Midway Avenues Newsletter June 6, 2016
June Monthly Membership Meeting
Brian Buhr, University of Minnesota 
Want to learn about the latest advances in food sciences? Many are happening in our backyard, at the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul campus. Join us for our June monthly membership meeting and hear from Dr. Brian Buhr, Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and Director, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.

Wednesday, June 15
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: Lyngblomsten
Newman-Benson Chapel
1415 Almond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Cost: $35 members/$50 non-members

Thank you to our sponsors:

Leveraging Banking Relationships
If you are a small business owner or contract employee, you will want to set time aside for this timely event. Topics include:
  • How can I best utilize my banking relationship?
  • How has banking changed with technology?
  • Partnering through growth & recession.
Bring a friend and your questions  for this panel of banking professionals. 
The panel will include:
  • Julie Novak, BankCherokee
  • Kevin Sevcik, Sunrise Banks
  • Dennis Welch, Frandsen Bank & Trust 
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 & E

This is a free event

Thank you sponsors:

F oxy Falafel
791 Raymond Ave.
Saint Paul, MN   55114

Thursday, June 9
  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."

Midway on the Fairway

Title Sponsor:  

BBQ & Program
If you don't want to golf, you can still be part of the fun!  Join us at noon for a BBQ under the tent at the Como Golf Course. Burgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad and Dilly Bars are in store as share in the tales of the golf course.  Short program will round up the event

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. Hear from the Citizens League on their study of the Met Council, and their recommendations. 

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

St.Paul Port Authority Logo
Presenting Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor


1700 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Contact: Amanda Knutson

With advanced medical training, special interests and qualifications, our doctors have created a practice of primary care that goes beyond most initial diagnoses. Emphasis is placed on the more serious disorders of the heart and lungs, endocrine, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts, as well as chronic diseases such as diabetes and arthritis. Our internists are also qualified in minor procedures, geriatrics and preventive medicine. We offer:

 Welcome, summer interns!

This summer, the Midway Chamber will have three interns. They will help out with general activities, like our many events, and will take on larger projects such as a member survey, database editing and other jobs that will help get them in front of our members. When you see our interns, please introduce yourself!

Sundus Hassan

Sundus is a 2015 graduate of Como High School and attends Vassar College. She is studying Political Science and Africana Studies.


Aisha Mohamed

Aisha is a 2015 graduate of Como High School and attends the University of Rochester (NY). She is interested in a career in P ublic Health Policy. Aisha  attended a few Chamber events last summer while interning for Hiway Federal Credit Union. 

Lydia Neus

Lydia is a 2015 graduate of Como High School and attends the University of Minnesota. She is majoring in Global Studies, with a focus on Population and Migration.

Chamber Members in the News
Sunrise Banks breaks ground at
 2515 Wabash Ave.
Sunrise Banks hosted a ground breaking ceremony for their future headquarters at 2515 Wabash Ave. Located west of Highway 280 and south of University Avenue, the location will be 57,000 square feet. The location was chosen in part to its proximity to the Green Line.  


A-Line Bus Rapid Transit opens June 11
The much anticipated A-Line will open Saturday, June 11. The bus rapid transit route will go along Snelling Avenue from Rosedale Mall to Ford Parkway, then head west to the 46th St. Station in Minneapolis. 

To celebrate, there will be festivities at four station stops, including the ribbon cutting at the Snelling/University intersection. Join us for food trucks, live music, kids activities and more!

A-Line Launch Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, June 11
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
SE corner of Snelling/University

For more information on the A-Line, click here to visit Metro Transit's A-Line webpage.  

Volunteer at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival!
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! 
Visit Saint Paul Hosts Know Your Neighborhoods
Visit Saint Paul is hosting a new program, Know Your Neighborhood, where people can get to know businesses in different parts of town. They will do the "Cathedral Hill Stroll" on Tues, June 28, 4-7 p.m. Click here to learn more. 

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New Members

- Citizens League (courtesy)

Renewing Members

-Judd Commercial Properties
-Mendoza Law Office
-The Salvation Army Booth Brown 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