December 6, 2019
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

You are invited to our annual holiday open house tonight from 5-8 p.m. at the Williston Center for Development at 113 4th Street East. Join us for appetizers, desserts, beverages and giveaways.
We hope to see you there!

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
Community invited to WED Holiday Open House December 6
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6 at 113 4th Street East. There will be refreshments, giveaways and networking opportunities.
Hemp Plant opens in Sidney
Williston Herald - The new hemp plant that's opened up in Sidney, Montana, isn't worried about the legal status of CBD oil. That's because the company is taking a whole hemp approach to the market. They can process the plants for CBD oil, of course, but also food and fiber as well. CBD oil is extracted from hemp flowers. Read More
University of Mary Leadership Program visits Watford City
15 members of the University of Mary Rural Leadership ND program visited Watford City last week. The  highlight of their trip was a visit to a drilling rig operating in McKenzie County.
McKenzie County Farmer - On Nov. 21, the University of Mary Leadership ND program made a two-day stop in Watford City as leaders of different communities around the state gathered with those who have followed in similar footsteps. As a person takes their journey into life, there will always be a select few that gravitate toward a position where they realize leadership is their calling. So what happens once you get past the initial stage of realizing you are built for leadership? For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Creedence Energy Services featured in Williston Works Podcast
Williston Works Podcast Season 2 - Episode 9 - Creedence Energy Services
Williston Works Podcast Season 2 - Episode 9 - Creedence Energy Services
Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development has released another Williston Works Podcast. Episode nine features oil field service company Creedence Energy Services. The startup was founded by three cousins; Kevin Black, Wyatt Black and Malachi Black. Watch the video!
New Main Street Grant Program unveiled
News Release - The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the 2020 Tourism Main Street Expansion Grant Program.  The purpose of the Main Street Expansion Grant Program is to support new or expanding businesses that provide an improved visitor experience, with an emphasis on attracting visitors to a city or town's downtown.   Read More
WABA presents 2019 Awards
Western Area Builders Association (WABA), a driving force in the home building industry, has announced their 2020 Board of Directors & presented their 2019 Awards at their Annual Meeting & Awards on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  Read More
Williston Motor Vehicle Office to re-open at New Location Dec. 11
Williston Herald - The Williston Motor Vehicle Office will be relocating from its current location on E. Highland Drive to inside the Williams County Administration Building at 206 E. Broadway in Downtown Williston.  The DMV office at the old location will be closed as of Friday, Dec. 6. It will reopen at its new location at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.  Read More
EDND Summer Conference in Bottineau June 16-18
Congratulations to Bottineau for being selected as the host community for the 2020 EDND Summer Conference June 16-18. Plans are underway, so watch for additional information in the near future. 
Upcoming Williston Events
12/06 ------ WED Holiday Open House
Williston Economic Development invites the community to its annual event from 5-8 p.m. at 113 4th St. E. (Williston Center for Development). Enjoy refreshments, networking and giveaways.

12/12 ------ MonDak Ag Research Summit
The summit will be held at the Richland County Fairgrounds Event Center in Sidney from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. MT.  MonDak Ag Research Summit poster

12/13 ----- Community Enhancement Grant Applications Due
The deadline to submit grant applications is 5 p.m. on Friday.  Application

01/17 ------ Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
Chamber members gather for an evening of fun, food, and networking.  Information

02/05 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Caffeinated. 

05/04--08 ------ Economic Development Week
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs at our awards banquet on Friday.
Upcoming Energy Events
01/07 ------ Williston Basin Chapter API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.  January Monthly Meeting

02/03-07 ------ NAPE Summit Week
NAPE is the oil and gas industry's marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of prospects and producing propertiesin Houston, Texas.  Information

02/08 ------ API Chili Cook-off
More details to be released soon.  API Calendar 

02/11-12 ------ Blockchain in Oil & Gas Canada Conference
The Canadian technological landscape is evolving at an exponential rate. Blockchain technology in particular is having an unprecedented impact, scross the oil and gas sector. The conference will be held in Calgary, Alberta.  Registration

02/18-19 ------ DUG Bakken and Rockies
An insightful examination into the technical advancements and logistical challenges affecting producers and operators across Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming. The conference and exhibition will be held in Denver, Colorado.  Registration

02/19-21 ------ 4C Conference
The Mission of the 4C Conference is to promote the latest Emissions Reduction Technology and Best Management practices in order to drive better Environmental Outcomes. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas. More Information

02/20-21 ------ North American Artificial Lift 2020
The exhibition and conference provides an opportunity for artificial lift systems providers and service companies to meet with shale operators in Houston, Texas. More Information

02/25-27 ------ International Petroleum Week 2020
Defining the industry's role, delivering a low carbon future. Transformation through innovation, technology and talent. To be held in London.   Registration

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

05/19-21 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The conference will feature speakers and a trade show in Bismarck, North Dakota.  Booth registrations and conference sponsorships will open Monday, December 16, 2019.
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