Midway Avenues Newsletter October 3,   2017
October Monthly Luncheon: Mayor Chris Coleman
A lot has happened in Saint Paul since 2006, when Chris Coleman first became Saint Paul's mayor. Hear from the mayor on accomplishments, the state of the city and what Saint Paul's priorities should be after his final term ends in December.

The Commodore
79 Western Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN  55102

Wednesday, October 18
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Transit Information:Bus 21A will drop you off on the corner of Selby & Western.


Thursday, October 5

1626 Selby Ave.- 1 block west of the Snelling & Selby Avenue intersection
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thank you to our sponsors:                                                               
If taking transit, Zait & Za'atar is located near the A-Line Snelling/Dayton station, and along the 84 and 53 routes.
The Power of a Positive Brand
Does your brand connect with others at an emotional level? How does your organization brand itself? Branding is an important way of marketing, and can help increase awareness and likability of organizations. Learn tips from an expert at the next Higher Ed event: The Power of a Positive Brand, with Hamline's Assistant Vice President of Marketing, 
Lynn Farmer. In addition to Hamline University, other universities who have also recently undergone rebrands will be on hand.   Attendees will participate in a group branding exercise.

Friday, October 6
7:30-9 a.m.

Spruce Tree Center First Floor Conference Room
1600 University Ave. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

This is a free event- coffee and bagels will be provided


Family recipes and heartfelt passion are the secret sauce to creating authentic Greek food. Tzatziki made from real Greek yogurt, luscious feta and sweet, dripping honey from the hills of Peloponnese make our food so good 
it's almost naughty.
The Naughty Greek
181 Snelling Ave. N. (second location coming later this year to University Ave!)
Angelo Giovanis

Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities
year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics' athletic,
health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform
themselves, their communities and the world.
Special Olympics of Minnesota
Sydney Borchert

Junior Achievement programs are taught in more than 700 schools throughout the Upper Midwest. During the 2016-2017 school year, more than 163,000 students in grades K-12 experienced JA in their classroom. Each year nearly 10,000 volunteers enter local schools to teach our innovative Junior Achievement programs. Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin in kindergarten, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for their future and teaching them how to succeed in the global economy.

Junior Achievement
1800 White Bear Ave. N. (moving to the Midway in Fall 2018!)
Gina Blayney

Chamber Happenings

Podiumwear's Reid and Jessica Lutter cut the ribbon with
City Council President Russ Stark and Mayor Chris Coleman
Bicyclists after riding to Urban Growler
Podiumwear socks at Lake Monster


Taste! of Lunch on the Line

Thursday, October 26
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal St. N. 

TASTE! of Lunch on the Line event brings together chamber and commu nity members to celebrate the diverse and unique restaurants located right in the heart of the Midway.

It's Reason to CELEBRATE!
We will have food on hand from over 15 restaurants so join us as we share food and fellowship. 

Confirmed Restaurants:
Bole Ethopian Restaurant
Buffalo Wild Wings
Colossal Cafe
The Naughty Greek 

& more to come!

$35 -  Individual Partner- Member
$50 -  Individual Partner- Nonmember

$50 -  Sponsor Partner- Members Only

Benefits of Sponsor Partnership:     
  • Listed as a Supporting Partner to a Lunch on the Line Restaurant
  • Company name displayed in the program next to your partner restaurant
  • Invitation for one to attend the event
    ** Luncheon passes are not accepted at this event**

October's Economic Development Meeting
The $15 Minimum Wage Debate
October 31, 2017

The $15 minimum wage debate is coming to Saint Paul. What will the final proposal look like? 
What important questions must be asked?  Hear why the discussion must weigh in the needs of both employer and employee, and learn more of a historical context of wage issues.

This panel discussion will include:
  • Dr. John Spry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance at the University of St. Thomas
  • Chris Ferguson, Business Owner
  • Saint Paul City Council President Russ Stark
Tuesday, October 31--please note the change of date
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Ave.-2 blocks west of the Snelling/Como Avenue intersection
Saint Paul, MN  55108

RSVP Here for this free event
Thank you to our Sponsors:

St.Paul Port Authority Logo
Presenting Sponsor

Luncheon Sponsor

T he Band is Back!
The next Business After Hours will feature the Midway Chamber All Star Band. Come for the networking, 
and stay for the fun times and great live music.

Wednesday, November 8
4-6 p.m.

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

RSVP HERE   for this free event


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- Latuff Brothers Auto Body
- Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation

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