 4 at Turf Club
- A private tour of the newly renovated capital with Senator Hoffman
- A catered private party for 20
- and so much more
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!**
Thank You to our Sponsors for this event:
Key donations provided by:
IT'S NOT TOO LATE
Silent Auction Items Needed
As an active and engaged business within our chamber, I am inviting your organization to participate in the silent auction portion of our Annual Celebration. This yearly event helps raise funds to keep our Midway community strong, vibrant and growing.
This is an excellent opportunity for your business to partner with the Midway Chamber of Commerce by donating an auction item
. Every donation will be seen by local business and community leaders.
We will recognize our donors in the following ways:
- Item listed on the electronic bidding site which will be seen seven days prior to and at the event
- Item displayed with business name at the event
- Recognition on the Midway Chamber of Commerce website.
It's EASY to donate an auction item. Please fill out
THIS DONATION FORM
and return it with your item by
Friday, February 3, 2017
. Feel free to contact me with any questions at
We are making good things happen with help from businesses like yours.
We appreciate your generous support!
Lend a Hand
In our commitment to building relationships within the Midway Chamber of Commerce, we will dedicate space in our newsletter to support collaboration between nonprofits and for profit organizations. This ongoing feature will highlight non-profits looking for volunteers. If your organization is looking for individuals available to share their time or talent, please contact the Chamber office.
We're in the midst of the Winter Carnival! Join the fun as our capital city takes center stage January 26-February 5. Grab your boots, a hat and mittens and join in all of the fun!
Not sure where to start? Check out a full listing of activities
This time honored event cannot happen without the help of volunteers. If you would like to be a part of this long standing St. Paul tradition and have some winter time fun please visit
and check out the volunteer opportunities available.
Happy Carnival!! Hail Boreas!!!
Thank You Renewing Members!
- Anu Family Services
- Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
- Fredrikson & Byron, PA
- Impressions, Inc.