May 7, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We are excited to celebrate the achievements of area entrepreneurs tonight at Eleven Restaurant and Lounge! Watch the awards ceremony live on our Facebook and YouTube pages beginning at 7:30 p.m.!

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda
Williston Economic Summit draws Large Crowd

Williston Economic Development - The Williston Economic Development Summit drew a large crowd for 11 different speakers and panels including the future of Williston Square, UAS developments and oil and gas emerging technologies. The Creative Treatment livestreamed the event on WED's Facebook and YouTube pages. Click on the video links above to view the following discussions: Development of Williston Square; Overview of Economic Development in Northwestern North Dakota; North Dakota Department of Commerce Overview; Construction Trends in Williston Trade Region; UAS in Western North Dakota; XWA Update; Oil and Gas Emerging Technology and Development of Downtown Williston.
Klug, Tuan present State of the City Address

News Release - The 2021 State of the City Address was held on Thursday, May 6 from 12-1:30 p.m. at Eleven Restaurant and Lounge as part of the Williston Economic Development (WED) Summit. This year’s speakers were City of Williston Mayor, Howard Klug and City Administrator, David Tuan. You can view the presentation WED's on Facebook and Youtube pages. Read More
District 1 Legislators discuss 2021 Session

Williston Economic Development - Ken Callahan moderated the panel featuring District 1 legislators on May 6 at the Williston Economic Development Summit. Senator Brad Bekkedahl and Representatives Patrick Hatlestad and David Richter discussed there roles during the 2021 Legislative Session. Click on the video link above to watch the panel.
Williston Mayor announces Re-election Plans

Williston Herald - Williston Mayor Howard Klug announced his re-election bid during Thursday's State of the City Address.  The address came as part of the Williston Economic Development Summit, taking place at the Eleven Lounge. The theme for the event was "Back in the Game," showing the city's commitment to getting back to business after the difficulty of the last year.  Read More
Williston Economic Development hosts
Business After Hours, Bergman's win Delta Tickets

Williston Economic Development - More than 150 people attended the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours on May 6. Williston Economic Development hosted the monthly networking event at Eleven Restaurant and Lounge. The evening featured live music from Kalie Rider, complimentary appetizers and giveaways. The winner of the grand prize, two gift cards for Delta Air Lines, was Bonnie Bergman (pictured with her husband Jerry). XWA donated the gift cards in honor or Delta's return to Williston on June 5. Delta will offer daily flights to Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP)!
Ebel Building, Arnie's Powersports and Cycle
present at 1 Million Cups Williston

Williston Herald - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce and Williston Economic Development's 1 Million Cups met on Wednesday, May 5, highlighting the Ebel Building and Arnie's Powersports and Cycle. This month's speakers were Austin and Melissa Ellingson from Arnie's Powersports and Cycle and Jocelyn Rice from the Ebel Building. Click here to watch the Facebook Live video recording. Read More Williston Herald: Arnie's donates Free Bicycles to Underprivileged

Vantis enters Testing Stages in Collaboration with FAA

News Release - As remote surveillance and communications infrastructure installation is coming to completion at key sites in McKenzie and Williams counties, Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide UAS network, is gearing up for testing and validation of the network in line with the rigorous safety measures the aviation industry is known for. Read More
River's Edge to celebrate Grand Re-opening May 7

Williston Herald - A familiar name is returning to Williston, bringing a whole new look to the establishment. JDub’s Bar and Grill will once again be known as the River’s Edge. The River’s Edge will be hosting a grand opening on Friday, May 7 featuring food, music, a ribbon cutting and karaoke with local musicians Chaos 901. Read More
Williston to celebrate Band Day May 8

Williston Herald - After postponing in 2020 due to COVID-19, Williston's Band Day celebration is coming back this Saturday, May 8, with 15 bands and nearly 100 parade entries. Another notable addition for 2021 is that the Band Day parade will be broadcast via Facebook Live, with commentary from Lyla Semenko and Jonathon Wharton. Read More
 Manage Your Business Remotely Workshop May 25

News Release - This workshop will unveil google tools to help business owners work and manage their businesses during this time of uncertainty. Get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses such as how to update critical business info online; keep customers informed; conduct virtual meetings and access important files from anywhere. BBW May Schedule
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