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posted on 5 February 2018
Oil Retakes Top Spot in State GDP as Bakken Economy Rebounds
“How are things going?” is a common conversation starter and “Things are looking up” or “We’re getting busy” have been common responses over the past year in the Williston Basin. That optimism has been substantiated by the latest data releases from state and federal regulators and agencies.
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posted on 15 January 2018
FlowCore Systems - Williston Manufacturing Company, a Reprise
Oil and gas activity in the Williston Basin over the last decade has brought about an economic boom with the creation of thousands of high-paying jobs and hundreds of new companies. Through it all, there is an underlying desire to see a diversification of the economy with the creation of primary sector businesses such as manufacturers.
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posted on 3 December 2017
MedScan Laboratory – Family Business Seizes Growth Opportunities
The recently completed ProMed Plaza is a professional and medical building that stands two stories high to the east of Outlaws Bar and Grill and houses a number of businesses including MedScan Laboratory, Inc. Having lived in Williston for nearly sixteen years and feeling somewhat in tune to the business environment, I was curious about this new business.
Business Bitz
posted on 6 November 2017
2017 Market Review – Reflecting on the Economic Indicators
As we approach the end of 2017, many businesses are starting or even wrapping up their budgets and plans for 2018. Key components of that process include evaluating the business performance and economic indicators of the past year, forming hypotheses and projections for the coming year and formulating plans to guide the business decisions moving forward.
Business Bitz
posted on 16 October 2017
Craig’s Small Engine Repair – 30 Years Working in God-Given Talent
On June 1, 2017, Craig and Rena Helberg and their twelve children celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of their family business, Craig’s Small Engine Repair. A month ago, the couple were recognized as the Existing Business of the Year by the Small Business Development Center in Williston at their annual awards banquet hosted in partnership with Williston Economic Development.
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posted Kevin Penner on 29 September 2017
The Captain Class – A Contrarian Look at Leadership
We all have teams we want to succeed, a group of people united by a common cause, trying to achieve a common goal. We root for them, monitor their progress, celebrate their victories and analyze their failures. We all have experienced the seeming never ending cycle of good times and bad times.
Business Bitz
posted on 4 September 2017
Peltons – Brewing Up Great Hospitality
Aaron and Angie Pelton oversee the operations of five restaurants, a craft brewery and more than 250 employees in Watford City and Williston, North Dakota and Sidney, Montana. It’s a picture they could not have envisioned less than ten years ago when they were lured back to Aaron’s hometown to manage a fledgling restaurant.
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posted Jeff Zarling on 13 August 2017
SBDC - A Catalyst for Business Development
Creating and growing a business is a complex endeavor comprised of many challenges and opportunities that requires a great deal of effort and persistence. Business developers must address topics from organizational structure, financing and product and service development, to staffing, accounting and much more.