Hofer Re-elected to the 2019 ICBA Federal Delegate Board

Emily Hofer

Local Leader Helps Deliver Community Banking Voice to Nation’s Capital Washington, D.C. (October 01, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced that local community banker Emily Hofer, CFO of Merchants State Bank, Freeman, SD, was re-elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks. “I am honored to […]

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Meet the Presenter: Bret Afdahl, Director, South Dakota Division of Banking

Bret Afdahl, the director of the South Dakota Division of Banking, will be joining our November 8th conference! He will be providing an update on South Dakota banking! Register for Farming, Finance & Global Markets here!  Bret Afdahl was appointed Director of the South Dakota Division of Banking in May of 2011 after serving as Counsel […]

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Resolution Opposing Amendment W

The Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota has considered the impact that Amendment W would have on the state’s constitution, the ability of this organization to address elected officials and work with public employees, and the potential for unreasonable regulations to be placed on our organization, and the businesses and individuals that support us. The […]

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From the Division of Banking: Appointment of New Deputy Director

The ICBSD received the following press release from Bret Afdahl, Director of Banking. Date: September 17, 2018 To: SD State Chartered Banks Subject: Appointment of a New Deputy Director Dear President: I am writing to inform you of a recent change in leadership at the Division. Deputy Director John Crompton retired on August 1st after […]

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Meet the Presenter: Mike Sonne with Swenson Investments and Commodities

We are excited to have Mike Sonne of Swenson Investments and Commodities lead one of our breakout sessions at our upcoming fall conference Farming, Finance & Global Markets. Register for Farming, Finance & Global Markets here!  Mike Sonne holds a finance degree from Dakota State University (’05) and a Graduate School of Banking Degree from the University […]

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Meet the Keynote Presenter: John Stiegelmeier, Head Coach of SDSU Football

We are honored to have Coach John Stiegelmeier deliver the keynote presentation at our upcoming fall conference Farming, Finance & Global Markets. Whether you are a banker, a farmer or someone in-between, John’s message is applicable to all walks of life! Register for Farming, Finance & Global Markets here!  John Stiegelmeier, the winningest football coach […]

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Meet the Presenter: Randy Friederich, Assurance Senior Manager with Eide Bailly

Randy Friederich, Assurance Senior Manager with Eide Bailly, will be one of our breakout session presenters at our upcoming fall conference, Farming, Finance & Global Markets. Randy will be presenting Observations from the Field: An Ag Lending Update along side his colleague Greg Clausen. Register for Farming, Finance & Global Markets here! Approximately 30 years of community bank […]

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Meet the Presenter: Greg Clausen, CPA, Partner with Eide Bailly

Greg Clausen, CPA and partner with Eide Bailly, will be one of our breakout session presenters at our upcoming fall conference Farming, Finance & Global Markets! Greg will be presenting Observations from the Field: An Ag Lending Update along side his colleague Randy Friederich. Register for Farming, Finance & Global Markets here! Greg provides assurance, loan […]

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United Bankers’ Bank Launches Marketing Solutions Partnership with WordCom

This first of its kind program provides United Bankers Bank’s community bank customers and prospects with affordable and direct access to intelligent data and bank marketing solutions. BLOOMINGTON, Minn, September 5, 2018 – United Bankers’ Bank (UBB), the nation’s first bankers’ bank, today announced a collaboration with intelligent target marketing solutions provider, WordCom. Through this […]

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