Midway Avenues Newsletter December 22, 2015
Nonprofit Celebration Recap
Thanks to the 165 who attended the Celebration of Nonprofits last week at Midpointe Event Center. The morning panel asked the question, 
when and how should nonprofits act more like for-profits? The panel was moderated by Rob Routhieaux, Hamline University, and featured Virginia  Arthur, Metropolitan State University; John Klem, HIRED; Casey Scott, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity; and Ron Tracy, PC's for People. Click here to view the morning panel's agenda.

The Nonprofit Expo featured 40 nonprofits, who were able to inform
 attendees of their organization and the good work they do throughout the year. 

Special thanks to Krista Carroll of Latitude for being the keynote
speaker at lunch. Carroll spoke about her company's history of giving, as they have given half of their revenue to charities in the global communities of their clients- totaling over $2 million since 2009.  


The event concluded with the big give-away to one lucky nonprofit. Earlier
 in the program, attendees were asked to make a donation to a nonprofit in attendance, which would be announced at the end of the program. Through the generosity of our members, we raised $1,000- a big increase from the $700 raised in 2014. The winning nonprofit was Wayside Wellness, a new member from 2015. Congratulations to Sara Larson and the rest of the team at Wayside Wellness!

Nominate for Leadership Awards
It's time once again to make nominations for the Midway Chamber's annual Leadership Awards. Finalists will be announced prior to the Annual Celebration, with winners revealed that night. Nominations are due Friday, January 22.

Nominate A Fellow Member Today!
-Must be current members of the Midway Chamber of Commerce.
-Contributes and promotes the economic growth, stability and improvement of the area which the Chamber serves.
-Not have won an Award in the past 3 years.
-Excel in an individual category:   Large Business, Small Business, Nonprofit, Volunteer and Rookie of the Year

Attend the Midway On The Green Line Meeting
The launch of the Green Line came with some heavy marketing- directories, websites, bus stop ads & more. But what's happening now? How can you harness the Green Line marketing tools to serve your district? Conversations will be held in the neighborhoods along the line to determine next steps and discuss resources. Please join us for the Midway session on January 6!

On The Green Line Marketing
Wed, January 6
Noon- 1 p.m.
Spruce Tree Centre Conference Room
1600 University Ave.

To RSVP, email chad@midwaychamber.com

Legislative Panel & Monthly Luncheon

Wednesday, January 20
Hamline University
774 Snelling Ave. N. 
Saint Paul, MN 55104

9:30 am- 1 pm

What issues are important to you and your organization in 2016? Before session begins, hear from Saint Paul legislators on their priorities and tell them how they can help build a stronger Midway.

Save the Date:
 Economic Development Committee- January 26  
The next Economic Development Committee will be held Tuesday, January 26 at the Griggs Midway Building, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Learn about new projects occurring in our community and network with other Midway Chamber members.   

St.Paul Port Authority Logo

 2121 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thurs, January 7

  Presented By: 
 Seven Corners Printing Logo

FEBRUARY 20, 2016
Registration Open!!


Event chair Amy Votel announced the theme and details for the AnnualCelebration at the Nonprofit luncheon last week. The events committee has been busy finalizing details for February 20, which will include the Brazilian theme of Carnivale. See above for award nominations.  
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 so join us!

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
Non-Profit rate available 

New Faces, New Places
American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET) has announced the addition of Loren Braun, PE as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to the Geotechnical Division. 

Mr. Braun has over thirty years of experience as a geotechnical engineer. Previously with Braun Intertec Corporation and Twin City Testing Corporation, Loren has successfully built relationships with local and national industry leaders through serving in the unique position of a trusted geotechnical review consultant. While consulting for major corporations and working on projects across the United States, Loren served as a liaison between local consulting companies and his clients, by reviewing their reports for technical competence and thoroughness, and providing a third party recommendation if needed. 
Give to Hamline Midway Angels this Holiday Season!
A group of neighbors is working on a Secret Santa project for some Hamline Midway families in need of some holiday cheer this year. They are especially looking for gifts for teenagers and tweens, especially gift cards to restaurants and stores in the Midway neighborhood. Could you make a donation? If interested in learning more, contact Jane at jane@accesspress.org or 651.646.3473.  

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Bremer Bank
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Edward Jones Investments
Equity Services of St. Paul, Inc.
Mantle Buzz
Meritex Twin Cities Industrial
Midpointe Event Center
Mortenson Construction
Nelson Financial Services


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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 UPS