Midway Chamber of Commerce March 26, 2024

Avenues Newsletter

~TODAY~Economic Development: WareSpace 3/26

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Yellowbird Coffee Bar 3/28

LOTL @ yum! Kitchen and Bakery 4/4

2024 Economic Development Summit April 17

Economic Development: Reconnect Rondo and Rethinking I-94 April 23

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Ginkgo Coffeehouse 4/25

LOTL @ Spicy Feta 5/2

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Dogwood Coffee Co. 5/30

Leadership Summit @ Augsburg University 6/12

Congratulations to Rookie of the Year Winner

Slice Brothers Pizza

Owners Adam Kado and Hosie Thurmond

Slice Brothers Pizza has shown over the past 2 years their dedication to St. Paul and the Frogtown/Midway neighborhoods. With new locations at Frogtown Crossroads and the upcoming Treasure Island Center, they have not only shown their dedication to the City of St. Paul but also their popularity and success are making waves everywhere they go. 

Slice Brothers have opened 5 locations across the Twin Cities and supply local jobs to so many, contributing to the local economy and their social media platforms show innovative marketing strategies and partnerships with larger corporations.


Economic Development: WareSpace

WareSpace is a national company offering flexible warehouse space and recently opened up a location in the Midway. Learn more about their unique concept and how it can help small businesses grow.


Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT



801 Transfer Rd

St Paul, MN 55114


Free, but please register to let us know you are coming for food count purposes!


Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Yellowbird Coffee Bar

In the summer of 2019, St. Paul’s Lex-Ham (Lexington-Hamline) neighborhood welcomed Yellowbird Coffee Bar to their community. The shop is a testament to the power of genuine connections and a community’s dedication to supporting their neighbors. Reflective of local flair as locally sourced, Yellowbird’s menu is filled with unique flavors, offering a wide range of hot and cold espresso drinks, drip coffee, tea, sandwiches, soup, and pastries. A refreshingly moist banana chip muffin or a delectable chocolate croissant pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee.


Thursday Mar 28, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT


1168 Selby Ave

St Paul, MN 55104


Free to attend


LOTL @ yum! Kitchen and Bakery

yum! Kitchen and Bakery is the ultimate neighborhood restaurant serving fresh and friendly homemade seasonal food for dine-in and takeout on the corner of Snelling and Selby in St. Paul. The owner grew up in the Highland neighborhood and this location will serve beer on tap, which is a first, and a sort-of nod to the site's longtime fomrer occupant, O'Gara's, which closed in 2018.


Thursday Apr 4, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT


St Paul Location

164 Snelling Ave N

St Paul, MN 55104


Please register to let us know you are attending!


2024 Economic Development Summit

How does the City of Saint Paul generate revenue and what is their plan for attracting and retaining businesses? What challenges are unique to Saint Paul and how do they compare to other cities? If you’ve ever wanted to work toward a brighter future for the business community in Saint Paul, this is a conversation for you. We will explore the history of the city budget and plans for business growth as we talk about ways the Midway Chamber and others can work together with the City of Saint Paul. Confirmed speakers include Ling Becker, Ramsey County; Bill Lindeke, Urban Studies, University of Minnesota. 

Special thanks to sponosor, Sara Investments


Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT


River Park Plaza

10 River Park Plaza

Saint Paul, MN 55107


$40 members

$60 non-members

~Please inform the chamber directly if you will be using a luncheon pass for this event~

***Please note: Cancellations must be received via written notice. Substitutions are welcome or you may use your credit toward a future event per chamber approval. Reservations made within 48 hours of the event will be charged an additional $10


Thank you to our Sponsors

Economic Development:

Reconnect Rondo and Rethinking I-94

Two big projects are being discussed which would greatly shape Interstate 94 between the two downtowns: Reconnect Rondo and Rethinking I-94. Reconnect Rondo would create a community land bridge around the site of the historic Rondo community. Rethinking I-94 is a long-term effort to engage with those who live, work, and play along the corridor to better understand the needs and hopes of our neighborhood. One of the potential outcomes is called the Twin Cities Boulevard and would replace the existing freeway with a multi-modal boulevard and return the surrounding land to neighborhoods. Our presenters will include representatives from Reconnect Rondo, Our Street MPLS and MNDOT. 

