Midway Avenues Newsletter August 29,   2017
September Monthly Luncheon: Scott Burns
Scott co-founded GovDelivery in a Saint Paul basement in 2000. From there, the company grew to 250 professionals across four offices in the U.S. and Europe. After he sold GovDelivery in 2016, the 41-year old co-founded a new company, Structural, earlier this year. Learn about Scott's business success story, and his involvement in the City of Saint Paul's Innovation Cabinet.

Como Zoo
1225 Estabrook Dr.
St. Paul, MN  55108

Wednesday, September 20
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Sunrise Banks Logo

2017-2018 Luncheon Passes are Here
Get yours today before it's too late. 

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

If you already paid for any luncheons, the amount will be applied to the pass.
You may purchase HERE, at an event or call the Chamber office at 651-646-2636.

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, Hempel Companies
  • 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. 

The tour is limited to 40 participants & closed toe shoes are required. Space is filling up fast!

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:                                                               Thank you to our lunch sponsor:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo                                                                                      

 Read the Star Tribune article on the Osborn370 development  here

Ribbon Cutting & Beer Fondo
Bikes and beer- what more do you need? 

The Midway Chamber is welcoming new member Podiumwear to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting, followed by a fun bike ride to Lake Monster Brewing and Urban Growler! Nice Ride bikes will be available for rent at nearby stations, 
or  bring your own! Join us for a fun afternoon and get to know one of the leaders in activewear.

Ribbon Cutting & Beer Fondo
Thursday, September 28
4 p.m.
Podiumwear- 2408 Territorial Road

Cost: FREE!!


***What is a fondo?*** 
Gran Fondo is an Italian term which loosely translates to "Big Ride."  Gran Fondo's are mass participation cycling events that have enjoyed incredible popularity in Europe for decades and have become popular in North America, Asia, Australia and increasingly, worldwide. Our fondo will be very laid back with an emphasis on fun!

The following dates are for our popular monthly luncheons and economic development meetings for the 2017-2018 year. A Google calendar is being created and will include all dates & times. Meetings will be held from 11:30-1:00 & registration will open 1 month prior to the event. 

Monthly Luncheons (all dates are Wednesday)

September 20, 2017- Scott Burns

October 18, 2017- Mayor Chris Coleman

November 15, 2017- Shop with Cops Benefit

December 20, 2017- Celebration of Nonprofits

January 17, 2018- J oseph Nayquonabe, Grand Casino Corporate Ventures

February 21, 2018- Legislative Summit

March 21, 2018

April 11, 2018- Economic Development Summit

May 16, 2018

June 20, 2018- Leadership Summit

Economic Development Meetings (all dates are Tuesdays)

September 26, 2017- Downtown St. Paul Projects

October 24, 2017- $15 Minimum Wage Debate

November 28, 2017- Project Update

January 23, 2018- Housing Development on University Avenue

February 27, 2018- Agenda to be set dependent on current projects/ issues

March 27, 2018 - Agenda to be set dependent on current projects/ issues

May 22, 2018 - Agenda to be set dependent on current projects/ issues

June 26, 2018 - Agenda to be set dependent on current projects/ issues

**Please note these meetings include lunch***

Dan Leggett
Avant- Garde 
Marketing Solutions 

1.     How long have you been a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce?

Since 2006

2.       What aspects do you find the most beneficial?

Like most folks, the reason I joined initially was to expand my network and grow my business. I have also found value in the information provided at the monthly Economic Development meetings, as well as our themed events including the Economic Development Summit, Legislative & Leadership Summits. Over the years I have developed many strong relationships both professionally and personally and this is a Chamber that truly enjoys FUN!  
3.       Do you have any Chamber moment which is especially memorable?
Some of our recent Annual Celebrations have been incredibly fun with the themes, costumes, cuisine & entertainment. 
4.      How do you like to spend your time outside of work?


With my wife & son, fitness, golf, Gophers hoops, antiques, church activities, jazz & mentoring.  

Cities1 was started by two lifelong friends during one of the coldest winters in Minnesota's history.  They began with not just a goal but a vision to change the industry for the better.  What began as simply a way to put food on their tables quickly changed to making the Twin Cities area a better place for their customers to live. 
Now, they have transformed Cities1 from a small two man service company into a multi-million dollar company employing over 20 full time service technicians.  With well over 100 years of experience servicing the entire St. Paul and Minneapolis areas including all of the outlying suburbs they are definitely the company to put your trust in. 

Cities 1 Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
787 Hubbard Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Contact: Jarod Anderson

Mary McKeown
Keystone Community Services

How long have  you been a member of the Midway Chamber of  Commerce?
Keystone has been a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce for 28 years, since 1989.

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
I truly enjoy meeting people from the business community & learning about the many businesses located or do business in the Midway area of St. Paul.  I am learning about the many issues facing businesses, including non-profits and welcome the opportunity to connect with so many dedicated business leaders. 

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
I am interested in meeting business leaders in our community, learning about their businesses and how they are connected to the Midway Chamber.  Being on the Ambassador Committee is an excellent way to make connections and become more knowledgeable about our business community.

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
I like to spend my down time reading, listening to music (preferably outdoors), being active and spending time with family. 

Are you headed to the Great Minnesota Get Together? 
Don't forget to visit your Chamber friends!

  • 1500 ESPN Radio
  • Augsburg University
  • Better Business Bureau of MN & ND
  • Century Link
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Concordia University
  • Epilepsy Foundation of MN
  • Hamline University
  • HourCar
  • KS95
  • KSTP Channel 5
  • My Talk Radio
  • McDonald's
  • MN Lions Eye Bank & Hearing
  • MN State Fair Foundation
  • MN United FC
  • O'Gara's
  • St. Paul Police
  • St. Paul Saints
  • The UPS Store
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Visit St. Paul
  • Xcel Energy
  • Xfinity by Comcast
More information on the fair and where to find chamber members can be found  here

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


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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 Episcopal Homes 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