Midway Avenues Newsletter September 5,   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.

Join us as we welcome a new chamber member & enjoy lunch.
The location we know(same spot where Flamingo was) but the menu is new.

Thursday, September 7

490 N Syndicate St
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thank you to our sponsors:                                                               
If taking the Green Line, Bole is located 1 block east of the Hamline Avenue Station


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. 

A second tour has been added! 
The 10:00 tour limited to 20 attendees, while the 1:00 tour is limited to 40 attendees.

370 North Wabash Street ( the former Ecolab Corporate Center)
St. Paul, MN  55102

Tuesday, September 26
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., tours of Treasure Island Center at 10 a.m. and to follow meeting
Reservations required to join a tour. 

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!

Ribbon Cutting: Lifetime Legacy Nutrition
Learn more about one of our newest members, Lifetime Legacy Nutrition! For $5, skip your normal lunch and enjoy 
a tea and shake combo that will keep you filled, energized and feeling good. 

Tuesday, October 3
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
1051 Selby Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Free to attend! Special price for tea and shake combo at $5.

Two sales employees at  
FASTSIGNS of Roseville received national recognition. Carrie Dubbelde received the Bronze Sales Award, and Cody Schuebel received the
Outside Sales Certification Award.

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, Mille Lacs 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***

Jamison Randall
 Latuff Brothers Auto Body  

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

9 years

2.       What aspects do you find the most beneficial?
Networking, educational programming, the directory links to the website. connection to other businesses and the fun people, events & programs. 
3.       Do you have any Chamber moment which is especially memorable?
 The Annual Celebrations are ALWAYS memorable! Attending Lunch on the Avenue and supporting businesses during the construction of the Green Line.  It was awesome to fill the restaurant with chamber members. 
4.      How do you like to spend your time outside of work?

 Being a St. Paul tourist by attending Saints baseball games, enjoying many of the wonderful restaurants St. Paul has to offer. For sports I enjoy golf in the summer and bowling in the winter. 

Marcy McHenry
Midpointe Event Center & Dancers Studio

How long have  you been a member of the Midway Chamber of  Commerce?
Midpointe Event Center has been a member for 7 years. Dancers Studio has been a member in the past. 

What aspect of being a member do you find the most beneficial?
As a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce, we find it very beneficial to create business relationships, engage in community engagement while staying abreast of topics important to our community, especially those specific to the Midway area.  There is always the social and fun aspect to the Chamber as well!

Why did you decide to join the Ambassador Committee?
As an Ambassador. I have the opportunity to meet and engage new members.  Sharing information about programs and events that the Chamber offers and demonstrating how this can help their organization grow is very rewarding.

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, networking in the community, attending concerts and sporting events, doing yoga and anything outside! 

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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Thank You Renewing Members!

-The Commers Company

- Image Sensing Systems, Inc.

- Lancer Catering

Midway Chamber of Commerce
1600 University Avenue West, Suite 301, Saint Paul, MN 55104

President's Circle

    Warners' Stellian 4 color             St.Paul Port Authority Logo


Director's Circle

   Anchor Bank            Hamline               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