how are you and your bank going to get in the game during 2014? Are you going to send a letter to Senator Thune, are you going to reach out to Congresswoman Noem, are you going to attend a local Cracker Barrel Session with your districts legislator, are you going to attend the ICBA Washington Policy Summit? How about attending the ICBSD Retreat this summer, or bringing your entire Board of Directors to the annual ICBSD
CEO/Directors Conference? How about joining an ICBSD Committee or Board of Directors?
Here is how your association has gotten in the game so far in
January 14 Dean Krogman our ICBSD Lobbyist and I held a meeting with the Secretary of Revenue Andy Gerlach to discuss pending legislation regarding the Bank Franchise Tax. The Governor and Secretary Gerlach wanted to make sure the community bankers we up to speed on the pending bills.
January 21st we held our first ever Emerging Leaders Meeting in Pierre. I am happy to report that we had 17 Emerging Leader Bankers from across South Dakota in attendance. We started our day hearing from Dusty Johnson and ended the day with Governor Duagaard. One member of our new program summed it up this way, I have attended a lot of industry events and meetings over the year. This is one of the best I have ever
been a part of! Lunch this day was held in the capitol as we served a buffet style soup and sandwich lunch to all our elected officials. During this day Dean Krogman and I also held a private meeting with Governor Daugaard to further discuss the details of the bank franchise tax bills being proposed.
January 22nd and 23rd we launched our new partnership program with Secure Banking Solutions, the CCBSP Program. We had a total of 19 registrants split between locations in Aberdeen and Mitchell.
January 30th we sent a drafted and sent a letter to Governor Duagaard regarding the pending Bank Franchise Tax legislation. As you can see it has been a busy start to 2014, your association has gotten in the game and we are asking you to do the same.
McCurry, a native of MN and resident of Mitchell, SD, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications / Marketing from the Minnesota State University, Mankato. Prior to joining the ICBSD as President and CEO, he directed the marketing, sales and government relations efforts at Santel