Midway Avenues Newsletter October 25, 2016
October Monthly Membership Meeting Recap: 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Saint Paul College last week for the monthly membership meeting, featuring Saint Paul College President Rassoul Dastmozd. 

Congratulations to Our Lady of Peace for receiving the Nonprofit of the Month award. Hiway Federal Credit Union announced at the meeting they are once again sponsoring the Nonprofit of the Month Award for 2017- thank you to Hiway Federal Credit Union!

Special thanks for Presenting Sponsor, Latuff Brothers Auto Body, and Supporting Sponsor, McDonald's. 

Click here to view Dr. Dastmozd's presentation.

15 Restaurants - 1 Venue!
The 3rd Annual Taste! of Lunch on the Line
 The Taste! event is back and will feature both new restaurants and old favorites! This is a great opportunity to sample foods from area restaurants in and near the Midway area. A short program will allow for guests to network and sample many restaurants!
There will be a very short program this year which means you will have more networking time!

Confirmed restaurants include:
Big Daddy's BBQ - Pulled Pork & Chicken
Buffalo Wild Wings- Wings
Culver's- Custard with Toppings
Flamingo- Sambusa
Foxy Falafel- Stoplight Falafel
Groundswell- Minnesota Nice Cookie Takeaway
Hampden Park Co-op- Chicken Curry
Key's Cafe- Decadent Chocolate Cake
Mama's Pizza- Pasta & Pizza
McDonald's- Coffee 
O'Gara's- Irish Egg Roll (think Reuben sandwich egg roll)
Subway- Subway's Best Sandwiches
The Best Steak House- Steak Bites
The Dubliner Cafe- Shamrocks (Sweet potato, black beans & goat cheese on a tortilla. Served with guacamole)

Taste! of Lunch on the Line
October 27
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

$35 -  Individual Partner- Member
$50 -  Individual Partner- Nonmember

$50 -  Sponsor Partner- Members Only

Benefits of Sponsor Partnership:               
  • Listed as a Supporting Partner to a Lunch on the Line Restaurant
  • Company name displayed in the program next to your partner restaurant
  • Invitation for one to attend the event
See a complete listing of restaurants available to sponsor  HERE

 ** Luncheon passes are not accepted at this event**

Thanks to our sponsors:

Economic Development Meeting Recap: Industrial
Herb Tousley, B. Kyle and David Stokes
Thank you to everyone who attended today's Economic Development meeting regarding the industrial sector. Special thanks to our host, Paikka, our lunch provider, Envision, and our tables/chairs rental, Rudy's Event Rentals. For those wanting to see information presented,click here to view industrial statistics from B. Kyle and the Saint Paul Port Authority; click here to view information from David Stokes, Cushman & Wakefield/Northmarq.

Get your tickets before they're gone!

#3 Ranked Gopher's Volleyball!!

You've heard all about this incredible team, this is your opportunity to catch the U of M Volleyball team (ranked third nationally) in action when they take on Indiana.  We will gather in a reserved spot at Sally's Saloon (only 3 blocks from the Sports Pavilion) to catch a bite, then head over to the Pavilion  for a can't miss game!

This is an event open to all family members.
Tickets are limited and only $8. Reserve your spot today!

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, November 2
4:30-6:30 p.m.-Sally's Saloon
7-9 p.m.- Sports Pavilion

Sally's Saloon
700 Washington  Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414

University of Minnesota
Sports Pavilion
1925 University Ave SE
 Minneapolis, MN 55455

Monthly Membership Meeting: Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell and Shop with Cops
Former Midway Chamber board member Todd Axtell was named Saint Paul's Police Chief earlier this year. Listen to this thoughts on his position, and about the Shop with Cops program for this upcoming year. 

Wednesday, November 16
O'Gara's Bar & Grill
164 Snelling Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Want to volunteer at Shop with Cops on Saturday, December 3? Click here to learn more. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting                                          Supporting                       Nonprofit

  YMCA new  

Rudy's Event Rentals offers handmade farm tables, vintage furniture, china and silverware, linens and more, for rental anywhere in Minnesota and its surrounding states. 

Michelle Veverka Smith
1044-B W. 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

This cart was on display at today's Economic Development Meeting

Ambassador Mission
To welcome new members to the Chamber, to encourage new member participation in networking and promotion opportunities, and to represent the Chamber at community functions and new business openings.

Ambassador Commitment
As the public relations arm of the Midway Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors are often the first contact for new and prospective members.  Encouraged to select the most effective activities to meet their personal and professional objectives.  All of the activities can be conveniently worked into your schedule.

Anthony Dahl
Everest Cleaning Systems, LLC

How long have you been a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce?
4 years

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
 Economic Development meetings and Monthly Luncheons.

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
To meet and work with the Chamber and to help it be successful. 

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Working, if I could vacation more around the world I would.

Contact information for Anthony
Everest Cleaning Systems, LLC.
P. O. Box 7916
St. Paul, Minnesota 55107
(651) 440-9727


Do you have news to share? Let us know!
Small Business Saturday: November 26
On the Green Line will be promoting local businesses along the Green Line on Saturday, November 26 for Small Business Saturday. Metro Transit will offer FREE RIDES to promote businesses. Do you have a deal you would like to promote? Email chad@midwaychamber.com by November 1.


October is Cybersecurity Awareness month.  Hoping to fly below the radar of cybercriminals is not an effective cybersecurity defense strategy.  All businesses need a set of tools they can use to defend against cyber threats -
 a cybersecurity tool kit.

No. 1 - A Privacy Policy. A privacy policy is your pledge to your customers about how you will use and protect their data.
No. 2- Written Information Security Plan (WISP) . Assign responsibility and access rights to the different types of data based on the level of sensitivity of the data in your company.  Remember, cybersecurity is not just and IT issue. 
No. 3 - Acceptable Use Policies (AUP).  Create short and succinct policies on technology usage in the workplace.  This should include use of email, mobile devices, Web browsing, social media, remote access and more. 
No. 4 - Physical Workplace Security Policy . Ensure your physical workspace area is secured. Your company should also have a policy that establishes expectations about physical securing of technology equipment, document retention, trash removal and shredding, the need for security cameras, door locks and alarm systems.
No. 5 - Password Management. Prioritize different levels of encryption and password security based on sensitivity of data.
No. 6 - Insurance . No matter how robust your cybersecurity toolkit is, no company is immune to attack.  Your company should understand whether and to what extent its insurance policies cover cyberattack incidents and damages caused.
No. 7 - Incident Response Plan . If and when your company is the victim of an attack, your company should have a plan in place for how to respond.
No. 8 - Training . Last and definitely not least - the best laid plans are worthless if employees are not trained to follow them. Every company should invest in annual cybersecurity training for its employees.

For more information about managing a Cybersecurity Toolkit, contact Mendoza Law, LLC at (651) 330-8062, or attend our next Cybersecurity Seminar hosted in conjunction with the Midway Chamber of Commerce on January 27, 2017.




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