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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‘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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