WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES
January 22, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We are excited to announce our new 21 in '21 campaign is officially underway. WED, the SBDC and the Williston STAR Fund are partnering to secure seven new businesses, seven business expansions and seven quality of life projects in Williston in 2021. If you are interested in becoming one of our 21 projects - give us a call today at 701-577-8110!

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
Williston Economic Development, Small Business Development Center launch 21 in '21 Campaign

Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development (WED) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have announced a new STAR Fund campaign called “21 in '21”. The goal of the 12-month promotion is to assist 21 small business projects in 2021 including seven new businesses, seven business expansions and seven quality of life ventures. Read More
Williston Economic Development introduces Superstars from Creedence Energy Services

Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development is introducing new mentors during the next five weeks. The mentors, called Superstars, are from a variety of small businesses. The first group includes Wyatt Black, Kevin Black and Malachi Black of Creedence Energy Services. To schedule an appointment with one of them please contact WED at 701-577-8110 or econ@ci.williston.nd.us.
Pizza Hut celebrates Grand Opening
in Williston

Williston Economic Development - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors helped Pizza Hut celebrate its ribbon cutting and grand opening on Tuesday, January 19. The new restaurant, which features delivery, drive-through and dine-in seating, is located next to Applebee's at 2609 1st Ave. W. in Williston. Williston Herald: New Pizza Hut opens in Williston
Ribbon Cutting held at ChampionX in Williston

Williston Economic Development - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for ChampionX Corporation in Williston on Wednesday, January 20. The company, which celebrated the merger of ChampionX and Apergy in 2020, is located at 14066 51st St NW in Williston.
Williston Chamber to host
Coffee and Conversation January 26

Williston Area Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber will host its Coffee and Conversation on Tuesday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m. The topic will feature "A Setup For Success in 2021." Some of the items to be covered include utilizing your Chamber member benefits, applying for PPP & EIDL and ND Smart Business Pledge. Registration
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McKenzie County JDA Housing Programs
boost Home Building

McKenzie County Farmer - After seeing no new single-family homes built in Watford City in 2017, new homes are finally popping out of the ground thanks to two innovative housing programs, the Housing Development Subsidy Program and the Shovel-Ready Lot Program, administered by the McKenzie County Job Development Authority. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer

Bank of Tioga gives Pandemic Relief Funds
to Community Organizations

Minot Daily News - The Bank of Tioga recently granted a total of $30,000 in pandemic relief to four local nonprofits, including the Tioga Chamber of Commerce, Tioga Area Economic Development Corp., Tioga Medical Center and the Tioga Theatre. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events

01/26 Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 6 p.m.

02/09 Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 6 p.m.

02/10 National Hard Spring Wheat Show
The 68th annual Wheat Show will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Williston Area Recreation Center.

02/12 Williston Chamber Virtual Awards Ceremony & Online Auction
The Chamber's annual awards ceremony will be held virtually on their website and Facebook page. Nomination Form

02/23 Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 6 p.m.

04/16-17 Home & Garden Show
The Western Area Builders Association will host its annual Home and Garden Show Friday from 2–7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. at the Raymond Family Community Center in Williston. More information
Upcoming Energy Events

02/09 Williston Basin API February Meeting
The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. More details TBA.

03/27 Williston Basin API Chili Cook-off
The 40th Annual Chili Cook-off will be held from 3-11 p.m. at the Raymond Family Community Center in Williston. Admission is $10 per person. Must be at least 21 years old to attend.

04/06 Williston Basin API April Meeting
The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. More details TBA.

05/04 Williston Basin API May Meeting
The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. More details TBA.

05/11-13 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The conference will be held at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck.

11/19 Williston Petroleum Banquet
The annual celebration of industry achievements will be held at The Well on the Williston State College campus. More information