Midway Avenues Newsletter May 9,   2017
Leadership Summit May 24
The Annual Leadership Summit is fast approaching! Held once again at Augsburg, the Leadership Summit will begin  with a breakout session led by Diana Pierce, followed by luncheon keynote speaker Sylvia Bartley. 

Morning Session : Diana Pierce "Mentoring Emerging Leaders in an Uncertain World"   
Mentoring has long been recognized as a powerful tool in personal career development. It is an essential element in any organization's leadership success. Mentoring is a dynamic process for both mentor and mentee. Diana will bring her personal experience and expertise to this workshop by including  examples of what a mentor does; identification of personal mentor style;and tools that can be used to create a personal mentoring plan

Diana Pierce, Chief Creative Officer at  Diana Pierce Productions
MAL, Augsburg College

Morning Session :  "
Making Connection Through Community Engagement" 
Understanding how to make connections is critical if your organization is to grow and advance.  The Cedar/Riverside neighborhood is home to a unique array of emerging small businesses, and entrepreneurs - especially East Africa immigra nt businesses and non-profits.  Using Augsburg's connections to Cedar/Riverside (one of the most diverse communities in this region) participants will have a walking tour - exploring and engaging local business and nonprofit groups to learn about the rich mosaic that makes up this area.  Mary Laurel will introduce participants to local businesses and organizations to learn more about how knowing, understanding, and connecting to your neighborhood will have a positive impact on your organization.
This session is sold out.
Mary Laurel True, Director of Service Learning and
Community Engagement at Augsburg College

Lunch Keynote
Sylvia Bartley "The Power of Leading From Your Heart:   
An Authentic Form of Innovation & Progressive Leadership." 

Sylvia Bartley, BSc (Hons), Pharmacology; PhD, Neurophysiology
Global Director, Medtronic Philanthropy

Sylvia's a lifelong seeker of spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. She strives to hold these values in all aspects of her life, both as a Global Director at Medtronic and in her community-service work.  Developing and exceeding strategic goals is a hallmark of Sylvia's work at every position she has held from academia to sales and global marketing.  During 15 years with Medtronic Sylvia has convened global cross-functional teams to disseminate neurosurgical techniques for Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. She is now a Global Director in Philanthropy, a position that perfectly blends her business acumen, influential leadership style, dedication to community service and quest to elevate compassion and humanity at work. She's a recipient of several awards for her extraordinary achievement in business, her potential to lead change and strengthen communities; including Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 2017 Women in Business Award, 2013 Diversity in Business Award and 2014 Bush Foundation Fellowship. 

Learn more about Sylvia's work here:  https://creativemornings.com/talks/sylvia-bartley/1

Wednesday, May 24
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.-- Can't make the morning? Then  please join us for our Monthly Luncheon

Schedule of the Day
8:30 - 9 a.m. - Registration & Refreshments
9- 11:30 a.m. - Educational Session 1 or 2
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Monthly Luncheon with Dr. Sylvia Bartley, Medtronic Philanthropy

Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

- Luncheon passes can be applied to the whole event

  Thank you to our sponsors: 


Capitol Tour!
Have you wanted to check out the newly renovated Minnesota State Capitol? Now's your chance! Attend this meet & greet where you will have an opportunity to see many State Representatives and Senators in the final weeks of the Legislative Session. Self guided capitol tours are available, where you can see firsthand the work done to restore the Capitol to its original beauty of 1905. 

Thursday, May 11
9-10:30 a.m.
Meet as a group in the basement of Capitol rotunda

This is a free event

Refreshments provided by:
MN United vs. LA Galaxy- RSVP BY FRIDAY!!!
Minnesota United is playing its first season of Major League Soccer! Join in on the fun and attend a
 game with the Midway Chamber. Friends and family are welcome to come and cheer on the 
United vs. the LA Galaxy. With a game against the team made famous by David Beckham and 
Landon Donovan, this game is expected to be the second most popular game of the year- 
second only to the home opener. 
Sunday, May 21
4 p.m.

