Midway Chamber of Commerce January 3, 2023

Midway Chamber News

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January Virtual Chamber Connect 1/10

LOTL @ Hoa Bien 1/19

Economic Development: 2023 Economic Outlook – Inflation and the Prospect for a Soft Landing 1/24

SAVE THE DATE 104th Annual Celebration 2/25/2023

The Midway Chamber wishes you all a very happy and prosperous New Year! While you and your organizations bring your new objectives to fruition, we will continue to bring you tools and resources we hope will prove beneficial along with topical and timely speakers. Some things to look forward to in the coming year include: the upcoming annual celebration, Midway on the fairway and our annual patio party! We are excited to return to in person events and are eager to see you back. Special thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors for making the past year memorable as we strive to top it for the one ahead!

January Virtual Chamber Connect

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!


Tuesday Jan 10, 2023

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST






LOTL @ Hoa Bien

Join us as we ring in the New Year at Hoa Bien. A longstanding staple of the the Midway and University Ave, Hoa Bien is a Vietnamese restaurant that serves a variety of Vietnamese dishes. Famous for the pho and authentic eclectic dishes, you'll be sure to find something unique you like.


Thursday Jan 19, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST


Hoa Bien

1105 University Ave West

Saint Paul MN 55104



Please register to let us know you are attending! 


Economic Development: 2023 Economic Outlook – Inflation and the Prospect for a Soft Landing

Hear an update on economic trends for the new year and discover what experts think will happen in 2023. Presented by Chris Haarstick, VP/Senior Portfolio Manager, Bell Bank.

Speaker Bio:

Chris Haarstick, VP, Sr. Portfolio Manager

Chris is a member of Bell’s institutional investment management team, leads the external strategies committee and works with Bell’s clients daily to make high-quality investment and financial decisions. 

He has been a frequent contributor to Forbes, the Financial Times, WCCO, and a Private Wealth magazine Due Diligence All-Star nominee. He is also the Founder of “Legends of Legion Baseball”, a 501c non-profit dedicated to building the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame in the Birthplace of Legion Baseball, Milbank, SD.


Tuesday Jan 24, 2023

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST


Goodwill/Easter Seals

553 Fairview Avenue N

Saint Paul 55104


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


Thank you to our Sponsor

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Chad at chad@midwaychamber.com for more details!

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SPIRE Receives Digital Marketing Award from State Credit Union Network

Rob Vischer Named 16th President of St. Thomas

JB Vang Partners, Inc. to be Recommended as Tentative Developer of former Hamm’s Brewery Complex

Our Lady of Peace Hospice & Home Health Care Names New CEO

Our Lady of Peace Hospice & Home Health Care has named a new President/CEO. Jeffrey Thorne will take the helm on December 30, replacing Joe Stanislav who is retiring after 32 years of service to Our Lady of Peace.

Thorne brings 25 years of experience in healthcare and senior housing and care within not-for-profit organizations. He comes to Our Lady of Peace from Volunteers of America where he served as regional vice president of healthcare operations. Prior to Volunteers of America, he was vice president of operations at St. Therese and administrator/CEO at Cerenity Marian of Saint Paul, a senior Benedictine community. Jeff says, “Throughout my career, I’ve intentionally chosen to work for not-for-profit organizations that are mission focused, and I believe in hospice care, having experienced it personally and professionally. I’m looking forward to continuing to educate people on the benefits of hospice for individuals and families.”

Jeff is a strong leader who will take Our Lady of Peace into the future with vision, and dedication to the mission. He will continue the 81-year legacy of compassionate care as our hospice residence raises the bar of excellence with private care suites and our in-home hospice and home health care program continues to grow. Defining priorities, he says, “I want to listen and learn what people value most about Our Lady of Peace, and make sure it’s in our strategic plan to do more of it. And I want to make sure the medical community is aware of how our services can align with what they’re doing.”

Jeff describes himself as a servant leader who likes collaboration. “I prefer to work with a team and draw from the expertise of other team members to make the best decisions. Our decisions will be mission focused, thoughtful, and based on facts and data.”

Welcome Jeff! And thank you, Joe! We are grateful to Joe Stanislav for over three decades of dedication and service that includes the vision, planning, and construction of 21 private care suites. Patients and families will benefit from Joe’s leadership for years to come.

American National Bank

Hiway Credit Union

Now Hiring

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Minnesota State Fair

Suntide Commercial Realty

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library 

Urban Growler Brewing Company

University of St. Thomas

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