Join us for the 2022 ICBM Convention!

This year we recognize 60 years as an association supporting Independent Community Banks in Minnesota. Innovation and Transformation have been cornerstones for this organization throughout our strong 60 year history and this year is no different.
The 2022 convention will also include a SPECIAL SURPRISE announcement that we want to celebrate with every member.

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General Session Descriptions

Thursday, August 4th

Moving At the Speed of Innovation, Tamara Ghandour

A Leader’s Playbook to Win at Innovation and Gain a Competitive Advantage in a Rapidly Changing Marketplace. Incremental change or business-as-usual isn’t enough anymore. To succeed in this fast-paced, ever-changing landscape, you must strengthen the new skill required for success - innovation; or risk becoming irrelevant. Your employees require it, your clients demand it, and your competition will force it. The good news is, the key to outmaneuvering change and outperforming the competition is already within you and the teams you lead. You simply need to unlock it.

Innovation Deep Dive: Learn the skills and practice igniting innovation in the "next normal", Tamara Ghandour
In this highly interactive and somewhat unconventional session, Tamara will take you through a series of exercises that will use real world scenarios to learn the skills necessary to move your business forward.

Lakeside Chat on Faster Payments and FEDNOW, Reed Luhtanen | Executive Director, U.S. Faster Payments Council & Connie Theien | SVP & Director, Payments Industry Relations, Federal Reserve System
In this session Reed Luhtanen, Executive Director of the U.S. Faster Payments Council will talk with Connie Theien, SVP of Industry Relations in the Federal Reserve System about the coming launch of the Federal Reserve’s new service, FedNow, how to drive adoption and usage of faster payments, and how financial institutions can begin to develop a strategy for implementing instant payments.

Central Bank Digital Currency, Scott Green | Product Innovation, SHAZAM
Central banks from around the world are in various stages of research or implementation for central bank digital currencies. We will discuss why they’re of interest, how they may be structured, how they may impact our industry, and public policy considerations that remain for US stakeholders.

Friday, August 5th 

ICBA ThinkTECH All-Stars, Charles Potts | EVP, Chief Innovation Officer, ICBA 
Innovation is often described as taking 2 things and combining them in a new and different way. Join us for a lively review of some ICBA ThinkTECH all-star alumni companies in a “Shark Tank” meets “Dancing With the Stars” mash-up, showcasing some new and innovative approaches to solving the many challenges faced by community banks and their customers. You’ll first get to meet the companies in a fast-pitch session, followed by a chance to go one-on one with each of them in a later break-out session.

+ Accrue by Core10 enables digital transformation for community banks, with digital lending, digital account opening for consumers and businesses, as well as integration-as-a-service for cores and other fintechs.
+ Beauceron Security reduces risk for organizations by moving individuals and teams from cybersecurity awareness into demonstrated behavior change.
+ Chimney is re-imaging financial guidance for the digital age. Chimney helps people make smarter financial decisions and get connected with the right products online, directly from their banks.
+ KlariVis provides an easy-to-understand picture of a community bank’s daily business to for more informed decision making.. The system helps declutter data to boost productivity, performance, and profitability.
+ Lemonade LXP is a digital adoption and learning experience platform that helps financial institutions and fintechs drive digital adoption, fluency and transformation.

The State of Minnesota and American Politics Today, David Schultz | Hamline University Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota
The 2022 elections are upon us. This talk examines the state of politics in Minnesota and across the US, looking at the issues and trends that will impact the 2022 elections and beyond.

Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Your Bank in Transformational Times, Jack Uldrich
The world has catapulted into a future of deep change. In this engaging, provocative, and insightful keynote session acclaimed global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will not only discuss how the world of tomorrow is exponentially transforming, he explains why so many of the trends that were on the horizon this year continue to accelerate.

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Bank Member Attendee: $675 
1st Time Bank Member Attendee: $600 
Spouses/guests (16+) - attending conference program: $625
Meals included: Wed night reception, Thursday and Friday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.

Spouses/guests (16+) - not attending conference program: $470 
Children ages 6-15: $150
Children ages 5 and younger: Free
Meals included: Wed night reception, Thursday PAC night and Friday Grill out.

Associate Members must be a sponsor to attend | Sponsorships are SOLD OUT! Contact Patti Coles with questions.
Associate Members: Please contact Kristi Ploeger to register for the convention. 

Costs increase $55 when early bird ends on June 17th.


Lodging Information

North Hotel Rooms at Grand View Lodge - SOLD OUT


**The room block at Grand View Lodge is SOLD OUT! We have a additional room blocks at Arrowwood Lodge and Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Brainerd. Contact Joe Lindholm at or (218) 963-8722 to reserve.**


**Rooms for Friday or Saturday nights are based on availability and not guaranteed. Please discuss with the resort once you complete the booking form if you want to extend your stay.**


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Silver Sponsors

Avera Employee Assistance Program
Ballard Spahr, LLP
Case Financial
Computer Services, Inc (CSI)
CRA Partners
Data Center, Inc
Executive Benefits Network
Jack Henry & Associates
Network Center, Inc
Northland Securities, Inc
Olsen Palmer
SDN Communications
The Baker Group
UMB Bank
Vanman Architects & Builders, Inc
Vantage Point Solutions
Wipfli LLP


Convention Program Committee

Full NameCompanyCityPosition
Karen RamolaNew Market BankElko New MarketChair
Michael BilskiNorth American Banking CompanySaint PaulMember
Steph Rosacker ForbesSHAZAMPrior LakeMember
Todd MathisonFringe Benefits Design – A BPAS CompanyBloomingtonMember
Jenn SpartzWoodland BankGrand RapidsMember
Missy ToombsThe First State Bank of RosemountRosemountMember

Questions? Contact Patti Coles at Patti@Minnesota.Bank or 651-789-3987

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is two weeks before the conference, subject to a $50 administrative cancellation fee. Cancellations received 14 days or less prior to the event will not be eligible for a refund.