TCF Bank Stadium

Cost: $30 (ticket value= $38)

Newsworthy Moments

Anne Dresen, Capitol City Education Fund; Bill Wagner, Hiway Federal Credit Union; Beth Breidel,
 Midway Chamber of Commerce, volunteer at the Como Park H.S. Networking event last Friday

Grand Opening for the Furniture Barn new location at 1389 University Ave.

We've Been Hacked! What Do We Do?
 In our previous sessions on cybersecurity, we've covered cybersecurity threat awareness and steps you can take to protect your company.  But no data security program is airtight.  In this fourth and final installment of our series, we'll cover how to respond when you've experienced an attack.  What resources will you need?  What obligations do you have to notify others of the attack?  How do you work with law enforcement?  How do you limit and remediate damage?  How do you get back to normal operations? 

Emily Duke, of CyberSmartâ„¢ Law, LLC and Mary Franz, of Enterprise Knowledge Partners, make an encore performance to discuss these issues and answer your questions.

Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Friday, June 2
8:15-9:30 a.m.

Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Avenue
First Floor Conference Room
St. Paul, MN  55104


Thank you to our sponsor:

Como golf course
80th Annual Midway on the Fairway
June 9, 2017

This means your auction donation will be seen by more eyes
& one week before the tournament. 

Show your support by donating a Silent Auction item by May 10. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to get your organization's name in front of all attendees. New this year- is the popular, user friendly electronic format we've been using at the Annual Celebration. This means more eyes & more time in front of people with your organization's information.
The donation form can be found   HERE

Not a golfer?  Join us for all of the fun, but non of the work of the tournament.
Lunch, Awards Ceremony & Program will take place at Como Golf Course from 
12-2.  Registration can be completed    HERE

Show your support by donating a Silent Auction item by May 10 
 This is a fantastic opportunity to get your organization's name in front of all attendees. New this year- is the popular, user friendly electronic format we've been using at the Annual Celebration. This means more eyes & more time in front of people with your organization's information. The donation form can be found   HERE

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor:
Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors: 
Anchor Bank          

Additional Sponsors: 

Thursday, May 11
Noon-1:00 p.m.

2315 Como Ave.
 Saint Paul, MN 55108
Join us as we celebrate and support our local businesses .  Every two weeks we visit a restaurant and encourage our membership and the community to take transit and join us in our effort to 
"Keep it green, Keep it local."
Space is limited, so please RSVP so that we can save you a spot.

Bocce After Business/ Business After Hours
Our first installment of this program was great fun! What are you waiting for?
Grab a beverage and join the fun whether you play or cheer from the sidelines.  Bocce is an easy & fun game to play, but rules and instructions will be shared prior to the game.  
Stick around for Irish Night and enjoy free live music and homemade corned beef specials
Thursday, May 18 (Note: Date Change)
4-6 p.m.

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

Cost: Free
Economic Development Meeting- Sunrise Banks New HQ
Join us for our next Economic Development Meeting May 23 at the new Sunrise Banks headquarters
 at 2525 Wabash Avenue! Find out about why Sunrise chose to invest in the community by opening up their new headquarters, and learn about what Suntide is doing with the old Case Building.

Tuesday, May 23
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
2525 Wabash Ave.

    Thank you to our sponsor:                  
St.Paul Port Authority Logo  
Thank you to our lunch sponsor:

Spryfish Creative is a digital creative agency driven to deliver big marketing and communications ideas to courageous organizations. They  bring the creative process into branding, consulting, content creation, video and web design to help clients engage effectively with their audience and realize the benefits on their bottom line. Spryfish strives to provide a refuge for the most talented, creative, strategic thinkers and skilled support staff to practice their crafts enjoyably for maximum impact on clients' businesses and the world at large.

Spryfish Creative
Jen Niemala
420 Hamline Ave. S.
Saint Paul, MN 55105


Conveniently located within walking distance of the Xcel Energy Center and the Saint Paul RiverCentre,  Hampton Inn St. Paul Downtown  is the perfect place for concert enthusiasts, tourists, and family visiting the area for high school graduation ceremonies! 

Hampton Inn & Suites- Downtown Saint Paul
Michael Meyer
200 W. 7th St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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