October 16, 2020
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES

Dear Williston Wire Readers,

Two major announcements were made this week regarding Williston Square. Williston Square is the 800 acres formerly known as the Sloulin Field Redevelopment. The first announcement was the completion of the 16th Avenue West extension while the second was the coming of two new restaurants to Williston Square. Get all of the details in this week's Williston Wire!

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

Pizza Ranch, Slim Chickens to open in Williston
Williston Economic Development News Release - Two popular restaurants announced they are coming to Williston at a press conference on Wednesday, October 14. Williston entrepreneur Pat Murphy said Slim Chickens and Pizza Ranch will be breaking ground at the new Williston Square in 2021. Murphy, a longtime Williston businessman, helped attract the two restaurants to the Sloulin Field Redevelopment. “I’ve kind of acted as a liaison between the City and a couple of restauranteurs that I am personally and professionally involved with,” said Murphy. “I was excited about the redevelopment project at Sloulin Field and I saw an opportunity for these restauranteurs, and I saw an opening in our community for expansion and I’m excited to help bring this growth to Williston.” Read More Williston Herald: Two New Restaurants to break ground in Spring
City of Williston celebrates Grand Opening of 16th Avenue West Extension
Williston Economic Development News Release - The City of Williston celebrated the grand opening of the 16th Avenue West extension on Wednesday, October 14. A public ceremony was held featuring City of Williston Mayor, Howard Klug. “This project is going to get people from south to north and north to south,” said Klug. “16th Avenue West will take people from 26th Street out to 42nd (Street)." Klug added that the 42nd Street West extension will be paved yet this year. Read More
XWA Xtra Newsletter releases 1st Anniversary Edition
XWA Xtra Newsletter - What a year it’s been. It seems impossible that the events of the past year fit within a 366 day window. XWA commenced operations with five daily flights and shortly thereafter capacity was increased as 50-seat aircraft were replaced with 76-seat aircraft. Read More XWA Newsletter Archives
Williston Works Podcast highlights XWA's First Year of Operations
Williston Economic Development News Release - Williston Economic Development has released Season 3 of its Williston Works Podcast. The first show was released Thursday, October 8. The guest on the podcast is Anthony Dudas, Williston Airport Director. He answers questions about XWA's first year of operation. "We’re truly excited to celebrate one year of operation at XWA," said Dudas. "Our team has worked tirelessly to improve our region's traveling experience while weathering unique challenges. We look forward to blue skies and continued progress throughout year two!" Watch the podcast now by clicking on the video.
Creedence Energy Services celebrates Grand Opening of Analytical Lab
Williston Economic Development - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Creedence Energy Services' new Analytical Lab on Wednesday, October 14. Creedence Energy is a leading pure play production chemical company in the Williston Basin. Following the ribbon cutting there were tours of the lab and a BBQ. Creedence Energy Services
Ribbon Cutting held at 3E Pastry Cafe in Downtown Williston
Williston Economic Development - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for a new restaurant in Downtown Williston on Friday, October 9. 3E Pastry Cafe recently opened its doors at 14 2nd Street West. The cafe is open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. They offer a variety of Turkish sweets, pastries and food. Check them out!
ASB&T adds Two New Trust Officers
ASB&T News Release - American State Bank & Trust Company of Williston Trust Department recently added two Trust Officers to its team, Katelynn Lesmann and Denise Hays-Johnson. ASB&T President/CEO Dave Hanson said, “The addition of Katelynn and Denise to the Trust Department brings an added level of expertise in the energy and estate planning areas.” Read More
Charity Ball goes Virtual: CHI St. Alexius Health Williston to host Online Auction
News Release - The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation is hosting a Virtual Centennial Celebration, featuring an online auction. The Centennial Celebration is a virtual spin-off of the hospital foundation’s annual Charity Ball. The virtual event can be accessed anytime between October 16 and 23 via your phone, computer or mobile device. Read More
Ports-to-Plans Alliance to hold Virtual Annual Conference October 28
Ports-to-Plains Alliance - The Ports-to-Plains Alliance Annual Conference is going VIRTUAL this year on Wed, October 28 from 2-4 pm (CDT)! Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
10/16 ------ Virtual Centennial Celebration
CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Foundation invites the public to a virtual celebration featuring entertainment and an auction from the safety and comfort of your own home! More information

10/21-22 ------ $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale
The fundraiser for CHI St. Alexius Health Williston will be held in the McCauley Room on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Masks will be required. More information

10/27 ------ City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Chamber Room at City Hall.

11/04 ------ 1 Million Cups Williston
The meeting will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Chamber Room at City Hall. 1MC will feature Alliance Consulting and Three Amigos/My Swirl plus coffee from Daily Addiction.

11/10 ------ City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Chamber Room at City Hall.

11/19-20 ------ Women in Leadership Expo
The virtual experience will feature keynote speaker Kodee Furst, Co-Founder of Annie Capital, Program Manager at the Nice Center. Email caitlyn@willistonchamber.com for more information.

11/24 ------ City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Chamber Room at City Hall.

11/28 ------ Small Business Saturday
The Williston Downtowners Association will facilitate the event.

12/02 ------ 1 Million Cups Williston
The meeting will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Chamber Room at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. The featured presenter will be Smiling Moose Deli.

12/10 ------ Holiday Stroll
The Williston Downtowners Association will facilitate the event from 5-8 p.m.
Upcoming Energy Events
12/01 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton Williston. More information

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