APRIL 20, 2018
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES

Dear Williston Wire Readers,
 
The Williston Job Fair will be held April 25 at the Raymond Family Community Center. More than 90 businesses will be on site! Job seekers are advised to bring their resumes and creditials and be prepared for the the spot job interviews and offers! The Job Fair will be open from 3-7 p.m.

 Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda 

Candidate Forums April 30, May 1 and 3 in Williston
Williston Herald - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs committee, in conjunction with the Williston Herald, will be hosting forums for voters to get to know some of the candidates in the upcoming elections. Three forums will be held at the Williston ARC from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature those running in races where there are more candidates than open seats.   Read More
CVB's Krueger earns North Dakota Tourism Award
Amy Krueger, center, director of the Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau, was honored with the Governor's Legend Award for Travel and Tourism Industry Leader recently in Fargo. S ubmitted photo 
Williston Herald - The Chokecherry Festival was just beginning to be a gleam in the Williston eye when Amy Krueger became the new director of the Williston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Shepherding that new signature event, and revitalizing the already existing standby, Band Day, were among her first tasks.Both have grown tremendously under Krueger's leadership, and remain near and dear to her, as she counts them among her first wins for the community.   Read More
Ideal Option opens in Williston
The Williston Chamber Ambassadors helped Ideal Option celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting on April 16. Chamber photo
Williston Economic Development - Ideal Option celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Monday, April 16 in Williston.  Ideal Option is collaborating with Summit Counseling to provide comprehensive Medication Assisted Treatment for patients with Opioid Addiction. If you have any questions regarding the Ideal Option program, visit their FAQ page or call at 1-877-522-1275. 
ND Recycling offers E-rase Your E-waste April 20-21 in Williston
News Release - The Spring E-rase your E-waste is on now at North Dakota Recycling Services in Williston! The two-day event will be held April 20-21. All electronics will be accepted at no charge except CRT's (CRTS's are only $20-40). The event promotes recycling in Williston and celebrates Earth Day. A free BBQ lunch is being held today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A 5K run will be held tomorrow. E-rase Your E-waste Schedule
Deadline to submit Photography, Artwork for Vinyl Covers is April 30
Pictured is an example of a traffic signal box cover located in Big Sky, Mont.
Williston Herald - Coming back home from college to Sequim, Washington, Caitlin Pallai noticed something cool. The traffic signal light covers had been dressed up with vibrant artwork. At the time, it was just an "Oh look, isn't that neat," moment, but now that she's working in Williston and a member of the Chamber of Commerce's leadership academy, it's become something more. "It's a really neat way to introduce art, without bringing in a new piece, by transforming something that is already there," she said. "It's functional art." Read More
Larvick named 2018 Band Day Parade Marshal for May 12 Event
Williston Herald photo of Jordis Larvick during a ceremony at River View Cemetery.
News Release - The Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Band Day Committee is pleased to announce United States Army Veteran, Jordis "Jordy" Larvick as the Band Day 2018 Parade Marshal. He will be featured in the annual parade on Saturday, May 12th, in Williston. Larvick has been marching in the hometown parade for over 60 years, starting in 1954 with the Williston Cowboys Drum and Bugle Corp. Read More
McKenzie County leads ND to Record Natural Gas Production in February
McKenzie County Farmer -  A cold February hurt North Dakota's oil production but natural gas. According to Lynn Helms, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources director, the state  set a new record, 2,102,266 mcf per day of natural gas in February.  McKenzie County's 3,935 producing wells accounted for 40 percent of the state's oil and just over 51 percent of North Dakota's natural gas production. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Watford City Craft Beer named Best in North Dakota; Stonehome Brewing to open in Bismarck
Stonehome Brewing is opening a second location in Bismarck this summer. Pictured is the original Watford City location.
USA Today - In honor of National Beer Day, we tracked down the perfect beer for travelers in each state. Raise a glass, bottle or can to American craft beer at the breweries, brewpubs and taprooms celebrating local sourcing. From hops grown onsite, to state-shaped tasting flights, to bottle and can art honoring local landmarks, these brews were made with regional ingredients and state pride. Read More Stonehome Brewing  Brew Pub to open in First International Building in Bismarck
Tioga City Commission approves $30,000 Development Loan for UAS Firm
The Tioga Economic Development plans to expand its 'Drone Camp for Kids' to adult pilot training programs. Tioga EDC
News Release - After a long consideration process the Tioga City Commission approved a development loan for $30,000 to AeroFleet One to bring cutting edge UAS to the region. The process began last August when AeroFleet One competed in the Tioga Innovation Competition during the 'Drone Camp for Kids' sponsored in part by Williston Regional Economic Development.  Read More
Veeder to be featured on Lifetime TV Show
Jessie Veeder Scofield and her family are pictured above. Veeder will share her life story on Lifetime Network.
Roundup -
Jessie Veeder Scofield had no idea what to expect when she received an unexpected phone call early in the spring of 2017. It was the feminine based TV network, Lifetime. They were looking for a woman in every state who wished to share their story and she was chosen for North Dakota. Jessie said, "I was excited to be chosen to be a part of this." She had lots of stories. Jessie had grown up on a cattle ranch outside of Watford City that had been in her family for generations. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
04/24 ------ Williston City Commission
The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room at City Hall at 22 East Broadway.

04/25 ------ Williston Job Fair
More than 80 employers will be accepting resumes and interviewing applicants from 3-7 p.m. at the Raymond Family Community Center. Veterans preference 3-3:30 p.m.

04/28 ------ Clean Up Williston Day
Volunteers are invited to pick up trash Saturday morning. Supplies will be available at Davidson Park. A free lunch for volunteers will begin at 11 a.m.

05/02 ------ 1 Million Cups Williston
Learn how to help new businesses thrive in Williston by attending the free meeting at Williston State College from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

05/08 ------ Sloulin Redevelopment Project - Williston Meeting
The public is invited to learn about the Master Plan for the project. The meeting will feature keynote Gov. Doug Burgum, City of Williston leaders and representatives from the project's key partnerships. The free program will run from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center.

05/09 ------ Retail Summit
Potential and current retailers are invited to the free summit from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. Click here to register.

05/09 ------ State of the City Address
Williston Mayor Howard Klug will deliver his State of the City Address at 12 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. A light lunch will be served from 11-11:45 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Click  here to register.

05/09 ------ WED/SBDC Awards Banquet
Williston Economic Development and the Small Business Development Center will celebrate the accomplishments of its 2018 award winners. The social hour will be begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. Click  here for reservations. 
 
07/10-12 ------ ND Water Resource Districts Association's Summer Meeting
The 2018 North Dakota Water Resource Districts Association's annual summer meeting will be held at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center.
Upcoming Energy Events
05/22-24 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The 26th annual event will be held in Bismarck, ND. Early bird general attendee registration is open until April 12, 2018. Conference Website
 
05/22-23 ------ Energy Exposition
The 2018 Energy Exposition will be celebrating 19 years as the Rocky Mountain's longest running energy trade exhibition. The event will take place at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado. Reserve booth space today.  Energy Exposition

The Summer 2018 event will be held at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. 

09/24-26 ------ NDPC Annual Meeting
The meeting will be held at the Ramada in Fargo, ND.

10/03-04 ------ Bakken Oil Product & Service Show
The 8th annual trade show and seminars will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center. Bakken Oil Show website
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