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Starion Bank

Starion Bank is seeking a Senior Universal Banker in Ellendale.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a retail team while ensuring quality customer service, encouraging employee growth and development and achieving assigned metrics and goals
  • Manage and direct branch retail operations
  • Develop long-term customer relationships with consumer and business clients while maintaining existing customer relationships
  • Open personal and business deposit accounts
  • Process loan requests
  • Cross-sell bank products and services
  • Process regular teller transactions in an efficient, friendly and accurate manner

Qualifications:

  • Five to eight years of experience in customer service, sales, consumer lending and cash handling preferred
  • One to three years of management or supervisory experience preferred
  • Require effective communication, customer relations, sales and service skills
  • Strong leadership abilities and self-motivation required

Starion Bank is a growing community bank known for providing local leadership, personalized service and community loyalty. We foster a culture where you can grow both professionally and personally, and we treat employees as our most important organizational asset.

Starion Bank offers a competitive salary and a full comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, vision, health savings account, 401K, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays. 

Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers.

 

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Starion Bank

Commercial Loan Processor

Responsible for:

  • Loan support functions for the lending needs of our customers.
  • Keeping up to date with compliance regulations and changes.
  • Bank quality control/risk guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Processing loan information for closing documentation.
  • Processing and reviewing documents for accuracy.

You should have:

  • Three to five years similar experience and the equivalent of an associate’s degree
  • Strong organization, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Computer skills including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Starion offers a competitive salary and a full comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, vision, health savings account, 401K, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays.

Join our team and work at a bank recognized as “Best of the Best” by Independent Banker magazine, “50 Best Places to Work” by Prairie Business magazine and “Top 10 Workplaces” by Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network! Apply online at www.starionbank.com/careers.

 

 

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Job Title:        Operations Administrator                            Classification:    Non-Exempt, Non-Officer

Department:   Insurance                                                      Status:               Full-time

Reports To:    Insurance Agency Manager                         Original:             March 2022

Position Overview

Responsible for the overall operations of the agency including the agency management system

Essential Job Functions

  • Run reports in agency management system to include commission statements
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Enter all bills in accounts payable system
  • Insurance company contract filings; verifying that FW Insurance Agency gets paid commission
  • Update Licenses in all states for all insurance agents
  • Agency management system operations
  • Track insurance agent continuing education required for licenses
  • Ensure compliance with banking laws, regulations and the Bank’s policies and procedures including Bank Secrecy Act
  • Maintaining continuing education related to regulatory standards

Other Duties

  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned with or without notice

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance related field preferred
  • Knowledge of business principles
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and analysis

Skills/Abilities

  • Must be able to professionally communicate with management and staff
  • Work well with all account executives and insurance agents
  • Demonstrate sound judgment skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Apply

  • Go to www.firstwestern.bank/careers/
  • Once there, click the SEE JOB POSTINGS button.  The open positions will be listed.
  • Select the position and, once it opens, there is an APPLY button at the bottom.

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First State Bank of Harvey

First State Bank of Harvey has an opening for a full-time loan officer. Ideal candidate will have 1 to 5 years of experience, but would consider training the right candidate. Farm background preferred. Full benefit package and competitive salary based on experience.

Apply to First State Bank of Harvey attn: Howard Schaan 700 Lincoln Ave Harvey, ND 58341,  hschaan@firstharvey.com  or phone 701-324-2285.  

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Happy February, community bankers! I hope you are surviving this year’s North Dakota winter. You will see in this edition of our newsletter that ICBND is proudly promoting the launch of Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB), a collaboration with FedFis, a fintech providing data transformation for financial institutions, and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). The new program is supported by community banking associations nationwide. And best of all, it is available free to all ICBND member bankers!

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Dacotah Bank

Dacotah Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker for the fourth consecutive year.

American Banker cited Dacotah Bank’s dedication to charity and community. "Dacotah" means "alliance of friends” in the Lakota Sioux language, and it defines Dacotah Bank's philosophy of staying connected to employees and the community. Management encourages employees to take breaks by going on "walking meetings," and the Bank also provides stress-management classes and ergonomic desks upon request.

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American Bank Center is now Bravera Bank [Brah-VEHR-uh]. The rebrand involves a new name, logo, tagline and visual identity. This is strictly a name change and not a change in ownership. Bravera will continue to be an employee- and director-owned business.

