Midway Chamber of Commerce June 21, 2022
Midway Chamber News
Virtual July Event:
Standing with Ukraine

STAND WITH UKRAINE!
 
As you watch the news in Ukraine unfold, have you wondered how you can help? Instead of only seeing the official reports, would you like to hear from someone experiencing it firsthand? Join us on July 12 for a special presentation by Maksym Obrizan, associate professor at Kyiv School of Economics. Dr. Obrizan will share stories from Ukraine and ways in which people and organizations can make the most impact. 
Maksym Obrizan is an Associate professor at KSE (Kyiv School of Economics) and of Senior Economist at KEI (Kyiv Economics Institute). He is the author of numerous academic publications in both national and foreign editions which are related to his scientific interests focused on Applied Health Economics and Macroeconomics. Obrizan also serves as an Academic Director of KSE Business Education Department, who’s main responsibility is to assure the quality of all degree programs at Business Education Department.

Education: Maksym Obrizan received his PhD in Economics at the University of Iowa in 2010 having previously received Master’s degree with honours in Economics at EERC at NaUKMA.

Expertise: Economics, Data Visualization, Data Analytics.
Date and Time:
Tuesday Jul 12, 2022
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

Location:
This meeting is held virtually. Once you register, you will receive the Zoom link in your registration confirmation.

Fees/Admission:
$15 Members & Non-members

LOTL @ Hickory Hut

Summer time is BBQ time! This month we're off to visit our fellow chamber member; 'Hickory Hut'! Support a local restaurant who has generously donated to our recent golf auction! Join us on July 14th to socialize and network with your Chamber friends! 
Date/Time:
Thursday Jul 14, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

Location:
647 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104

Fees/Admission:
Please let us know you are attending! 

2022 Annual Patio Party & Recognition Event
@ Urban Growler

Summertime is here, which means it's time to celebrate as we kickstart a brand new year of chamber programming coming your way. Join us at Urban Growler Brewing Company outside in the beer garden to catch up with food, fun, and drinks! We will recognize our outgoing board members, executive committee members, ambassadors and more. We look forward to seeing our members and friends in person! Luncheon passes may be used for this event. 

(In the event of inclement weather, party will move to Barrel room.)

***Transit Note: For those traveling by transit, the closest bus stop is on the 87 route, near the Raymond/Hampden intersection.***
Date/Time:
Wednesday Jul 27, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

Location:
Urban Growler
2325 Endicott St.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Fees/Admission:
$40.00 members/ $60.00 non-members
This includes networking, program, a beverage of your choice and food

***Please note: Cancellations must be received three days in advance to receive a full refund, substitutions are welcome. Reservations made within 4 days of the event will be charged an additional $10

Midway Chamber Saints Game Outing @ CHS Field!

Join your Midway Chamber friends at CHS Field for a ballgame as the Saints take on the Columbus Clippers, (a Cleveland affiliate). This package comes with a bleacher seat and $20 in Saints bucks to be spent either on concessions or at the team store. Day games are a great way to bring your staff together and meet your fellow members.

***Transit Options: 21A Bus from Snelling/University Ave or Green Line to Union Depot
Plan your trip at https://www.metrotransit.org/

~First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.~
Date/Time:
Wednesday Aug 10, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Location:
CHS Field
360 Broadway St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Fees/Admission:
$30

2022 Economic Development Summit ft. DEED Commissioner Steve Grove @ Concordia University
Vendors For 2022 Little Africa Festival!
Plans are underway for our 2022 Little Africa Festival! 

As you already know, the 2022 Little Africa Festival is happening on Sunday August 7th, from 12PM - 9PM at the Hamline Park (1564 Lafond Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55104).

Vendors are invited to apply via this link http://littleafricafest.com/business-vendor-registration/ and secure a booth at the Festival while space lasts. 

For more information about the 2022 Little Africa Festival, please reach out directly to our festival team at lafestival@aeds-mn.org

Thank you and see you on Sunday August 7th at the festival. 
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Public Blood Drives June- Twins Tickets Giveaway

Local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is calling all eligible blood and platelet donors to step up and help save lives.  
  
The need for blood is constant, but the supply isn’t. Founded by the community, for the community, donors with Memorial Blood Centers help supply nearly 40 local hospitals and more than a dozen air ambulance bases. Help hospital patients in need by scheduling an appointment online at mbc.org/donate or by calling 1.888.GIVE.BLD (888.448.3253). 
  
  
Blood donation is safe and essential, and MBC has a COVID-19 self-screening policy in addition to general eligibility guidelines. In general, you may be eligible to donate if you are: 
• In good health 
• 17 years or older— or 16 with written parental consent (PDF available on mbc.org) 
• At least 110 pounds 
• Free of antibiotics for 24 hours, unless taken for preventative reasons 
• Symptom-free for at least 72 hours following a cold or flu 
  
Visit mbc.org/donate to find your nearest drive or donor center, or to make an appointment at one of the public blood drives below. 

All donors will be entered for daily drawings to win tickets to a Twins game. More information can be found at mbc.org/twins.
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