Midway Avenues Newsletter March 28,   2017
April Monthly Membership Meeting: Barbara Hunn, Keys Cafe
In 1973, a restaurant opened up on Raymond Avenue near University. That one restaurant is now the first of nine locations in the Twin Cities for the popular Keys Cafe. Find out how this restaurant in the Midway started one of the most beloved restaurants in the Twin Cities. Hear from Keys Cafe founder/owner Barbara Hunn about the importance of family in this (now) multi-generational family business. 

Wednesday, April 19
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Town and Country Club
300 N Mississippi River Blvd. 
St Paul, MN 55104

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:                      Thank you to our supporting sponsor:

Save the Date: Leadership Summit May 24
The Annual Leadership Summit is fast approaching! Held once again at Augsburg, the Leadership Summit will feature Diana Pierce and keynote speaker Sylvia Bartley. 

Morning Session: Diana Pierce "Mentoring Emerging Leaders in an Uncertain World"
Lunch Keynote: Sylvia Bartley "The Power of Leading From Your Heart: An Authentic Form of Innovation & Progressive Leadership." 

Wednesday, May 24
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Augsburg College

Click here to read a bio of Sylvia.                                   Thank you  to our sponsor: 

Sylvia Bartley



The Dubliner
2162 University Ave.
 Saint Paul, MN 55114

Thursday, March 30
Noon-1:00 p.m.
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."

Want to learn more about the Snelling -Midway & Ford sites? Attend work session for the City Comp Plan

At the recent Midway Chamber of Commerce mayoral forum, candidates referred to both the Snelling/Midway site and Ford site as "once in a lifetime opportunities." Find out updates and provide input to City staff on both of these important projects that will help shape Saint Paul for generations.

The City of Saint Paul is planning work sessions throughout the City for the Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan is the City's "blueprint" for guiding the physical development of Saint Paul over the next 20 years.  It contains 6 chapters (land use, transportation, parks and recreation, housing, historic preservation and water resources), and is adopted by the City Council as official City policy.  The Plan is used to guide the City's capital improvement budget and other public investments (e.g. housing financing), zoning and land use decisions, and private development.  Click here to view the current plan. 

Attendees will get to learn about plans for the next Comprehensive Plan and to provide necessary input from the business community.  
The BRC is hosting a focus group conversation with our member businesses to discuss the following questions:
1.     Should the City allow rezoning of industrially-zoned land for other uses, such as housing, office and retail?
2.     How does transportation (including transit, bikes and pedestrian facilities) impact your business - e.g. how does it impact your ability to recruit and retain employees, or to move product, or to attract customers?
3.     How does the availability of affordable housing choices impact your business?  Is there a relationship between transportation and housing costs for your employees or customers?

Thursday, April 13
8-9:30 a.m.
Midpointe Event Center
415 N. Pascal St.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
RSVP HERE- This is a free event
A Can Can Celebration
Have you been wanting to check out the newly opened Can Can Wonderland? Now's your chance! Spend the night with friends from the Midway Chamber at this special opportunity which will include a buffet dinner and a round of mini-golf. This is a family friendly event, so bring your kids. Sign up fast- space is limited!

Thursday, April 27
4:30-7:30 p.m.
755 Prior Avenue N.
Cost: $25 a person- this includes a dinner buffet & a round of putt putt

Como golf course
80th Annual Midway on the Fairway
June 9, 2017

Space is  very limited to golf so register  HERE  

Not a golfer?  Join us for all of the fun, but non of the work of the tournament.
 The  BBQ, Awards Ceremony & Program will take place again under the big tent at Como Golf Course from 12-2.   Registration can be completed    HERE

Show your support by donating a Silent Auction item by May 10th
  This is a fantastic opportunity to get your organization's name in front of all attendees. New this year- is the popular, user friendly electronic format we've been using at the Annual Celebration. This means more eyes & more time in front of people with your organization's information. The donation form can be found   HERE

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor:


Gold Sponsors:
Bywater Business Solutions                 

Silver Sponsors: 
Anchor Bank          

Additional Sponsors: 



Interested in a sponsorship?
 It's a great way to get your name in front of people. Give the office a call at 
651-646-2636 for more information. 

Rent Space from the Midway Chamber!
The Midway Chamber's subleasers are moving out & you can move in!  Our office includes:
  • 1 or 2 private offices
  • In-office conference room for 12
  • Free access to state of the art conference room which accommodates 50
  • Attached covered parking ramp with one parking spot for you
  • Wifi, internet, copier
  • Storage room
  • Workout facilities for an additional $25/ year
  • We are conveniently located at the corner of Snelling & University, just steps away from light rail & various bus routes
  • Contact Chad at chad@midwaychamber.com to learn more. 


The Chamber is Looking for a few good men & women 
to join our Ambassador program. 
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.

Ambassador Activities Include:
  • Attending  Ribbon Cuttings for new organizations within the Midway area
  • Greeting & registration help at Monthly Membership Luncheons 
  • Delivering membership packets to new & renewing members
Ambassador Benefits: 
As an Ambassador, you have extensive opportunities to network and get your name out to new and existing members. The following is only a sampling of the ways this is done:
  • Recognition on the Midway Chamber's website.
  • Profile will be included in the chamber's online newsletter 
  • Marketing to members by including your business cards or brochures in the membership packets 
  • Opportunity to be the initial point of contact for new and prospective members at luncheons& events
Want to learn more? I'd love to chat. Contact Beth at  Beth@midwaychamber.com or 
call the office at 651-646-2636.

It's tax season. Use a Chamber member!
Trying to find an accountant to do your taxes?  Ask a Chamber member to help:

Perfetti, Oberg & Horn
Early Bird Special! 
Special pricing ($299)  if you book by March 31st.  
All meals, lodging  & sessions are included. 

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- Rihm Kenworth
- Jennings Community Learning Center
- Joy of the People
- St. Paul Midway Lions Club
- SRF Consulting

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

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 Espresso Services FastSigns Roseville   Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.  

Ideal Printers   Mendoza Law Office  Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ, P.A.

Mortenson Construction St. Paul Saints Baseball Club