Midway Avenues Newsletter February 21, 2017

The 2017 Economic Development Summit will kick off with a Saint Paul Mayoral forum, where we will learn more about the candidate's visions for the business community and the Midway.  Next, we enter into two breakout sessions where guests can choose from eight different topics.  HealthEast President/CEO Kathryn Correia will speak on 'Anchor Institutions as an Economic Development Engine.'  Finally, we will conclude with lunch and a keynote presentation by David Reiling, CEO, Sunrise Banks.

Wednesday, March 15 
7:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
University of St. Thomas- Anderson Student Center
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Full Program member rate: $50
Lunch-only member rate: $35

Thank you to our presenting sponsors:

Sunrise Banks Logo
Thank you to our supporting sponsors:
Anchor Bank, BKV Group, Grand Casino Mille Lacs/Hinckley, McDonald's, Loucks, RJ Ryan, Thrivent Financial, Xcel Energy

Media Partner: Finance & Commerce

February Monthly Luncheon Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended last week's luncheon, featuring DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. Also, congratulations to all of the Leadership Awards finalists!

Thank You to our Sponsor: 

Jazz, Jeans & Jewels -  a dazzling denim affair 

Thank you to everyone who attended Saturday's Annual Celebration! Once again, 300 guests celebrated with the Chamber on a fun evening. Congratulations to the Leadership Awards winners and finalists (recipients in bold with asterisk). 

Volunteer of the Year
Chris Ferguson, Bywater Business Solutions
Valerie Mendoza, Mendoza Law
John Young*

Rookie of the Year
Half Time Rec*
Lake Monster Brewing 

Nonprofit of the Year
Ally People Solutions
Keystone Community Solutions
Tech Dump*

Small Business of the Year
Mendoza Law Office
Midpointe Event Center*

Large Business of the Year
Hiway Federal Credit Union*
Sunrise Banks
Wellington Management


Buffalo Wild Wings
80 Snelling Ave. N.
 Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thursday, March 2
Noon-1:00 p.m.

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

Economic Development Meeting- The Wabasha Center
What's going to happen to the old Macy's site in downtown Saint Paul? Find out from the
Saint Paul Port Authority's B. Kyle as she explains the future of the Wabasha Center!
 Plus, hear from our nonprofit member Ka Joog!

Tuesday, February 28
Location: Spruce Tree Centre- 1600 University Ave.
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Thank you sponsor:                                                                                                 Lunch Sponsor:

St.Paul Port Authority Logo

The Institute delivers services and resources to assist New Americans in the transition to a new life leading to economic self-sufficiency. Working together, New Americans, volunteers, and staff create not only a new home, but also a new future for those who have been displaced. From language learning and job training to citizenship classes and the celebration of cultural traditions, the Institute offers New Americans a pathway for a strong start to a new life in our community - something we all benefit from.

International Institute of Minnesota
Molly Hayes
1694 Como Ave. 
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Rent Space from the Midway Chamber!
The Midway Chamber's subleasers are moving out. Are you in need of office space and want to be centrally located in the Spruce Tree Centre? Come rent from the Midway Chamber! We have two offices available, that comes with use of the printer, internet, conference room, a storage room and one parking space. Contact Chad at chad@midwaychamber.com to learn more. 


Lend a Hand

In our commitment  to building relationships within the Midway Chamber of Commerce, we will dedicate space in our newsletter to support collaboration between nonprofits and for profit organizations. This ongoing feature will highlight non-profits looking for volunteers.  If your organization is looking for individuals available to share their time or talent, please contact the Chamber office.

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-Colossal Cafe
-Children's Hospital Association
-MAP Transportation
-Minnesota State Fair
-Northwest Packaging
-Pirtek Midway
-St. Paul Midway YMCA
-Saint Paul Parks Conservancy

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