Midway Avenues Newsletter May 10, 2016
Leadership Summit at Augsburg College 
Next Week!
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

Thank you to our Summit sponsors:

Can't make it for the morning?
 Please join us for our Monthly Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Thank you to our sponsors:


 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


Economic Development Committee May 24
Join us for the May Economic Development Committee, where we will hear a legislative wrap-up from Sen. John Hoffman and learn about downtown Saint Paul's River Balcony and the Target Center and Mayo Square renovations from the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Tuesday, May 24
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Union Gospel Mission
435 University Avenue East

Augsburg breaks ground on new building 

Coming soon to the Augsburg campus will be a state-of-the-art building, which will house biology, business, chemistry, computer science, physics, psychology, math and statistics and religion classes. The Hagfors Center will be 135,000 square feet and will include 24 labs and 6,000 square feet of student-faculty research facilities. Click here to learn more. 


Flamingo Restaurant
490 Syndicate St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thursday, May 12
  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."


Can't golf? Join us for lunch!
The Midway on the Fairway golf tournament is sold out! Still want to golf? Get on the waiting list! Email beth@midwaychamber.com.

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


Sunrise Banks offering shred day

Looking for an opportunity to shred unwanted documents? Stop by the Sunrise Banks' Como location on May 21, 9 a.m.- noon. All are welcome to shred documents in their parking lot.


Innovative Power Systems celebrates 25 years
Innovative Power Systems is turning 25! To celebrate, they are holding the following event:

Thursday, May 26th 
5:30 PM: Happy Hour at Vic's 
*Join us for free appetizers and a complimentary glass of champagne.
*Parking available at St. Anthony ramp.
 Access connected tunnel by pushing "T" in the elevator.

* A feature length documentary about solar's ascent into a             . mainstream energy source, with stories of small business success                 around the country
  * Free tickets for all IPS customers, past and present.
  Contact us before the event to get your free tickets.

$11.00 General admission

The Midway Chamber is proud to be partnering with Aguilar Productions on the 20th annual Hispanic Marketing Conference & Awards!   


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-John A. Knutson & Co, PLLP
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1600 University Avenue West, Suite 301, Saint Paul, MN 55104

President's Circle

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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