All locations that were branded as American, Prairie Mountain Bank, Beartooth Bank, Central Insurance Agency, Citizens State Bank or Citizens Insurance Agency are now visibly unified under the name Bravera. American Bank Center is now Bravera Bank, American Trust Center becomes Bravera Wealth and American Insurance Center is Bravera Insurance.

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Starion Bank

Three Starion business banking officers attended a three-day holistic agriculture school given by Seek First Ranch. Barbara Mothershead, Nevada Silha and Kordel Wolfe took part in order to learn more about upcoming holistic trends, as well as understand the questions and concerns of North Dakota farmers and ranchers.

Nevada Silha 2018 crop     Barbara Mothershead 2018 crop      Kordel Wolfe 2021 Suit crop  Picture left to right: Nevada Silha; Barbara Mothershead; Kodel Wolfe

The Holistic Management School, held near Menoken on October 19th-21st, 2021, was also attended by local agriculture producers, county extension agents and representatives from state agencies. The school was sponsored by the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District and the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition.

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I hope this message finds you recovering from the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s truly my favorite holiday involving good food, family, friends, and football. My favorite part was spending time with my two grandsons as we enjoyed the mild temperatures and sunshine that still prevail in this early winter.

As I look back on 2021, I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to represent you all and the interests of community banking in North Dakota and nationally. And I’m proud of our accomplishments this past year with the 67th Assembly of the North Dakota Legislature which convened on January 5 and adjourned on April 29. In addition to the Regular Session, Governor Burgum called a Special Session of the Legislature that was conducted the week of November 8 adjourning on Friday, November 12.

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firstwesternbanktrust

‘Tis the season for sleigh bells, holiday showcases, exchanging gifts with family and friends, and decorating the Christmas tree. It’s also a time to spread joy to those around us. First Western Bank & Trust (FWBT) is excited to get into the spirit of the season with the return of “100 Cheers”, a celebration of those who make our community special.

FWBT began the “100 Cheers” tradition back in 2014 as a 100 random-acts-of-kindness campaign during the holiday season to commemorate our 50th anniversary. Each year the goal is to spread cheer in unexpected ways. This holiday season, beginning Monday, December 6th, “100 Cheers” will begin in all 7 regions FWBT serves.

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I hope this message finds you doing well and enjoying our gorgeous fall weather. While the days have been very pleasant, I don’t think any of us would mind some “rain” days. Drought has taken a heavy toll on our ag producers this year, especially our livestock producers who are scrounging hay and feed to get through the winter. I feel for them during this challenging time.

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I hope this message finds you doing well and finding some ways to stay cool during what seems to be an excessively hot and dry summer. Say a prayer for our ag producers especially those scrambling right now to find hay and forage for their livestock. It’s difficult to watch the countryside wilt.   

It’s hard to believe August is already here. Of course, that means your ICBND Convention Committee and staff are in the home stretch of preparation for our 53rd annual convention. We’re excited to be back in convention-mode after the doldrums of pandemic-ridden 2020. I hope you’re planning to attend the convention as it’s still not too late to register! I promise it will be fun and informative. As I’ve reported before, the format for the convention will be a bit different this year with a Monday through Wednesday schedule. And don’t forget to participate in Monday evening’s western theme party and PAC fundraiser which is sure to be entertaining.

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The 67th Legislative Assembly of the North Dakota Legislature wrapped up in the very early morning hours of Friday, April 27 which marked the 76th day of the session saving four days during the interim if there’s a need to reconvene. While we didn’t get everything we wanted from this session, independent community banking fared well and we will work hard in the interim voicing our advocacy message. I won’t belabor this message with details from the session as you’re probably just starting to recover from my weekly legislative updates the first four months of the year!

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Happy April everyone! We’ve had some early glimpses of spring after a very mild winter, but now we need some of those April showers for the May flowers. I’ve had numerous discussions with member bank ag lenders over the past several weeks. There are some pretty consistent themes across the state. First, most producers are better off right now than they were a year ago. And second, while it varies slightly, it’s too dry everywhere. Hopefully, Mother Nature provides some relief on the latter point.

