Midway Chamber of Commerce January 17, 2023

Midway Chamber News

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Introducing New Leadership Award Nomination form

LOTL @ Hoa Bien 1/19

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

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Ginkgo Coffeehouse 1/31

Happy Hour Chamber Connect @ Lake Monster Brewing 2/9

Reserve a full table for the 104th Annual Celebration 2/25/2023

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

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.

Special Guest- Councilmember Mitra Jalali and

 SPPD Senior Commander Stacy Murphy murphy 


Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST


Ginkgo Coffeehouse

721 Snelling Ave N.

St Paul, MN 55104


Free to attend


Happy Hour Chamber Connect @ Lake Monster Brewing

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 Feb 9, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST


Lake Monster Brewing Company

550 Vandalia St #160

St Paul, MN 55114


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


Leadership Award Nominations Now Open

The Midway Chamber of Commerce has a proud commitment of honoring leaders within our organization. The awards recognize leading businesses, nonprofits and individuals who go above and beyond in their support of the Chamber and Midway community through volunteering of their time, staff and other resources.

We need your help! Nominate an organization or individual today. You will find all of the necessary information below and you may submit nominations for multiple categories. Please feel free to reach out to Chad or Ana for suggestions on who to consider. We appreciate your thoroughness in filling out the form and thank you for your thoughtful consideration. 

Rolling Out Our New Nomination Form!

Click here for new fillable form


• Large Business of the Year

• Small Business of the Year

• Nonprofit of the Year

• Volunteer of the Year

• Rookie of the Year

~A history of former recipients can be found here!

Submit your nomination to ana@midwaychamber.com by February 3!

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Dress for Success Launches Mobile Confidence Center

Dress for Success Twin Cities is taking their non-profit on the road. This winter, they launched their mobile confidence center called "The Success Express". The converted RV offers clothing resources and meeting areas for job coaching services giving women the resources they need to find and maintain employment.

WATCH FOX Spotlight here featuring Stephanie Silvers

The Midway Project continues weekly food and supply distribution in January (Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00pm) at Hancock Rec Center. All are welcome!

We need your help to provide either diapers and wipes or the funds to buy them. You can drop off at Ginkgo Coffeehouse during business hours or at Hancock Rec Center on weekdays after 2:00pm.

You can also contact us at midwayproject@hamlinemidway.org to arrange a different drop-off time or for our volunteers to pick up.

If you prefer to donate money, you can use our GiveMN page

You are also invited to host a diaper drive on your block or in your organization or company. Our organizers are happy to support you!

In addition, we need volunteers on distribution days (Wednesdays).

Sign up here


Lisa Talcott - Vice President

2685 Long Lake Rd

St. Paul, MN 55113

(651) 294-0729 (work)



Confetti Wealth

Sabrina Fay

7601 France Ave S.

Suite 600

Edina, MN 55435 

(952) 857-1487 (work)



Feline Rescue, Inc.

Huot Manufacturing Company

Springboard for the Arts

Now Hiring

Full Time:

The Arc Minnesota


Hamline Midway Coalition

Little Free Library

Minnesota State Fair

Springboard for the Arts

Suntide Commercial Realty

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library 

Do you have a job posting to share in our newsletter? Please send your listing to ana@midwaychamber.com.

Did you know that you can share your job ad on our website! Simply log into your membership account and upload your ad via the settings in your profile and follow the prompts.

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