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Starion Bank announced today that it has pledged $250,000 to the Bismarck Cancer Center expansion campaign. The Healing for Today, Building Hope for Tomorrow Capital Campaign will help the Bismarck Cancer Center renovate the existing facility and add a second floor. The new area will include additional exam rooms, family counseling rooms, treatment equipment, and a more comfortable, welcoming space for families to await their appointments.

Starion Bank announced today that it has pledged $250,000 to the Bismarck Cancer Center expansion campaign. The Healing for Today, Building Hope for Tomorrow Capital Campaign will help the Bismarck Cancer Center renovate the existing facility and add a second floor. The new area will include additional exam rooms, family counseling rooms, treatment equipment, and a more comfortable, welcoming space for families to await their appointments.Starion Bank is proud to support the people and organizations who provide necessary and compassionate health care services in our communities. Expanding the Bismarck Cancer Center helps our region prepare to handle the unfortunate yet growing need for cancer treatments. With these expansions, the Center will be able to treat more people in less time, ultimately saving more lives, providing more hope, and impacting our community even more than it already has.

“The Bismarck Cancer Center is such an important organization in our community,” says Lee Weisbeck, Bismarck-Mandan Market President. “It’s a place of hope for individuals and their families who are fighting battles with cancer. The Center delivers the highest quality radiation treatments to people within Bismarck/Mandan and surrounding region. Those treatments have improved the quality of life and length of life for so many individuals. The work from the Cancer Center's staff is invaluable.”

Bismarck Cancer Center visitors may see a familiar name on the new art hanging in the waiting area. Shelley Larson, Starion Bank family owner and well-known local artist, is assisting in decorating the new space by curating a rotating collection of her original paintings. The artwork inspires courage, strength, endurance, and hope in patients and their families.

Craig Larson, Starion Bank CEO and Board Chairman, says the decision to donate was easy. “Donating to the Healing for Today, Building Hope for Tomorrow Capital Campaign was an instant and unanimous yes from our entire team. The Bismarck Cancer Center is changing and impacting lives within our community every day, and we are proud to be able to support a cause such as this.”

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Shannon Hammeren, First International Bank & Trust’s Director of IT and Operations, is the Barret School of Banking’s first grad program participant from North Dakota. The Barret School of Banking, located in Memphis, Tennessee, provides an adult learning experience for career-oriented individuals in commercial banking or a related financial services business. The school offers a three-year graduate program with over 130 hours of classroom instruction focused on providing an advanced banking education. Shannon plans to apply this knowledge while driving and implementing change as well as adapting new technologies and services that allow FIBT to meet its strategic objectives.Shannon Hammeren, First International Bank & Trust’s Director of IT and Operations, is the Barret School of Banking’s first grad program participant from North Dakota. The Barret School of Banking, located in Memphis, Tennessee, provides an adult learning experience for career-oriented individuals in commercial banking or a related financial services business. The school offers a three-year graduate program with over 130 hours of classroom instruction focused on providing an advanced banking education. Shannon plans to apply this knowledge while driving and implementing change as well as adapting new technologies and services that allow FIBT to meet its strategic objectives.Shannon began his career with FBIT in 1995 and has worked in all areas of Information Technology (IT) including back-office operations, support desk, server administration, security administration, and network engineering. He has held the roles of Network Manager, Information Security Officer as well as his current position as Director of IT and Operations. Over the years, Shannon has played a leading role in the implementation of many different technologies, such as, imaging, online services, network infrastructure upgrades, IP Telephone, and server virtualization.Congratulations Shannon on this accomplishment not only for First International Bank & Trust but also for North Dakota.

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