Midway Chamber of Commerce November 08, 2022

Midway Chamber News

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Lunchtime Chamber Connect @ The Naughty Greek 11/10 ***This Thursday***

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Piccola Coffee 11/17

***Don't Miss*** Who Won the 2022 Elections? Why and What it Means for the Future with Prof. David Schultz 11/16

Economic Development - Workforce Policies: Legislation and Resources to Help Employment 11/22

Happy Holidays LOTL @ Urban Growler 12/2

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Golden Thyme Coffee 12/8

***Next Week***

November Member Luncheon

Who Won the 2022 Elections?

Why and What it Means for the Future with Prof. David Schultz

One of the Midway Chamber's favorite speakers is back! This month, we will hear from Hamline University Professor David Schultz. This talk examines who won the 2022 elections and why. Professor Schultz will look at the results in Minnesota and nationally and assess their importance in 2023 and beyond.

Catered by Mintahoe!


Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST


Minnesota State Fairgrounds

History & Heritage Center

West End Market

1841 W Dan Patch Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55108

Parking is available on streets near the History and Heritage Center.

***Transit: The Fairgrounds is on the 84 bus line, and the A Line Bus Rapid Transit route at the Como station.


$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


Sponsored by 

2022 Celebration of Nonprofits

Thursday, December 15, 2022 @ Hamline University

Registration opens soon!

Reach out to ana@midwaychamber.com to reserve a booth for the expo!

Sponsored by

Supporting Sponsor

***This Thursday***

Lunchtime Chamber Connect @ The Naughty Greek

Are you new to the Midway Chamber, or want to find out how to best utilize your membership? Attend an upcoming ChamberConnect and meet other new and renewing members. Each month, the Midway Chamber will host a ChamberConnect as a way to interact and meet new people. The get-together rotates from a happy hour, lunch, morning coffee and a virtual meeting.

Chamber Connect is a great way to start you Chamber connections as you network and socialize with fellow members!


Thursday, November 10

11:30 AM- 1 PM


The Naughty Greek

2400 Raymond Avenue

St Paul, MN 55114


This is a free event, but please let us know that you will attend.


Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Piccola Coffee 11/17

The Midway Chamber continues our new 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. Piccola Coffee is an Italian inspired coffee shop serving paninis, soup, and salads. They focus on using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Stop in today for a delicious cup of coffee or hot sandwich. Thank you to our sponsor, Suntide. 


Thursday Nov 17, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST


Court International

2550 University W.

St. Paul MN 55114


Free to attend


Sponsored By

Economic Development -

Workforce Policies: Legislation and Resources to Help Employment

How can legislative policies help shape the workforce? As a follow-up to our October panel on the disability community in the workforce, join us to learn more about how government programs can help employer and job seekers.


Tuesday Nov 22, 2022

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST


International Institute of Minnesota

1694 Como Ave

Saint Paul 55108


Free but please register to let us know you are coming!


Happy Holidays LOTL @ Urban Growler

What better way to celebrate the holiday season, then by gathering at Urban Growler, the home of our annual party. Help support local breweries and snag some UGBC merchandise or crowlers for your gifting needs or for yourself! Thank you for supporting local and women owned businesses! We encourage you to support Midway vendors this season!

 ***For any cancellations, please contact ana@midwaychamber.com.


Friday Dec 2, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST


Urban Growler Brewing Co.

2325 Endicott St,

St Paul, MN 55114


Please register to let us know you are attending!


Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Golden Thyme Coffee

Golden Thyme on Selby is proud to serve the most decadent and smooth coffee to the local residents of the St. Paul. They guarantee when you experience all that they have to offer, they will always leave you wanting more! Golden Thyme offers a vast and delicious menu that features a variety of coffee blends, bagels, cakes and many other delightful treats! Come stop in and have a look through their menu; as you will surely find something that will leave you feeling warm, full and satisfied!

