Dear Williston Wire Readers,
The first 1 Million Cups meeting of 2018 will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Teton Lounge. This is a great opportunity for new and existing entrepreneurs to share ideas, engage with the community and learn about programs that are available in Williston. The meetings are free and open to the public. Free coffee will be provided by the Smiling Moose Deli. We hope to see you there!
Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
Seven Openings on City of Williston June 12 Ballot
News Release

The City of Williston will hold a city election in conjunction with the state primary election on June 12, 2018. The following City Offices will be on the ballot: Williston City Commission President: one position; four year term; Williston City Commissioner: two positions; four year term, each; Municipal Court Judge: one position; four year term; and Williston Parks & Recreation District Commissioner: three positions; four year term, each. Read More
Bekkedahl, Hatlestad to seek Re-election
KEYZ Radio

State Senator Brad Bekkedahl and Representative Patrick Hatlestad jointly announced their re-election plans to represent District 1 at the North Dakota Legislative Assembly. The veteran lawmakers tell News Radio there remains much to do, not the least according to Hatlestad, is helping fellow legislators remember their financial obligations to this region. Read More
Destiny Med Spa to present at 1 Million Cups Feb. 7
Williston Economic Development
by Barbara Peterson

A new medical spa is coming to Williston. Dr. John and Victoria Clair are remodeling space in the Landmark Building for Destiny Med Spa. The Clair's will share how they planned their startup at 1 Million Cups on Feb. 7, at 8:30 a.m. at Williston State College. The presentation is free and open to the public. The Clair's seem to have the experience and ambition for the medical spa. John is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine while Victoria is an entrepreneur. The biggest challenge they have faced so far was finding suitable space at a price they could afford. After a year-long search, they selected a site in the Landmark Building. Read More
FlowCore Systems adapts to Oil and Gas Industry
DAWA Business Bitz
by Jeff Zarling

Oil and gas activity in the Williston Basin over the last decade has brought about an economic boon with the creation of thousands of high-paying jobs and hundreds of new companies. Through it all, there is an underlying desire to see a diversification of the economy with the creation of primary sector businesses such as manufacturers. FlowCore Systems is one such company that has leveraged the oil and gas activity, solved an industry problem, brought an innovative product to market and created a manufacturing company in Williston to serve the industry here and beyond. Read More
Buck Scheele Family Animal Center to open in June

The countdown to the grand opening at the Buck Scheele Family Animal Shelter is on! LJA rendering
The new Mondak Animal Rescue has already reached its final stages. "It's very exciting for one right now we function as a foster based only facility so we are limited on the amount of animals we can take into our care," said Tamara Rooks, adoption director. Installation and framing is complete on the 18,000 square foot facility. A new state of the art veterinary clinic and community room is being built to provide gentle care for the animals. "We will require a lot of volunteers and we will have a volunteer coordinator for people to come and walk with the animals and clean kennels and cat boxes," said Sharlo Halvorson, Mondak Animal Rescue vice president. Read More
Shuck to lead Great Northern Corridor Coalition
Williston Herald

North Dakota lies along two proposed super corridors. One would run from Canada to Texas, and is called the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway. The other runs between Chicago and ports on the west coast - a strong jumping off point for Asian markets. The latter is called the Great Northern Corridor Coalition, and it is a multi-modal corridor consisting of highways and railways along an east-west artery that is home to more than 38 million Americans in eight U.S. states. The corridor is not new, though it has been quiet of late. It does have a new executive director, however. And he will be a familiar face to many. Curtis E. Shuck, Jr., formerly the CEO of Red River, is now serving as executive director for GNCC. Read More

Bowman to break ground on Industrial Park

Spring 2018

Bowman County Development Corporation

The Bowman County Development Corporation has been working on the Design Standards Handbook that will provide a standard for development in the Park, with guidelines for transitional, commercial and industrial users. The transitional development includes all property that is located in direct view of residential uses, and will require the highest standards for development. The document has been reviewed by all adjacent landowners of the property, and will next be reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Commission, then on to the Bowman City Commission. Bids will be accepted in the next couple of months for infrastructure (water, sewer, streets) in Phase 1 of the Bowman Gateway Industrial ParkRead More
North Dakota, Williston attract Airbnb Travelers
Bismarck Tribune

Airbnb use is on the rise in North Dakota. When Richard Duran first started renting out a room in his Cathedral District home last spring, there were only five to eight other Bismarck-Mandan property owners using Airbnb. Now there are 36. Airbnb is an online service that allows people to book or rent out rooms in private homes. Guest arrivals to North Dakota on the service in 2017 grew 158 percent over last year to 6,700, with the large majority being in Fargo. Other popular destinations include Bismarck-Mandan, Medora, Williston, Minot and Mott. Read More
Gonzaga University seeks Williston Employers for Summer Internship Program
News Release
Gonzaga University student Micah Spanner interned for Williston Economic Development in Summer 2017.
Gonzaga University is seeking employers for its sixth annual Summer in Williston Internship Program. The program was started by Gonzaga Trustee Jim Powers and his brother Tom Powers. The program provides employers talented workers while the students learn gain career development. If your business would like to employ a Gonzaga student contact  Vicki Hucke at GU at 509-313-4021. Read More  
API Chili Cook-Off Feb. 3; 25 Teams to compete
KEYZ Radio

For nearly 40 years, the Williston Basin API Chapter has raised thousands of dollars to help fund nonprofit organizations with their popular Chili Cook-Off. The 37th annual API Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Grand Williston Hotel. Ken Callahan tells News Radio doors open at 3 p.m., and if you like Chili, this is the place to be this weekend. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
02/06-08          Hard Spring Wheat Show
The show will be held at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. Hard Spring Wheat Show agenda
02/07                1 Million Cups
1 Million Cups meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Williston State College. Engage with entrepreneurs for one hour in the Teton Lounge.

02/08                Business After Hours
Williston Regional Economic Development will host the Chamber's Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the James Memorial Center for the Arts.

02/09                Eggs & Issues
The Williston Chamber invites members to breakfast and a program from 7:30-9 a.m. at TrainND. The program will feature Dale Niewaag of Basin Power Electric Cooperative.

02/09                Williston Downtowners Association Annual Meeting
The Williston Downtowners Association will host its annual meeting at 8 a.m. at the James Memorial Center for the Arts.

02/23                Williston Women's Network
The meeting will be held from 8-10 a.m. at New Hope Wesleyan Church. The group is designed to empower, uplift, motivate and inspire women.

02/27                Network before Nine (NB9)
Network Before Nine is  a new Chamber-sponsored networking event that runs from 7:30-9 a.m. at Gramma Sharon's Restaurant. Enjoy a light breakfast and bring your business cards for networking!

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
02/03                  API Chili Cook-Off
The 37th annual fundraising event will be held at the Grand Williston Hotel. Chili Cook-Off webpage

02/05-06             Oil States Energy Services Job Fair
The job fair will be held Monday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
at 301 26th Street. Job Fair flier
02/12                  Curt's Tool Inspection Job Fair
The job fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Williston Job Service office at 422 1st Ave. W. Job Fair flier

03/13                  Williston Basin Chapter API monthly meeting
The meeting will be held  at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker will be North Dakota Tax Commission Ryan Rauschenberger. 
03/21                  NDPC Denver Social
The meeting will be held at the Denver Petroleum Club in Denver, CO.

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

07/16-18             Bakken Conference and Expo
The Summer 2018 event will be held at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City.  Registration Information

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