Midway Avenues Newsletter March 22, 2016
Economic Development Summit April 20

Presented by: 

Host sponsor:
1340 Thomas Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thursday, March 31


  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.


Succession Planning:
Real World Stories on Main Street
Learn more about succession planning from Clayton Wendt, Sunbelt Business Brokers, at the next installment of the Small Business Forum.

Every small business will eventually have to transition to a new leader.  About one-third will go to a family member or long-time employee.  Another third to a vendor or competitor.  And the last third to an outside buyer not known to the business prior to the deal. 
No matter which plan you choose, you need to consider nearly the same critical issues.  We will discuss: 
1. How to be sure you will realize the proceeds you need to fund your next phase of life.  
2. How to protect the business from damage caused by the transition or worse, the rumors of transition.
3. How to be sure the new leader has the skills and values needed to assure success and protect your name and employees into the future.  

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Where:  Concordia University, Saint Paul
Buenger Education Center
200 Syndicate Street
Saint Paul, MN 55104

8 AM- Registration/Networking
8:15 AM- Forum
9:30 AM - Adjourn

Thanks to our sponsors:


March Membership Meeting Recap

Shegitu Kebede: Journey from Refugee to Restaurateur

Seventy-seven attendees heard the touching story of Shegitu Kebede's life at last week's Monthly Membership Meeting. Kebede was a refugee who arrived to the U.S. in Fargo, before moving to Saint Paul and opening Flamingo Restaurant. She remains involved in charitable work, helping refugees.

Our March Nonprofit of the Month was announced at the meeting: The Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Bill Wager from Hiway Federal Credit Union (sponsor of the Nonprofit of the Month) presented Rosanne Bump with the award and mentioned the success of the Carnival once again in 2016. 
Bump receives Nonprofit of the Month award

Thanks to our sponsor:                      

Economic Development Committee Recap-
Dr. Bill McGuire and Louis Jambois

Over 50 were in attendance today for the Economic Development Committee at CHS Field. Attendees heard another edition of  "Inside the Developer's Mind" with former Saint Paul Port Authority President Louie Jambois and  MN United owner Dr. Bill McGuire. Special thanks to the Saint Paul Saints for hosting, and for Loucks for lunch.

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SAVE THE DATE: 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. Save the Date now, as this event sells out! 

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It's Tax Season- Do You Have a CPA?
April 15 is right around the corner and will be here before we know it. Have you thought about scheduling an appointment with an accountant? Here are the Midway Chamber members listed under accountants:

Block Advisors
Perfetti, Oberg & Horn, Ltd.
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Renewing Members

-The Dubliner Pub
-Northwest Packaging, Inc.
- Saint Paul Public Library, Rondo
- SRF Consulting
- Suntide Commercial Realty


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