August 2, 2019
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

It was a busy week at Williston Economic Development as we said farewell to our interns. Rayce Vergets and Sarah Dobler have spent the past 10 weeks working on projects for WED and XWA. We were thrilled with their contributions and wish them all the best!

Shawn, Ann, Barb & Brenda
XWA seeking More Ultra Low-Cost Carriers
The new Williston Basin International Airport will officially open on October 10, 2019. 
Williston Economic Development - Airport Director Anthony Dudas has met with multiple new airlines with hopes of attracting an additional air service provider and routes for improved leisure and business travel options. Possible new routes that have been brought up in these discussions include Salt Lake City, Houston, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. As of now, no commitments have been made. Read More
XWA Billboards go up in Western North Dakota
Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development is teaming up with XWA to promote the new airport, its amenities and airlines. These billboards are located in western North Dakota. The first flight will land at the new Williston Basin International Airport on October 10!

City of Williston plans 16th Avenue, 42nd Street Extensions
Williston Economic Development - The City of Williston is moving forward with plans to extend 16th Avenue West and 42nd Street West. The Williston City Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday, June 23 to hire Alliance Consulting as the Selected Consultant for the Design and Construction Service of the Sloulin Field Infrastructure Improvements. The project is critical to the City's plan to redevelop Sloulin Field after it is decommissioned in October 2019. The project contains approximately 800 acres of developable land adjacent to US Highway 2. Read More
1 Million Cups to feature Maah Daah Hey Trail, Full Circle Strength Systems Aug. 7
Williston Economic Development - One Million Cups will be held Wednesday, August 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. The presenters will be from two organizations: Maah Daah Hey Trail and Full Circle Strength Systems. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in starting a business, entrepreneurship and community development. We hope to see you there!
Bride to Be, Precision Safety celebrate Ribbon Cuttings in Williston
Chamber of Commerce - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently held ribbon cuttings for Bride to Be & More (left) and Precision Safety Professionals (right). Congratulations!
Chamber of Commerce photos
WRED creating Online Directory for Clubs, Organizations
Western Region Economic Development (WRED) is seeking clubs, organizations and religious groups for an online directory.  WRED is a non-profit organization funded through valued memberships, grants, and STAR Fund dollars. The board of directors is comprised of economic development representatives from Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams Counties as well as business leaders from western North Dakota.   Read More
New Housing Development underway in Watford City
Watford City RE/MAX broker and developer Paul Ficara points out the golf course view from one of the lots in the new development. Roundup photo
Roundup -  Watford City RE/MAX broker and developer Paul Ficara has begun developing the Stepping Stone golf course community to provide new, custom built residential homes to families in the area. The 144 acre Residential Subdivision is located in close proximity to the Roughrider Center,  Watford City High School, and the new  Watford City  Elementary School. Read More
Groundbreaking held for Family Dollar Store in Sidney
Pictured, left to right, are Chad Molden, Stockman Bank; Susie Cavanaugh; Sarah Turek, Sidney Chamber communications and office manager; Bill Vander Weele, Sidney Chamber of Commerce executive director. Roundup photo
Roundup - A ground breaking was held Monday morning for the new Family Dollar Store which will be built in Sunrise Village, at the corner of 4th and Holly in Sidney. According to Susie Cavanaugh, director of sales for Sunrise Village, the 10,000 sg. ft. store will be built by Ryan Forsyth from Utah, and be completed by the end of the year.  Read More
Tourism is Williston's Third Largest Industry; KXMD Feature on Historical Sites
KXNet - Sitting on the North Dakota/Montana border, a trio of historic sites date back almost 200 years. The three are chock-full of American history and can be a great summer destination for history buffs or anyone who happens to travel through the area. Fort Union Trading Post was one of the first things out on the plains in this region. About 15,000 visitors come every year, especially fur-trade enthusiasts looking to learn about trade networks from the 19th century. Read More
Chokecherry Festival Aug. 9-10
Williston Convention & Visitor Bureau - Celebrate the state fruit August 9-10 at Harmon Park. There will be food and craft vendors, live music and entertainment, children's activities, a 5k run, free pancake breakfast and much more! Read More
Connecting Communities BBQ August 14 in Arnegard
Williston Economic Development - Western Region Economic Development will host a Connecting Communities BBQ Aug. 14 in Arnegard! Join us for a free BBQ lunch, live radio broadcast with Cherry Creek Radio, fun and fellowship!
Upcoming Williston Events
08/03 ------ Color Run
Registration at 8 a.m. with run to follow at 10 a.m. at Spring Lake Park! Proceeds to benefit WHS GIrls Swim & Dive program.

08/06 ------ Chamber Business After Hours
The networking event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Renaissance On Main located at 125 Main Street. Mingle with fellow Chamber members and enjoy an evening of fun with drinks & hors d'ouerves.
08/07 ------ 1 Million Cups
The community is invited to attend the meeting from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Teton Lounge. Learn about starting a business from fellow entrepreneurs.

08/08 ------ Summer Nights on Main
There will be live entertainment, food vendors, activities and much more from 5-9 p.m.

08/09-10 ------ Chokecherry Festival 
Enjoy vendor booths, festival food, live entertainment and family friendly activities at Harmon Park. 

08/13 ------ Williston City Commission
The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

08/17 ------ Veteran's Scramble
18-hole team golf scramble at Eagle Ridge Golf Club.  Registration

08/27 ------  Williston City Commission
The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

08/28-29 ------ North Dakota Downtown Conference
Register for the two-day event today! There will be four keynote speakers, breakout sessions, tours and much more!  Registration

09/11 ------ Northwest North Dakota Job Fair
The job fair will be held fro 2-6 p.m. at the Raymond Family Community Center. Click Here for More Information

10/03-05 ------ XWA Grand Opening Events
Media Day, VIP Day and Community Day are being planned. More details TBA.
Upcoming Energy Events
08/05 ------  Noble Casing & Trucking Job Fair
The job fair will be held from 10 am. to 2 p.m. at Job Service in Williston. 

10/02-03 ------ Bakken Oil Product and Service Show
The two-day event connects industry decision makers, leaders and players at the Raymond Family Community Center.  Registration Information

10/15-16 ------ The Permian Conference & Expo
The two-day show will be held in Midland, TX. The show is sponsored by the North American Shale magazine.  Registration Information
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