December 10, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

Just a reminder that Community Enhancement STAR Fund applications are due December 17. A total of $50,000 is available to nonprofit groups and projects in the Williston trade region. For more information visit our website or email Brenda Schmidt.

Shawn, Ann, Barb, Brenda and Devyn
Community invited to WED Holiday Party December 10

Williston Economic Development - The community is invited to attend our holiday open house on Friday, December 10 at the River's Edge. The annual celebration will be held from 5-8 p.m. There will be complimentary appetizers, door prizes, live music and networking. We hope to see you there!
Holiday Stroll December 10 in Downtown Williston

Roundup - There's something for everyone in Downtown Williston. Join the Williston Downtowners Association for its Holiday Stroll on Friday, Dec. 10 from 5-8 p.m. There will be free children's activities, including free photos with Santa at Jackie's Therapeutic Massage, shopping deals at locally owned stores, music, drink and app specials for those 21+ wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and even Christmas trees sold by the Boy Scouts. Read More Williston Herald: Holiday Activities
North Dakota Commerce releases Holiday Gift Guide

Fargo Forum - The North Dakota Department of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to buy what is homegrown or homemade in North Dakota this holiday season. To help shoppers do so, the department recently released a holiday gift guide. Read More
Northwest Therapy Services to be featured on
Mini Match Monday December 13

Williston Economic Development - Check out Williston Economic Development's social media pages on Monday, December 13 to learn how Northwest Therapy Services utilized the Williston STAR Fund Mini Match program to open in Williston. The Mini Match Monday campaign can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.
Festival of Trees raises $200,000 for
Outdoor Pool Project

Williston Herald - The snowy weather didn’t stop attendees from dressing up, stepping out and stepping up for this year’s Festival of Trees fundraiser. Hosted by the Williston Community Builders and Busy Bee’s Hot Oil, the annual gala transformed the Williston ARC into a wintery forest of glitter and greenery. The auction is the Community Builders main fundraiser of the year, with the organization donating those dollars back to community organizations and non-profits. This year more than $200,000 was raised for the community pool project. Read More
Bell Ringers help Williston Salvation Army
meet $85,000 Goal

KUMV-TV - Christmas approaches and volunteers across the country grab bells and ring in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. In Williston, people are donating their time to help fill those containers for a local cause. Officials with the Salvation Army in Williston say many individuals and groups have signed up to ring the bells, with 150 more hours scheduled compared to last year. The campaign's goal is $85,000. Read More
ICYMI - Check out our Latest Midwest Future Forum on Drone Development

Williston Economic Development - We have released the second Midwest Future Forum on YouTube on Friday, December 10. The 28-minute segment features host and moderator Shawn Wenko, WED executive director, talking with four experts in North Dakota's drone industry. Watch the video to see how this exciting new industry is taking off in North Dakota and how you can receive drone training right here in Williston. The video was produced and edited by The Creative Treatment in Bismarck.
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