Midway Avenues Newsletter May 17, 2016
Economic Development Committee May 24
Join us for the May Economic Development Committee, where we will hear a legislative wrap-up from Sen. John Hoffman and learn about downtown Saint Paul's River Balcony and the Target Center and Mayo Square renovations from the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Tuesday, May 24
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Union Gospel Mission
435 University Avenue East

Leadership Summit at Augsburg College 
The Midway Chamber is proud to once again host the Leadership Summit at Augsburg College. This half day event is full of great information you can take back to the office.

Jodi Harpstead, CEO at Lutheran Social Service of MN presents:
150 Years of Learning to Live Together - Midway in our Journey?
Prior to serving as Lutheran Social Services CEO, Jodi spent 23 years with Medtronic, Inc where she held significant positions including President of Global Marketing and U.S. Sales in the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division. An exceptional leader, she has volunteered in leadership capacities for a variety of other organizations. Her perspective and insights on compassion and competence to make a difference help serve the connection between the business and nonprofit sectors of Minnesota's economy.

The Leadership Summit includes admission to the following session:

ICS Workshop: Joanne Reeck, Chief Diversity Officer at Augsburg College
The Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS) Inventory Workshop is  designed to help individuals continue to grow in their intercultural competence and to build the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to create more inclusive spaces in the workplace and beyond. 

Wednesday, May 18
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Augsburg College

For members: $45 for session or luncheon ONLY
$60 for summit and luncheon

For non-members:
$60 for session or luncheon ONLY
$85 for summit and luncheon

Thank you to our Summit sponsors:
Can't make it for the morning?
 Please join us for our Monthly Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Public Hearing Tomorrow for Mpls Sick Leave 
Do you have a business in Minneapolis? Do you have a business where employees ever work in Minneapolis? Learn more about the proposed sick and safe leave ordinance, and contact Council Members. Click here to read frequently asked questions about the proposal. The only opportunity to share thoughts with the full City Council will be at a public hearing on Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at City Hall. Let your voice be heard!

1544 University Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thursday, May 26
  Presented By: 
 Seven Corners Printing Logo

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


2094 Gilbert Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Contact: Caleb Brunz

Paul Davis provides professional residential and commercial emergency restoration services for disasters of all sizes. From water and flood damage, to fire damage and mold remediation, Paul Davis franchise professionals are available 24/7 to clean up and repair damage to residential and commercial property.

Ribbon Cutting for Paul Davis Restoration
Join the Midway and Saint Paul Chambers for a ribbon cutting at Paul Davis Restoration on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. Then stop by Lake Monster Brewing for the official after party! To RSVP, email beth@midwaychamber.com


1821 University Ave. W., Suite S-292
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Contact: Gene Gelgelu

AEDS builds wealth within communities of Black heritage through our economic development activities. At AEDS we take pride in our ability to link clients to vital resources and foster meaningful partnerships with neighborhood and grassroots-based organizations. Our extensive cross-cultural intelligence and technical expertise allows AEDS to establish an economic development model that unleashes the power of entrepreneurship within the communities we serve.

Cybersecurity Wrap-Up
Thanks to all who attended last Friday's Cybersecurity event, featuring a special agent from the FBI. This was the first in a four part series to better help everyone understand the threats of private information getting compromised online. Join us for our next Cybersecurity event on Friday, September 16.


Two Spots Open for Midway on the Fairway
Two spots have opened up for Midway on the Fairway on Friday, June 10. Join 142 of your fellow Chamber members for a round! Interested in golfing? Email beth@midwaychamber.com.

Title Sponsor:  

BBQ & Program

If you don't want to golf, you can still be part of the fun!  Join us at noon for a BBQ under the tent at the Como Golf Course. Burgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad and Dilly Bars are in store as share in the tales of the golf course.  Short program will round up the event

Names in the News

AET promotes new Controller 

Marsha Hadd, MBA, of American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET) has
been  promoted to Controller. In her new role, Hadd will be responsible for leading AET further into business process enhancements and system integrations to strengthen reporting, training support and the tools necessary to build and nurture client relationships.Click here to learn more. 

Loucks' Bill Sanders receives Theodore Wirth Award 

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has
awarded Bill Sanders the 2016
Theodore Wirth Award for Excellence in Parks.  Sanders is a senior landscape architect with Loucks, a multidisciplinary consulting firm that provides planning, civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, and environmental services to clients. Click here to learn more. 

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures offers free meals for military 

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) CEO (and former Midway Chamber speaker) Joe Nayquonabe traveled to Kuwait with the Serving Our Troops organization this past week to help serve meals to nearly 4,000 soldiers. MLCV is also honoring veterans and active military members by offering free meals at different locations. Over the past few days, free meals were offered at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Grand Casino Hinckley, Eddy's Resort and Rival House in downtown Saint Paul. Today, May 17, veterans and current military can show their military ID for a free meal at Citizen Supper Club (located at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel.) Thank you, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures for your generosity toward our military!


Strib Editorial: Don't Kick Away Soccer Stadium
The Star Tribune editorial board believes the Minnesota Legislature needs to support tax breaks for the proposed Midway soccer stadium. According to this editorial, failure to pass the tax breaks could result in the MLS choosing another metro area over the Twin Cities for their next expansion team. 

Do you think the Legislature should pass the soccer legislation? Contact your legislators! Click here to find out who represents you. With session ending Monday, May 23, time is running out. 

The Midway Chamber is proud to be partnering with Aguilar Productions on the 20th annual Hispanic Marketing Conference & Awards!   

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-Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
- Coulee Bank
- Guild Incorporated
-Ideal Printers
-Innovative Power Systems
- O'Gara's Restaurant
-Rodney J. Mason, LTD
-St. Paul Saints Baseball Club
- Twin Cities Jazz Festival


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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          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