Midway Avenues Newsletter February 2, 2016

David Dominick sculpture unveiled at Midway YMCA

Midway YMCA executive director David Dominick was surprised last Thursday when a bust in his likeness was unveiled in the YMCA's lobby. The sculpture was kept a secret from David for a year, and was presented as a thanks for his hard work during the fundraising and construction of the new building. During the program, his many volunteering efforts throughout our community were also recognized.

Click here to visit the Midway YMCA website.    
February Membership Meeting: Mark Henneman: Investing in Minnesota
Mairs & Power's Mark Henneman will provide a case study informing how a regional economy can create an opportunity-rich landscape for investors. With the state of Minnesota as our example, he will delve into how a regional business culture with a self-reinforcing robust business climate evolves over time and what the drivers are for that development. We will also examine the importance of diversity across sectors, as well as the impacts of cross fertilization of ideas and talents. 

Finalists for the Midway Chamber's Leadership Awards will also be recognized!

Wednesday, February 17
11:30 -1 pm
Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105


Thanks to our sponsors:
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Sunrise Banks to build new headquarters near 280
Sunrise Banks has announced it will move its administrative headquarters into a new 57,000 square foot building at 2515-2525 Wabash Ave. The site is west of Highway 280 and south of University Ave. This location will house administration, operations, compliance, IT, marketing, and national products. The site also includes a fully leased Class B office building that will remain in tact.
The bank was formed by the consolidation of Franklin Bank, Park Midway Bank and University Bank in 2013.  Sunrise Banks will be celebrating their 100th anniversary operating in Saint Paul in 2017.  The six existing urban locations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will continue to provide a full range of retail and commercial banking services.


FEBRUARY 20, 2016
Register Today!!

 The events committee has been busy finalizing details for February 20, which will include the Brazilian theme of Carnivale. 

Join us for 2016's Annual Celebration.  This year we will host our largest fundraiser of the year at the newly renovated Intercontinental Hotel. 

Carnivale: Annual Celebration of Merriment and Music 
will feature:

-2016's Leadership Awards

-A street fair

-Music from "Ticket to Brasil"

-Dance performances

-Electronic Auction

-Live Auction

- Cocktail reception & dinner

& more 


You don't want to miss this great evening of fun!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

5:30 - Social Hour, Auction & Street Performances
featuring: "Ticket to Brasil"
7:30- Dinner & Leadership Awards
11 Kellogg Blvd E., Saint Paul

$120/ticket, call for tables
$85 Non-Profit rate*
$60 New member rate*
*Please contact the Chamber to take advantage of this offer.

Interested in spending the night in the glorious InterContinental hotel? A special rate of $119 is available 

 Economic Development Committee at new Senate Building Feb 23 
This month's Economic Development Committee will be held in the new Minnesota Senate Building- 95 University Ave.

The Economic Development Committee encourages and guides economic development in the Midway through advocacy, policy and program development, support for existing businesses and recruitment of new businesses. The Economic Development Committee meets the 4th Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at 11:30 a.m. at rotating locations throughout the Midway area.  

Click here to register.

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Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

FRIDAY, February 5

Join us for a very special luncheon as we dine on delicacies created by Saint Paul College's Culinary Arts students. The students create theme buffets each Friday. The theme on February 5 is Super Bowl Tail Gate and will cost $12/person.

  Presented By: 
 Seven Corners Printing Logo

St. Thomas is "All for the Common Good" with new brand and logo
At noon today, the University of St. Thomas announced its new brand, with the words "All for the Common Good." What does it mean, and what went into the new brand? Click here to learn more about the branding from www.stthomas.edu and click here to learn about the logo redesign.

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.
Midway YMCA Ribbon Cutting
The much anticipated reopening of the Midway YMCA has occurred. Help officially open the space with a ribbon cutting featuring the Midway and Saint Paul Area Chambers. 

When: Wednesday, February 10
10-10:45 a.m. Tour
11-11:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Open House

Location: Midway YMCA, 1761 University Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

To RSVP, click here


Nominate for Sustainable Saint Paul award
Mayor Chris Coleman and the Saint Paul City Council are encouraging individuals, businesses and organizations to submit nominations for the 2016 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards, which honor the work being done to protect and restore the environment in Saint Paul. Nominations are due Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Individuals, businesses and organizations may nominate others or themselves. Award categories include:
  • Clean-up or Beautification
  • Energy Efficiency or Conservation
  • Environmental Education
  • Exceptional Environmental Steward
  • Green Building Design
  • Green Products or Practices
  • Local, Healthy Food
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Sustainable City Staff
  • Transportation Innovations
  • Waste Reduction, Composting or Recycling
  • Water Quality or Conservation
  • Youth Leadership Award-18 years and under
Nomination forms are available at stpaul.gov/sustainableawards. Forms can be completed online or downloaded and emailed to Ana Vang at ana.vang@ci.stpaul.mn.us. Forms can also be mailed to: 
2016 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards Mayor's Office
390 City Hall 15 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Award winners will be selected by a subgroup of the City's Sustainable Saint Paul Team, an interdepartmental team of City staff who work on supporting the urban environment. Winners will be contacted late March 2016, and will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony with Mayor Chris Coleman and the Saint Paul City Council on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 3:30 pm. For more information about Mayor Coleman's Sustainable Saint Paul initiative, visit www.stpaul.gov/sustainability.



Second Annual O'Gara's Irish Run
Want to burn off the Guinness and corned beef after St. Patrick's Day? Participate in the Second Annual O'Gara's Irish Run. Participants can compete in a 5K, 8K, Kids Run or Beer Dash. Click here to learn more. 



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