Midway Avenues Newsletter April 25,   2017
Leadership Summit May 24
The Annual Leadership Summit is fast approaching! Held once again at Augsburg, the Leadership Summit will feature your choice of morning sessions lead by Diana Pierce or Mary Laurel True, followed by luncheon keynote speaker Sylvia Bartley. 

Morning Session Option 1: Diana Pierce "Mentoring Emerging Leaders in an Uncertain World"   
Mentoring has long been recognized as a powerful tool in personal career development. It is an essential element in any organization's leadership success. Mentoring is a dynamic process for both mentor and mentee. Diana will bring her personal experience and expertise to this workshop by including  examples of what a mentor does; identification of personal mentor style;and tools that can be used to create a personal mentoring plan

Diana Pierce, Chief Creative Officer at  Diana Pierce Productions
MAL, Augsburg College

Morning Session Option 2: "Making Connection Through Community Engagement" 
Understanding how to make connections is critical if your organization is to grow and advance.  The Cedar/Riverside neighborhood is home to a unique array of emerging small businesses, and entrepreneurs - especially East Africa immigra nt businesses and non-profits.  Using Augsburg's connections to Cedar/Riverside (one of the most diverse communities in this region) participants will have a walking tour - exploring and engaging local business and nonprofit groups to learn about the rich mosaic that makes up this area.  Mary Laurel will introduce participants to local businesses and organizations to learn more about how knowing, understanding, and connecting to your neighborhood will have a positive impact on your organization.
Space is limited for this session.

Mary Laurel True, Director of Service Learning and
Community Engagement at Augsburg College

Lunch Keynote
Sylvia Bartley "The Power of Leading From Your Heart:   
An Authentic Form of Innovation & Progressive Leadership." 

Sylvia Bartley, BSc (Hons), Pharmacology; PhD, Neurophysiology
Global Director, Medtronic Philanthropy

Sylvia's a lifelong seeker of spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. She strives to hold these values in all aspects of her life, both as a Global Director at Medtronic and in her community-service work.  Developing and exceeding strategic goals is a hallmark of Sylvia's work at every position she has held from academia to sales and global marketing.  During 15 years with Medtronic Sylvia has convened global cross-functional teams to disseminate neurosurgical techniques for Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. She is now a Global Director in Philanthropy, a position that perfectly blends her business acumen, influential leadership style, dedication to community service and quest to elevate compassion and humanity at work. She's a recipient of several awards for her extraordinary achievement in business, her potential to lead change and strengthen communities; including Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 2017 Women in Business Award, 2013 Diversity in Business Award and 2014 Bush Foundation Fellowship. 

Wednesday, May 24
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.-- Can't make the morning? Then  please join us for our Monthly Luncheon

Schedule of the Day
8:30 - 9 a.m. - Registration & Refreshments
9- 11:30 a.m. - Educational Session 1 or 2
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Monthly Luncheon with Dr. Sylvia Bartley, Medtronic Philanthropy

Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

- Luncheon passes can be applied to the whole event

  Thank you to our sponsors: 


Ask a Millennial
How do you attract and retain young employees? In what ways do you make them feel valued so you can get the most out of them and their talents? The Midway Chamber's Higher Ed Committee wants to help bridge the gap between young adults and employers. At the upcoming event, Ask A Millennial, students and young alums will be asked what qualities they seek out (and which ones make them run away) from employers. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to attract and retain young employees, while finding their talents.  

Friday, April 28
7:30-9 a.m.

American Engineering Testing
550 Cleveland Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Cost: FREE

Como golf course
80th Annual Midway on the Fairway
June 9, 2017

This means your auction donation will be seen by more eyes
& one week before the tournament. 

Show your support by donating a Silent Auction item by May 10th. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to get your organization's name in front of all attendees. New this year- is the popular, user friendly electronic format we've been using at the Annual Celebration. This means more eyes & more time in front of people with your organization's information.
The donation form can be found   HERE

Not a golfer?  Join us for all of the fun, but non of the work of the tournament.
Lunch, Awards Ceremony & Program will take place at Como Golf Course from 
12-2.  Registration can be completed    HERE

Show your support by donating a Silent Auction item by May 10 
 This is a fantastic opportunity to get your organization's name in front of all attendees. New this year- is the popular, user friendly electronic format we've been using at the Annual Celebration. This means more eyes & more time in front of people with your organization's information. The donation form can be found   HERE

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor:
Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors: 
Anchor Bank          

Additional Sponsors: 
A Can Can Celebration
Have you been wanting to check out the newly opened Can Can Wonderland? Now's your chance! 

Spend the night with friends from the Midway Chamber at this special opportunity which will include a buffet dinner and a round of mini-golf. This is a family friendly event, so bring your kids.
 Sign up fast- space is limited!

Thursday, April 27
4:30-7:30 p.m.
755 Prior Avenue N.
Cost: $25 a person- this includes a dinner buffet & a round of putt putt


Mama's Pizza
Thursday, April 27
Noon-1:00 p.m.

961 Rice Street
 Saint Paul, MN 55117

Join us as we celebrate and support our local businesses .  Every two weeks we visit a restaurant and encourage our membership and the community to take transit and join us in our effort to 
"Keep it green, Keep it local."
Space is limited, so please RSVP so that we can save you a spot.

Bocce After Business/ Business After Hours
Our first installment of this program was great fun! What are you waiting for?
Grab a beverage and join the fun whether you play or cheer from the sidelines.  Bocce is an easy & fun game to play, but rules and instructions will be shared prior to the game.  
Stick around for Irish Night and enjoy free live music and homemade corned beef specials
Thursday, May 18 (Note: Date Change)
4-6 p.m.

Half Time Rec
1013 Front Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Cost: Free
Economic Development Meeting- April 25 Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended the April Economic Development meeting today at Goodwill/Easter Seals. About 50 were on hand to hear updates on the 1919 University building, the proposed transit options for the Riverview Corridor and the impact of the Midway YMCA since it reopened. Join us for our next meeting May 23 at the new Sunrise Banks headquarters at 2525 Wabash. 
Thank you to our sponsor:                     Lunch provided by:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo
The Furniture Barn is family-owned and family-operated and has served the Minneapolis and St. Paul area for more than 40 years. We have built our company by providing beautiful furniture, great service, low prices and hometown relationships from our family to yours.

The Furniture Barn always offers no interest financing. We also have a flexible LAY AWAY PROGRAM allowing you to make payments without having to qualify for financing.

Step inside our showroom to browse a wide selection of bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, along with leather, home office, kids furniture and the area's largest selection of brand name mattresses, adjustable bases and box spring sets.

The Furniture Barn
Bill Gaier
1389 University Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
MN United vs. LA Galaxy
Minnesota United is playing its first season of Major League Soccer! Join in on the fun and attend a
 game with the Midway Chamber. Friends and family are welcome to come and cheer on the 
United vs. the LA Galaxy. With a game against the team made famous by David Beckham and 
Landon Donovan, this game is expected to be the second most popular game of the year- 
second only to the home opener. 
Sunday, May 21
4 p.m.

TCF Bank Stadium

Cost: $30 (ticket value= $38)

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