Midway Avenues Newsletter March 1, 2016

Soccer Public Hearing Wednesday Night! 
Let's Make Sure the Midway Chamber's Voice is Heard
Please join us at:
Saint Paul City Council Public Hearing
 on the soccer stadium agreements
Wednesday, March 2
5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, Saint Paul City Hall
15 West Kellogg Blvd
 Saint Paul, MN  55102

  It has been an exciting couple of weeks for the Midway, as the  Minnesota United Football Club unveiled the first renderings of the new Midway soccer stadium.  View pictures here:  Minnesota United Stadium Design
Tomorrow, the Saint Paul City Council is scheduled to take action on agreements that will make the soccer stadium possible. We would like a big turnout from the Midway community.
If you want to see this stadium happen, we need to show our support and tell the council members that we want them to approve the agreements.

Click here to view the HRA agenda item, which will be presented at the same time. 
The Victory Ramp, located on Wabasha between 4th & 5th streets,is the most convenient for parking.  
Please let us know you are coming by registering here

March Membership Meeting
Courtesy of Star Tribune

Shegitu Kebede: Journey from Refugee to Restaurateur

In 2006, Kebede was awarded the McKnight Foundation's Virginia McKnight Binger Human Service Award. In 2011, she was featured in the Minnesota History Center exhibit, "The Value of One Life."
She has written her powerful story in a 2011 book, "Visible Strengths, Hidden Scars."

Join us as she tells her story from living in a refugee camp in Kenya to owning a successful restaurant, Flamingo, on University Avenue.

Wednesday, March 16
11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
St. Paul Midway YMCA
1761 University Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thanks to our sponsors:                             


Economic Development Summit April 20

Presented by: 

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar
823 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thursday, March 3

  Presented By: 
 Seven Corners Printing Logo

 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.


Business After Hours: 
Honoring Chief Tom Smith
Our next Midway Chamber Business After Hours will honor retiring St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith. Business After Hours is a way to network with fellow chamber members in a social atmosphere. Join us to see old friends, meet new friends, and honor former Midway Chamber board member Chief Smith.

Thursday, March 10
4-6 p.m.
O'Gara's Bar & Grill
164 Snelling Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104


Last Call to Advertise in Chamber Directory

The 2016 Midway Chamber directory will come out in the spring, and there is exciting news to share. For the first time, the directory will feature color ads throughout the publication and not just on cover spots . Interesting in learning more? Contact Denis at 651-917-4183 or denis@deruyternelson.com for more information or to place your ad.


Beginning this issue, the Midway Chamber will feature new members. Please welcome our newest members and get to know them!

Welcome Hampden Park Co-Op
Hampden Park Cooperative exists to serve its member-owners and the community by promoting wholesome, healthful, and ecologically sound food consumption with the involvement of its members in food selection and the operation of the co-op.

928 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Welcome, Christina Nicholson! 
Click here to visit the Hampden Park Co-Op website.

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.
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New Member

Renewing Members

-Saint Paul Midway YMCA
-Saint Paul Parks Conservancy
-Saint Paul Public Schools
-Thrivent Financial


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

President's Circle

   Warners' Stellian 4 color         Western Bank    Xcel Energy  


Director's Circle

Anchor Bank       Hamline       Loucks Associates 1        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