Midway Chamber of Commerce October 5, 2021
Midway Chamber News
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LOTL @ Hodma

Looking for a completely new restaurant to tryout? Come check out Hodma, a Somali-Mediterranean fusion restaurant. Hodma offers a menu boasting many options to expand your palate and excite your taste buds. This new restaurant is run by multiple generations of a family with longtime Midway roots. After the turbulent year restaurants have endured, the site of new openings and re-openings is so refreshing, and we're pleased and eager to support them. If you register and then find you're unable to attend, we ask that you please let us know. 

Date/Time:
Thursday Oct 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

Location:
Hodma
1197 University Ave W
Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55104
October Membership Luncheon ft. Janet Johanson

Janet Johanson is the founder of BevSource. Janet is always looking for what's next and her passion has driven clients across North America and overseas to launch their beverage creations. Janet's commitment to excellence exists not only in the work place, but in the community, as evidenced by her volunteer work and mentoring. Her drive to fulfill the needs of the beverage industry resulted in The Lab — a place for makers and tasters to come together.

In 2019 BevSource launched The Lab, LLC, a first-of-its-kind pilot production and quality testing facility with an adjacent taproom where tasters and makers can co-create the next generation of innovative beverages. In 2020, Johanson also started the Black Business is Beautiful Market, an outdoor space where the local community can come together to purchase goods and services from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) businesses on the second Saturday of each month outside The Lab.
Midway Chamber Safety Policy:
The Midway Chamber of Commerce adheres to the guidelines set forth by each event venue and any additional government policy in effect. 

The Midway Chamber will have facemasks available, as well as hand sanitizer available at all in-person events. 

Minnesota State Fair Grounds Safety Stance 
Face coverings are strongly encouraged (not required) indoors when 6' distance can not be maintained

Date/Time:
Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

Location:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
History & Heritage Center
West End Market
1841 W Dan Patch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Fees/Admission:
$35.00 members/ $50.00 non-members
This includes networking, program and lunch.

***Please note: Cancellations must be received three days in advance to receive a full refund, substitutions are welcome. Reservations made within 24 hours of the event will be charged an additional $10

Thank you to our sponsor
Ribbon Cutting

Join Minnesota Bank & Trust for an open house to meet the team of our new business office in the Court International Building! Together, our team has a cumulative of 120+ years in banking experience and 70+ years serving the St. Paul market. We are excited to be opening this new location, which will allow us to better serve the East Metro area.

The Midway Chamber will celebrate with a ribbon cutting and team photo at 2:30pm  This will be followed by a basic open house for invited guests only from 3-5pm with light food and drink, chamber folks are welcome to stay for continued festivities.

Date:
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Time:
2:30 PM Ribbon Cutting
3:00- 5:00 PM Open House

Location:
2550 University Avenue West,
Suite 259S
St. Paul, MN 55114

Comcast to offer Twin Cities businesses owned by people of color $10,000 grants

Comcast has announced that it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by people of color in the Twin Cities, as well as provide technology and marketing resources to businesses that qualify. Full story from Pioneer Press here.
Johnson & Johnson to seek F.D.A. authorization for booster shot

Johnson & Johnson is planning to ask federal regulators early this week to authorize a booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine, according to officials familiar with the company’s plans. The firm is the last of the three federally authorized vaccine providers to call for extra injections, amid mounting evidence that at least the elderly and other high-risk groups need more protection. Learn more here.
Mass outages affected millions of social media users worldwide

Blame it on Mercury Retrograde or the beginning of spooky season, but social media users worldwide were in for quite a scare on Monday when Facebook went completely dark due to internal technical outages. Click here for a breakdown of the takedown here.
September LOTL @ The Naughty Greek (University Ave location)
Economic Development on Supply Chains @ Lake Monster Brewing
Breakfast… but make it NAUGHTY! They can’t wait to serve you breakfast at their Capella Tower Skyway location from 8-10 am every weekday, you’ll wanna try all of their AM options! 
We Need Your Help
Earn some extra cash on your schedule

Like many small businesses, we are struggling to find staffing. We are in most need of individuals to assist with deliveries and food prep especially Monday - Friday.

We offer a flexible schedule, training, fun atmosphere and competitive pay! Food prep experience, while preferred, is not required.

Delivery vehicles provided. Delivery personnel must have valid driver’s license.

Perfect opportunity for parents to earn some extra money while kids are at school or for anyone interested in a few hours a day or a few hours each week.

If you or anyone you know are interested send us an email at info@tstcreativecatering.com or call us at 651-488-0971.
Minnesota's Allianz Field to host 2022 MLS All-Star Game

Major League Soccer announced that it will hold the 2022 All-Star Game at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota. The opponent will be announced at a later date

The MLS All-Star Game is slated to take place on Aug. 10, and will be broadcast on the networks of ESPN and Univision in the U.S., and TSN and TVA Sports in Canada.

Full stadium press release here.
Blood donation is safe and essential, and MBC has a COVID-19 self-screening policy in addition to general eligibility guidelines.

To replenish supplies for Twin Cities’ hospitals, trauma centers, and air ambulance
bases, more healthy donors are needed at blood drives and donor centers in the coming weeks. Appointments can be made online at MBC.ORG or by calling 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253).
Our latest exhibition is now open! Interact is pleased to present Sunshine Sunset Fashion, an exhibition that explores the intersection of art and fashion. The exhibition is on view by appointment through November 3! Learn more here.
We are so excited to bring back the Monster Bash Halloween Music fest for 2021! The musical lineup is fantastic and we have a ton of specialty and one-off brews and infusions in store. 

Music from 
  • Black Eyed Snakes
  • Annie Mack
  • Apollo Cobra
  • Jaedyn James

DJ Michael Grey of Transmission
Lots of specialty beers including the Cask Cave (8 one-of-a-kind specialty cask infusions), Wassail (a special fruit and spiced beer served warm) and more. 

The Event Requires Proof of Vaccination Against COVID 19

For the safety of patrons and staff, either your vaccination card or a photo/digial copy of your vaccination card and a matching photo ID will be required on entry.

Join us for our Annual Breakfast!

JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF AFFIRMATION. YOU WILL AFFIRM YOUR CONCERN ABOUT RACIAL INEQUITIES AND YOU WILL BE SHOWN A WAY TO ADDRESS THOSE INEQUITIES.

Yearly, more than 300 young African American youth and men come to Ujamaa Place. Most have been involved in our criminal justice systems. They arrive hopeless – without stable housing, education pathways or trained for gainful employment. Mental and chemical health issues suffocate their lives. Ujamaa Place and its Theory of Transformation program provides these enrollees HOPE. 
Please become a part of that HOPE. 

The morning will feature music from T. Mychael Rambo and accompanist Tom West. Thank you to 3M Innovation Center for hosting our program.

Catch up on all the events you may have missed on our Official YouTube page! Don't forget to smash that like button and share with your network and colleagues!
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