Midway Avenues Newsletter August 8,   2017
August Monthly Membership Luncheon- 
Bonnie Alton, Great Harvest Bread Company
Join us in August for our membership meeting, featuring Bonnie Alton, owner of Great Harvest Bread Company.  Bonnie launched Saint Paul's Great Harvest Bread Company on Grand Avenue in March of 1994 and immediately began building relationships with other small business owners and neighbors. 
 In 2004, Great Harvest moved to a bigger location on Selby Avenue. 

More than two decades since launching her business, Bonnie remains dedicated to the guiding principles that she established from the beginning and takes pride in being "the neighborhood bread store."  She tackles the challenges of small business ownership head on, and continues to learn and grow.  L earn what makes a successful business from Bonnie and her 23 years of experience running Great Harvest. 

 Wednesday, August 16- Next Wednesday
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thank you to our sponsor:

Join us for the third installment of this year's Business After Hours!  Stick around the bar or grab a beverage and join the fun at the bocce ball courts.  Bocce is an easy & fun game to play. Rules and instructions will be shared.

Half Time Rec
1013 Front Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55103

Wednesday, August 9- TOMORROW
4:00-6:00 p.m.

This is a free event- but please let us know you are coming!

2017-2018 Luncheon Passes are Here

All Access Luncheon Pass Benefits
  Your pass may be applied to any of our 12 Luncheon Meetings  & Summits(July-June)
  •  Includes 1/2 day events like Economic Development, Leadership and Legislative Summits
  •  Passes can be used for multiple attendees to the same luncheon or to invite guests
  • Your office can share the same pass.
  • Save time by not paying for each individual lunch. Hassle-free!
Save time and money, sign up today!   Special offer ends September 30, 2017
You may purchase HERE, at an event or call the Chamber office at 651-646-2636.
If you already paid for July or August's luncheon, this amount will be applied to the pass you choose. 

Interact Center creates art that challenges perceptions of disability.
In all of our work, Interact:
  • Creates art in a spirit of radical inclusion.
  • Inspires artists and audiences to explore the full spectrum of human potential.
  • Transforms lives by expanding ideas of what is possible.

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Raleigh Wolpert
1860 Minnehaha Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Urban Growler® is the first woman-owned microbrewery in Minnesota. Join us in our inviting Taproom, Kitchen and Beer Garden (weather permitting) six days a week starting at 11 am - Yep, you can come in for lunch. We are located in St. Paul but we're darn near in the middle between the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We make traditional beers and a wide variety of specialty brews with a local twist. You can also find our beer on tap around town.
 Wherever you find us, We're beer for you! ™

Urban  Growler
Jill Pavlak
2325 Endicott St.
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Chamber Happenings
A band plays at the 100th anniversary celebration for Sunrise Banks
Hiway Federal Credit Union team members pose next to the Hiway team fishing boat


Economic Development Meeting: Downtown Projects
Kick off the 2017-2018 Economic Development program with this timely event focusing on development in downtown Saint Paul

The September Economic Development meeting will include updates on the Treasure Island Center / Tria Rink, 
Osborn370 (formerly the Ecolab Corporate Center)  & more.

Presentations  by:
  • Tanya Bell, Grand Real Estate Advisors
  • Saint Paul Port Authority 
  • Pat Wolf, Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.
Please join us for a tour of Treasure Island Center and see first hand the remarkable renovation from Macy's to a 
state of the art practice facility for the MN Wild and event space.  Closed toe shoes are required for the tour.

370 North Wabash Street
St. Paul, MN  55102

Tuesday, September 26
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., tour of Treasure Island Center to follow

This is a free event that includes lunch, but please RSVP to save your spot. 

Thank you to our sponsor:

St.Paul Port Authority Logo
Presenting Sponsor

Courtney Suin
Envision Catering & Hospitality

How long have you been a member of the Midway Chamber of  Commerce?
I have been a member of the Chamber since I started at Envision Catering & Hospitality about 9 months ago. The company has enjoyed being members for many years!

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
Born and raised in the St. Paul area, I love seeing the area expand with many new and exciting businesses. Being a member of the Chamber allows me to meet the entrepreneurs that are making our city a great place to live!

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
The Ambassador Program is a great way to get out and meet other professionals in the community.  We can then work together to grow and expand the businesses that we are in-which in turn makes our communities stronger

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
I moved to Lowertown a few months ago and have been eating my way through St. Paul. I also love golfing, the farmer's market, sporting events & the occasional glass of wine. Oh, and I never say no to pizza! 

We're looking for a few good men & women to join our Ambassador committee

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.

Ambassador Activities
  • Attend Ribbon Cuttings for new organizations within the Midway area.
  • Greeters and Table Hosts at Monthly Membership Luncheons -
  • Delivery of membership packets that are distributed to new and renewing members.
This is a great way to connect with members. We would love to have a part of this fun group. 
Interested? Give me a call at 651-646-2636 or  shoot me an email beth@midwaychamber.com

The Chamber is Paperless
The Midway Chamber of Commerce is switching to electronic billing beginning  August 1st!  
What does this mean?  I am happy you asked:
  •  Invoices will be generated as usual, but delivered to your inbox as opposed to your mail box
  • Making a payment is easy! You can pay online by choosing  "click here"  found at the bottom of your email,  follow the directions located at the bottom of your invoice which will be attached to your email, call the office with your credit card information or send us a check via USPS
  • If you prefer billing to go to a specific person within your organization, please provide that information to us
  • Still need paper billing? Give us a call and let us know
  • We will save money through reducing our paper, printing and postage needs, all while being a bit greener.
We appreciate your help as we make this transition.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the chamber office at 651-646-2636.
Interested in getting 55 chamber members in your door 
to learn   about what you do?
Host an Economic Development meeting 
We are looking for chamber members to host our monthly Economic Development meetings held the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:30-1:00.  This is a great opportunity for you to share your mission with others so that they will learn more about the work that you do. A lunch sponsor will provide the food, you provide the space, tables and chairs. Want to learn more? We would love to discuss this with you, just call the office at 651-646-2636. 

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- Groundswell
- Metropolitan State University
- Ned's Park Service LLC
- Saint Paul Anthony Park Dental Care

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              St.Paul Port Authority Logo Seven Corners Printing Logo 


Associate Circle

Ally People Solutions   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