February 7, 2020
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The City of Williston is helping prepare high school students for job openings in the Williston trade region. The first monthly panel discussion will be held on February 14. The panel will feature careers in the construction industry. For more information see the story below.

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
WHS to host Careers in Construction Panel February 14
Williston Economic Develop ment - Williston High School will offer its first Panel of Professionals on Friday, February 14 at 1:45 p.m. at the WHS Theater. The panel will feature careers in construction trades. The panels are being planned every month with a new topic. Careers in Construction Panel of Professionals
WHS prepares Students for Oilfield Careers
Williston Herald - There’s been a lot of talk about how the state needs to expose its youth to job opportunities in the oilfield and Williston High School is pioneering a careers academy that does just that. Now in its second year, the program, led by petroleum geologist Gerald McGillivray, has hosted more than 100 students. Read More
UND to host Oil Drilling Simulator, Lab
Bismarck Tribune - T he University of North Dakota’s Petroleum Engineering Department will host a $40 million, full-scale oil drilling simulator and lab. The donated rig is pictured at right along with Vamegh Rasouli, petroleum engineering professor and department chairman. Read More
Indoor Play Area opens at XWA
Williston Herald - One of the proposed highlights of the Williston Basin Airport is finally up and running. The oft-talked about children’s play area outside is now open. The space allows youth to burn off some energy before their flight or after they land. Read More
Power Play Project moves Forward
KUMV-TV - A group of Williston residents is raising money to build a $32 million hockey complex using an airplane hangar at the decommissioned Sloulin Field International Airport. Read More
McKenzie County to use Drones for Road Closures
McKenzie County Farmer - McKenzie County will be the first county in the state to use drones to assess county roads following major rain events. The commission awarded ISight RPV a $100,000 contract at its January 21 meeting. For the full story, subscribe to the McKenzie County Farmer
Hard Spring Wheat Show February 13 in Williston
Rou ndup - The Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 &  North Dakota  State University (NDSU) Best of the Best in Wheat Production will be held at the  Williston  Area Recreation Center on February 13. The event will kick off at 7 a.m. with a free breakfast. Read More
CVB Annual Meeting February 18 in Williston
News Release - The Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its 2020 Annual Meeting on February 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the Williston Area Recreation Center. Local tourism awards will be presented. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the program at noon. RSVP by calling 701-774-9041. Read More
Upcoming Williston Events
02/11 ------ Williston City Commission
The commission meets at 6 p.m. at the Williams County Administration Building.

02/14 ------ Careers in Construction Panel of Professionals
The event will be held at 1:45 p.m. at the WHS Theater.

02/25 ------ Williston City Commission
The commission meets at 6 p.m. at the Williams County Administration Building.

02/29 ------ Hearts for Hospice
The fundraiser will be held from 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at the New Armory in Williston. Enjoy dinner, live/silent auction and entertainment. Call 701-774-7430 for ticket information.

03/04 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at place the Williston Community Library. The presentation will feature Dakota Business Lending. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Roughneck Coffee. 

03/25 ------ NWND Semi-Annual Job Fair
The 2020 Spring Job Fair will be held at the Raymond Family Community Center.

04/01 ------ 1 Million Cups
Support local entrepreneurs by attending the one-hour meeting at 8:30 a.m. at place TBD. The presentations will feature Cooks on Main and US Census. Complimentary coffee will be provided by Cooks on Main. 

04/23 ------ Art & Wine Walk
The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Williston. Sponsored by the Williston Downtowners Association.

05/04-08 ------ Economic Development Week
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs.

05/07 ------ State of the City Address
The public is invited to the meeting and free luncheon from 12-1 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel.

06/19 ------ Chamber of Commerce's Rockin' Ribfest
The competition will be held in Downtown Williston. Contact caitlyn@willistonchamber.com for more information

06/20 ------ Chamber of Commerce's Lemonade Day
Youth will set up lemonade stands across Williston.
Upcoming Energy Events
02/08 ------ API Chili Cook-off
More details to be released soon. Click  here   for more information.

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. Click  here  for more information.

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