Midway Avenues Newsletter April 26, 2016
Leadership Summit at Augsburg College
The Midway Chamber is proud to once again host the Leadership Summit at Augsburg College. This half day event is full of great information you can take back to the office.

Jodi Harpstead, CEO at Lutheran Social Service of MN presents:
150 Years of Learning to Live Together - Midway in our Journey?
Prior to serving as Lutheran Social Services CEO, Jodi spent 23 years with Medtronic, Inc where she held significant positions including President of Global Marketing and U.S. Sales in the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division. An exceptional leader, she has volunteered in leadership capacities for a variety of other organizations. Her perspective and insights on compassion and competence to make a difference help serve the connection between the business and nonprofit sectors of Minnesota's economy.
The Leadership Summit includes admission to one of these sessions:

iOpt Leadership Analysis: Tom Morgan, Professor of Leadership Studies at Augsburg College
Input Output Processing Template (iOpt), analyzes how people take in information and how they act on it. Co-workers and team members may have different styles but each adds an important aspect to strategy development and decision-making. 

ICS Workshop: Joanne Reeck, Chief Diversity Officer at Augsburg College
The Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS) Inventory Workshop is  designed to help individuals continue to grow in their intercultural competence and to build the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to create more inclusive spaces in the workplace and beyond. 

Wednesday, May 18
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Augsburg College

For members: $35 for session or luncheon ONLY
$50 for summit and luncheon

For non-members:
$50 for session or luncheon ONLY
$75 for summit and luncheon
Can't make it for the morning?
 Please join us for our Monthly Membership Luncheon from11:30-1:00.
Economic Development Summit Recap

Thank you to all who attended last week's Economic Development Summit, especially speakers Dr. Artika Tyner, Barbara Raye and Lee Wallace. And special thanks to our sponsors who made the day possible.    


Presented by:            Host sponsor:

Supporting Sponsors:

St.Paul Port Authority Logo

1647 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thursday, April 28
  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."


Nonprofit of the Month: ALLY People Solutions
ALLY People Solutions has been named the Chamber's April Nonprofit of the Month! Some interesting facts about ALLY:
  1. For 50 years, ALLY has been serving adults with disabilities in the East Metro
  2. Currently, ALLY services 275 participants
  3. ALLY works with 52 local businesses who hire program participants - all at minimum to prevailing wages
  4. 50 ALLY participants are placed in independent jobs
  5. Over 140 are employed in community work crews
  6. ALLY program participants earned over $550,000 in wages last year
  7. ALLY participants wages have increased by at least 15 % annually over the past 6 years, and participants work in a variety of settings such as: food service, retail, hospitality, office support, are self employed, environmental and landscaping, light manufacturing, digital accessibility, mail services, and digital imaging.
  8. ALLY is proud to advance the career AND life goals of adults with disabilities.
The Nonprofit of the Month is presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union. At the Economic Development Summit, Hiway's Bill Wagner presented the award to ALLY's Erika Schwichtenberg. Congratulations to Bob, John, Erika and the rest of the team at ALLY! 


 Protecting Your Business in the Digital Age
Join Mendoza Law and the Midway Chamber of Commerce on May 13 for
Part I of a four-part quarterly series, Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business in the Digital Age.  According to a recent global study of 350 organizations conducted by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a data breach in 2015 was $3.79 million, with the average cost of a single stolen or lost record at $154.00.  As most of us today know, the threat is real-as are the potential costs. 

At our first session, Understanding the Threat, get an insider's perspective from a member of the FBI's Cyber Squad on:  
  • What exactly is a cyber-attack?
  • What kind of data do attackers target?
  • What can a cyber-attack look like?
  • How often do attacks occur?
  • When, or how, will you know if you have been targeted-or hit?
  • What kinds of companies or organizations are at risk - does company size matter?
  • What are potential vulnerabilities for a company or organization?
  • How great is the cyber-threat in the Twin Cities?
The program will conclude with a Q&A session and a preview of upcoming sessions focusing on tools, preventive measures and response strategies you can employ to combat cyber-attack and data breach.

This event is open to all in your organization especially your IT team.

Friday, May 13
8:15-9:30 a.m.
Spruce Tree Conference Room
1600 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104


Last Call- Auction Items for Golf Tournament
Do you have any items you'd like to donate for this year's Golf Tournament auction? Donating an item can be a great way for added name recognition and to help out the Chamber! Email beth@midwaychamber.com with any information on items you'd like to donate.  

 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. Registration is now open but don't wait- this event sells out fast and there are only 30 spots left!

Midway Express Car Wash

Title Sponsor:  

BBQ & Program

You weren't able to golf, but you can still be part of the fun!  Join us for 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

Grand Casino's National Leadership Development Conference
Thanks to additional sponsors, the National Leadership Development Conference is now offered at a reduced rate! You can also save an additional $20 when you enter the code "Bob" at registration. Click here to learn more about the seven keynote session, five breakout sessions and more. 

#WelcomeHome- Spots are almost all filled!
Sunrise Banks is partnering with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to build a home in our neighborhood!
Located at 295 Charles Street in the Frogtown neighborhood, this home will be in the heart of our community.
The Midway Chamber of Commerce is supporting this effort by joining forces to swing a hammer or paint a wall.
We will work with Sunrise Banks to coordinate volunteers. You can join our team as an individual or as an organization. Sunrise Banks will provide food and beverages each of the days which run from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM. Only 14 spots are left on Tuesday, July 26!  
Cannot donate your time? Click here to support this ambitious effort through a financial pledge.
To volunteer or learn more about the build, please contact Terri Banaszewski at  terri.banaszewski@sunrisebanks.com.
More information on this project can also be found  here.
This is an exceptional way we can come together to support two fellow members.  

The Midway Chamber is proud to be partnering with Aguilar Productions on the 20th annual Hispanic Marketing Conference & Awards! Midway Chamber members receive a 10% discount on registration through May 6.  


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Renewing Members

- ALLY People Solutions
-Paramount Real Estate Corporation
-St. Paul City School


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