July 12, 2019
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

Williston Economic Development was buzzing Tuesday and Wednesday as The Creative Treatment was here to tape 13 Williston Works Podcasts! The new series will begin in August after Matt Fern works his magic. Stay tuned for links to the podcasts!

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
Economic Development records 13 New Williston Works Podcasts
April Thiel and Mary Berg of Elite Designz were guests on one of the episodes of the 2019 Williston Works podcast series. Williston Economic Development photo
Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko hosted 13 new Williston Works podcasts on July 9 and 10. The new podcasts will feature business owners and entrepreneurs from the Williston trade region. The podcasts will be released later this year. Stay tuned!
Williston Enplanements continue to Rise
Williston Economic Development - Williston passenger enplanements continue to climb. In June, there were 8,009 passenger boardings compared to 6,273 in June of 2018. The new Williston Basin International Airport is on track to open October 10. Check out the most recent XWA Newsletter here.
Halliburton celebrates 100th Anniversary, HalWest Grand Opening
HalWest celebrated a ribbon cutting and grand opening July 10 in Williston. Williston Economic Development photo
Williston Herald - Halliburton is a well-known brand in the oilfield industry... and on Wednesday, July 10, the industry giant gathered with some of its nearly 1,000 employees and community members to celebrate not only its 100th year as a company, but its new home in the old Baker Hughes facility, where it has built a much larger cement plant. Read More
Construction begins on Seed Cleaning Facility at Williston Research Extension Center
The seed cleaning facility broke ground ceremonially on July 10, but the real work is expected to begin in the fall. Williston Herald photo
Williston Herald -  New pledges for a seed cleaning facility at Williston Research Extension Center tallied up quickly late Wednesday afternoon. More than $250,000 from various entities was pledged for a plant expected to take the region's Foundation Seed Program to new heights.  Richland County Commissioner Duane Mitchell was first up at the mic, with a $50,000 check from Richland County in Montana.  Read More
Pinnacle Real Estate celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Williston
Williston Economic Develompent  - Pinnacle Real Estate celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Downtown Plaza on July 10. Pinnacle is a full-service real estate production firm featuring Pinnacle Producers John Voll and Mike Galt. For more information call 701-774-1270. Williston Economic Development photos
Grace & Glam to open on Main Street July 16
Grace & Glam is located next to Cooks on Main in Downtown Williston. The community is invited to its grand opening July 16 beginning at 6 p.m. Williston Economic Development photo
Williston Economic Development - A Williston boutique store will celebrate its grand opening at a new location on Tuesday, July 16. Grace & Glam is moving from the Harvest Plaza to Downtown Williston. Owner Mechelle Mortenson says the festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with grand opening and social hour, style show at 7 p.m. plus music and more!  "We brought this building back to life and we want to celebrate," said Mortenson. "We are looking forward to the foot traffic and being a part of the downtown vibe." 
TrainND celebrates Grand Opening of One Basin - One Way! Program
On July 11, invited guests participated in a facility tour and  course observation for the One Basin - One Way! Grand Opening. Williston Economic Development photo
Williston Economic Development - TrainND Northwest celebrated the grand opening of its One Basin - One Way! program on July 11. 
Earlier this year, the North Dakota Petroleum Council announced the launch of One Basin - One Way!, a standardized contractor safety orientation program. 
TrainND rejuvenates Well Control Training Program
TrainND Northwest will provide students who complete all three courses a certification from IADC. TrainND Northwest photo
News Release -  TrainND Northwest is pleased to announce the re-launch of its well control training program after a 12-month hiatus for program changes.  TrainND will offer the following three International Association of Drilling Contractors courses and associated training:
WellSharp Drilling Operations Supervisor with optional WellSharp Drilling Operations Supplement Course for Workover August 6-10;  WellSharp Oil & Gas Operator Representative August 12-16.  Read More
McKenzie County gives $3 Million to Six School Districts
Photo from McKenzie County Public School District #1 website. 
McKenzie County Farmer -  Christmas came in July for school districts in McKenzie County with the McKenzie County Commissioners playing Santa Claus. During their July 2 meeting, the commissioners decided to split an additional $3 million between the six school districts in the county from the county's Bankhead-Jones funds.  For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Connecting Communities BBQ held in Grenora
The Grenora City Hall hosted the WRED Connecting Communities BBQ on Tuesday, July 9. Williston Economic Development photo
Williston Economic Development - Western Region Economic Development held its second annual Connecting Communities BBQ on July 9 in Grenora. The wet weather didn't dampen spirits as a large crowd gathered at the new Grenora City Hall for a free luncheon, fellowship and live Cherry Creek Radio broadcast. 
Upcoming Williston Events
07/12 ------ Crazy Days
Summer sales at participating retail stores in Williston. Williston Herald: Downtowners plan Crazy Days

07/18 ------ Summer Nights on Main
There will be live entertainment, food vendors, activities and much more from 5-9 p.m.

07/23 ------ Williston City Commission
The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
08/07 ------ 1 Million Cups
The community is invited to attend the meeting from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. Learn about starting a business from fellow entrepreneurs.

08/09-10 ------ Chokecherry Festival 
Enjoy vendor booths, festival food, live entertainment and family friendly activities at Harmon Park. 

08/13 ------ Williston City Commission
The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

09/11 ------ Northwest North Dakota Job Fair
The job fair will be held fro 2-6 p.m. at the Raymond Family Community Center. Click Here for More Information

10/03-05 ------ XWA Grand Opening Events
Media Day, VIP Day and Community Day are being planned. More details TBA.

Upcoming Energy Events
07/16-17 ------ Bakken Conference & Expo
The expo is billed as a premier North Dakota Oil Shale event. The two-day show will be held in Bismarck, ND.  Registration Information

10/15-16 ------ The Permian Conference & Expo
The two-day show will be held in Midland, TX. The show is sponsored by the North American Shale magazine.  Registration Information

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