November 22, 2019
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

Williston Economic Development is preparing for its annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6. The community is invited to drop by between 5 and 8 p.m. at our office located at 113 4th Street East. 

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
Construction underway on New Williston Taproom
Williston Economic Development - Construction is underway on the new Hops and Berry Taproom located in the Renaissance on Main building in Downtown Williston. Hops and Berry will offer a wide selection of craft beers and wines on a self-serve pay-by-the-ounce basis so customers can experience beverages they might not otherwise try. The new business received a STAR Fund grant from the City of Williston. 
Meg-A-Latte opens New Location
Meg-A-Latte has opened their newest location at the former Pizza Hut site in Williston. The new building, called "The Loft," received a STAR Fund grant from the City of Williston.
Williston Herald - After months of hard work, one of Williston's favorite coffee shops has finally opened up its newest location at the former Pizza Hut site. Meg-A--Latte opened on November 15. A day earlier, the original location on 13th Street West closed. Owner Megan Wold said that store will soon be undergoing its own remodel as Lounge Thirty 3, a 21 and over wine, beer and espresso lounge. Wold hopes to have it open by Christmas. Read More
Oilfield Accident prompts Williston Resident to open New Gym
Joe and Kacey Vargas opened The Pitt 10 months ago in Williston. The business received a STAR Fund grant from the City of Williston.
KUMV-TV - The ups and downs of life can be difficult, but for Joe Vargas of Williston, five years ago, an oil-field accident that left him without a leg ended up helping him fill a need for the area. The Pitt caters to people who are recovering from injuries and disabilities. "I couldn't find any facilities around town that could equip me for my rehab, so we started looking into gym equipment that would help people with injuries, disabilities to recover faster, gain muscle quicker, and get back to normal life," said Vargas.  Read More
Williston Entrepreneur makes Unique Guitars
Beau Theige's work is on  display at the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney, Montana until January 12.
KUMV-TV - Music and the arts go together like strings on a guitar. Now, a North Dakota entrepreneur is composing instruments that are functional art. A Williston native has become an acclaimed six-string artisan, whose work is displayed in art galleries and sought after by musicians all over the world. Read More
Sloulin Redevelopment moves Forward
Copeland Development & Construction Co.'s plan for a portion of the Sloulin Redevelopment is pictured above
Williston Herald - As crews begin dismantling the site of the former airport, the city is beginning to entertain offers for the sale of portions of Sloulin Field for redevelopment. City Administrator David Tuan presented the City Commission with two proposals regarding the development of approximately 40 acres of land at the Sloulin site. The city began accepting proposals a little less than a month ago, closing out the period of advertisement on Nov. 7.  Read More
Construction begins on New Wind Farm near Tioga
Minot Daily News - Enel Green Power announced Tuesday the company has started construction of the 299-megawatt Aurora wind farm in Mountrail and Williams counties. Aurora will be responsible for approximately 300 jobs at the peak of construction and 12 to 15 permanent jobs during operations. It is expected to generate around $85 million in new tax revenue and payments to landowners over the life of the project. Read More
MonDak Ag Summit December 12 in Sidney
The 3rd Annual MonDak Ag Research Summit will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Richland County Fairgrounds Event Center in Sidney. Williston Economic Development is an event sponsor.
Sidney Herald - As 2019 nears a close, farmers and ranchers have a lot of questions: What's the deal with this weather? What do we need to brace for next? What can be done with all that damaged grain? These and other questions will be addressed during the annuall MonDak Ag Research Summit Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Richland County Fairgrounds Event Center in Sidney. Read More   MonDak Ag Research Summit News Release
Upcoming Williston Events
11/26 ------  City Commission
The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6 p.m. in the Williams County Commission Room located in the County Administrative Building.

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 Williston Area Chamber of Commerce event will be held at 6 p.m. in Downtown Williston.  Parade Entry Form

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. 

12/05 ----- Williston Downtowners Holiday Stroll
Shop locally for everyone on your Christmas list.

12/06 ------ 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

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