April 23, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

Join us in person or via livestream for our Economic Development Summit on Thursday, May 6 at the Eleven Restaurant and Lounge. The one-day conference is free and open to the public.
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Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
WED/SBDC announce Nominees/Winners for
Awards Banquet May 7

Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development (WED) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have announced the nominees and winners that will be honored at the annual awards banquet on Friday, May 7, 2021 at The Eleven Restaurant and Lounge. This is the first awards banquet to be held since 2019. WED Executive Director said it is good to be back. Read More
Williston ranks Third in Wallethub's
Best Small Cities to Start a Business

Wallethub - To determine the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub compared the business-friendliness of more than 1,300 small-sized cities. The City of Williston ranked third behind St. George, UT and Cedar City, UT. Read More
Ebel Building celebrates Ribbon Cutting in Williston

Williston Area Chamber of Commerce - Congratulations to the Ebel Building on their ribbon cutting on April 9. The Ebel Building will host 1 Million Cups on May 5. The community is invited to learn more about the boutique shopping center and Arnie's Powersports and Cycle. 1 Million Cups is held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month.
First International Bank to celebrate
Grand Opening May 12 in Alexander

McKenzie County Job Development Authority - Alexander has a brand new building in its downtown. First International Bank & Trust built a new building featuring expanded office space, drive up window service and an Interactive Teller Machine. The bank will be holding a grand opening on May 12, which includes an open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m.
Jerry's Services celebrates 50th Anniversary

Williston Herald - Since 1971, Jerry’s Services has been serving Williston and the surrounding area. On April 9, the company celebrated 50 years as a family-owned part of the community. Dozens gathered in the shop for their 50th anniversary customer appreciation lunch, shaking hands with the generations of family who brought the company to life, and have helped keep it community-driven for the last five decades. Read More
Well Done Foundation celebrates 1st Anniversary

News Release - The Well Done Foundation (WDF) and Pacific Steel & Recycling have announced the upcoming plugging of Anderson #1 in Northern Montana on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, according to WDF Chairman Curtis Shuck and Pacific CEO Jeff Millhollin. “Pacific Steel & Recycling is so pleased to be participating in this important project as a partner and a donor,” Millhollin said. Read More Williston Herald: Well Done Foundation to celebrate Earth Day
Watford City Job Fair features Trade Industry

KXNet.com - There are many ways to teach our youth about the many career opportunities offered here in our state, but one Watford City program is promoting the work industry in a fun, creative way. For the second year now, McKenzie County Skills Initiative has held its T4 event. “Tools, trades, torque and technology,” Energy Education Coordinator Kent Ellis said. Read More McKenzie County Farmer: T4 Job Fair held in Watford City
Petroleum Conference to address Regulatory Environment May 12 in Bismarck

News Release - Make sure to join us on Wednesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. for our session on Navigating the Regulatory Environment. We have a first-class group of speakers who will provide some insight on what we can expect to see from federal and state regulators. We will also hear from state and regional trade associations and how they plan to engage in this regulatory environment under the new administration. Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
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