Midway Avenues Newsletter May 23,   2017
Monthly Luncheon:
L unch 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

Both Morning Sessions are SOLD OUT!

 Diana Pierce "Mentoring Emerging Leaders in an Uncertain World"   SOLD OUT 
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.

Mary Laurel True: "Making Connection Through Community Engagement"   SOLD OUT
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.

Wednesday, May 24
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.-- 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
RSVP NOW- Luncheon only

  Thank you to our sponsors: 


Donate an  Auction Item to Midway on the Fairway!
It's not too late!

Why donate an item? 
  • Your information will be seen by more eyes as the auction opens June 2
  • Your information will be seen by Annual Celebration attendees as the auction will be shared with them
  • Your donation will support the Chamber's ongoing programs and events
  • Your donation will support our commitment to "Keep the Midway Strong"

The donation form can be found  HERE

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

Silver Sponsors: 
Anchor Bank          

Additional Sponsors: 

Thursday, May 25
Noon-1:00 p.m.

164 Snelling Ave. N.
 Saint Paul, MN 55104
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."

Ribbon Cutting @ Keystone Midway Food Shelf

Join us for a ribbon cutting and social gathering on Thursday, June 1  and tour the newly remodeled fod shelf.

Did you know that Keystone is the largest provider of basic needs services in Ramsey County? The Midway food shelf is one of Keystone's busiest sites.  They distribute 55,000 pounds of nutritious food to over 2,000 people every month and provide emergency crisis assistance for families and individuals. Keystone helps more than 24,000 people every year at our three food shelf sites, free produce farmer's markets and Foodmobile.

We are grateful for the support from our business and community partners and invite you to learn more about how your support helps your neighbors in need.

Please consider inviting a member of your team or a colleague who might be interested in our mission.

Thursday, June 1st 
5:00 - 6:30 pm (short program at 5:40 pm)

Keystone Midway Food Shelf
1916 University Ave W.
St. Paul, MN 55104

This is a free event! 

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

This is a free event! 
Thank you to our sponsor:

Join us as we celebrate Tech Dump being named "Nonprofit of the Year"
at this year's Annual Celebration!

Learn more about this important member not only of the chamber, but also of our community.

Tech Dump, a division of  Jobs Foundation , is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing job training and practical experience for adults facing barriers to employment that prepares them to be more valuable employees with an expanding future.

Tuesday, June 13th

698 Prior Avenue 
St. Paul, MN  55104

This is a free event! 
  Hors d'oeuvres  provided by Envision Catering & Hospitality. 
Ribbon Cutting- Sunrise Banks Headquarters

The Midway Chamber, the Saint Paul Area Chamber and team members from Sunrise Banks celebrated the ribbon cutting at the new Sunrise headquarters last week
Economic Development Meeting- Sunrise Banks New HQ
Thank you to everyone who attended today's Economic Development meeting at Sunrise Banks! Special thanks to Sunrise Banks for hosting and for providing lunch.

Presented by: 
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Associate Circle

Ally People Solutins:  University Avenue Clean Team   Associated Bank   Bywater Business Solutions 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