Midway Avenues Newsletter May 3, 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

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


Names in the News
Anthony Dahl receives Small Business Honor
Congratulations to Anthony Dahl, Everest Cleaning Systems, for receiving the Annual Entrepreneur Awards honor for the 2016 Senator Paul Wellstone and Sheila Wellstone Twin Cities Small Business of the Year Award.

Congratulations, Mackenzie!
The Midway Chamber's intern, Mackenzie Trader, is  graduating  from  the  University of Minnesota and has found a full-time job. Starting May 17, Mackenzie will be the Manager of Events at the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. We are very happy for Mackenzie and wish her the best of luck! If you attend Saint Paul Area Chamber events, look for Mackenzie and say hello.   


Alliance Bank
Alliance Bank is an independently owned community bank with a long and rich history of providing the highest level of service. Combining large bank expertise with the friendly, responsive service of a small bank, Alliance is ideally suited to meet the needs of small to medium-size businesses, agriculture, and individuals seeking the best of both worlds. 

55 E. Fifth St., Suite 115
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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."


Last Call- Auction Items for Golf Tournament
Do you have any items you'd like to donate for this year's Golf Tournament auction? Donating an item can be a great way for added name recognition and to help out the Chamber! Email beth@midwaychamber.com with any information on items you'd like to donate.  

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

Grand Casino Mille Lacs turns 25 with renovation announcement
Last week, Grand Casino Mille Lacs celebrated 25 years. To add to the celebration, the casino announced renovations at both its Mille Lacs and Hinckley locations. Click here to learn more about what's in store from this article in the Brainerd Dispatch

Job Openings

Grand Casino's National Leadership Development Conference
Thanks to additional sponsors, the National Leadership Development Conference is now offered at a reduced rate! You can also save an additional $20 when you enter the code "Bob" at registration. Click here to learn more about the seven keynote session, five breakout sessions and more. 

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.  


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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