Midway Avenues Newsletter March 29, 2016
Economic Development Summit April 20

3rd Annual 
Adapting to Todays "Employment Market"
Dr. Artika Tyner
 Assistant Professor of Public Policy &  Leadership,
 Associate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
 University of St. Thomas


Barbara Raye
Executive Director and Founder, The Center for Policy,  Planning and Performance

Meet and gather information from local professional businesses 
& organizations
Luncheon / Keynote:

Featuring Lee Wallace
CEO/Queen Bean
Peace Coffee


Adapting to Today's Marketplace
How can you ensure your organization is ready for tomorrow's (and today's) world? How do you try to understand the differences in generations, cultures and more?  Attend this year's Economic Development Summit and gain a better sense of how you and your organization can succeed in an ever-changing world.

Presented by: 

Host sponsor:
Supporting Sponsors:

St.Paul Port Authority Logo

1340 Thomas Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thursday, March 31
  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."


Succession Planning:
Real World Stories on Main Street
Learn more about succession planning from Clayton Wendt, Sunbelt Business Brokers, at the next installment of the Small Business Forum.

Every small business will eventually have to transition to a new leader.  About one-third will go to a family member or long-time employee.  Another third to a vendor or competitor.  And the last third to an outside buyer not known to the business prior to the deal. 
No matter which plan you choose, you need to consider nearly the same critical issues.  We will discuss: 
1. How to be sure you will realize the proceeds you need to fund your next phase of life.  
2. How to protect the business from damage caused by the transition or worse, the rumors of transition.
3. How to be sure the new leader has the skills and values needed to assure success and protect your name and employees into the future.  

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Where:  Concordia University, Saint Paul
Buenger Education Center
200 Syndicate Street
Saint Paul, MN 55104

8 AM- Registration/Networking
8:15 AM- Forum
9:30 AM - Adjourn

Thanks to our sponsors:

Soccer stadium receives first hearing

The Midway soccer stadium tax abatement bill (SF 3241) will have its first hearing in the Senate Tax Committee on Thursday at 9:00 am. This is our opportunity to contact legislators and ask them to support the bills that will make the Midway Soccer Stadium possible. Below is a list of the committee members If you would like to call or send notes to the members of the committee, do so before the committee meeting at 9:00 am on Thursday. 
The members of the committee and their contact information are listed below:
Senate Tax Committee
Chair                                                 Vice Chair
Rod Skoe (02, DFL)                           Ann H. Rest (45, DFL)  

Ranking Minority Member 
651-296-4837                                      3113 Minnesota Senate Bldg. 
3213 Minnesota Senate Bldg.               651-296-8869  
sen.kari.dziedzic@senate.mn               sen.chris.eaton@senate.mn

Paul E. Gazelka (09, R)                       Lyle Koenen (17, DFL)  
651-296-4875                                     651-296-5094  

Carla J. Nelson (26, R)                        Roger J. Reinert (07, DFL)  
651-296-4848                                     651-296-4188  

The most simple message is the most powerful:
I enthusiastically support the construction of the soccer stadium and the tax abatement that make it possible. Please support SF 3241. 
Please add your own messages about why you support the stadium. 

Reasons may include:
-It will make major league soccer possible in Minnesota.
-This will bring people from all over the state to games in Saint Paul.
-It will help drive the economic revitalization of the Midway.
-It will drive millions of dollars in private investment.

Primrose School of St. Paul at Merriam Park
Primrose Schools is a national system of accredited private preschools that provides a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. Our Franchise Owners, Leadership Teams and School Staff partner with parents to help build the right foundation for future learning and in life.

1533 Dayton Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Welcome, Bill Taylor!

Our Lady of Peace
Our Lady of Peace believes it is their sacred duty to provide care, comfort and compassion to those in need-especially at the end of life-regardless of their social, religious or economic status.

2076 St. Anthony Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Welcome, John Henry Hullsiek!        

SAVE THE DATE: Midway on the Fairway
Friday, June 10
Spring is here, and before you know it everyone will be enjoying warm weather! The annual Midway Chamber golf tournament, Midway on the Fairway, is back once again at Como Golf Course. Save the Date now, as this event sells out! 

Title Sponsor:  


Member News

Exhibit with Epilepsy Foundation!
Join the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) for the first ever Epilepsy & Seizures Wellness Expo on April 16, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center! 
The Epilepsy & Seizures Wellness Expo  supports people affected by epilepsy who need resources to manage and cope with its effect on daily life.  With 4 specialized tracks (newly-diagnosed, parents of children with epilepsy, adults with epilepsy and caregivers of older adults) the more than 475 registered individuals are able to customize the resources that best work for them. 
We invite our fellow Midway Chamber members to join us as an exhibitor from 9 am to 3 pm and are offering to waive our standard $500-$1,000 exhibiting fee! For more information, contact Heather at hhammond@efmn.org or 651.287.2330


Get to Know ALLY

You're invited to
Get To Know ALLY!  
We look forward to sharing our story, mission and opportunities to engage with us.  Light Lunch provided.

Date: Tuesday, April 26
Time: 11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. 
RSVP click here  by Monday, April, 25, 2016

 1885 University Avenue, Suite 190, St. Paul, MN  55104
Between Prior and Fairview Avenues on University Avenue

It's Tax Season- Do You Have a CPA?
April 15 is right around the corner and will be here before we know it. Have you thought about scheduling an appointment with an accountant? Here are the Midway Chamber members listed under accountants:

Block Advisors
Perfetti, Oberg & Horn, Ltd.
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New Members

Renewing Members

- JB Realty
-City of Saint Paul- PED
-Rihm Kenworth 
-Wayside House


Midway Chamber of Commerce
1600 University Avenue West, Suite 301, Saint Paul, MN 55104

President's Circle

   Warners' Stellian 4 color         Western Bank    Xcel Energy  


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