July 24, 2020
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES

Dear Williston Wire Readers

The Willliston Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Crazy Days and Lemonade Day on Saturday, June 25. We encourage you to safely support our local businesses and our youth this weekend!
Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

City Hall reopens to Public
Williston Herald - After an extensive remodel, Williston's City Hall is reopened and ready for the public. The first floor of the building has been completely re-done, opening up the reception area and creating a more inviting atmosphere by removing the walls and creating a sitting area, complete with a fireplace and a television, which will be installed later. Read More
Bank of North Dakota boosts Coronavirus Business Aid
Bismarck Trib une - S teve and Sandy Jacobson's bakery wasn't even a year old when the coronavirus pandemic struck North Dakota. "We were pretty nervous about it because we're just starting," Sandy Jacobson said. The couple's bank helped steer them toward assistance options, including a new Bank of North Dakota loan program. The nation's only state-owned owned bank has approved loans for hundreds of North Dakota businesses under two new programs authorized in April by the state's Industrial Commission. Some officials believe the bank has given North Dakota a leg up in responding to the crisis. Read More
June Enplanements make Slow Recovery
News Release - Airline passenger levels in North Dakota and throughout the rest of the country continue their slow recovery from the historically low passenger numbers that were seen in the previous two months. The lower passenger demand is directly attributed concerns related to the COVID-19 virus. Read More KXMD - Airline Boardings Slowly rebound
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Road Construction begins on 18th Street and University Avenue
News Rele ase - On Tuesday, July 21, construction work will begin at the intersection of 18 th Street and University Avenue. Wagner Construction will continue replacing the 18 th Street water main going east, through the intersection of University Avenue and just west of 6 th Avenue East. Work began on the 18 th Street water main in May 2020. Read More
Hamm to Keynote NDPC Executive Speaker Series July 28
News Release - The North Dakota Petroleum Council presents their Executive Speaker Series via video-conference. On July 28th the keynote speaker will be Harold Hamm. Hamm and Continental Resources pioneered the development of the Bakken Oil Field with the use of horizontal drilled wells and Hydraulic fracturing. Register for each event to receive a login and password to join the calls! Registration
Return to the West via Zoom July 28
News Release - The Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce presents their Return to the West series. Build and strengthen relationships with our business partners in the West. Develop a better understanding of what the challenges and opportunities are out West. Connect with elected officials to identify and strategize potential East-West partnership. The meeting will be held July 26 from 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Cool Off in North Dakota's Waters
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North Dakota Economic Development and Finance / EINPresswire - The perfect complement to a sunny, hot summer day is by getting out on the cool waters of North Dakota’s lakes and rivers. Water lovers have their choices: Escape the crowd in one of Lake Sakakawea’s many bays; take a thrilling kayak ride down the Missouri River from Garrison Dam to Bismarck; slowly canoe the Little Muddy Canoe Trail east of Williston; traverse the Red River separating North Dakota from Minnesota; or boat around Devils Lake or Lake Metigoshe with the wind blowing through your hair. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
07/24 ------ FCI Constructors, Inc. Ribbon Cutting
The Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 2109 2nd Avenue West at 3 p.m.

07/25 ------ Main Street Market
The market will be held from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Hedderich's Lot in Downtown Williston. More Information

07/25 ------ Chamber of Commerce's Lemonade Day
Youth will set up lemonade stands beginning at noon in Williston. Registration

07/28 ------ Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the John Kautzman Chamber Room.

07/31 ------ Williston Council for the Aging Ribbon Cutting
The Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 18 Main Street at 2 p.m.

08/01 ------ Kasmer & Aafedt Oil's Annual Golf Tournament
The tournament will be held at the Links of North Dakota. All proceeds benefit nonprofits. Call John Kasmer at 701-570-3636 or email john@kaoil.net.

08/01 ------ Main Street Market
The market will be held from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Hedderich's Lot in Downtown Williston. More Information

08/05 ------ 1 Million Cups Williston
The meeting will be held from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the John Kautzman Chamber Room at City Hall.
Upcoming Energy Events
07/25 ------  Bakken Summer Rides
Join the NDPC in exploring a few of the best tourist stops in Western North Dakota on three special Bakken rides this summer. This ride starts in Minot.  Registration

07/28 ------  NDPC Dugout Night
The North Dakota Petroleum Council will host an evening of baseball at the Bismarck Larks game. Tickets are $50 Registration

08/01 ------ Bakken Summer Rides
Join the NDPC in exploring a few of the best tourist stops in Western North Dakota on three special Bakken rides this summer. This ride starts in Dickinson.  Registration

08/08 ------ Bakken Summer Rides
Join the NDPC in exploring a few of the best tourist stops in Western North Dakota on three special Bakken rides this summer. This float is on Lake Sakakawea. Registration

0 8/20-21 ------ Williston Basin Chapter API Golf Tournament
The social will be held Thursday at Eagle Ridge and the tournament will be held Friday at the Links of North Dakota and Eagle Ridge.  More information

09/15 ------ API Monthly meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton Williston.   More information

09/09-10 ------ DUG Eagle Ford
The conference and exhibition will be held in San Antonio, Texas.   Registration
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