by David Rupkalvis
When the Miss North Dakota Pageant moved to Williston in 1987, Marian Hamilton was there to help, serving as a judge's assistant. But it wasn't until 1996 that Hamilton learned just how much the pageant system could change a life. That year, Hamilton's daughter Stephanie decided to compete in the pageant as a senior in high school, and much to the surprise of her mom, Stephanie won the title. "That year I traveled with her and tried to help out as much as I could," Hamilton said. "It changed our daughter's life." On Friday, February 28, Hamilton was recognized her work with the pageant system and received the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce's Western Star Award. Read More Williston Herald: Olaf wins Chamber Spirit Award Williston Herald: Williston State College wins Chamber Patriot Award
After an extensive national search, the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has found their next leader. Scott Meske from Waunakee, Wis., will serve as President (Executive Director) of the WACC effective March 1. Meske, comes to Williston with a wealth of nonprofit and policy experience and is excited about the opportunity. Read More
Scott Meske (left) was recently named the new Executive Director of the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce.