|Midway Avenues Newsletter January 12, 2016
Let others know you support the Midway Chamber!
Do others know you're a Midway Chamber member? Let your clients, customers and more know you support the Midway community by being a chamber member. Every year when a member renews they receive a Midway Chamber window decal they can put on their front window- we love seeing them out in the community. We also have members ask us for our logo so they can include it on their website. Feel free to use the logo below or ask for it in a different format if need be. Thank you to all who show their pride in being a member of the Chamber!
LAST CHANCE: REGISTER TODAY:
Sen. Norm Coleman and Legislative Panel
Wednesday, January 20
774 Snelling Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
9:30- 10 am- Registration
10-11:30 a.m.- Legislative Panel
11:30 a.m.- Noon- Luncheon registration and networking
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch with Sen. Norm Coleman
What issues are important to you and your organization in 2016? Before session begins, hear from Saint Paul legislators on their priorities and tell them how they can help build a stronger Midway.
Confirmed officials: Sen. Foung Hawj, Sen. John Hoffman, , Sen. John Marty, Sen. Sandy Pappas Rep. Alice Hausman, Rep. John Lesch, Rep. Rena Moran, Rep. Erin Murphy, Rep. Dave Pinto
Following the panel, join us for our membership meeting with Sen. Norm Coleman. As a former Saint Paul mayor and U.S. Senator, hear his insight on the city, the nation and more.
Help Support Niece of Former Midway Chamber Exec
On January 2, the niece of former Midway Chamber Executive Director Lori Fritts lost her husband to his depression. Lori's niece, Brita (Schoen) Carnine, has several expenses including relocating back to Minnesota and welcoming a child in July. The family has received a lot of support, and is now hoping to reach $20,000.
to help them reach their goal by making a donation.
Nominate for Leadership Awards
It's time once again to make nominations for the Midway Chamber's annual Leadership Awards. Finalists will be announced prior to the Annual Celebration, with winners revealed that night. Nominations are due Friday, January 22.
Nominate A Fellow Member Today!
-Must be current members of the Midway Chamber of Commerce.
-Contributes and promotes the economic growth, stability and improvement of the area which the Chamber serves.
-Not have won an Award in the past 3 years.
-Excel in an individual category:
Large Business, Small Business, Nonprofit, Volunteer and Rookie of the Year
2015 Leadership Award Recipients:
Large Business of the Year: American Engineering Testing, Inc.
Small Business of the Year: Fenske Law Office
Non Profit of the Year: Episcopal Homes
Volunteer of the Year: Jamison Randall, Latuff Brothers Auto Body
Rookie of the Year: Turf Club
Small Business Forum: The Essential Skills for 21st Century Leadership- January 13
Join us as Dr. Richard Brynteson, Associate Professor of Management at Concordia University shares his knowledge & presents timely and necessary tools to successfully run your business.This is a presentation that cannot be missed!
Wednesday, January 13
8 a.m. Registration/Networking
8:15 a.m. - Forum
9:30 a.m. - Adjourn
Event Location: Concordia University, St. Paul
Buenger Education Center
Located in the Library Technology Center Building
200 Syndicate St.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Preferred free parking available in Lots B (blue covered meters) A & E
**All are welcome to join us for this FREE event.**
Auction Items Needed!
Want to gain your visibility and help the Midway Chamber at the same time? Donate an item to the Annual Celebration's silent auction! Donors are recognized in the following ways:
- Item listed on the electronic bidding site, which will be seen prior to and at the event
- Your organization's name & donated item will be listed in the printed program given to all of our guests
- Item displayed with business name at the event
- Recognition on the Midway Chamber website
Donating an item is easy.
Fill out this form
and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 22.
Ribbon Cutting January 14- Block Advisors
Block Advisors, formerly H&R Block, is expanding its space at 1600 Spruce Tree. Included in the expansion is the rebrand to Block Advisors to reflect a more full portfolio of services- a new tax and business service where clients will have a personal relationship with their tax pro all year backed by the support and resources of the nation's leading tax experts. Join the staff at Block Advisors, the national CEO of Block Advisers, and Midway Chamber Ambassadors at the ribbon cutting Thursday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m. at suite 208 at 1600 Spruce Tree. To RSVP, email
Economic Development Committee- January 26
The next Economic Development Committee will be held Tuesday, January 26 at the Griggs Midway Building second floor conference room, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Learn about new projects occurring in our community and network with other Midway Chamber members. Click here to RSVP.
394 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Thurs, January 21
FEBRUARY 20, 2016
Event chair Amy Votel announced the theme and details for the AnnualCelebration at the Nonprofit luncheon last week. The events committee has been busy finalizing details for February 20, which will include the Brazilian theme of Carnivale. See above for award nominations.
Join us for 2016's Annual Celebration. This year we will host our largest fundraiser of the year at the newly renovated Intercontinental Hotel.
Carnivale: Annual Celebration of Merriment and Music will feature:
-2016's Leadership Awards
-A street fair
-Music from "Ticket to Brasil"
- Cocktail reception & dinner
You don't want to miss this great evening of fun so join us!
Saturday, February 20, 2016
5:30 - Social Hour, Auction & Street Performances
featuring: "Ticket to Brasil"
7:30- Dinner & Leadership Awards
11 Kellogg Blvd E., Saint Paul
$120/ticket, call for tables
$85 Non-Profit rate
$60 New member rate
Jan 31 Winter Jazz Fest Lineup Announced
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival has booked all four Winter Jazz Festival stages at The Saint Paul Hotel. The event will showcase local and nationally-known jazz musicians beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Cyrus Chestnut will join Jazz Fest's Artistic Director Francisco Mela and Gerald Cannon as headliners at 6:45 p.m. in the Hotel's Ballroom. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
On The Green Line Meetings
The launch of the Green Line came with some heavy marketing- directories, websites, bus stop ads & more. But what's happening now? How can you harness the Green Line marketing tools to serve your district? Conversations will be held in the neighborhoods along the line to determine next steps and discuss resources. The Midway district met January 6, but there are still other opportunities to get your voice heard.
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