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Williston Works

18 EpisodesProduced by Williston Economic DevelopmentWebsite

Williston Works brings you in-depth discussions with entrepreneurs, small business owners and investors that are getting it done in Western North Dakota. Hosted by Shawn Wenko, the Executive Director of Williston Economic Development, Williston Works finds out what it takes to make it in the Bakken.… read more

18 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

April Thiel & Mary Berg (Elite Designz)

January 8th, 2020


After coming to Williston with their husbands, April Thiel and Mary Berg saw the opportunity and opened Elite Designz to beautify the homes and offices around town.

Chuck Black (FlowCore Systems)

January 6th, 2020


US Air Force Veteran Chuck Black took advantage of Williston’s supportive community and booming economy to found FlowCore Systems, which is …

Dana Johnson (Little Muddy Gifts)

December 13th, 2019


Little Muddy Gifts’ owner and 2017 Woman-Owned Business of the Year Award Recipient, Dana Johnson, is providing a new retail option for a city with an expanding demographic.

Kevin & Malachi Black (Creedence Energy Services)

November 27th, 2019


Cousins Kevin and Malachi Black are servicing the oil industry in the Bakken by ensuring the longevity of equipment and machinery through Creedence Energy Services.

Angela Skogen (Cooks on Main)

November 14th, 2019


After working nine years at Target’s corporate office in Minneapolis, Angela Skogan decided to return to her hometown and share her passion for …

Josh Kringen (MonDak Sports & Power Play Project )

October 31st, 2019


Taking notice that every other major city in North Dakota has a multi-rink hockey facility, Josh Kringen and his group started the Power Play Project …

JW & Blair Sheering (Fresh Fit Kitchen & The Body Shoppe)

October 16th, 2019


Fresh Fit Kitchen and The Body Shoppe offer unique services to Williston aimed at creating a healthier community, both physically and dietarily.

Falon Justice (Bride to Be & More)

October 2nd, 2019


Native of Williston with a love for the community, Falon Justice purchased Bride to Be to supply the region with wedding and formal attire.

Misha Krivoruchko & Sarah Dobler (Gonzaga University Interns)

September 18th, 2019


Gonzaga University’s “Summer in Williston” internship program has been going on for many years and has provided college students with the opportunity …

Mechelle Mortensen (Owner of Grace & Glam)

September 4th, 2019


Mechelle Mortenson is a Williston Native who opened Grace & Glam to bring her favorite women’s clothing brands to her hometown.

Dr. Jeremy Messer (Owner of Messer Dental, PC)

August 21st, 2019


By taking a leap with his move to Williston, Dr. Jeremy Messer started his own dental practice and quickly fell in love with the community.

Tanner Overland (Owner of Overland Aviation)

August 7th, 2019


Tanner Overland started Overland Aviation in 2011 to provide flight services for the community through the current airport and will soon be expanding these services at XWA as the fixed based operator.

Tavish Vestal (President of Arista Containers)

October 11th, 2018


Williston native and owner of Arista Containers, Tavish Vestal is continually help expand and improve the Bakken's oil industry.

Caitlin Pallai (Former Gonzaga University Intern)

October 4th, 2018


A former Gonzaga University intern and current employee of Williston State College is helping create change in our community.

Jawaid Surani (Owner of Safari Trampoline Park)

September 27th, 2018


Business owner and developer of Williston's very first trampoline park, Safari Trampoline Park, is bringing unique recreation opportunities to …

John Lisle (Owner of S&B Drilling)

September 20th, 2018


US army veteran and owner of S&B Drilling is enhancing the way the oil field is laying down it's foundation.

Katie Kringen (Owner of Chatter Pediatric)

September 13th, 2018


The owner of Chatter Pediatric and winner of the Williston Economic Development 2018 woman-owned business of year is making a difference in the lives of our area families.

Anthony Dudas (Williston Airport Director)

September 1st, 2018


Anthony Dudas is the airport director for Sloulin Field International Airport and soon to be the airport director of XWA Williston Basin …

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