The 2022 Black Hills Retreat will be taking place July 28 – July 30, 2022 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD!  To make your room reservation call  (605) 559-0386. Deadwood’s summer celebration, Days of ’76, will be taking place the same weekend as the retreat, so don’t wait to make your reservation!

Retreat Agenda & Activities

Now in its 39th year, our annual Black Hills Retreat is a cornerstone for community banking in South Dakota. Designed with community in mind, this three day event is rich with actionable education sessions, entertaining special events for the entire family and endless opportunities to network with banking professionals all in the heart of our beautiful state!


The fun starts at 5:00 with social hour and inflatables, followed by dinner and interactive trivia fit for everyone in the family! Be sure to brush up on your ICBSD history, sports, world events, pop culture, geography and history. No topic will be left untouched!

Friday, July 29th

8:30 | Welcome, Brian Gilbert, ICBSD Chairman of the Board

8:45 | Be Prepared, Keep Vigilant, Stay Focused with Lynn Paulson, Senior Vice President/Director of Agribusiness Development, Bell Bank

9:30 | 401k Plans: The ICBSD Advantage with Bryce Sowitch, Partner, IFAM Capital

10:15 | Stretch and Refresh

10:30 | Stay Ahead of Navigating the Fast Changing Regulatory Landscape with Gale Simons-Poole, Chief Regulatory Relations Officer, BHG Bank Network

11:15 | ICBA Update with Lucas White, ICBA Vice Chairman and President, The Fountain Trust Company in Covington, IN

12:00 | Lunch, Special Guest South Dakota Treasurer Josh Haider

5:00 | Chuckwagon Supper & Branson-Style Music Variety Show at Fort Hayes *OPTIONAL AFTERNOON GROUP ACTIVITY, TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED*

  • Enjoy a self guided tour of the Dances with Wolves movie set, antique shops, gift shops
  • Chuckwagon Supper & Branson-style Music Variety Show begins at 6:30

7:00 – 9:00 | Breakfast is served

8:30 | How to deal with rising rates with Jack Youngberg, Vice President of Lending, UBB

9:15 | Project Boundary Fence: Protecting Cyber Interests in South Dakota with Ashley Podhradsky, VP of Research and Economic Development, Dakota State University

10:00 | Stretch and Refresh

10:15 | Finding Your Place in the Financial Technology Landscape with Christopher Williston, President of Independent Community Bankers of Texas

11:00 | ICBSD Annual Meeting and Installation of New Officers

12:00 | Lunch

5:00 | VIP Reception & Bourbon Tasting at West River Whiskey * This event is a fundraiser for the ICBSD PAC. You must be pre-registered in order to attend. Registration can be completed when registering for the retreat. Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:00 to depart.*

6:30 | Social Hour, PAC auction in conference area at Deadwood Mountain Grand

7:15 | Dinner is Served

8:00 | Dueling Pianos