October 2, 2020

Dear Williston Wire Readers

Watch for Season 3 of the Williston Works podcast series
to be released next week! The first of five podcasts will debut on Thursday, October 8!

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

Cold Stone Creamery to open October 2 in Williston
Wiliston Herald - Summer may be over, but ice cream is a year-round treat, and a big-name in the frozen treat game is opening up this weekend in Williston. Cold Stone Creamery was one of six STAR Fund projects approved by the Williston City Commission in Nov 2019. Jonas and Bonnita McKenzie are bringing the well-known ice cream franchise Cold Stone Creamery to Williston, and were approved for a Flex PACE grant not to exceed $35,000 for purchase of the franchise, with a total investment of about $400,000. Read More
Williston named 2020 City of the Year
Williston Herald - Williston was officially named 2020 City of the Year by the North Dakota League of Cities during the League’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, Sept. 25. The announcement was made previously by Mayor Howard Klug at the Tuesday, Aug 25 meeting of the Williston City Commission. "This is not to be taken lightly," Klug told the Williston Herald. "(Williston) is in the running with Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, Bismarck, on and on. All the board members vote on it, and they're from all parts of the state. So I'm very proud of what we've accomplished in the last year and looking forward to hoisting another banner." Read More
City of Williston provides Road Construction Update
City of Williston News Release - The following are new progress updates regarding ongoing construction projects throughout the City of Williston. 16th Avenue West & 26th Street Preparation for road striping of the 16th Avenue West and 26th Street intersection and as well as the fully paved 16th Avenue extension began on Tuesday, September 29. Road striping starts on Wednesday, September 30 with landscaping operations ongoing. Permanent signage will follow shortly after. Read More
Wold to represent North Dakota at "Made in America" Showcase
Williston Herald - A local artist is heading to Washington, D.C. to represent the state during this year’s “Made in America” showcase at the White House. Eddie Wold’s work can be seen all over Williston, hanging in businesses, restaurants and offices. A Williston native, Wold took an interest in art at a young age, and has been making a successful career as an artist for nearly a decade, when he began creating unique pieces for his wife’s coffee shop, Meg-A-Latte. Read More
Chatter Pediatric Walk-in Clinic welcomes All Ages
Williston Herald - With school back in session and cold and flu season just around the corner, it's important for kids to stay up to date on their health, and Chatter Pediatric Therapy's new clinic is ready to help. Chatter Pediatric's walk-in clinic is the only pediatric-specific clinic in Williston, and serves the community from infant to adult. Read More
NESET considers Diversifying into Wind Energy
Williston Herald - Neset Consulting Services, now doing business as NESET, has been dipping a toe into the wind energy sector, part of a strategy to both diversify the company’s portfolio of services and keep highly skilled oilfield workers in the state amidst a pandemic-induced downturn in oil and gas. Read More
EDND Fall Conference October 5
EDND News Release - EDND will be hosting its Fall Conference in conjunction with the Main Street Initiative Summit on Oct. 6-7. The EDND Fall Conference on Oct. 5 includes a partner update, legislative discussion, roundtables, and a Basic Training Module about strategic planning from the Develop This! podcasters. Attendees will have to register separately for the Main Street Summit on Oct. 6-7, which will include an economic development focused track planned by EDND. Attendees registered for both the virtual summit and the EDND Fall Conference will be able to attend the Main Street Summit in person at no additional charge. Read More
Commerce releases Final Details for Main Street Summit October 6-7
Commerce News Release - North Dakota Department of Commerce has announced the release of the final details for the breakout sessions and speakers for the 2020 Main Street ND Summit, held virtually Oct. 6-7. Commerce, in partnership with the Economic Development Association of North Dakota, the North Dakota Council on the Arts and Prairie Family Business Association, will host this year’s virtual summit with the theme of Building Resilient Communities. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
10/08 ------ Virtual Coffee & Conversation
The Chamber's networking event is held exclusively for members from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Share updates about your business, organization or upcoming events. The featured topic will be school reorganization.

10/13 ------ Williston STAR Fund Board
The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Williston Center for Development.

10/13 ------ Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m.

10/16 ------ Virtual Centennial Celebration
CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation invites the public to a virtual celebration featuring entertainment and an auction from the safety and comfort of your own home! More information

11/04 ------ 1 Million Cups Williston
The meeting will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Chamber Room at City Hall. 1MC will feature Alliance Consulting and Three Amigos/My Swirl plus coffee from Daily Addiction.

11/19-20 ------ Women in Leadership Expo
The virtual experience will feature keynote speaker Kodee Furst, Co-Founder of Annie Capital, Program Manager at the Nice Center. Email caitlyn@willistonchamber.com for more information.
Upcoming Energy Events
10/06 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton Williston. The program will feature Lynn Helms, State Mineral Resources Director. More information

10/07 ------ NDPC Virtual Annual Meeting
The virtual meeting will be held via Zoom from 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m. CT featuring keynote speaker the Honorable Steve Scalise. RSVP

10/08-09 ------ Western Dakota Energy Association Annual Meeting
Online registration is now open for the annual meeting of the Western Dakota Energy Association. Registration

11/20 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Banquet
The annual awards ceremony will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. at The Well at Williston State College.

12/01 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton Williston. More information

05/11-13 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The conference will be held at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND. More information
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