Engaging Your Employees Is Key to Our Mission

by Megan Olson, President & CEO

The ICBSD is driven by our mission to empower independent community banks. I cannot overstate the importance of engaged members for ensuring the continued growth, influence and prosperity of our association and the community banking industry across South Dakota. Active participation from yourselves and your respective teams is absolutely vital to achieve our shared objectives and advance this mission.

One of the biggest assets we have is the combined knowledge, experience and passion of our member banks and their teams. When employees at all levels stay informed about the latest developments, educational opportunities, legislative issues and networking events through our communications, it allows them to get the most value from their association membership.

An engaged workforce that understands the role ICBSD plays in advocacy, education and fostering connections between community bankers enriches our collective efforts. Informed and involved employees contribute fresh ideas, constructive feedback and can take advantage of professional development that ultimately helps your bank and our industry thrive.

I encourage you to make sure your staff’s contact information is up-to-date so they receive our quarterly magazine, email updates, training calendars and other important announcements. Don’t worry, we respect your time and inboxes – our communications focus solely on sharing relevant association news and updates on key issues impacting community banking in South Dakota and across the nation.

It’s a team effort to advance our mission. By working together and keeping communication channels wide open between the association and your bank team, we can overcome any challenges and continue providing exceptional service to communities across our state.

Updating your contact information is easy! Click here and complete our company vitals form with updated contact information then click send. You can always send me an email too at megan@icbsd.com and I will gladly update contact details!

As your team grows and changes, please reach out using one of the methods above and we will make sure to update on our end.

I’m grateful for your membership and partnership in strengthening community banking. Thank you!