The Midway Chamber of Commerce Community Directory is a joint project of the Midway Chamber and the Midway Como Frogtown Frogtown Monitor. The partnership began in 1995 when a former Midway Chamber president reached out to the Monitor, a longtime Chamber member, to consider producing the annual book for the Chamber. Prior to this, the Monitor had been used solely as a distribution vehicle for the Chamber Directory, since the circulation footprints of the Monitor and the Chamber Directory do widely overlap. This new proposal for the Monitor, however, was based on the hope that the collaboration between the community newspaper and the civic and commerce association could further generate additional benefits and synergies beyond the publication of the Directory.

Today, the Chamber Directory is produced on an annual basis, with the Chamber providing the editorial copy for the book and the staff at TMC Publications, owner of the Midway Como Frogtown Frogtown Monitor, selling advertising for the Directory, producing ads, and laying out the publication. TMC Publications also handles the printing of the Directory. Each year a portion of the revenue from ad sales in the Directory are returned to the Chamber.

Using the annual directory as a guide

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 this past year. But what I really hope is you use it to discover new places and keep handy to easily look up information.
Years before I started working at the Midway Chamber, I remember getting a copy delivered to my house. This was back in the days when phone books were still a thing and I kept it next to them, above the fridge. When looking for a new restaurant I knew would be local, I would grab it before looking at the Yellow Pages. An added bonus – if a business is either listed in the directory or advertising in it, it means they are supporting the local community.
Every year I write an introductory article explaining some highlights of the year and the state of the neighborhood at the time. In past years, this has meant writing about the outpouring of support after civil unrest, the rebuilding of the damaged properties, and the continual changes we see to the Midway (transit lines, Allianz Field, and many more).
As the Midway Chamber had not created a strategic plan since 2019, we were due. So, this year for the article I wrote about the themes and thought process that went into our new plan. Like all organizations, it’s good for the Chamber to step back and think about how we are serving others and our mission. We are going to be a better and more focused organization because of the work, and we thank Mighty Consulting for keeping us on task through the process.
The directory also is filled with photos from the past year, with many from our events and ribbon cuttings. It may be cliché to be a Chamber of Commerce and talk up the business openings, but they truly are a sign of those who are excited to put down roots in our neighborhood and help build community. When businesses are owned locally, the money stays here. Many of these small businesses, which can include franchisees, show support by donating to nonprofits, youth activities, and fundraisers. Others can open their space to nonprofit events too. If you want to see our small businesses succeed, please shop local.
As the year unfolds, photos will be taken and businesses will open which will be included in next year’s directory. I’m curious to see what the themes of this year will emerge, and look forward to sharing them with you next spring.

Download this year's directory via link at left or click here to view.


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 grow and thrive.

Strategic Plan

The Midway Chamber adopted a new strategic plan for 2024-2026 with the support of Mighty Consulting. The four focus areas are community, education, membership and partnerships.

Get involved

Join a chamber committee to give back, network and build your community. Options include the Ambassadors, Annual Celebration Committee, Communications Committee, Golf Committee, Economic Development Committee and Nominating Committee.

Board members include:

  • Christine Noonan, Minnesota State Fair, *Chair
  • Tetra Constantino, Elsa’s House of Sleep, *Vice Chair
  • Tony Mendoza, Fredrikson & Byron *Immediate Past Chair & Treasurer
  • Tonya Bauer, Saint Paul Port Authority
  • Justin Borrell, Minnesota United FC
  • Tesha M. Christensen, Midway Como Frogtown Monitor/TMC Publications CO
  • Adero Cobb, Keystone Community Services
  • Bruce Corrie, Concordia University
  • Niles Deneen, Deneen Pottery
  • Jamey Flannery, Flannery Construction
  • Jeff Hart, Suntide Commercial Realt
  • B. Kyle, Saint Paul Area Chamber
  • Jessie Higgins, Neighborhood Development Center (NDC)
  • Brian May, BLAZE Credit Union
  • Dennis McComas, American Engineering Testing
  • Stacy Murphy, City of Saint Paul Police Department- Western District
  • Michelle Murzyn, Minnesota Bank & Trust
  • Jill Pavlak, Urban Growler Brewing Company
  • Elisa Rasmussen, Xcel Energy
  • Kara Sime, Your HR Navigator
  • Jim Wagner, 1026 Central LLC
  • Staff include: Executive Director Chad Kulas and Ana Powers, program and events manager.
    Read Chad's monthly column in the Monitor by clicking here.


The chamber holds a monthly membership luncheon featuring a special guest speaker. They are typically on the third Wednesday of each month. Other networking events include:

  • Lunch on the Line held at various restaurants in the area
  • Coffee Club at various coffee shops, often with a special guest
  • Economic Development meetings and annual Summit
  • Annual Gala
  • Annual Non Profit Celebration
  • Midway on the Fairway golf tournament at Como Golf Course each June

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