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Williston Works

Williston Works

By Williston Economic Development
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.

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Lenny Johnson (Genesis Clothing)
Williston Economic Development Director Shawn Wenko interviews Lenny Johnson about the past, present and future of Genesis Clothing in Williston, North Dakota. 
August 24, 2021
Anna Denton (Anna’s Groom Room)
Williston Economic Development Director Shawn Wenko interviews Anna Denton, owner of Anna’s Groom Room in Williston, North Dakota.
August 24, 2021
Andy Njos (Dacotah West Crane Service)
Andy Njos from Dacotah West Crane Service is featured in this week's Williston Works Podcast!
November 9, 2020
Shanna Zaste (The New Walt's Market)
This week, Williston Economic Development Director Shawn Wenko sits down with Shanna Zaste, owner of The New Walt's Market in Williston, North Dakota. Learn how she utilized the Williston STAR Fund to enhance this iconic business.
October 22, 2020
Anthony Dudas (XWA Update)
Williston Airport Director Anthony Dudas reflects on the Williston Basin International Airport's first anniversary.
October 8, 2020
April Thiel & Mary Berg (Elite Designz)
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.
January 8, 2020
Chuck Black (FlowCore Systems)
US Air Force Veteran Chuck Black took advantage of Williston’s supportive community and booming economy to found FlowCore Systems, which is automating solutions for the oil and gas industry.
January 6, 2020
Dana Johnson (Little Muddy Gifts)
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.
December 13, 2019
Kevin & Malachi Black (Creedence Energy Services)
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.
November 27, 2019
Angela Skogen (Cooks on Main)
After working nine years at Target’s corporate office in Minneapolis, Angela Skogan decided to return to her hometown and share her passion for cooking by opening Cooks on Main.
November 14, 2019
Josh Kringen (MonDak Sports & Power Play Project )
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 to usher in a state-of-the-art facility to Williston.
October 31, 2019
JW & Blair Sheering (Fresh Fit Kitchen & The Body Shoppe)
Fresh Fit Kitchen and The Body Shoppe offer unique services to Williston aimed at creating a healthier community, both physically and dietarily.
October 16, 2019
Falon Justice (Bride to Be & More)
Native of Williston with a love for the community, Falon Justice purchased Bride to Be to supply the region with wedding and formal attire.
October 2, 2019
Misha Krivoruchko & Sarah Dobler (Gonzaga University Interns)
Gonzaga University’s “Summer in Williston” internship program has been going on for many years and has provided college students with the opportunity to experience what life is like in western North Dakota.
September 18, 2019
Mechelle Mortensen (Owner of Grace & Glam)
Mechelle Mortenson is a Williston Native who opened Grace & Glam to bring her favorite women’s clothing brands to her hometown.
September 4, 2019
Dr. Jeremy Messer (Owner of Messer Dental, PC)
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.
August 21, 2019
Tanner Overland (Owner of Overland Aviation)
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.
August 7, 2019
Tavish Vestal (President of Arista Containers)
Williston native and owner of Arista Containers, Tavish Vestal is continually help expand and improve the Bakken's oil industry.
October 11, 2018
Caitlin Pallai (Former Gonzaga University Intern)
A former Gonzaga University intern and current employee of Williston State College is helping create change in our community.
October 4, 2018
Jawaid Surani (Owner of Safari Trampoline Park)
Business owner and developer of Williston's very first trampoline park, Safari Trampoline Park, is bringing unique recreation opportunities to western North Dakota.
September 27, 2018
John Lisle (Owner of S&B Drilling)
US army veteran and owner of S&B Drilling is enhancing the way the oil field is laying down it's foundation.
September 20, 2018
Katie Kringen (Owner of Chatter Pediatric)
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.
September 13, 2018
Anthony Dudas (Williston Airport Director)
Anthony Dudas is the airport director for Sloulin Field International Airport and soon to be the airport director of XWA Williston Basin International Airport in Williston, North Dakota.
September 1, 2018