Midway Chamber of Commerce September 6, 2022

Midway Chamber News

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Lunch on the Line @ Bole Ethiopian Cuisine 9/8 ***This Thurs***

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Flava Coffee and Café 9/13

September Member Luncheon Libraries and the Midway: What’s Next? 9/21 ~Venue Announced~

***Don't Miss*** Who Won the 2022 Elections? Why and What it Means for the Future with Prof. David Schultz 11/16

2022/2023 All Access Luncheon Pass
As the Midway Chamber returns to in-person events, we're excited to announce we're bringing back our annual luncheon passes. Save big and be part of this year's lineup of great programming coming your way with this exclusive deal. Bring along colleagues or clients to check out the wide array of speakers and topics, as well as experience various local venues including those of your fellow Midway members! 

  • Use this pass for any of our 12 luncheon meetings (July through June)
  • Pass may be used for our virtual programming
  • Use this pass for multiple members to attend the same luncheon or invite guests
  • Special offer is up September 30, 2022!

Featured Topics

  • Patio Party and Recognition Event
  • Business Success Stories
  • Workforce
  • Celebration of Nonprofits Expo
  • Legislative Panel
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development Summit
  • Parks and Greenspace in the Midway
  • Leadership Summit
  • Business Tips and Trends
Access Level

Full Year Pass $450

12 Luncheons (July-June)
Includes full entrance into our 1/2 day summits 
3/4 Year Pass- $337.50

9 Luncheons (July-June)
Includes full entrance into our four 1/2 day summits
1/2 Year Pass- $225

6 Luncheons (July-June)
Includes full entrance into our four 1/2 day summits.
Place your order and reserve your passes with our luncheon application form

Questions may be directed to ana@midwaychamber.com

~This Thursday~

Lunch on the Line @ Bole Ethiopian Cuisine

The State Fair is over and patio season is winding down. After Bolé burned down on University Avenue during the civil unrest, community support helped member Solomon Hailie relaunch in a bigger space with a broader customer base. From last year's ribbon cutting of the new location to honoring Bole with an award for their "Resiliency" come try this local gem that gives you a taste of authentic Ethiopian dishes with great customer service. If you register and then find you're unable to attend, we ask that you please let us know. 

***For any cancellations, please contact ana@midwaychamber.com.

Thursday Sep 8, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

Bole Ethiopian Cuisine
1341 Pascal St
St Paul, MN 55108

Please register to let us know you are attending! 

Midway Chamber Coffee Club @ Flava Coffee and Café

The Midway Chamber continues it's new 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. This month we will be at Flava, which is inside the NDC building. Flava aims to build community through coffee and create opportunities for young women of color and gender expansive youth by propelling them from coffee to career.


Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CDT


 623 University Ave W.

St Paul, MN 55104


Free to attend


September Member Luncheon
Libraries and the Midway:
What’s Next?
featuring Catherine Penkert,
Director of Libraries for the City of St. Paul

In Saint Paul, libraries today are about people. Through extensive community engagement, Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) has built a big vision for its buildings: invest in libraries that are safe, inviting, affirming, and comfortable for people of all cultures, abilities, and communities. With an $8.1 million investment from the City of Saint Paul, SPPL will build a new Hamline Midway Library that maximizes accessibility, environmental sustainability, and safety through design. With a new library building, everyone will enter through the same pathway and the same front door. This state-of-the-art library will integrate history into a new structure that also reflects the cultures of today’s community. This library will bridge from the past to the future while adding much-desired community space that will serve residents for generations to come. 

At our September monthly luncheon, learn more about plans for the new library and how the Saint Paul Public Library supports Midway residents. 
Catherine Penkert, director of Saint Paul Public Library, will join us to talk about the new Hamline Midway Library, the multi-year community engagement process that is informing the Library’s capital work, and the full vision to transform libraries in Saint Paul.


Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

Location: ~Venue Announced~

461 N Dale Street, Saint Paul 55103

Parking garage below the library. Access from eastbound University Avenue only.

(Pull up to garage door for access).


$40 members

$60 non-members

~Please inform the chamber directly if you will be using a luncheon pass for this event~

***Please note: Cancellations must be received via written notice. Substitutions are welcome or you may use your credit toward a future event per chamber approval. Reservations made within 48 hours of the event will be charged an additional $10


Thank you to our Sponsor
Midway Chamber July Virtual Event: Stand with Ukraine
Passcode: Em8O^6kg

Minnesota State Fair draws the crowds for final weekend

Arts on Lafond Fall Festival

University of St. Thomas' neighborhood peacemaker steps down

Amy Gage, who for more than eight years has served as a counselor, diplomat, peacemaker and troubleshooter for the University of St. Thomas in its complicated relationship between its St. Paul neighbors and its off-campus students, is stepping down.

At 65, Gage said she's looking forward to starting a pair of part-time jobs that won't involve middle-of-the-night phone calls from neighbors seething over loud student parties or garbage-strewn yards.

"This is not an easy job," she said of the work for which she's won widespread acclaim for responsiveness and evenhandedness. "I always looked at it as, 'How could I bridge the gap?'"

While the annual churn of thousands of students into St. Thomas' surrounding neighborhoods makes a permanent peace hard to achieve between homeowners and student renters, many credit Gage — who lives less than a mile from campus — for softening the tone. She's bridged divides, encouraged communication and changed some minds say neighbors, students and school officials. Read the full story here.

Epilepsy Foundation Minnesota

JB Vang

Macalester College

Wellington Management, Inc.

Join your neighbors Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th for the Hamline Midway Neighborhood garage sale! It is the place to be if you are looking to buy furniture, household goods, sports equipment, clothing, jewelry, plants, baked goods, and hundreds of other items. There is something for all at your neighborhood garage sale! You won't want to miss it. 

Map of the sale locations will be available on the Hamline Midway Coalition website beginning Friday, September 2nd. Beginning Tuesday, September 6th, physical maps will be available outside the Hamline Midway Coalition office door (located inside of the Hamline Midway Library, enter at the door on the west side of the building) up until Saturday, September 10th. 

Looking to sell? It's not too late to register your sale. Registration closes Friday, September 2nd.  

Garage Sale Registration

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching the MAL Leadership Development Series with our first session of four in the 2022-2023 academic year happening Saturday, September 10, 2022. We hope you will join us with current MAL students and the broader Twin Cities Leadership community. Feel free to bring a colleague or friend along.

Each session will include a workshop, panel topic, and/or a roundtable discussion. Our first session, happening Saturday, September 10, 2022, will include:

WORKSHOP // 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Dependable Strengths: Understanding your Leadership Style
  • Led by Tom Morgan, PhD, Professor Emeritus
  • MA in Leadership Program

DIALOGUE // 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Responsible Leadership: Reflection & Action
  • Lead Panelist: Elisa Vanegas, Global Instructor
  • CGEE Nicaragua & Costa Rica

Networking with MA in Leadership Alumni // 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join our alumni as they facilitate round table discussion about strategies for networking!


Feel free to share with your colleagues, as this series is open to the public. This will be the first of four sessions, for which we will announce dates for November, February, and April.

Now Hiring

Full Time:

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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