Midway Avenues Newsletter April 19, 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
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

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."


 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.

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


Joy of the People is a 501 (c)(3) that promotes the idea of soccer free play as a way to build healthy kids and communities.  In 2009, JOTP partnered with the City of St. Paul to provide programming at South St. Anthony Rec center where we created an inviting environment of play.  In 2012, we provided more than 1,200 hours of safe monitored Free Play soccer  for kids of all ages at no cost. At JOTP, we believe that soccer should be inclusive, fun, creative, and cooperative long before it becomes competitive, growing their love of the game, discovering the Joy of play, Joy of friendship, Joy of creativity, and the Joy of the people.

 Joy of the People
890 Cromwell Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Welcome, Ted Kroeten!
 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


Chamber weighs is on Sick and Safe Time
The Midway Chamber Board of Directors voted last week to join the coalition Best of Saint Paul. The coalition is comprised of business association and owners who are concerned about the proposed Sick and Safe Time legislation for the City of Saint Paul. Click here to learn more about Best of Saint Paul. 

The Chamber Board also voted to support legislation at the State level regarding preemption, whereby there would be uniform labor standards throughout Minnesota. Click here to see the proposed legislation. 
#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.  


Midway Chamber All-Star Band to play
YouthLink fundraiser

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New Members

Renewing Members

- Can Can Wonderland
- Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington County
-Franchise Food Systems- McDonald's
- Goodwill/Easter Seals
-Griggs Midway Building Corp/PMI
- MetroPlains Management LLC
- Positive Coaching Alliance Minnesota
- Ramsey County Historical Society


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