November 27, 2019
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

City of Williston offices will be closed November 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 
From our families to yours,  Happy Thanksgiving!

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
Community Enhancement Grant Applications due December 13
Community Enhancement applications may be emailed to  or mailed to Brenda Schmidt at PO Box 1306, Williston, ND 58802.
Williston Economic Development - Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Community Enhancement Program. Each year, the Williston City Commission and STAR Fund Advisory board allocate up to $50,000 for nonprofit groups and organizations to fund activities and projects that improve the quality of life in and around the Williston area. Community Enhancement Application
Williston Works Podcast features Creedence Energy Services
Williston Works Podcast Season 2 - Episode 9 - Creedence Energy Services
Williston Works Podcast Season 2 - Episode 9 - Creedence Energy Services
Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development has released another Williston Works Podcast. Episode nine features oil field service company Creedence Energy Services. The startup was founded by three cousins; Kevin Black, Wyatt Black and Malachi Black. Watch the video!
Williston leads North Dakota Airports in Annual Passenger Growth
The new Williston Basin International Airport opened October 10, 2019.
Fargo Forum -  Air travel is on the up and up in North Dakota.  Of the eight commercial airports in the state, seven have seen more passengers boarding planes over the previous year. Williston experienced the largest annual growth in air travel with 20% more boardings over the past year. The city closed the more than 70-year-old Sloulin Field International Airport on Oct. 10 and opened the new Williston Basin International Airport to handle the greater demand.  Read More
Williston Mayor helps Salvation Army kick off Red Kettle Campaign
Williston Mayor Howard Klug makes the official first donation to the Salvation Army's 2019 Red Kettle Campaign.
Williston Herald - The season of giving is upon us, and the Salvation Army is starting up its Red Kettle campaign across Williston to raise money for those in need.  Set up inside the Cashwise entryway, Mayor Howard Klug kicked the campaign off by making the first donation to the iconic Red Kettle. Klug said the partnership between the city of Williston and the Salvation Army is an integral part of what makes a community like Williston great, especially during the holidays.  Read More
New Jamaican Restaurant to open in Sidney
Sidney Herald - Island Kitchens, a new Jamaican restaurant, is scheduled to open Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Sidney at 430 North Central Avenue. Cal Gordon, who was born and raised in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is the owner and founder of Island Kitchens. "About five years ago, I moved over here to Sidney," Gordon said. Read More
Holiday Lights Parade November 29 in Williston
The parade begins at 6 p.m. on November 29 in Downtown Williston. 
News Release -  The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will present the 25th Annual Holiday Lights Parade themed "Silver Bells" on Friday, November 29 at 6 p.m. The parade will travel on Main Street, starting at the 2nd Street East intersection and ending at Harmon Park. Following the parade, the holiday lights in Harmon Park will be turned on by the Williston Parks & Recreation District. The community is invited to walk through the park to view the lights at 7:30 p.m.  Read More
Community invited to WED Holiday Open House December 6
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6 at 113 4th Street East. There will be refreshments, giveaways and networking opportunities.
Upcoming Williston Events
11/27 ------ Ribbon Cutting and Open House at Glo Tanning Spa & Salon
The ribbon cutting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 120 26 th  St. E., Suite 300 . There will be refreshments and prizes.

11/27 ------ Ribbon Cutting at Meg-A-Latte's New Location
The ribbon cutting will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the new Meg-A-Latte location at 1810 2nd Ave. W.

11/28-29 ------ Thanksgiving
City of Williston offices will be closed.

11/29 ------ 25th Anniversary Holiday Lights Parade
The parade will be held at 6 p.m. beginning at the corner of 2nd Street East and Main and ending at Harmon Park. The lighting of the Christmas lights at Harmon Park will be held following the parade.

11/30-12/31 ------  Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive
Enjoy thousands of holiday lights in over 60 displays nightly from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

12/04 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Caffeinated. 

12/05 ----- Williston Downtowners Holiday Stroll
Shop locally for everyone on your Christmas list. Caroling, bonfires, ice sculptor and in-store sales throughout Downtown Williston from 5-8 p.m.

12/06 ------ WED Holiday Open House
Williston Economic Development invites the community to its annual event from 5-8 p.m. at 113 4th St. E. (Williston Center for Development). Enjoy refreshments, networking and giveaways.

12/12 ------ MonDak Ag Research Summit
The summit will be held at the Richland County Fairgrounds Event Center in Sidney from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. MT.  MonDak Ag Research Summit poster
Upcoming Energy Events
12/03 ------  Williston Basin Chapter API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel. December Monthly Meeting

01/07 ------ Williston Basin Chapter API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.  January Monthly Meeting

02/08 ------ API Chili Cook-off
More details to be released soon.  API Calendar 

02/11-12 ------ Blockchain in Oil & Gas Canada Conference
The Canadian technological landscape is evolving at an exponential rate. Blockchain technology in particular is having an unprecedented impact, scross the oil and gas sector. The conference will be held in Calgary, Alberta.  Registration

02/19-21 ------ 4C Conference
The Mission of the 4C Conference is to promote the latest Emissions Reduction Technology and Best Management practices in order to drive better Environmental Outcomes. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas. More Information

02/20-21 ------ North American Artificial Lift 2020
The exhibition and conference provides an opportunity for artificial lift systems providers and service companies to meet with shale operators in Houston, Texas. More Information

02/25-27 ------ International Petroleum Week 2020
Defining the industry's role, delivering a low carbon future. Transformation through innovation, technology and talent. To be held in London.   Registration

05/19-21 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The conference will feature speakers and a trade show in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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