November 6, 2020
WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES

Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We are proud to release the next episode in our 2020 Williston Works Podcast series. The podcast features a Williston resident who started a new business about 10 years ago. Read more about Dacotah West Crane Service's start and watch the podcast in this week's Williston Wire!

Shawn, Ann, Barb and Brenda

Smiling Moose adds Burgers and Fries to Menu
News Release - Smiling Moose is known as THE sandwich shop in Williston, and now it looks to be also known for burgers and fries. Smiling Moose stacked on its newest concept, BurgerSear, at its Williston location on Thursday, November 5th. BurgerSear features hand-smashed burgers, that are then seared, stacked and ready to savor through our Signature Double Stacked Burgers or allows guests to create their own signature burger. Read More
Williston Works Podcast features Dacotah West Crane Service
Williston Economic Development News Release - Williston Economic Development (WED) has released another episode from Season 3 of its Williston Works Podcast. In the third episode, WED Executive Director Shawn Wenko interviews Andy Njos, co-owner of Dacotah West Crane Service in Williston. The podcast was pre-taped at Hops and Berry Taproom in Downtown Williston. Read More
Long X Bridge celebrates Ribbon Cutting
News Release - The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) celebrated opening the new Long X Bridge to traffic today. NDDOT Director Bill Panos along with other state and federal officials were in attendance to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the project. “The state of North Dakota invested $37.4 million to transform the Long X Bridge into a safe and accessible passageway,” said Panos. “US Highway 85 and this bridge are essential to transportation movement in western North Dakota.” Read More
Baker Consulting thrives in Bakken
Bakken Backers News Release - The Bakken has created plenty of opportunities for ambitious entrepreneurs, managers, and business owners. Through intelligence and hard work, these individuals have created substantial value for both their companies and the Bakken at large. One of those entrepreneurs is Jason Baker, PE. Jason is the owner of Baker Consulting, LLC, which is a Native-owned engineering and oilfield service company in the Bakken. Since the company’s founding one decade ago, Baker Consulting has played an important role in the Bakken’s exciting story. Read More
Business Briefing November 10 for Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant
News Release - The ND Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Greater North Dakota Chamber and North Dakota Hospitality Association will be holding a Special Business Briefing to provide guidance on the application process and qualifications for the Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG). Read More
1 Million Cups Williston seeks Presenters for 2021 Schedule
Williston Economic Development News Release - 1 Million Cups Williston is seeking presenters for its 2021 schedule. If you own a business or startup and would like to share your story email barbp@ci.williston.nd.us or call 701-577-8110.
Upcoming Williston Events
11/07 ------ Winter Wonderland Party
The CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual event at the Senior Center from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Preview Christmas gifts, enjoy coffee and cookies and register for door prizes.

11/10 ------ City Commission
The virtual meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

11/19-20 ------ Women in Leadership Expo
The virtual event will feature keynote speaker Kodee Furst, Co-Founder of Annie Capital, Program Manager at the Nice Center. Email caitlyn@willistonchamber.com for more information.

11/24 ------ City Commission
The virtual meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

11/26-27 ------ Thanksgiving
City of Williston offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

11/27 ------ Holiday Lights Tour
The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the best decorated home or business competition. Email caitlyn@willistonchamber.com for more information.

11/28 ------ Small Business Saturday
Shop small for everyone on your Christmas list!

11/28-12/31 ------ Spring Lake Park Holiday Lights Drive
The 19th annual event will feature lighted holiday displays at Spring Lake Park.

12/01 ------ Williston STAR Fund
The Williston STAR Fund board of directors will meet virtually from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Email brendasc@ci.williston.nd.us for more information.

12/10 ------ Holiday Stroll
The Williston Downtowners Association will host the event from 5-8 p.m.

12/18 ------ Community Enhancement Application Deadline
Applications for the 2021 Community Enhancement program are due by 5 p.m. Email brendasc@ci.williston.nd.us or call 701-577-8110 for more information.

01/06 ------ 1 Million Cups Williston
Learn how two entrepreneurs started their businesses at 8:30 a.m. at the John Kautzman Chamber Room at City Hall. Email barbp@ci.williston.nd.us for more information.

02/12 ------ Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
More details to be announced soon.
Upcoming Energy Events
12/01 ------ API Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton Williston. More information

12/10 ------ NDPC Christmas Gala
The gala will be held in Bismarck, ND. More information

01/08 ------ Williston Petroleum Banquet
The banquet will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. at The Well on the Williston State College campus. Ticket Information

05/11-13 ------ Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
The conference will be held at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND. More information
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