November 13, 2020
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES

Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The Williston City Commission approved STAR Fund grants for three projects on Tuesday, November 10. Read all about it in this week's Williston Wire!

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

Williston City Commission approves $157,500 in STAR Fund Incentives
Williston Economic Development News Release - The Williston City Commission has awarded up to $157,500 in STAR Fund incentives to three projects at its meeting on Tuesday, November 10. The projects included Jaeb’s Thai Food, Little Muddy Gifts and Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association (TRE). The STAR Fund is funded by Williston’s one cent city sales tax. Twenty-five percent of the sales tax is dedicated to jobs creation and community development while seventy-five percent is for infrastructure debt relief. Read More
New Mattress Store opens in Williston
News Release - Long time Williston resident and business owner (Safetcore) Frank Gonzalez opens his second business, Mattresscore. Located at 1119 4th Street East in Williston, Mattresscore focuses on customer convenience by allowing clients to make appointments to come visit the store when it best fits their schedule.  Read More
Downtown Williston Businesses discuss New Mask Mandate
Williston Herald - Under Williston's new mask mandate, citizens are asked to wear a mask when they venture into local businesses to help prevent further COVID-19 spread, but what are some of the things businesses are doing to keep themselves and their customers safe?  Read More
Williston Chamber, CHI St. Alexius to distribute Face Coverings to Businesses
Chamber News Release - Williston Area Chamber of Commerce partners with CHI St. Alexius Health Williston to provide masks to Small Businesses. CHI St. Alexius Health Williston has provided masks to the Chamber which will be distributed to small businesses ahead of the holiday shopping season and Small Business Saturday. The Chamber will distribute masks to retailers in the coming week. Read More
Holiday Lights Tour November 27
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Chamber News Release - This year, in lieu of a parade, the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will be organizing the first annual Holiday Lights Tour. The Chamber invites all local businesses and organizations to decorate outside their offices, shops, restaurants or parking lots. On November 27, from 6-8 p.m. we invite the public to load up with their families, grab some hot cocoa at one of our local coffee shops or kiosks, and take a drive around town to see the displays! Read More
1 Million Cups Williston seeks Presenters for 2021 Schedule
Williston Economic Development News Release - 1 Million Cups Williston is seeking presenters for its 2021 schedule. If you own a business or startup and would like to share your story email barbp@ci.williston.nd.us or call 701-577-8110.
Watford City's Housing Subsidy Program helps attract Home Builders
McKenzie County Farmer - Two innovative housing programs that were created by the McKenzie County Job Development Authority (JDA) and funded by McKenzie County are making a big impact on bringing new homes on the market in the Watford City area. “So far we have had 13 houses closed totaling $4.8 million under the Housing Subsidy Program,” stated Daniel Stenberg, JDA executive director during the McKenzie County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Minot Chamber, Development Corporation move forward on Merger
KFYR-TV - At the end of last year, the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce and the Minot Area Development Corporation began to plan a merger between the two, to better help serve the community. The two organizations have been taking the steps forward with the process like discussing a new name, how to deal with the dues and investments, and working with a lawyer on bylaws. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
11/19-20 ------ Women in Leadership Expo
The virtual event 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 virtual meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

11/26-27 ------ Thanksgiving
City of Williston offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

11/27 ------ Holiday Lights Tour
The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the best decorated business competition. Email caitlyn@willistonchamber.com for more information.

11/28 ------ Small Business Saturday
Shop small for everyone on your Christmas list!

11/28-12/31 ------ Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive
The 19th annual event will feature lighted holiday displays at Spring Lake Park.

12/01 ------ Williston STAR Fund
The Williston STAR Fund board of directors will meet virtually from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Email brendasc@ci.williston.nd.us for more information.

12/10 ------ Holiday Stroll
The Williston Downtowners Association will host the event from 5-8 p.m.

12/18 ------ Community Enhancement Application Deadline
Applications for the 2021 Community Enhancement program are due by 5 p.m. Email brendasc@ci.williston.nd.us or call 701-577-8110 for more information.

01/06 ------ 1 Million Cups Williston
Learn how two entrepreneurs started their businesses at 8:30 a.m. at the John Kautzman Chamber Room at City Hall. Email barbp@ci.williston.nd.us for more information.

02/12 ------ Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
More details to be announced soon.
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

12/10 ------ NDPC Christmas Gala
The gala will be held in Bismarck, ND. 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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