March 1, 2019
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The 20 Under 40 Banquet is tonight at the Grand Williston Hotel. Williston Economic Development is a proud sponsor of the event. Two City of Williston leaders are among the award winners; Anthony Dudas, Wiliston Airport Director and Jordon Evert, City of Williston Attorney. Congratulations to all of the winners!
 
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Get Ready to Jump for Joy!
The Safari Trampoline Park can accommodate up to 300 people in the building at one time. Williston Economic Development photo
KEYZ Radio - The wait is almost over. We have word that any day now, Williston's brand new attraction for young people will open up after a month's long delay. The Safari Trampoline Park in north west Williston is waiting for it's final inspection and then certificate of occupancy (CO) then it's doors will swing open, says Jawaid "Jay" Surani, owner. Like many Williston newcomers, when Jay first moved to Williston five years ago, he was taken aback by the lack of attractions for his children.  Read More  KUMV-TV - Safari Trampoline Park readies for Spring Break
20 Under 40 Banquet Tonight; Dudas, Evert to receive Awards
The Williston Herald will recognize its 20 Under 40 winners and Citizen of the Year recipient  tonight at a banquet at the Grand Williston Hotel. Congratulations go out to all of the winners including City Airport Director Anthony Dudas and City of Williston Attorney Jordon Evert!  
Williams County Public Schools to seek $89 Million Bond for New Schools
Williston Herald - Williams County Public School District No. 8 will ask voters to OK an $89 million bond to pay for two new elementary schools and a high school. The District 8 board voted 5-0 Tuesday, Feb. 26, to prepare a resolution calling for a special election this spring. The board will vote on the resolution and set an election date at its regular meeting on March 11. The bond will pay for two 600-student elementary schools, a 600-student high school with athletic facilities and the land where the new schools will go. Read More

Downtown Williston's 4th Street to get New Look

The corridor will feature a number of imp rovements which may include public art displays or murals .
KEYZ Radio - The City of Williston received a quarter million dollar grant from the state of North Dakota to use on the downtown enhancement program. Mayor Howard Klug says the money will be used to dress up 4th Street between Main Street and Recreation Park. "Mainly street trees, different lighting, bulb outs, or curb extensions so that pedestrians and traffic can move down the street easier, and calm that traffic down," says Klug. Read More

United Way Community Sale May 18

News Release - The Williston Basin United Way will be hosting the 29th Annual Community Sale at the Raymond Center on Saturday, May 18. The organization has selected Family Voices of North Dakota as this year's nonprofit Live Auction Partner.  Read More
McKenzie County considers Financial Incentives to spur Home Construction
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McKenzie County may offer financial incentives to spur new single-family home construction.
McKenzie County Farmer - Will financial incentives help spur the construction of much needed affordable single-family homes in Watford City, as well as Arnegard and Alexander? The McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners hopes so. And the board is now giving serious consideration to allocating $1 million of county funds in the way of financial incentives to help jump-start the construction of new single-family homes that meet the $315,000 FHA maximum loan restriction in the county.  For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer

Veeder to receive Governor's Award

Jessie Veeder is a singer and songwriter from Watford City. McKenzie County Farmer
McKenzie County Farmer - Jessie Veeder of Watford City has been selected as one of six state residents to be presented with the 2019 Governor's Award for the Arts by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The Governor's Awards for the Arts were established in 1977 as a way of recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the arts throughout the state. Read More     Bismarck Tribune: Governor's Awards for the Arts
Upcoming Williston Events
03/06 ------ 1 Million Cups
The community is invited to 1MC at 8:30 a.m. at Williston State College Teton Lounge. The event and coffee are free!

03/07 ------ Chamber Business After Hours
Join the Chamber at the Landmark Building at 1411 W Dakota Parkway to network and enjoy drinks and hors d'ouerves with fellow Chamber members.

03/08 ------ Eggs and Issues
The meeting will be held from  7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at the  Williston ARC. The presenters will be from J ob Service ND.

03/14 ------ Taste of Williston
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce's annual tasting event. Local restaurants, bars and caters will provide samples from 6-10 p.m. at the National Guard Armory.

03/15-17 ------ Williston Sports and Recreation Show
The 34th annual show will feature campers, boats, ATVs, hunting and fishing guides, outdoor equipment, cooking equipment and a Kid Zone at the Raymond Family Community Center.

04/12 ----- Marketplace for Kids
Elementary students will showcase their startups and learn about running businesses from area business leaders.

04/27 ------ Clean Up Williston
Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to clean a specific zone or attend the clean up on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Davidson Park.
Upcoming Energy Events
03/05 ------ Williston Basin Chapter API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held at the Grand Williston Hotel with the social beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m.  Williston API

06/05-06 ------ 3rd International Safety Culture Summit
The American Petroleum Institute, Saint Mary's University and CN will bring together industry operators, contractors, service/supply companies, academia and regulators together to facilitate collaboration and drive continual improvement. The summit will be held in Chicago.  Registration

07/16-17 ------ Bakken Conference & Expo
The expo is billed as a premier North Dakota Oil Shale event. The two-day show will be held in Bismarck, ND.  Registration Information

10/15-16 ------ The Permian Conference & Expo
The two-day show will be held in Midland, TX. The show is sponsored by the North American Shale magazine.  Registration Information

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