The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking

— Dillon Kjerstad, Chairman of ICBSD, Vice President, First National Bank in Philip

Getting together with fellow bankers is one of my favorite things about ICBSD! We all know the impact networking with one another can have on our ability to serve our customers and communities. When you are faced with a challenge, question or even opportunity it is always good to have resources in your back pocket! Fortunately, the 2023 Black Hills Retreat is just around the corner which is the perfect opportunity to network with fellow community bankers in the beauty of the Black Hills. This year The Lodge at Deadwood will be our destination. There will be plenty of opportunity to network, learn, go exploring, and spend quality time with family. I believe this event is one item that separates ICBSD from other associations. It is truly a remarkable event, and I hope each of you along with your families can experience it this year. The dates are July 27-29th and a block of rooms have been set up at a discounted rate until June 19, 2023. To make a room reservation, call 877) 393-5634. More information can be found HERE.

On a related note, ICBSD bank members will have the opportunity to network and meet face to face with South Dakota legislators at both the state and federal level in the coming months. Keep an eye on your inbox for more details. This grass roots effort through personal touch and real-life stories will help us advocate for our industry in the most impactful way possible. I want to personally thank each of you who will be out there hitting the pavement representing our states’ independent community banks! South Dakota independent community banking is great because of you!