Special Guest- Saint Paul City Councilmember, Russel Balenger


Thursday Dec 8, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST


934 Selby Ave

St Paul, MN 55104


Free to attend


October Member Luncheon recorded 10/19 - 

Workforce Employee Benefits live from Lyngblomsten

Moderated by Kara Sime, Your HR Navigator

Viewing Link (YouTube channel)

CliftonLarsonAllen acquires large Pennsylvania accounting firm

DEED Announces Request for Proposals for the Minnesota Forward Tech Training Competitive Grant

Today, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced a request for proposals (RFP) for the Minnesota Forward Tech Training Program. The RFP seeks applications from Minnesota organizations to deliver work readiness services, career and education navigation, occupational skills training, support services, and placement in information technology (IT) career-path employment. Organizations that receive a grant will train Minnesotans ages 18 and older from low-income communities or people of color in technology career pathways and place them in permanent employment at a family-sustaining wage.

"These grants will support critical efforts to engage young, creative Minnesotans from Black, brown and Indigenous communities, plus those from low-income communities, in working toward tech careers," said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. "The Minnesota Forward Tech Training Program provides both skills and mentorship for young Minnesotans to experience hands-on training, leading to placement in jobs and careers with family-sustaining wages."

Assisting more Minnesotans from low-income communities and people of color in preparing for and securing employment in IT is part of DEED's efforts to address economic disparities in Minnesota. Wages for workers in IT occupations are higher than for most occupations in the state – in fact, the median hourly wage for IT occupations was $48.34 an hour in 2022, which is nearly $25 more an hour than the median for all occupations in the state.

"When technologists from diverse backgrounds get the opportunity to come to the table, we all come up with better solutions to improve outcomes for everyone," said Commissioner Tarek Tomes, Minnesota IT Services. "Our ability to connect with and reach under-resourced populations – especially with individuals who may already have the curiosity, perseverance, and problem-solving skills to succeed in this field – and to inspire them to be technologists is an important part of the work we can do together in Minnesota."

Minnesota training providers and others interested in learning more about the Minnesota Forward Tech Training Program Competitive Grant are invited to participate in a virtual informational meeting on Monday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. Visit DEED's Competitive Grants and Contracts webpage for the link to join the meeting. Detailed eligibility requirements and RFP application materials are also posted on that page. The RFP will close Tuesday, November 29 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

Funds for Minnesota Tech Training Program are authorized under state statute and approved by the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board (MJSP). A total of $5,000,000 is available for this round of grants, in State Fiscal Years 2023-2024. Organizations may apply for funds as low as $250,000 and as high as $750,000. The administration of these funds is guided by the state's dislocated worker program, and participant eligibility is guided by state dislocated worker program requirements. DEED expects to announce the names of grantees in early 2023.



Expanding our horizons and capabilities

We excited to share the news that on November 1, 2022, Mendoza Law joined forces with the Minneapolis-based law firm Schindel Segal PLLC. The new combined firm is named Schindel Segal Mendoza, PLLC (SSM). The combination expands the capabilities of two great Twin Cities law firms into one.


For over a decade, Schindel Segal has been providing exceptional legal services to businesses, including corporate organizations and transactions, employment and labor law, real estate, and litigation.


Over two decades Mendoza Law has become one of the leading law firms in the state focusing on internet, communications, data privacy, cybersecurity, and arts and entertainment law, in addition to having a strong general business practice of its own.


SSM will keep the office locations of the combining firms open at 5901 Cedar Lake Road in Minneapolis, and at 1000 University Ave. in St. Paul where the combined firm will carry forward a shared spirit of community service and engagement. A broader public announcement will go out in a couple of weeks. The combined firm’s new web site went live today at www.ssm-lawfirm.com. You can find our new email and contact information there. Email sent to our old addresses will be forwarded to our new email inboxes. Our telephone numbers are not changing except that our new general office telephone number will now be (952) 358-7400.


The growth of Mendoza Law leading to this exciting merger would not have been possible without the support of wonderful clients, employees, vendors, and friends like you. We are excited about this new chapter and look forward to introducing you to our exceptional expanded team at SSM.

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Saint Paul, MN 55103

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Fenske Law Office, PLLC

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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library 

Urban Growler Brewing Company

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