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Ernie Graham is featured in the Dickinson Press on May 25, 2016.

Petroleum conference speakers optimistic about N.D. oil play’s future

To read the entire article click here:
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/energy/bakken/4039987-petroleum-conference-speakers-optimistic-about-nd-oil-plays-future#.V0ZKwt2TQck.link

Other speakers at the event include:

  • Andrew McGeorge, Principal, Monday Properties
  • Jim Arthaud, CEO, MBI Energy
  • Ron Ness, North Dakota Petroleum Council
  • Jack Dalrymple, North Dakota Governor
  • Lynn Helms, ND Department of Mineral Resources
  • Jim Volker, President & CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corporation
  • Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank Minneapolis
  • Don Hrap, President – Lower 48, ConocoPhillips
  • Wayne Stenehjem, North Dakota Attorney General
  • Rick Muncrief, President & CEO, WPX Energy
  • Gerbert Schoonman, Vice-President, Hess Corporation
  • Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Candidate

As of November 3, the MainStay Suites in Stanley is open for business. The hotel offers high end bedding, full kitchens and big screen TV’s in each room. Guests can do their laundry for free and enjoy a drink at the full service bar and lounge downstairs.  The hotel also offers a fitness center and market for snacks.  The hotel is located on the HWY 2 between CashWise and Shopko.

The official opening party kicked off on May 7th. We were pleased to have Mayor Craig Jezek join us as well as other community leaders like Kathy Neset, Chris Norgaard, Ryan Mickelson and representatives from EMS and many others.

Special thanks to New Leaf Hospitality for arranging the event. We look forward to serving you Tioga!

Also, a very special thinks to all those listed below who donated to the community and the event. Your support is appreciated.

Hess Corporation, Morelli’s Distributor, Blue Rock, Sysco, Results Unlimited, Republic National Distributing, Pinnacle, Parallel lEnterprises, Minnesota Chemical, Lodging Kit Co., Kenyon, Hockenberg, Furniture Industries, Delaney Distributors, and Cities Edge.

Construction on the MainStay Suites in Stanley progresses during sub-freezing temperatures. Additionally, Shopko has announced construction of a new store adjacent to the hotel.  The Oppidan industrial park to the south west along the bypass is attracting tenants with Pioneer Resources established as the anchor. Graham Development is pleased to be part of the community in Stanley and continues to be impressed with the ambitious people moving to North Dakota to participate in this growing economy.

As of November 1, the MainStay Suites in Tioga is open for business. The hotel offers high end bedding, full kitchens and big screen TV’s in each room. Guests can do their laundry for free and afterwards enjoy a drink at the full service bar and lounge downstairs.  The hotel also offers a fitness center and market for snacks.

Tioga Mainstay Suites

Construction Progress as of May 30, 2014

Tioga Mainstay Suites

Construction progress during the winter.

 

Graham Development is pleased to announce that as of October 1, 2013 construction has begun on our new hotel in Tioga, North Dakota located at 2nd Street S.E. and State Highway 40.  The hotel is located on the west side of State Highway 40 and will be among the first buildings seen on the drive into Tioga from Highway 2. Standing four stories tall and offering 89 rooms, a full service bar and dedicated entertainment area for watching sports events, the new Mainstay Suites Extended Stay will be a welcome respite for busy travelers working the Bakken.

Management of the hotel will be handled by one of the Bakken’s leading hotel management groups, New Leaf Hospitality based in Watford City, ND.  We feel confident in meeting the needs of a growing industry in a town that has seen impressive growth from surrounding drilling, shipping and refining activity. Tioga has in fact seen several new developments in 2013, including the Hess Refinery expansion, a brand new Cash Wise anchored Shopping Center, more than 400 apartment units, and a Cenex Truck stop close to the subject hotel, just to name a few.

Graham Development is committed to being a local provider of high quality property throughout the Bakken as it continues to be an economic driver to the state of North Dakota and the US.  We look forward to beginning construction of an identical Mainstay Suites in the Stanley, ND, Westview Plaza Shopping Center, located at the corner of State Highway 2 and 82nd Ave NW in the Spring of 2014.

We are pleased to announce that Graham Development has just selected 3 acres for our second hotel in the Bakken to be located in Stanley, ND.   The project will consist of an 89 unit Mainstay Suites extended stay hotel to be located in the new Westview Plaza anchored by CashWise Grocery Store.  Construction will begin in Spring of 2014.

Graham Development opens office in Minot, North Dakota to provide development services to the booming Bakken oil region.