WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES
August 13, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The first annual XWA Air Show will be held Saturday, September 11 from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Overland Aviation tarmac. There are still a few shade tents available for just $500. Tent rentals include tables, chairs and reserved parking! Contact barbp@ci.williston.nd.us for more information.

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
August STAR Fund Allocations total $297,000

Williston Economic Development - The Williston City Commission and City Administrator David Tuan have allocated up to $297,000 in STAR Fund incentives during the month of August. The commission approved up to $277,000 for seven projects at its meeting August 10, 2021, while Tuan approved four mini match applications totaling $20,000. Read More
WED reaches 21 in 2021 Goal

Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development (WED) has announced it has reached its “21 in 2021” goal. The campaign was launched at the start of 2021 to generate interest in starting, expanding or purchasing a business with help from the Williston STAR Fund. “We all know what happened last year with COVID,” said Williston Economic Development Executive Director, Shawn Wenko. “The economy kind of shut down and it wasn’t a fun year for us in economic development. So, when we came out of the gate in 2021, we decided to have a goal of assisting seven new businesses, seven business expansions and seven quality of life projects funded through the Williston STAR Fund in ’21.” Read More
Sun Country Airlines offers Seasonal Flights
from Williston to Las Vegas

Williston Economic Development - Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) has unveiled two new commercials marketing its new offerings from Sun Country Airlines. Sun Country, a Minneapolis-based carrier, will begin offering low-cost flights to and from Las Vegas beginning September 2. Visit https://flywilliston.net/flyxwa.php to book your next flight from XWA!
Reyes Taqueria celebrates Grand Opening
of Second Location in Williston

Williston Economic Development - Reyes Taqueria has opened a second location in Williston. The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 10 to celebrate Reyes Taqueria's grand opening inside the TrainND Northwest facility located at 415 22nd Ave. N. Reyes Taqueria's original location is 107 8th Ave. W. #8.
Messer Dental celebrates First Anniversary

Williston Economic Development - Messer Dental held a ribbon cutting and open house in honor of its first anniversary on Friday, August 6. Pictured above are Dr. Jeremy Messer and his wife Lindsey with his family and Williston Mayor Howard Klug and his wife Melanie and Dr. Paige Fisketjon.
Rimrock Cabinet Co. expands to Sidney

Roundup - Billings-based Rimrock Cabinet Co. held a ribbon cutting on Friday, August 6 at their new location in Sidney. The business is located at 216 S. Central. Pictured (L-R) Kali Godfrey, Sidney Chamber manager; Lindsey Lawrence, Sidney Chamber board member; Coy Martin, Rimrock Cabinet Co. owner; Hanna Jepsen, Sidney Chamber board member; and Jeremy Norby, Sidney Chamber board member.
Guns N' Hoses Softball Game, AC/DC Tribute Band August 27 in Williston

News Release - The 52nd annual Guns N' Hoses softball game will be held on Friday, August 27 at 5 p.m. at Aafedt Stadium in Williston. Outside of the stadium there will be food trucks, inflatables, laser tag, face painting plus Bonfire: A Tribute To AC/DC concert! Read More
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