Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership: Banding Together

Benefits of Membership

At ICBM, we believe that community banks are stronger together. Through cooperation and by leverage economy of scale, we provide our members a collective voice at the state capital and an avenue to access services that improve their bottom line.

ICBM specializes in gathering community banks together to learn valuable strategies at events designed by community bankers and for community bankers. Through your membership, you gain access to quality education and peer networking opportunities. Every year, we’ll bring you many face-to-face events and over a large variety of online education opportunities – all of them relevant to your situation and beneficial to your bank.

As a member of ICBM, you’ll also appreciate the benefits of a community of colleagues who share your passion for community banking. There’s never been a greater need for peer relationships as community banks work to remain independent and continue their vital role as supporters of local families, schools and businesses.

Powerful Advocacy

Membership in ICBM gives you a strong and unified voice in state and local government. As the only banking association in Minnesota that works for the interests of independent community banking, ICBM provides exclusive State Capitol representation. Jim Amundson, President and CEO, lobbies on behalf of independent community banks and informs members of the new laws and banking regulations that impact their practices.

Events and Education

Membership offers your bank access to ICBM’s annual convention, ag conference, LEAD Conference, Bank Member Appreciation events, and peer networks for every major role in a community bank. As always, each and every event ICBM works with community bankers to plan events that will your bank value at every meeting you attend. 

Member Services

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Member Recognition Awards

Community banks and bankers make a significant difference for their community. Each year, ICBM recognizes bankers who have spent their careers serving as community bankers.

Read about our legacy awards here.

American flag presentations:  Throughout the year, we also recognize banks that have served and supported their community for 100 years or more by presenting them an American Flag, which commemorates their commitment to freedom, prosperity, and independence.  Read the list of honorees here.

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