Midway Avenues Newsletter September 19,   2017
September Monthly Luncheon: Scott Burns
Scott co-founded GovDelivery in a Saint Paul basement in 2000. From there, the company grew to 250 professionals across four offices in the U.S. and Europe. After he sold GovDelivery in 2016, the 41-year old co-founded a new company, Structural, earlier this year. Learn about Scott's business success story, and his involvement in the
 City of Saint Paul's Innovation Cabinet.

Como Zoo
1225 Estabrook Dr.
St. Paul, MN  55108

Wednesday, September 20- TOMORROW
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Sunrise Banks Logo

2017-2018 Luncheon Passes are Here
Get yours today before it's too late. 

All Access Luncheon Pass Benefits
  Your pass may be applied to any of our 12 Luncheon Meetings  & Summits(July-June)
  •  Includes 1/2 day events like Economic Development, Leadership and Legislative Summits
  •  Passes can be used for multiple attendees to the same luncheon or to invite guests
  • Your office can share the same pass.
  • Save time by not paying for each individual lunch. Hassle-free!
Save time and money, sign up today! 
 Special offer ends September 30, 2017

If you already paid for any luncheons, the amount will be applied to the pass.
You may purchase HERE, at an event or call the Chamber office at 651-646-2636.

Meet our newest member at a Ribbon Cutting/Open House!
Join us to "make it official" with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a reception with wine, craft beer & snacks.  It is a great chance to meet other organizations in the Hamline Midway neighborhood. 
Come say Hello! We are excited to meet you. 

Thursday, September 21
4-6 p.m.
635 Fairview Ave. N.   

Economic Development Meeting: Downtown Projects
Kick off the 2017-2018 Economic Development program with this timely event focusing on development in downtown Saint Paul

The September meeting will include updates on the Treasure Island Center / Tria Rink, 
Osborn370 (formerly the Ecolab Corporate Center)  & more.  Please join us for a tour of Treasure Island Center & see first hand the remarkable renovation from  Macy's to a  state of the art practice facility for the MN Wild and event space. 

Presentations  by:
  • Tanya Bell, Grand Real Estate Advisors
  • Saint Paul Port Authority, Hempel Companies
  • Pat Wolf, Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.
370 North Wabasha Street ( the former Ecolab Corporate Center)
15th floor
St. Paul, MN  55102

Tuesday, September 26
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., tours of Treasure Island Center at 10 a.m. and to follow meeting
Reservations required to join a tour. 
The 10:00 tour has one remaining spot , while the 1:00 tour has two. 

This is a free event that includes lunch, but please RSVP to save your spot. 

Thank you to our sponsor:                                                               Thank you to our lunch sponsor:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo                                                                                      
 Read the Star Tribune article on the Osborn370 development  here

Ribbon Cutting & Beer Fondo
Ribbons and Beer- What More do You Need? 

Join us for a one of a kind, unique event.  We will begin by welcoming Podiumwear Custom Sports Apparel to the Midway Chamber of Commerce with an official Ribbon Cutting. Join us on bicycle, car or on foot  & off we go to visit 2 other Midway Chamber members, Urban Growler and Lake Monster Brewing.

Not a bide rider? No worries, hop in your car or walk and join in the fun. 
Can't stay for the whole event? No worries! Join us as your schedule allows.

Ribbon Cutting & Beer Fondo
Thursday, September 28
4 p.m.
Podiumwear- 2408 Territorial Road

Cost: FREE!!


Thursday, October 5

1626 Selby Ave.
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. 



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. 

Stay tuned for a full listing of participating restaurants. 
$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**


The above link can sync with your computer's calendar, and update automatically!

Monthly Luncheons (all dates are Wednesday)

September 20, 2017- Scott Burns

October 18, 2017- Mayor Chris Coleman

November 15, 2017- Shop with Cops Benefit

December 20, 2017- Celebration of Nonprofits

January 17, 2018- J oseph Nayquonabe, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures

February 21, 2018- Legislative Summit

March 21, 2018

April 11, 2018- Economic Development Summit

May 16, 2018

June 20, 2018- Leadership Summit

Economic Development Meetings (all dates are Tuesdays)

September 26, 2017- Downtown St. Paul Projects

October 24, 2017- $15 Minimum Wage Debate

November 28, 2017- Project Update

January 23, 2018- Housing Development on University Avenue

February 27, 2018- Agenda to be set dependent on current projects/ issues

March 27, 2018 - Agenda to be set dependent on current projects/ issues

May 22, 2018 - Agenda to be set dependent on current projects/ issues

June 26, 2018 - Agenda to be set dependent on current projects/ issues

**Please note these meetings include lunch***


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- Avant-Garde Marketing Solutions, Inc.
- Boyum & Barenscheer PLLP
- Colliers International
- Culver's- Midway
- EDS Builders
- Harmon and Hartmon Financial Group LLC
- Loucks
- Minnesota Commercial Railway
- Saint Anthony Park Library
- Union Gospel Mission

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