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Since the ‘90s, the Midway Chamber of Commerce has had an office at the Spruce Tree Centre. Anyone who spends time in the Midway knows it as the “big green tile building at the corner of … more
On April 19, 2024, the Midway Chamber received the Presidents’ Community Partner Award, nominated by President Brian Friedrich for partnering with Concordia University to bring meaningful … more
Mission Statement:   The Midway Chamber of Commerce represents businesses and organizations that are dedicated to Building a Stronger Midway by providing programs and services that help members … more
With the April issue of the Monitor, many of you will also receive the annual Midway Chamber directory. At a minimum, I hope you will at least look through it to see what we want to emphasize from … more
On March 2, 2024, the Midway Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Celebration. This is our biggest event every year and one of the highlights of the evening is honoring members with awards. Our five … more
At a recent Midway Chamber meeting, we hosted the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) commissioner, Matt Varilek. He started last June when former Commissioner Steve … more
By the time you read this, there’s a good chance if you had a New Year’s resolution you have already abandoned it. Or if you’re like me, you sometimes wait a few weeks to start the … more
The St. Paul Area and Midway Chambers have reservations about St. Paul’s 1% sales tax referendum, which we’re voting on in a week. While the intention is commendable — funding road … more
The long-awaited redevelopment of the former Midway Center site can go forward. Various project approvals won St. Paul City Council support on Sept. 20, 2023, including plat approval and interim … more
As someone who works for a chamber of commerce, one of the fun parts of the job is helping open new businesses. This means walking around with a giant pair of scissors and getting the odd looks that … more
Members of the Midway Area Chamber of Commerce Board volunteered at the school supply sorting event for Keystone Community Service on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 at Merriam Park Community Center. Keystone … more
It seems whenever I go out of town, especially to a smaller community but even to a surrounding suburb, I get asked about crime. From the perception some have of Saint Paul, Minneapolis, or the … more
In nearly every issue of the Monitor appears a guest column by Chad Kulas, Executive Director of the Midway Chamber of Commerce. The columns are almost always upbeat, often highlight unique … more
University Avenue has always been a hot spot for enjoying a diverse cuisine. And the restaurant industry is always changing; on one hand we don’t like seeing our favorite places close but there … more
One of the biggest challenges facing employers over the past few years has been finding employees. This has been true for employers of all sizes and in most industries. The Midway, a community with a … more
Not to jinx us, but I actually think spring is here. That’s right, I’m calling it. Put the winter boots and shovel away! The bad news is it seems like spring is too short. We can go from … more
For those of us who were in the Midway in 2020, we won’t ever forget the damage and destruction of buildings following the murder of George Floyd. And I certainly won’t forget the … more
St. Paul’s proposed sales tax could be directed to several West Midway streets that are in need of repair. But the tax, which is pending action from the 2023 Minnesota Legislature, has a long … more
On Feb.25, 2023, the Midway Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Celebration. The event is always a fun night and this year’s theme, “Music & The Midway,” meant it would … more
Businesses are struggling to find people to fill positions at all levels and departments with qualified staff who will be reliable and show up. “If you are an employer struggling to find … more
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