October 22, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

If you have questions about the Williston Square development, join us on Wednesday, October 27, for answers! A Williston Square Update Meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Williston Area Recreation Center. The Williston Square is located at the site of the former Sloulin Field International Airport. The meeting will provide new details about upcoming retail projects, construction plans and much more. We hope to see you there!

Shawn, Ann, Barb, Brenda and Devyn
Style Uncorked, Anna's Groom Room receive
Visa North Dakota Grants

Williston Economic Development - Williston, N.D. – IFundWomen (IFW) has announced two Williston businesses have received $10,000s from its Visa North Dakota Grant Program. Anna’s Groom Room and Style Uncorked Boutique will each receive a $10,000 grant and one-year Annual Coaching Membership on IFW. Anna Denton, owner of Anna’s Groom Room, learned about the grant program at the Hello North Dakota Visa Small Business Roadshow August 13 at Meg-A-Latte – The Loft. Denton said she applied for the grant at the lunch and learn workshop. Read More
Genesis breaks ground at Williston Square

Williston Herald - It was a chilly North Dakota morning, but that didn't stop the excitement happening at Williston Square. Lenny and Miranda Johnson were joined by family, friends and City of Williston leaders as the group broke ground for Genesis, Williston Square's first retail offering. "In 2010, Shawn (Wenko) and I were in a white suburban driving around Williston looking for a place. Now, fast forward to 2021, and here we are building our own facility," Lenny Johnson commented. Read More
Exhale Yoga on Williston Works Podcast

Williston Economic Development - This week's Williston Works Podcast features the owner of Exhale Yoga & Wellness Center. Kari Hauge discusses why she returned to Williston and opened a business after living elsewhere for four years. Click here for Season 4 of the Williston Works Podcast.
Mini Match Monday to feature Candy Crate
on October 25

Williston Economic Development - The Candy Crate will be featured in next week's Mini Match Monday. Martie Abell, owner of the business, will be highlighted on Williston Economic Development's social media sites on Monday, October 25. Abell noticed that Williston didn’t have a place where people could get unique and tasty candy, so she decided to open her own place. “So many people travel to Williston. I wanted adults and kids to look forward to coming and be able to get unique candy. It gives them something to look forward to when they come to visit,” said Abell. Learn more about the project on Facebook and Instagram next week.
Workforce Shortages hamper Aviation Industry

NewsDakota.com - North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted almost 75,000 airline passenger boardings during the month of September 2021. This is a 90% increase from September 2020 but is still 16% below September 2019’s pre-pandemic airline boarding counts. While enplanements are rising, known challenges exist such as an inability to add additional flights due to staff shortages and the sluggish business and government travel due to persisting COVID-19 concerns. Read More
Watford City Airport re-opens

News Release - The Watford City Municipal Airport is now open again after undergoing a $24 million upgrade which saw its runway fully reconstructed and realigned. The expansion increases the runway's length from 4,400 feet to 6,550 feet. Also included is a new parallel taxiway. These improvements will allow for use by larger planes and for improved safety.
Williston Square Update Meeting October 27

News Release - The City of Williston will host a Williston Square Update Meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27 at the Williston Area Recreation Center. The meeting will include updates on construction progress, retail, and the Sanford Health project. Light, pre-packaged refreshments will be available and face masks are strongly recommended for in-person attendance. Read More
Alternative Marketing Options
for Pulse Crops Workshop October 28

News Release - Pulse crop producers can learn about direct to consumer and identity preserve marketing as well as organic production to diversify their marketing strategy. This event is FREE. Read More
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