Midway Avenues Newsletter January 2, 2018
January  Monthly Membership Meeting
Joe Nayquonabe, Jr. is an American Indian business professional that has spent his career reimagining and reinventing how American Indian tribal economies grow and prosper. 
He spent over a decade as a marketing executive growing the Grand Casino brand before ascending to CEO of the Mille Lacs Band's Corporate Commission where he created several companies including Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, which manages the entire business portfolio of the Mille Lacs Band; 2020 Casino Solutions; Maadaadizi Holdings; and Wewinabi Inc. His companies have grown the non-gaming businesses of the Mille Lacs Band from revenues of $8M to over $100M. He has also kept Grand Casino at the forefront as one of the most valuable brands in Indian Gaming.

Midland Hills Country Club
2001 Fulham Street
Roseville, MN 55113

$35 members
$50 non-members

**Luncheon passes may be used for this event**

Presenting Sponsor:                                                    Supporting Sponsor:                      


Thursday, January 4

Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Thank you to our sponsors:

Can Can Wonderland is accessible by the following bus lines: 16B, 67C, 87



Riverland Bank Ribbon Cutting 
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Riverland Bank!
 Enjoy refreshments as we welcome Riverland to the Midway Chamber of Commerce!  
Friday, January 5
9-10 a.m.

1621 E. Hennepin Ave, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Advertise with Member Packets

Looking for a way to get your name out in the new year? Advertise on Midway Chamber member packet envelopes! 
All 350 chamber members receive a member packet annually, so this is a great way to assure your company logo is in front of all members. Advertise for $300- contact us at chad@midwaychamber.com today!
Economic Development Meeting January 23

Learn firsthand how the City of Minneapolis worked with planners to streamline development in the shadow of 
US Bank Stadium. What lessons can the Midway learn?  Chuck Lutz, from the City of Minneapolis, will share what was learned through their process.
Tuesday, January 23
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

American Engineering Testing
550 Cleveland Ave. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

This is a free event, but please let us know you are coming so that we can save you a spot! 

Thank you to our sponsors:
St.Paul Port Authority Logo

Sugar Cube Ice Castle and Dance-Off Contest!

I t's Winter Carnival, c'mon get happy! Join your friends from the Midway and Saint Paul Area Chambers of Commerce as Saint Paul gets ready to kick off the Winter Carnival.  Your $10 ticket to attend the event will include a beverage, food samples, musical entertainment & a chance to vote on your favorite Sugar Cube Ice Palace.

Be sure to stick around for the thrilling dance-off between Chad Kulas of the Midway Chamber and B. Kyle of the 
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce!

Sugar Cube Ice Palace Contest
Show off your best sugar cube ice palace creation during the individual or team categories of this fun, new competition! Entries are just $10 on top of admission.

Guidelines for contest:
  • Submissions are welcome after 4:30 p.m. on January 16. Judging will take place at 6:30 p.m.
  • There will be both a team & individual category with Judge's Choice & People's Choice for both categories
  • No more than 750 sugar cubes (4 gram each) may be used.
  • Get creative! Movement, lights & your imagination are welcome and encouraged.
All proceeds benefit the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation.


Sponsorships available at all levels. 

This is our largest event of the year and is a great opportunity to get in front of approximately 325 members. 
It's a great way to market your organization at a really fun event. 
Call the chamber office at 651-646-2636 for more information. 

This is our largest fundraiser of the year but we cannot do it without your help! 
Donations are now being accepted to make our event a success.  
We will recognize our donors in the following ways:
* Item listed, including the name of your organization, on the electronic bidding site which will be seen 
7 days prior to and at the event
* Item displayed with the name of your organization at the event
* Recognition on the Midway Chamber of Commerce website

Questions? Feel free to contact Beth at 651-646-2636 or beth@midwaychamber.com  for more information. 

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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 FastSigns Roseville  

Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.  Ideal Printers   Mendoza Law,  Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen & Russ, P.A.

Mortenson Construction St. Paul Saints Baseball Club