March 13, 2020
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We are gearing up for Williston Economic Development week featuring the TruWealth Financial Business Leadership Summit, Dealmakers Summit, State of the City Address, Awards Banquet and much more! Click here to register today!


Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
STAR Fund allocates $272,000 to Four Projects
Williston Economic Development - The Williston City Commission has awarded up to $272,000 in STAR Fund incentives to four projects at its meeting on Tuesday, March 10. The projects included the 2020 Babe Ruth World Series, utility box wraps, a business startup and business expansion. Read More
1 Million Cups Williston celebrates 3rd Anniversary
Williston Economic Developm ent - 1 Million Cups Williston (1MC) celebrated its third anniversary on Wednesday, March 4. The meeting was held at the Williston Community Library and featured presentations from Jeff Zarling, owner of Roughneck Coffee and Emily Schroeder, commercial loan officer for Dakota Business Lending. Read More
Williston Economic Development hires Spring Intern
Willi ston Economic Development - A Colombia native is joining Williston Economic Development this spring. Twenty-four-year-old Luisa Hoyos started an internship on Friday, March 6. The Williston State College (WSC) student, who is studying business management, is looking forward to the opportunity. “One day I would like to own my own company so I would like to learn more about city planning,” Hoyos says. Read More
Crosby Native to return to Hometown as Extension Agent
AgWeek - Travis Binde is a senior majoring in animal science and general agriculture at North Dakota State University. Binde, 23, graduated from Divide County High School in North Dakota in 2015. He accepted the NDSU Extension Agent position in January and will start June 1. Read More
Watford City ramps up US Census Efforts
McKenzie County Farmer - Beginning Thursday, March 12, people living in McKenzie County can start to be counted in the 2020 Census. And according to Vawnita Best, Watford City Community Development director and a member of the McKenzie County 2020 Complete County Committee, getting every person who is living in Watford City and McKenzie County counted is critical in this census. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Watford City awards Over $43,000 in Community Enrichment Grants
McKenzie County Farmer - The Watford City Roughrider Fund committee has awarded over $43,000 in Community Enrichment grants to support programs and activities in McKenzie County. The funds for the grant program come from the city’s city sales tax collections. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Area Mountain Bikers to meet March 19 to discuss Trails, Races, Weekly Rides
News Release - A group of Williams County mountain bikers is trying to add more trails, races and weekly rides. A social will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. at JDubs in Williston to discuss the topics. "I believe that good trails help make healthy communities. I believe it is vital for people to spend time outside being active. I see potential for trails in Williams County and the surrounding area. All different types of trails. Amazing trails," says Jeremy Ludlum, Williams County Director of Parks. The meeting is an extension of the Trails Committee, formed a couple of years ago, to design, build and maintain trails. Flyer for Mountain Bikers Social
Save the Date: Williston Economic Development Week May 4-8
Williston Economic Development has announced it will celebrate Economic Development Week May 4-8! Save the date for the Open House on Monday, API Meeting on Tuesday, 1 Million Cups, Financial Summit and Williston Square Public Meeting on Wednesday, the Deal Makers Conference, State of the City Address and Business After Hours on Thursday and Awards Banquet on Friday! Click here to register! 
Upcoming Williston Events
03/20-22 ------ Sport and Recreation Show
The 35th annual event will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center. Check out the newest models of boats, RVs, ATVs, grills, outdoor furniture and much more!

03/24 ------ Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room at the Williams County Administration Building.

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

03/31 ------ Lunch and Learn with Women’s Health Department
The seminar will feature new midwives and other health care professionals from 12-1 p.m. at the Williston ARC meeting room 1. RSVP by calling 701.774.7444.

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

04/18 ------ Clean Williston
Help spruce up Williston and register to clean a zone, your neighborhood or business.

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. The community is invited to an open house on May 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 113 4th Street East.

05/07 ------ State of the City Address
The public is invited to the meeting and free luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.

05/17-23 ------ National Public Works Week
Williston Public Works will host a community outreach day on May 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the new Public Works Facility. Equipment will be on display and staff will be on hand to discuss the services public works provides.

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

04/07 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.

05/05 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.

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

09/09-11 ------ DUG Eagle Ford
The conference and exhibition will be held in San Antonio, Texas. Registration
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