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Happy 2021 everyone! I know this is going to be a great year and I hope it’s starting off that way for you and yours. Things in life are often relative and compared to a baseline. If 2020 is our baseline for evaluating 2021, then hallelujah! I like our chances for improvement. Covid cases are down and we’re seeing some light at the end of the tunnel with respect to this dastardly pandemic. I also know that 2021 will have its challenges, I just hope they aren’t the same challenges that we’ve faced the past almost year now.

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Politics, elections and pandemics, oh my! That’s kind of my take on the past several months and a less than articulate comparative reference to Dorothy’s infamous “lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my” quote from the Wizard of Oz. But just as those beasts struck fear in the hearts of Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow as they skipped through the forest in that iconic 1939 film, today’s unknowns of a yet-to-be resolved pandemic, a new administration and an unknown US Senate makeup (the Georgia runoffs are at least one reminder that the election isn’t really over) have left us modern day citizens a bit skittish about what’s ahead of us.

While it might not be a great career move for someone whose job it is to advocate for a tremendous community banking organization, I promised myself I wasn’t going to drone on about politics, the recent election and certainly not the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in this message. We’ve all had enough. I know I’ve had enough. A wise friend of mine asked me a few days ago if I could recall having recent conversations that didn’t involve politics or the pandemic. I couldn’t except for Stacey telling me that the dogs were tangled around the tree again. But I don’t think those count as “conversations” so I excluded them for the purposes of the exercise at hand.

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As I write this, it occurred to me that today is the first day of fall. Other than the leaves changing color, one might think it’s just another beautiful summer day as the temperature approaches 90 degrees in Bismarck. While 2020 has kind of been the year to forget, our summer weather was really quite delightful for the most part.

While our weather was pleasant, I can’t say it’s been a pleasant summer of clarity and direction for our bank members relative to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness process. Community banks across the country including North Dakota stepped up to efficiently process PPP loans and distribute those much-needed funds to our business and ag customers. You accomplished what the federal government couldn’t. And now, in my opinion, you’ve sort of been left holding the bag. Even the General Accounting Office (GAO) recognized this in their report issued this week. As they reported, the complexity and lack of guidance surrounding PPP loan forgiveness could limit the effectiveness of future rounds of the program.

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Despite these very weird and unprecedented times, I hope you’ve had some time to safely enjoy some summertime activities. At least the weather has been pleasant! 

By the time you read this we will already be well into August. Normally, your ICBND staff would be in the home stretch of preparation for our annual convention. Sadly however, for the first time in 53 years, the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota will not be holding its annual convention this summer. As you know, your convention committee and board of directors made the difficult decision to cancel the convention in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. While the convention is off, we are moving forward to safely host a golf outing and social on Monday, August 17. I hope to see many of you later this month.

Politics, of course, are in the air again as well. Following the general election in November, the 67th Assembly of the North Dakota Legislature will hold its organizational session in early December in preparation for the 2021 legislative session which will be called to order on January 5th.

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Usually I’m not at a loss for words…probably to the chagrin of many of your association’s board members and my coworkers! But I’ve literally stared at my screen for a few minutes wondering how to characterize these times since I last penned a president’s message to you a couple months ago. And yet, I haven’t really come up with anything very prophetic.

Here's what I do know. We live in a very dynamic world. And in that dynamic environment, we’re experiencing a plethora of situations economically, medically, politically, and socially that are affecting our communities, our state, our country and our planet. Some are unprecedented. Others not so much.

I’m not going to espouse an opinion on any of these dynamics. All I know is that these times have really made me think about what matters in this life. Faith, family and relationships rise to the top of the list.

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Who could have possibly guessed three weeks ago that we’d be in the situation we are today relative to the Covid-19 virus and its dramatic effects to the global health of humanity and the economy. To say these are unprecedented times (at least during my lifetime) would be a tremendous understatement.

The last few days have been quite a whirlwind with the rollout of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Friday, April 3rd. Much has been written and discussed about the rollout. And not much of it good. It was an unmitigated disaster. Most of your lenders lived it.

What was good is that I got to witness firsthand the tenacity and perseverance of community bankers as they kept their heads up, battled through the challenges, and didn’t panic - all in the interests of assisting the small businesses in their beloved communities. In some cases, this PPP lifeline is more about saving these businesses – not just assisting.

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