February 14, 2020
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We will celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week Feb. 16-22 by recognizing entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Williston Works podcast. Visit our YouTube site and Watch the videos !

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
Worker Shortage continues in Bakken
KUMV-TV - Mild winter weather in the Bakken has created an unusual uptick in January's jobs report. Williston's Job Service saw 1,185 openings for the month of January. Construction and extraction work rose 40 percent over the month while CDL transportation careers remain number one with a 20 percent increase. Paula Hickel with JobsND says out-of-state workers continue to move to the area as the average wage remains strong at $27 an hour. Read More
Service Industry Job Fair February 20 in Watford City
New s Release - There will be a Service Industry Job Fair in Watford City on Thursday, Feb. 20 at First International Bank and Trust. Service Industry Job Fair
Williams County expects to release Study on K-12 Schools in March
News Release - Lead contractors for the Williams County Public School District Education and Collaboration Study confirm that a comprehensive report of findings is on track for a March release. The final report intends to provide insight about long-term solutions to the challenges of creating quality K-12 schools and opportunities for all students in Williams County. Read More
Equinor donates to STEM Educators
News Release -  Equinor, an energy company operating in the Williston Basin, is donating over $34,000 to educators promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in McKenzie and Williams counties in North Dakota. Read More
API Chili Cook-off raises Funds for Scholarships, Community Programs
Williston Herald - Each year a couple dozen or so companies gather to put on what is one of the API’s biggest charity events, and a bright spot of fun to enliven winter. The proceeds are used for mini grants to worthy causes, from the Make a Wish charity, to veterans, cancer patients, and more, as well as to fund scholarships at Williston State College, Montana Tech, and University of North Dakota. Read More
McKenzie County Commission approves $5 Million to benefit Home Construction
McKenzie County Farmer - T he McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners has approved $5 million to help pay for infrastructure costs to jump start the construction of new single-family homes.
Upcoming Williston Events
02/14 ------ Careers in Construction Panel of Professionals
Students are invited to learn about careers in the Construction Industry at 1:45 p.m. at the WHS Theater.

02/18 ------ Williston CVB Annual Meeting
The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Williston Area Recreation Center. Call 701-774-9041 to RSVP for the luncheon.

02/25 ------ Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Williams County Administration Building.

02/29 ------ Hearts for Hospice
The fundraiser will be held from 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at the New Armory in Williston. Enjoy dinner, live/silent auction and entertainment. Call 701-774-7430 for ticket information.

03/04 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at place the Williston Community Library. The presentation will feature Dakota Business Lending. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Roughneck Coffee. 

03/10 ------ Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Williams County Administration Building.

03/24 ------ Williston City Commission
The commission meets at 6 p.m. at the Williams County Administration Building.

03 /20-22 ------ Sport and Recreation Show
The 35th Annual Sport & Recreation Show will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center. Check out the newest models of boats, RVs, ATVs, grills, outdoor furniture and much more!

03/25 ------ NWND Semi-Annual Job Fair
The 2020 Spring Job Fair will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center.

04/01 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at place TBD. The presentations will feature Cooks on Main and US Census. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Cooks on Main. 

04/23 ------ Art & Wine Walk
The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Williston. Sponsored by the Williston Downtowners Association.

05/04-08 ------ Economic Development Week
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs.

05/07 ------ State of the City Address
The public is invited to the meeting and free luncheon from 12-1 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.

06/19 ------ Chamber of Commerce's Rockin' Ribfest
The competition will be held in Downtown Williston. Contact caitlyn@willistonchamber.com for more information

06/20 ------ Chamber of Commerce's Lemonade Day
Youth will set up lemonade stands across Williston.
Upcoming Energy Events
02/18-19 ------ DUG Bakken and Rockies
An insightful examination into the technical advancements and logistical challenges affecting producers and operators across Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming. The conference and exhibition will be held in Denver, Colorado.  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

04/06-08 ------ DUG Permian Basin
The conference and exhibition will be held in Fort Worth, Texas.  Registration

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

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