Midway Avenues Newsletter May 16,   2017
Leadership Summit & Monthly Luncheon- May 24
The Annual Leadership Summit is fast approaching! Held once again at Augsburg, the Leadership Summit will begin  with a breakout session led by Diana Pierce, followed by luncheon keynote speaker Sylvia Bartley. 

Morning Session : 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 :  "
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.
This session is sold out.
Mary Laurel True, Director of Service Learning and
Community Engagement at Augsburg College

Monthly Luncheon:
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. 

Learn more about Sylvia's work here:  https://creativemornings.com/talks/sylvia-bartley/1

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: 


Donate an  Auction Item to Midway on the Fairway!

Why donate an item? 
  • Your information will be seen by more eyes as the auction opens June 2
  • Your information will be seen by Annual Celebration attendees as the auction will be shared with them
  • Your donation will support the Chamber's ongoing programs and events
  • Your donation will support our commitment to "Keep the Midway Strong"

The donation form can be found  HERE

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

Silver Sponsors: 
Anchor Bank          

Additional Sponsors: 
Bocce After Business/ Business After Hours- TOMORROW
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

Special Bonus!  Half Time Rec will feature barrel-aged specialty beers from specialty  barrel aged beers from Indeed, Bent Paddle, Surly and LiftBridge.

Thursday, May 18 - TOMORROW
4-6 p.m.

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

Cost: Free
Ribbon Cutting: Sunrise Banks 
Join the Midway Chamber and Saint Paul Area Chamber for a ribbon cutting of the new Sunrise Banks headquarters!  Be  one of the first to see the new building, and enjoy refreshments. The new headquarters is conveniently located near the Green Line and Highway 280.
Friday, May 19
9:30 a.m.

Sunrise Banks Headquarters
2525 Wabash Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114

MN United vs. LA Galaxy- Live on ESPN Sunday!
Sunday is a big game for the Minnesota United- playing against the best-known team in the MLS on national TV. Join in on the fun and attend the  game with the Midway Chamber. Friends and family are welcome to come and cheer on the  United vs. the LA Galaxy. Currently, the United and Galaxy are tied in points, making the game even bigger.
Sunday, May 21
4 p.m.

TCF Bank Stadium

Cost: $30 (ticket value= $38)

Economic Development Meeting- Sunrise Banks New HQ
Join us for our next Economic Development Meeting May 23 
at the new Sunrise Banks headquarters.

  • Sunrise Banks headquarters
  • Legislative update by Bob Long, Larkin Hoffman
  • Case Building.
  • Towerside Business Alliance


Tuesday, May 23




Sunrise Banks Headquarters

2525 Wabash Avenue 

St. Paul, MN  55114


This is a free event.

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

We've Been Hacked! What Do We Do?
 In our previous sessions on cybersecurity, we've covered cybersecurity threat awareness and steps you can take to protect your company.  But no data security program is airtight.  In this fourth and final installment of our series, we'll cover how to respond when you've experienced an attack.  What resources will you need?  What obligations do you have to notify others of the attack?  How do you work with law enforcement?  How do you limit and remediate damage?  How do you get back to normal operations? 

Emily Duke, of CyberSmart™ Law, LLC and Mary Franz, of Enterprise Knowledge Partners, make an encore performance to discuss these issues and answer your questions.

Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Friday, June 2
8:15-9:30 a.m.

Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Avenue
First Floor Conference Room
St. Paul, MN  55104

This is a free event! 
Thank you to our sponsor:

Thursday, May 25
Noon-1:00 p.m.

164 Snelling Ave. N.
 Saint Paul, MN 55104
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."

Our mission is revitalizing neighborhoods by creating and supporting successful homeownership.
Our services include:
  • Homebuyer Education and One-on-one Pre-purchase Counseling
  • Home Improvement Lending and Construction Management Services
  • Foreclosure Prevention Services
We are an affiliate of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NRC) and a member of the national NeighborWorks® Network. We also participate in the NRC national initiative "Campaign for Homeownership."
Since 1981, we have invested more than $21 million in housing services and assisted more than 8,500 families and individuals.

NeighborWorks Home Partners
Beth Hyser
533 Dale St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55103

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Ideal Printers   Mendoza Law Office  Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ, P.A.

Mortenson Construction St. Paul Saints Baseball Club