July 31 - August 2, 2023

Omni Viking Lakes Hotel
2611 Nordic Way | Eagan MN 55121

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General Sessions

Tuesday, August 1 | 8:25am - 9:15 am
Fintech Engagement – Why it’s Important 

The community banking landscape is changing and keeping up with those changes is more challenging than ever before. The increase of fintechs in the banking space has given rise to unprecedented competition. To stay relevant in today’s market, community bankers must embrace these new companies and the benefits they can provide to a bank’s customer base. Finding the sweet spot between high tech and high touch is crucial to surviving and thriving in this exciting new competitive landscape. Our presenter, Charles Potts,  will share his thoughts on what’s happening in the marketplace and how banks can leverage these Fintechs.

Tuesday, August 1 | 2:05 pm - 3:15 pm
Banker Panel: How to Use Fintech to Solve Strategic Initiatives
“Fintech” is not a dirty word. Now more than ever, innovation is playing a vital role in the strategic initiatives being undertaken by community banks and fintech’s can be very beneficial to a bank and its customers. Hear from a panel of bankers about their innovation journey and how they are using fintechs to advance their goals and meet the needs of an ever more complex market.

Wednesday, August 2 | 8:20 am - 9:20 am
Leadership Redefined: Ownership, Engagement, Results!
In this session, Motivational Speaker, Meridith Elliott Powell, shares the leadership development strategies you need to engage top talent. The relationship you build with your team members and associates is more important than the relationship you build with your customers. In today’s marketplace, the path to profitability and business growth is through the engagement level of your team.

Wednesday, August 2 | 9:35 am - 10:20 am
Digital Transformation 101 - How to get started with Fintechs.
What does digital transformation look like at community banks? And how can it be leveraged for improved customer interactions and performance? It requires an exploration of how your customers interact with your bank and finding new and innovative solutions to improve their experience with your brand. Hear from Wipfli Principal, Marcie Bomberg-Montoya on the best strategies and actions your bank can take to get prepared to take this journey.

Wednesday, August 2 | 10:35 am - 11:25 am
The U.S. Economy: The Pause and the Pivot 
During this entertaining and informative session, Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., will provide a financial overview and outlook for the economic environment in which the banking industry operates. Dr. Eisenberg will also delve into auto, credit card, and home prices and default rates, the housing market, the shape of the yield curve, bank consolidation, net interest margin, office vacancy rates, the impact of the SVB default, the appropriate level of deposit insurance, and much more.

Wednesday, August 2 | 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
A Sit-Down with Paul Allen

Local celebrity and sports commentator,  Paul Allen will sit down with our President/CEO, Jim Amundson and discuss interesting stories from the racetrack and the football field and what success, teamwork means to him. Paul Allen has called play-by-play for the Minnesota Vikings since 2002. In addition to being the voice of the Minnesota Vikings Radio Network and horse racing at Canterbury Park, Allen has worked for Twin Cities radio station KFAN, where he currently hosts a morning sports radio show, since 1998.

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Lodging Information

Omni Viking Lakes Hotel

2611 Nordic Way
Eagan MN 55121

Room Rate: $199 per night 
Book by July 7, 2023



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Silver Sponsors

Case Financial
Computer Services, Inc (CSI)
Crescent Mortgage Company
DCI (Data Center, Inc)
Edge One
First Class Mortgage
Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
Network Center, Inc
NuSource Financial
Olsen Palmer LLC
Scenic Sign Corporation
Securitas Technology
The Baker Group
Vantage Point Solutions    
Wipfli LLP

Convention Program Committee

Full NameCompanyCityPosition
Karen RamolaNew Market BankElko New MarketChair
Mike BilskiNorth American Banking CompanySaint PaulMember
Steph Rosacker ForbesSHAZAMPrior LakeMember
Todd MathisonBPASBloomingtonMember
Jenn SpartzGlenwood State BankGlenwoodMember
Missy ToombsThe First State Bank of RosemountRosemountMember
Jason WinterCitizens State Bank Norwood Young AmericaNorwood Young AmericaMember

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.