Midway Avenues Newsletter August 16, 2016
September Monthly Membership Luncheon
John Regal, "On the Avenue..."

With all due respect to other business zones (Downtown, Grand Ave, etc.), Regal will demonstrate why University Avenue was, is and will always be the best gauge  of the City's economic vitality. Come see why.

Wednesday, September 21
The Dubliner Pub (come see the new breakfast and lunch menu in the old Bonnie's space)
2162 University Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

St.Paul Port Authority Logo

August Monthly Membership Meeting
Jon O'Malley: "Recruiting/Retaining Your A-Team and Ramping Up Profits"

At the August Monthly Membership Meeting, find out:
  • Where to find the best employees
  • 4 ways to recruit and retain better people
  • Why the best people are hardest to find
  • A simple process to boost profits substantially, quickly and consistently
  • Why most companies consistently look in the wrong places for additional profits, and how to avoid this growth-hindering mistake

Wednesday, August 17- TOMORROW
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: Best Western Plus Como Park
(formerly the Best Western Bandana Square)
1010 Bandana Blvd West
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Lunch will be catered by  Mama's Pizza!

Cost: $35 members/$50 non-members
2016/2017 All Access Luncheon Pass Available!
 Your pass may be applied to any of our 12 Luncheon Meetings (July-June)
 Includes 1/2 day events like Economic Development, Leadership and Legislative Summits
 Passes can be used for multiple attendees to the same luncheon 
 Save time by not paying for each individual lunch. Hassle-free!

Already paid for July or August luncheons? 
This will be applied to the luncheon pass fee! 

Workhorse Coffee
2399 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN   55114

Thursday, August 18
  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."

Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business in the Digital Age 

September 9
8:15-9:30 a.m.

Join Mendoza Law and the Midway Chamber of Commerce on September 9 for Part II of a four-part quarterly series.

Learn how to reduce the threat of a cyber-attack and the
tools you should have in your cybersecurity toolkit.
In this seminar, you will learn:
  • How can businesses improve their cybersecurity resilience?
  • What is needed to set up a security program to cover the entire organization? It's not just IT!
  • What policies should you have in your cyber toolkit?
Tony Mendoza, Mendoza Law, LLC
Emily Duke, CyberSmart Law

Friday, September 9, 2016
8:15-9:30 a.m.
Spruce Tree Conference Room
First Floor
1600 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Coffee and bagels will be provided.


Bennett BBQ
On Saturday, September 17th, John Bennett will generously open his home for his annual backyard BBQ and this man knows how to entertain!   It truly is a great evening of friendship, fellowship & food.   See you then.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
6 PM-10 PM
John Bennett's Home- hosted by John Bennett- Western Bank
Cost = $29/individual or $50/couple
This promises to be a wonderful evening of food, fun and much more.


TASTE! Of Lunch on the Line

Mark your calendars!
 Our annual Taste! of Lunch on the Line event is approaching. 

Thursday, October 27th

Midpointe Event Center
415 North Pascal Street
St. Paul, MN  55104

This event brings together chamber and commu nity members to celebrate the diverse and unique restaurants located right in the heart of the Midway.

More details will follow. 

Newly renovated McDonald's opens
The McDonald's located near 35E on West 7th has officially reopened. Congratulations to the Henry family on opening up a state-of-the-art venue. If you were not among the Chamber members at the ribbon cutting/open house, make a point to swing by and see the future of McDonald's!

Important City Council Meeting Tomorrow!
The August 17 Saint Paul City Council will be important for two agenda items: 1) Approving the Snelling- Midway Redevelopment Site Master Plan; and 2) The public hearing for the Earned Safe and Sick Time ordinance.

The Snelling-Midway plan will be voted on at the 3:30 p.m. meeting, while the public hearing on ESST will occur at 5:30 p.m. We encourage membership to attend the public hearing to ensure the City Council hears the voices of business!



Western Insurance Agency to hold a Compliancy seminar on Thursday, August 18th from 3-4:30 at Lake Monster Brewing. Interested in attending or would you like more information? Please contact Brian Hayes at 

Is your organization at
 the State Fair?

The Great Minnesota Get Together is right around the corner, and we want our members to know who to visit! Will you have a booth? Email chad@midwaychamber.com if your organization is going to be at the State Fair 
so our members know to seek you out!




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Renewing Members
- Big Wood Timber Frames
- James Miller Investment Realty Company
- Loucks
- Murray Middle School 
- Ned's Park Service LLC
- Town & Country Club
- Wellington Management, Inc.
- Western Insurance Agency

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