Midway Avenues Newsletter December 20, 2016
January Monthly Luncheon and Legislative Panel

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
MN State Fairgrounds

$35 for members
$50 non-members
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Networking & Legislative Panel
11:30 a.m.- Noon:  Luncheon Networking
Noon- 1 p.m.:  Luncheon and Wrong About Everything

Want to know what's going to happen at the State Capitol this year? Or what impact the 2016 elections will have on you? Come to our annual legislative panel and hear from Midway Chamber Board member Senator John Hoffman and members of the Saint Paul delegation.
Stay for our monthly membership lunch, featuring the podcast team, Wrong About Everything. Led by the team of Amy Koch, Brian McDaniel, Javier Morillo and Carin Mrotz, Wrong About Everything offers a fun, irreverent, bi-partisan look at Minnesota politics. Click here to listen to their podcast episodes. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Education Series Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsors:
  St.Paul Port Authority Logo

  U Garden
2725 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414

Thursday, December 22
Noon-1:00 p.m.

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


The Midway Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Awards recognize our outstanding members who contribute to  keeping our Midway strong on a daily basis. Each year the chamber asks our members for nominations in the following categories:

Large Business of the Year Award  is presented to a company that plays an active role in the local business community, business associations and volunteer groups.  This award is given to a business of 20 employees or more. 
Small Business of the Year Award  is to recognize a business with outstanding business practices in the Midway  community. This award is given to a  business of 19 employees or less.
Nonprofit of the Year Award  recognizes any Section 501(c)(3) public charity or private foundation that is tirelessly focused on serving the community and the partnerships they have built with for-profit organizations.

Volunteer of the Year Award   recognizes a Midway Chamber of Commerce member for their commitment, dedication, leadership, and exceptional volunteer service on behalf of the Midway Chamber of Commerce.

Rookie of the Year Award  recognizes a Midway Chamber of Commerce member for their enthusiasm and can-do attitude in their first year as a Midway Chamber Member. Their excitement for the chamber is infectious and inspires other members and their commitment to the chamber.

Join us for a special evening of fellowship & fun.

Jazz, Jeans & Jewels  
a dazzling denim affair 
JJJ- use this one
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

Nominate a fellow member HERE  or HERE
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


Celebration of Nonprofits  & Monthly Luncheon Recap

Thank you to all 155 who attended last Thursday's Celebration of Nonprofits at Hamline University. The day began with a panel, moderated by Hamline's Jeannie Fox and featuring Isabel Chanslor, Neighborhood Development Center; James Hamilton,
Fox Advancement; and Julia Jenson, Catholic Charities. The panel focused on ways in which for-profits and non profits can work together.
Fifty attended the morning panel

The Nonprofit Expo featured 40 nonprofits, and great opportunities for networking.

Finally, our lunch program was joined by Congresswoman Betty McCollum and our keynote speaker, Dr. Eric Jolly, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Congratulations to our Hiway Federal Credit Union Nonprofit of the Month, Keystone Community Services.

Attendees were asked to place donations into an envelope, to be given to one nonprofit at the end of the event. The winner was Episcopal Homes, who will receive a check for $900. Thank you to all who made a donation!

Thanks to our Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor:
Sunrise Banks Logo
Seminar Sponsors:

Expo Sponsors:
Anchor Bank
Supporting Sponsor: 

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
FREE EVENT- Coffee and bagels will be provided. 


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Quality Insurance Service
236 Larpenteur Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55113

Economic Development Meeting: Retail

Our next Economic Development meeting will take place Tuesday, January 24 and focus on the retail industry. Join us to learn more about the current (and future) state of retail in the Midway, and have an opportunity to let attendees know about current projects you may be working on.

Tuesday, January 24
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: American Engineering Testing
550 Cleveland Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Cost: FREE

Economic Development Sponsor:                      Lunch provided by:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo                               


Holiday Shopping? Buy from a Chamber member!

Have a shopping list this holiday season? Take a look at our member directory and support Chamber members! In addition to several members offering gift cards, check out the following retail members:


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Thank You New Member!

Thank You Renewing Members!

- Ampersand Families
- Davis Communications Management
- Dunn Realty Group
- Face to Face Health & Counseling Service
- Prevolv
- The Trust for Public Land

Midway Chamber of Commerce
1600 University Avenue West, Suite 301, Saint Paul, MN 55104

President's Circle

    Warners' Stellian 4 color        


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 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