Midway Avenues Newsletter January 24, 2017
February Monthly Luncheon & Leadership Award Finalists Recognition
How is the state's economy? Hear firsthand from DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy, and learn how the department operates and helps businesses throughout Minnesota. We will also find out Annual Awards Finalists.

Wednesday, February 15
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105



Cyber Security: Meet Your New Friend- 
a Hacker

In this third installment of the Cybersecurity series sponsored by Mendoza Law, LLC, you'll meet Mary Frantz, an ethical hacker, and take a peek into the world of hacking, the black market for stolen data, and watch a demonstration of a hacking operation.  Tony Mendoza of Mendoza Law, LLC and Emily Duke, of CyberSmart┬« Law, LLC will also discuss 10 cost-effective ways you can toughen your organization's IT defenses against hacking. 
This event is open to all in your organization, especially your IT team.
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:15-9:30 a.m.

Spruce Tree Conference Room
1600 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Cost: FREE EVENT- Coffee and bagels will be provided. 

January Monthly Luncheon and Legislative Panel

Thank you to everyone who attended this month's Legislative Panel and Membership Meeting. The event was held at the Minnesota State Fair's History and Heritage Center, and featured Envision Catering and coffee hosted by Courtney Henry and McDonald's. 

Senator John Hoffman is accompanied by members of the Saint Paul delegation

Guild Incorporated is the Hiway Federal Credit Union Nonprofit of the Month
The podcast team, Wrong About Everything

Thank you to our sponsors:

Education Series Sponsor:                             Supporting Sponsor:

Retail on University and the Midway recap
Thank you to all who attended the Economic Development meeting on retail. The panel provided an insightful look at the past, present and future of retail along University Avenue and the Midway area. Thank you to American Engineering Testing for hosting and providing beverages, and to Aspen Waste Services for providing lunch. Join us for our next meeting on February 28, where we will learn about the former Macy's site (now called Wabasha Center). 

Economic Development Sponsor:

St.Paul Port Authority Logo


Halverson and Blaiser Group, LTD is a diversified real estate development, investment & management company, providing services in multi-family and commercial asset property management while actively acquiring multi-family properties throughout the region.

Halverson and Blaiser Group
Clint Blaiser
7800 Metro Parkway, Suite 300
  Join us for a special evening of fellowship & fun.

Jazz, Jeans & Jewels -  a dazzling denim affair 
Your event will include:
2017's Leadership Awards
Music from Doug Haining & the Twin Cities Seven
Walker West Music Academy
Dance performances
Electronic Auction
Live Auction
 Cocktail reception & dinner & more

You have a chance to go home with:
  •  2 airline tickets courtesy of US Bank
  • 4 week long passes to the US Open
  • A party for 10 for dinner, margaritas & create your own salsa with Salsa Lisa
  • VIP experience for 4 at Turf Club
  • A private tour of the newly renovated capital with Senator Hoffman
  • A  catered private party for 20
  • and so much more
Register for the Annual Celebration HERE

**Please call for special rates for tables, nonprofits under 6 employees & 
members who joined after February 2016.
Sponsorship are still available!**
651-646-2636 or  beth@midwaychamber.com
Thank You to our Sponsors for this event:
Equity Services


Key donations provided by:


Silent Auction Items Needed

As an active and engaged business within our chamber, I am inviting  your organization to participate in the silent auction portion of our Annual Celebration. This yearly event helps raise funds to keep our Midway community strong, vibrant and growing.
This is an excellent opportunity for your business to partner with the Midway Chamber of Commerce by donating an auction item.  Every donation will be seen by local business and community leaders.
 We will recognize our donors in the following ways:   
  • Item listed on the electronic bidding site which will be seen seven days prior to and at the event
  •  Item displayed with business name at the event
  •  Recognition on the Midway Chamber of Commerce website.
It's EASY to donate an auction item.    Please fill out  THIS DONATION FORM and return it with your item by Friday, February 3, 2017. Feel free to contact me with any questions at
 651-646-2636  or beth@midwaychamber.com.
We are making good things happen with help from businesses like yours.
  We appreciate your generous support!

2325 Endicott St 
 St. Paul, MN 55114

Thursday, February 2
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Check out their menu  here

Join us as we celebrate and support our local businesses .  Every two weeks we visit a restaurant along the line and encourage our membership and the community to take transit and join us in our effort to "Keep it green, keep it Local."


Bling after Business

Join us as we get in the mood for  "Jazz, Jeans & Jewels"  with our friends at Gold'n Treasures.  Grab a glass of wine as Todd Gimble  hosts  us in their private room for this unique opportunity to preview beautiful pieces that will be featured in the silent auction at the Annual Celebration. You may bring in items for a special appraisal rate of $25 per piece.  This is a great opportunity to network, have a glass of wine and take care of your Valentine's Day shopping!
Thursday, February 2
5-7 p.m.

Gold'n Treasures
805 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105


Bocce After Business/ Business After Hours

Join us for the first installment of this new quarterly event!  
Grab a beverage and join the fun whether you play or cheer from the sidelines.  Bocce is an easy & fun game to play, but rules and instructions will be shared prior to the game.  Stick around for Irish Night and enjoy free live music and homemade corned beef specials
Wednesday, February 8
4-6 p.m.
Half Time Rec
1013 Front Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Cost: Free

Lend a Hand

In our commitment  to building relationships within the Midway Chamber of Commerce, we will dedicate space in our newsletter to support collaboration between nonprofits and for profit organizations. This ongoing feature will highlight non-profits looking for volunteers.  If your organization is looking for individuals available to share their time or talent, please contact the Chamber office.

 Saint Paul Winter Carnival is just around the corner. Join the fun as our capital city takes center stage from January 26-February 5.  Grab your boots, a hat and mittens and join in all of the fun! Not sure where to start?  Check out a full listing of activities   HERE

This time honored event cannot happen without the help of volunteers.  If you would like to be a part of this long standing St. Paul tradition and have some winter time fun please visit  www.wintercarnival.com  and check out the volunteer opportunities available.  
The Order of the Royal Guard of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival is currently recruiting King's Guards for 2017.  The King's Guards are the Protectors of the Realm of Boreas and his Royal Family and are made up of the finest men & women of the highest character who can best represent the City of St. Paul.  This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the history and legend that is the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and has been an important part of the fabric of the great city of St. Paul for over 130 years!!  

As a King's Guard you will:
  • Promote the Community of St. Paul
  • Make life long friendships
  • Become a member of the Winter Carnival network
  • Enhance communication and inter-personal skills
  • Become part of the rich tradition of St. Paul
 For more information please contact Chris Kruse, 
2017 Captain of the Royal Guard at 763-496-9434

More information on the Royal Guard can be found  here

Happy New Year!!   Happy Carnival!!  Hail Boreas!!!

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1600 University Avenue West, Suite 301, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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Anchor Bank       Hamline          Pioneer Press 3 St.Paul Port Authority Logo Seven Corners Printing Logo 


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Ally People Solutins:  University Avenue Clean Team   Associated Bank   Bywater Business Solutions Espresso Services FastSigns Roseville   Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.  

Ideal Printers   Mendoza Law Office  Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ, P.A.

Mortenson Construction St. Paul Saints Baseball Club