January 8, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We are gearing up for a busy 2021! If you are looking to start or expand a business in Williston give us a call at 701-577-8110. We can help you turn your dreams of owning your own business into a reality in Williston!
Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

City of Williston - The City of Williston and its partners will offer their first community BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen screening on January 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Sloulin Field International Airport hangar at 408 Airport Road. Read More
PPP Webinar January 12

Bank of North Dakota - Join us to visit with Al Haut, SBA District Director, to discuss the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provisions passed by Congress. Registration
SBA Update on the New Stimulus Package

North Dakota Small Business Development Center - Register now to reserve your spot at our next 4R Project webinar to learn more about the updates made to the new (pending) stimulus package We will touch on the EIDL advance, PPP loans, and MORE. Registration
Next Round of PPP Loans to be Ready Soon

CNBC - Small businesses hit by the pandemic recently got some good news – the $900 billion relief act signed into law by President Donald Trump granted additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, a forgivable loan program established by the CARES Act. Read More
1 Million Cups Williston seeks Presenters for 2021

Williston Economic Development - 1 Million Cups Williston is seeking presenters for 2021. The one-hour meetings will resume April 7 at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall in the John Kautzman Chamber Room. The meetings are free and open to the public. The meetings promote entrepreneurism. If you would like to share your startup's story email barbp@ci.williston.nd.us or call 701-577-8110. 1 Million Cups Williston
Watford City Resident Growing, Selling Microgreens

KXNET.com - After a life-changing medical diagnosis, a Watford City woman has changed the way she views her health. Now, she’s hoping to inspire others to live better too. Wassana Jones is growing Microgreens, which are greens, in the early stages of growth like wheatgrass or pea shoots. Read More
Watford City Businesses prepare for 2021

McKenzie County Farmer - Some Watford City area residents are happy to put 2020 behind them while others don’t want to lose the lessons they learned. Read More
Minot hires Economic Development Specialist

Minot Daily News - The City of Minot’s economic development specialist defines the mission of his newly created position as making Minot more diverse, stable and economically resilient. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events

01/12 Williston Young Professionals Lunch & Learn
The Williston Chamber program will be held virtually from 12-1 p.m. Williston Herald: Lunch & Learn to feature Laikin Aune

01/12 Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 6 p.m.

01/14 MonDak Ag Research Summit
The webinar series will be held on Zoom every other week beginning January 14. More information

01/26 Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 6 p.m.

02/10 National Hard Spring Wheat Show
The 68th annual Wheat Show will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Williston Area Recreation Center.

02/12 Williston Chamber Virtual Awards Ceremony & Online Auction
The Chamber's annual awards ceremony will be held virtually on their website and Facebook page. Nomination Form
Upcoming Energy Events

02/02 Williston Basin API Annual Meeting
The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. More details TBA.

03/27 Williston Basin API Chili Cook-off
The 40th Annual Chili Cook-off will be held from 3-11 p.m. at the Raymond Family Community Center in Williston.Admission is $10 per person. Must be at least 21 years old to attend.

04/06 Williston Basin API April Meeting
The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. More details TBA.

05/04 Williston Basin API May Meeting
The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. More details TBA.

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

11/19 Williston Petroleum Banquet
The annual celebration of industry achievements will be held at The Well on the Williston State College campus. More information