This meeting will be held on the 9th floor at the former Central Medical building on the north side of the freeway, allowing us views of I-94 to better visualize both projects.


Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT


Concordia University

Ries Tower

393 Dunlap St. N.

9th Floor

Saint Paul, MN 55104


Free, but please register to let us know you are coming for food count purposes!


Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Ginkgo Coffeehouse

The Midway Chamber continues our Coffee Club in the fashion of our Lunch on the Line events! This is a fun, casual networking program to kickoff your morning on the way to work. Ginkgo Coffeehouse is a locally owned coffee shop serving the Twin Cities for 30 years. Located in Midway and Downtown Saint Paul. They opened in 1993 in the heart of the Hamline Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. This Midway staple showcases artwork on display and live music. Offering a wide array of both food and drink options, you will surely find the perfect pick me up.


Thursday Apr 25, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT


Ginkgo Coffeehouse

721 Snelling Ave N.

St Paul, MN 55104


Free to attend


Blaze Credit Union Hosts Over 3,700 For Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Day

JB Vang

Mollner Properties

Saint Paul Port Authority

St. Paul Midway Lions Club

Apprenticeship and You–An Emerging Path to a Meaningful Career

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Apprenticeship instead of a traditional four-year degree? Yes!

Increasingly more US students and families are choosing apprenticeships as the debt-free, post secondary education option leading to a rewarding and high paying career.

Join us for a free event to learn about innovative local and national/international apprenticeship opportunities for both youth and adults seeking an alternative career pathway. During this event, we’ll share more about how companies in the United States are adopting apprenticeship models similar to that of Germany. Hear directly from the directors of the apprenticeship programs at Bühler and ICATAP and learn about other nationally recognized apprenticeship options in business, marketing, education, engineering, and aerospace.

The Germanic-American Institute is hosting this event as an Apprenticeship Ambassador for the US Department of Labor and Industry. In 2019 the federal governments of Germany and the United States signed a joint declaration to “facilitate cooperation in supporting international initiatives and shared lessons related to apprenticeship, youth employment and the future of work.”

Whether you’re a student or parent looking for an alternative to the college path, an educator investigating additional career options for your students, or your current job is leaving you unfulfilled and you’re looking for career retraining while maintaining your wages – apprenticeship can empower your future.


Your Leagues Cup Presale is Now Open!

Leagues Cup is back, and MNUFC is ready to take on any and all challengers on their path to the final. Join us at Allianz Field on Tuesday, July 30 as the Loons wrap up their group stage action against Club Necaxa!

we need all of the Loons for this match! Get tickets now via your exclusive presale, with promo code LEAGUESDEEP.


Musician, bandleader, show creator and Midway Chamber member Jeff Perry is returning to Crooners with his MN Guitar All Stars Show on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30pm. You'll be treated to four accomplished guitarists, one smokin' rhythm section, and a wild ride through many different guitar styles, musical genres and great songs from a wide variety of artists. More information and tickets are available at: https://www.croonersmn.com/event/minnesota-guitar-all-stars-4/ 

Complimentary House Cleaning Give Away in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month and new member, Squeaky Services offering 8 FREE house cleanings to deserving families. They are off to a great start but they can take more registrations. If you know someone with an Autistic child, this could be their chance to receive a thorough deep house cleaning. 

Plus, the Minnoka Grays baseball team is giving each family $50 and a $50 gift card to either Chuck E Cheese or SkyZone!

What’s included for the deep cleaning?

Their expert team will meticulously clean 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, the living room, kitchen, and dining room—all in a dedicated house cleaning up to 5-hours!

How to participate:

*Families with an Autistic child: You can directly enter.

*Friends, neighbors, or outside family members: Nominate a household in need.

Register: https://quote.squeakyservices.com/autism-awareness-contest

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