May 28, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. A Memorial Day Program featuring guest speaker US Senator Kevin Cramer will be held at 10:50 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery. The program will include a Rededication of the Monument to the Unknown. The public is invited to attend.

We wish our readers a Happy Memorial Day.

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

STAR Fund assists Business Expansions,
New Businesses

Williston Economic Development - The Williston City Commission has awarded up to $208,000 in STAR Fund incentives for five business at its meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The projects included Connect Us Therapy, Playworks Individual and Family Therapy, Dakota Convenience, Red Rock Collision Center and Red Mountain Investments. “The first quarter of 2021 was probably the biggest first quarter that I have seen in the 13 years that I’ve been with the office,” said Wenko. “And it’s not slowing down.” Read More
Commerce announces New Grants for Venue-based Businesses, Travel Agents and Tour Operators

News Release - The North Dakota Department of Commerce has announced that the Events and Support Services Grant (ESSG) application window will open June 10, at 10 a.m. CST. The ESSG is designed to assist event centers and supporting businesses that continue to experience negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic such as florists, caterers, photographers and decorators. Events and Support Services Grant
United Airlines adds New Flights at XWA

KEYZ Radio - The Williston Basin International Airport is adding new flights, new destinations, and a potential new airline carrier. United Airlines will be returning to pre-COVID flight options, adding a third daily flight to Denver beginning on July 1. The flight schedule will include departures at 6:00 am, 8:00 am, and 3:00 pm and arrivals at 2:30 pm, 8:30 pm, and 12:00 am. Read More
Williston tops List of Places
Millennials are buying Houses

The Ascent - As millennials move out of their 20s, they're looking to settle down. This group, ages 25 to 40, made up 37% of all home sales in 2020. Want to know where they're heading? Here's the top five cities where millennials are taking up residence.
1. Williston, North Dakota If you're a fan of the Coen brothers Fargo, you have an idea of how icy it can get in North Dakota. Read More
ASBT Innovation Academy celebrates Ribbon Cutting

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting at the American State Bank & Trust Company Innovation Academy on Friday, May 21. The celebration included tours of the building and light refreshments. The Innovation Academy, housed in the former E.J. Hagan, M.D. Indoor Pool, provides a personalized learning environment for students in grades 5-8. The school's principal, Wyndy McGinley, cut the ribbon at the ceremony.
Senor Egg to open June 1 in Williston

Williston Herald - Williston is getting a new eatery offering a new take on some classic dishes. Senor Egg is currently under construction along Million Dollar Way, setting up shop in the former Quinn’s Bar and Grill. Owner David Garcia, who helped establish the Williston Brewing Company, said opening an establishment of his own has been a long time coming. Read More
1 Million Cups June 2 at Daily Addiction Coffee House

Williston Economic Development - Looking to start your own business? Learn from successful small business owners at 1 Million Cups on June 2 at 8:30 a.m. at the Daily Addiction Coffee House. The owners of Integrity Auto and Diesel Repair and MVP Sport Break will share their startup stories. Join us in person or live from the 1 Million Cups Williston Facebook page.
ONE BASIN-One Way! Classes June 7-11 in Midland

News Release - ONE BASIN-One Way! has scheduled classes at the Midland College - Petroleum Professional Development Center in Midland, Texas the week of June 7-11, 2021. The classes are available for sign-up in ProCertX. DEADLINE TO ENROLL IS JUNE 1, 2021. These classes are for contractors going to work in the Bakken, and qualify as the OBOW Orientation requirement for work in North Dakota. Read More
EDND Summer Conference June 15-17 in Bottineau

News Release - The Economic Development Association of North Dakota will hold its annual summer conference June 15-17, 2021 in Bottineau. With a theme of “Summit Ahead: Economic Progress in ND,” the conference will focus on taking advantage of the upward momentum of the state’s economy while also focusing on individual community needs. Read More
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