Midway Avenues Newsletter January 26, 2016

David Schultz and Legislative Panel Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended last week's legislative panel and luncheon meeting featuring Hamline professor David Schultz. Over 70 heard from seven Saint Paul legislators and Senator John Hoffman on legislative  priorities, and were able to ask questions. Thank you to Rep. Alice Hausman, Rep. John Lesch, Rep. Erin Murphy,  Rep. Dave Pinto, Sen. John Marty and Sen. Sandy Pappas for participating. Over 100 attended the membership meeting and heard David Schultz's insight into today's political world.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Sunrise Banks, Grand Casino & the Saint Paul Port Authority. 
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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.
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. 

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


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 Recap 
Today's Economic Development Committee meeting was hosted by HIRED and held at the Griggs-Midway Building. Thanks to our host, Chris Ferguson and Dairy Queen for bringing lunch, and everyone who attended. Also, thanks to all who donated to the Saint Paul Central Robotics team- we were able to raise $278!

Lee Krueger and Laura Sievier of Saint Paul Port Authority talk Macys site

The Committee heard updates on the Macy's site from the Saint Paul Port Authority, a few words on the Riverview Corridor from Ted Davis, and information on the proposed changes to parking along University Avenue by Chris Ferguson.    

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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: 
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St. Thomas hosts "Making a Murderer" attorney
Fans of the popular Netflix show Making a Murderer can listen to one of the featured attorneys at an upcoming event at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Laura Nirider represented Brendan Dassey and will take part in a panel on February 22 where the case will be discussed. Click here to learn more from the University of St. Thomas website. 

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.

Jan 31 Winter Jazz Fest Lineup Announced
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival has booked all four Winter Jazz Festival stages at The Saint Paul Hotel. The event will showcase local and nationally-known jazz musicians beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Cyrus Chestnut will join Jazz Fest's Artistic Director Francisco Mela and Gerald Cannon as headliners at 6:45 p.m. in the Hotel's Ballroom. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. 


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