September 18, 2020
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES

Dear Williston Wire Readers

The Northern Plains UAS Test Site has announced it will begin building out infrastructure for the Unmanned Aerial Systems beyond visual line of site network in Williston and Watford City. "We are excited for things to come,” said WED Executive Director Shawn Wenko.
Read more about this exciting development below.
Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

North Dakota's UAS BVLOS Network to begin build out in Williston, Watford City
News Release - The Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) has begun the initial stages of implementing infrastructure for North Dakota’s statewide Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) network. The key site location chosen for this initial deployment of the BVLOS network is in the surrounding areas of Watford City and Williston, ND, due to the proximity of many potential use cases and existing state and local government infrastructure that can be leveraged for this deployment. Read More
Airline Boardings rebound; United to add Daily Flight
Williston Herald - The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission reported that the state's eight commercial service airports show increasing numbers for passengers boardings, moving away from the record low numbers in recent months. Williston Basin International Airport has also seen a boost in their passenger boardings, with United Airlines announcing an additional daily flight to Denver beginning in October. Airport Director Anthony Dudas said those increasing boardings helped to gain that additional flight, which he says will be a great benefit to those in our region. Read More
Ribbon Cutting held at Eagle Ridge Restaurant
Williston Chamber - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for the new Eagle Ridge Restaurant on Thursday, September 17. The newly renovated space is the perfect place for your next event or dining experience. Bring the family for a round of golf and a meal at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club and Restaurant.
Nemont celebrates Ribbon Cutting
Williston Herald - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 10 at Nemont's newly renovated retail space in Downtown Williston. Nemont also hosted Business After Hours in celebration of their 70th anniversary.
Ribbon Cutting held at Crazy Cravings
Williston Herald - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 11 at Crazy Cravings. The Mexican restaurant has expanded its food offerings and has plans to open a grocery store.
Coffee & Conversation September 22
Williston Area Chamber of Commerce - We have combined Network Before Nine with Eggs & Issues! Come for a chance to network, share updates about your business, organization, or upcoming events, all while enjoying coffee and a light breakfast. Coffee & Conversation will take place at Meg-A-Latte (New Hope) 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. Don't forget to bring your business cards! See you there!
Virtual Main Street Summit October 6-7
Main Street Summit - Sign-up today for the 2020 Main Street ND Summit to join the annual gathering of local and regional community building experts and advocates to learn best practices and engage with community leaders, entrepreneurs, students and interested citizens in envisioning North Dakota’s future. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
09/19 ------ Main Street Market
The Williston Downtowners' Main Street Market will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hedderich’s Lot. The market will feature a variety of homemade and/or homegrown goods and food.

09/22 ------ Chamber Coffee and Conversation
The meeting will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Meg-A-Latte at New Hope.

09/22 ------ Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the John Kautzman Chamber Room.

09/26 ------ Main Street Market
The Williston Downtowners' Main Street Market will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hedderich’s Lot. The market will feature a variety of homemade and/or homegrown goods and food.

09/30 ------ ASB Innovation Academy Ribbon Cutting
The ribbon cutting will be held at 4:30 p.m. at 1204 4th Ave. W.

10/02 ------ Messer Dental Ribbon Cutting
The ribbon cutting will be held at 3:30 p.m. at their new space located at 1307 15th St. W. 

10/03 ------ Main Street Market
The Williston Downtowners' Main Street Market will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hedderich’s Lot. The market will feature a variety of homemade and/or homegrown goods and food.

10/07 ------ 1 Million Cups
Get caffeinated at this free one hour meeting for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The meeting will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at City Hall in the John Kautzman Chamber Room.

10/08 ------ Chamber Business After Hours at Outlaws
The networking event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at McCody Concrete, 14021 High.

10/13 ------ Williston City Commission
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the John Kautzman Chamber Room.

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

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.
Upcoming Energy Events
10/06 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton Williston. More information

10/07 ------ WDEA Annual Virtual Meeting
The Western Dakota Energy Association will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Central Time. Registration

10/28 ------ NDPC Annual Meeting
The time, location and format has yet to be determined.

11/20 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Banquet
The annual awards ceremony will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. at The Well at Williston State College.

12/01 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton Williston. More information
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