Midway Avenues Newsletter June 20, 2016
Business After Hours:
 Meet new Hamline President Dr. Fayneese Miller
Unwind and socialize with fellow Chamber members after work on Thursday, June 23 at O'Gara's. You'll make great connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to help fuel your own career or business goals. Join us June 23 and meet the new President of Hamline University, Dr. Fayneese Miller. 

Thursday, June 23
4-6 p.m.
164 Snelling Ave. N.

Economic Development Committee: June 28

The next Economic Development Committee meeting will be held Tuesday,
June 28 at Hiway Federal Credit Union. 

- Citizens League study of the Met Council
- Can Can Wonderland
- Midway Stadium (old Saints ballpark) site
- Retail real estate update

Tuesday, June 28
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Hiway Federal Credit Union- 840 Westminster St., Saint Paul, MN 55130
Cost: Free
Lunch provided by BMO Harris Bank

St.Paul Port Authority Logo
Presenting Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

July Monthly Membership Meeting
Patio Party!
July marks the beginning of the Chamber's new fiscal year. To celebrate, the Chamber is throwing a patio party to honor accomplishments of 2015/2016. Come for a casual, fun luncheon at the Klub Haus.

Wednesday, July 20
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: Klub Haus
1079 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN 55117

Cost: $35 members/$50 non-members

Learn about Earned Sick and Safe Time
Are you hearing about proposals for mandated earned sick and safe time and wondering what it means for your organization? Join us on Wednesday, June 22 to learn more about what the ordinance that Minneapolis passed and the proposal in Saint Paul. Most importantly, we'll talk about how YOU and your organization can take action and share concerns with the right people.

Informational Session on Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST)
Wednesday, June 22
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Happy Gnome
498 Selby Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

This meeting is held in conjunction with Best of Saint Paul. To RSVP, email chad@midwaychamber.com
City Hosts Open for Business Meetings

The Saint Paul City Council has launched "Open for Business," an initiative to ensure small business owners get the support they need to open and grow their businesses in Saint Paul, and the Midway Chamber is helping host a meeting.

"Open for Business" workshops will bring together small business owners from across the city to share their experiences and help identify key issues the city should address to make its services more business-friendly. Business owners will meet in small groups facilitated by student facilitators from the Hamline School of Business to share their experiences working with the city. The facilitators will help distill participants' experiences to one or two key issues for the city to address in 2017.

City staff from the departments of Planning and Economic Development, Safety and Inspections and Public Works will attend the workshops to hear feedback and meet business owners.

The workshops are co-sponsored by the Asian Economic Development Association, Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation, Business Review Council, Dayton's Bluff Community Council/ East Side Enterprise Center, District 5 Community Council, East Side Area Business Association, East Side Neighborhood Development Company, Herizon Realty, Highland Business Association, Metro Independent Business Alliance, Midway Chamber of Commerce, Movement Mortgage, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and the West 7th Business Association.

Space is limited. Click here to RSVP to one of the following dates. 

Thursday, June 23, 2 - 4 pm , Spruce Tree Center, 1st Floor Conference Room, 1600 University Avenue W, 55104 (Somali and Oromo language interpreters available)

Tuesday, June 28, 8 - 10 am , James J. Hill Reference Library, 80 W 4th Street, 55102 (Spanish language interpreters available)

Thursday, July 7, 5 - 7 pm, Metropolitan State Library, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 645 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106 (Hmong and Karen language interpreters available)

The Egg & I
2550 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN   55114

Thursday, June 23
  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."

Take the Earned Sick and Safe Time Survey
The City of Saint Paul is seeking community input on an earned sick and safe time policy in the City of Saint Paul. The Earned Sick and Safe Time Task Force has completed its policy recommendations and the City of Saint Paul wants community feedback on the policy recommendations of the task force. 

Click here to take the Earned Sick and Safe Time Survey by July 8, 2016  to better inform city policy makers. The survey is available in multiple languages by selecting "Translate This Page" at the bottom of the webpage. 

Nonprofit of the Month: Ka Joog

   June's nonprofit of the month is Ka Joog. Ka Joog was founded in 2007, and is a Somali organization tailored toward enriching lives of Somali-American youth by utilizing the positive elements of education and the arts. Their mission statement is, "To motivate youth to pursue higher education, while promoting and building community ties at events throughout Minnesota."

Sponsored By:

Chamber Members in the News
MN State Fair Job Fair June 29
The Minnesota State Fair, along with several of its vendors, will host the first-ever State Fair Job Fair 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Progress Center on the fairgrounds. That evening, more than 600 fair-time positions will be available. The job fair is a one-stop-shop for applicants to complete a registration form, meet with a State Fair representative and, if their skills and experience match an open position, a fair department or vendor will interview them on the spot. Positions available at the job fair could include: ticket selling, ticket taking, parking and park & ride attendants, cooks, cashiers, retail sales, food and beverage servers, custodians, and more. Wages for most positions range from $9.50 to $10 per hour. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and available to work all 12 days of the fair, Aug. 25 - Sept. 5, 2016. Click here to learn more.  


The Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival is a day to celebrate the variety of life-enriching experiences that promote artistic exploration and lifelong learning for all ages. The day also provides a unique opportunity for older adults to showcase-through various art forms-their continuing capacity to be purposeful and engaged, and for the community to participate in learning about, supporting, and celebrating the contributions of older adults.

Friday, July 22
1415 Almond Ave
Admission is FREE.
2-6:30 PM
* Arts Showcase featuring works by older adults
* Make & take art activities for all ages: Clay animals, polymer clay beads, botanical and animal prints, double drums, origami, and marbling notecards
* Music & Entertainment: Ukulele Drive, OboeBass!, Alive & Kickin', HealthRHYTHMS® Drumming, and more!
* Delicious food & beverages from local vendors: Grand Ole Creamery & Pizzeria, Underground Music Café, and Anna's Café
* Games for kids
6:30 - 8 PM

Live Music & Dance Under the Big Tent Featuring MacPhail Jazz Quartet & Dance Enthusiast Christopher Yaeger
More at www.CelebrateMSF.com  
Lyngblomsten is a Christian nonprofit organization serving older adults and their families through healthcare, housing, and community-based services since 1906.

Volunteer at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival this weekend!
Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? The 2016 Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a great way earn experience, network and give back to the community. Click here to learn more about volunteering at the Jazz Festival (June 23-25). 

VIP tickets are another great way to access the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Click here to find out more information, including cost, headlining acts and more! 
2016/2017 All Access Luncheon Pass Available!


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Renewing Members

-Carondelet Center
-Ellen Watters Consulting
-Menon Periodontics and Implants
-Midland Hills Country Club
- Paster Properties


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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