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April 27, 2016

WED Awards and Appreciation Luncheon May 4 in Williston

Williston Economic Development

 

Williston Economic Development is gearing up for its annual awards and appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, May 4 at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. Shawn Wenko, WED executive director and Dennis Lindahl, owner of Dakota Public Relations, will be the emcees of the sold out event. The luncheon will recognize the winners of the 2016 awards as selected by WED and the Small Business Development Center. Visit www.willistondevelopment.com for additional details.  

 

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Williston seeks to expand Renaissance Zone

Williston Economic Development
by Barbara Peterson

Renaissance on Main is a new four-story multi-use building in Downtown Williston that has utilized the Renaissance Zone program.
The Williston City Commission wants to keep the ball rolling when it comes to revitalization projects in Downtown Williston. 
The commission approved a recommendation from the Williston Renaissance Zone Advisory Committee to add 11 blocks to the Renaissance Zone (RZ) in Downtown Williston following a public hearing on April 26th.  The Renaissance Zone Advisory Committee was tasked in late 2015 to review the city's RZ program. The committee included members of the Renaissance Zone Board, Williston Senior Planner Rachel Laqua and city staff. Read More


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Williston moves forward in Search for City Administrator

KUMV-TV

City department heads, elected officials and members of the executive search committee have defined the responsibilities of the city's first administrator. 
Williston's search for its first full-time city administrator took the next step April 25. The search committee and the Williston City Commission met to go over the job description and compensation package for the position. Officials believe an administrator will help the city streamline processes and aid community members in getting questions answered. Read More

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Koeser named Band Day Parade Marshal

News Release
 
Former Williston Mayor Ward Koeser has been named the Marshal for the Band Day Parade on May 7.
The Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Band Day Committee is pleased to announce Mr. Ward Koeser of Williston, North Dakota, will act as the 2016 Band Day Parade Marshal on May 7.
Mr. Koeser served as Williston's mayor for 20 years, and has lived in Williston since 1978. He has participated in Band Day either as a spectator or in his role as mayor for 37 years through rain, snow and beautiful spring weather. Read More
 
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Band Day to feature Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline

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The Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder is a high energy drumline that will be featured in the Band Day 2016 parade and activities.
The Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Band Day Committee is pleased to announce the dates and guest bands for Band Day 2016.
This year, the festival will kick off the evening of Friday, May 6 with a Coyote Baseball double header at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Prelude Concert and Supper at the Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds and a 5k Glo Run offered by Coyote Baseball at 9:30pm. The event will continue on Saturday, May 7, with the Band Day Mile, Band Day parade, park concert performances, vendor booths, stock car races, car show, rodeo and more.  Band Day News Release  Band Day Poster



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CVB prepares for 2016 Tourism Season

Williston Convention and Visitor Bureau

A photo from the Williston CVB website features a  child visiting Fort Union.
The Williston Convention and Visitor Bureau is gearing up for the busy summer travel season in Boomtown, USA. The CVB has a newly remodeled Visitor Center plus there are new restaurants and retailers ready to welcome guests. The CVB's website says, "So much in Williston has changed recently, and yet so much has remained the same. We still love Band Day and the Chokecherry Festival! Those of us who knew Boomtown, USA before it was Boomtown, USA-when it was simply Williston-know that things have changed for the better." Read More

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Color Run April 30 in Williston

Williston Herald

The Williston Basin Skating club is holding its second annual Color Run  on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Agri Sports Complex in Williston. The club is raising funds for a new heating system for the bleachers in the Agri as well as jerseys for Williston youth hockey teams.  Read More

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