Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dave Gagne - People who do cool things - Part 1

Urban Boatbuilders, Inc.
Dave Gagne helped found Urban Boatbuilders in 1995. A nonprofit organization, they have served over 1700 kids, teaching them wood working skills as they build boats. The kids in this program also learn problem solving skills as they take a project from start to finish. The wooden boats and canoes are beautiful! They will build you a custom boat or sell you one they've made. Dave is really making a positive difference in the lives of young people in our community.

Urban Boatbuilders is located in the Midway Shopping Center. 651-644-9225
http://urbanboatbuilders.org/

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Support the Midway Chamber of Commerce!

Update has been a proud member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years. Executive director Lori Fritts does a great job of running our chamber. The great monthly luncheons have interesting speakers on relevant topics. Many fun events are held to help people network. Lori and her staff work tirelessly to provide lots of information to the members about light rail and other important issues and to act as a voice for businesses in the area.

Fall is the Chamber's annual membership drive. If you would like to try one of the luncheons, I'd invite you to come as my guest.

Take a look at the Midway Chamber's newly re-designed website: www.midwaychamber.com

Monday, September 21, 2009

Update Company is on Facebook

If you're on Facebook, check out "Update Company LLC". On our page, we have photo albums of the buildings we manage, including photos of our new project at 700 Raymond. We also have Update Co. news and links to other important information.

Business is Picking Up!

We've been having a busy couple of weeks at Update Company. In the last months I've signed up a few new businesses -

Water Diagnostics - An expansion of a company out of Wisconsin that does water testing and monitoring. http://www.waterdiagnostics.com/

Wyndgate Health PLLC - A company that does nutritional consulting.

Better Window and Remodeling - a company that sells and installs windows.

Also, I have renewed leases with the US Post Office, Oskie Hamilton and Sofio Law Firm and Touching Hearts Inc.

Business definitely feels like it is picking up!! Although in our corner of the Midway, we're always busy.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Update On the Midway

I am starting this blog to spread the news about the many great things that are happening in the Midway area of St. Paul, MN. We've got a lot happening here - especially in the Raymond/University Ave. neighborhood, where we operate our business.

I will fill you in on new businesses in the area, local happenings and news that affects our area.
I hope to include information on restaurants, stores and interesting people as well.

A little bit about Update Company - We are a second generation family business. We renovate old buildings and turn them into new office and warehouse space. We have worked on 15 buildings over the past 30+ years and are very proud of the work we've done.