Member Networks: Building on Shared Success

When you join ICBM, you’re becoming part of a community. Each of ICBM’s networks are designed by community bankers for community bankers. They are also designed to provide opportunities to exchange ideas and share best practices and challenges.

What are ICBM Networks? 

All of our networks offer attendees insights from expert presenters and peer discussion tailored to their areas of responsibility. 

How much do networks cost? 

They are FREE as a benefit of your membership in ICBM (except for the compliance network). You read that right, FREE! Sign up below.

Have a question about our networks or want to join? Contact Patti Coles.


Our Networks:

When: November 27, 2018

Where: Mankato | Courtyard by Marriott , 901 Raintree

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

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November’s Meeting Expert Presentation: 

“Handling Agricultural Inter-Creditor Disputes”, Matthew Bialick, Johnson | Bialick Law, LLP

Overview: The downturn in the agricultural economy has given rise to an explosion of inter-creditor disputes between banks and agricultural goods/service providers.  This presentation will provide information on statutory agricultural liens, priority and perfection issues, and will give banks the tools they need to deal with competing creditors and effectively preserve the value of their collateral.

Three Take-Aways 

#1 What are the major types of statutory agricultural liens

#2 How statutory liens are perfected

#3 What is the effect of the failure to properly perfect an ag lien


Why Attend? 

The Ag Network increases ICBM’s involvement in Minnesota agricultural issues, provides more opportunities for bank members to get involved, and offers education sessions focusing on key ag lending issues. Like our other networks, the new Ag Network will provide a forum for ag lenders to learn from guest presenters, tackle challenging industry issues, and share best practices.

Choose from 2 locations!

  • November 27, 2018 | Mankato – Courtyard by Marriott | 901 Raintree Rd
  • November 28, 2018 | St Cloud – Marriott Courtyard | 404 West Germain St


Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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November’s Meeting Expert Presentations: 

“Are You Running Your Business…or is IT Running You?”, Joe Paulsen

If you are the owner, leader or manager of an entrepreneurial organization who wants to see your business consistently run better and grow faster, Joe Paulsen and EOS can help you and your team simplify, clarify and achieve your vision.

Even the most successful entrepreneurs occasionally find running a business more challenging than they expected. Many work longer hours and get less return on their investment of time and money than they would like. Most entrepreneurs regularly grapple with one or more of the following challenges: 

  • Lack of control – over time, the market, or the company
  • People – don’t listen, understand or follow through
  • Profit – there’s not enough of it
  • Growth – is okay, but they just can’t seem to break through to the next level
  • Magic Pills – Lots of remedies and quick fixes have come and gone, but the wheels are still spinning

If these problems seem all too familiar, you’re not alone. It doesn’t have to be that way. Joe helps entrepreneurs and their leadership teams regain control of their business and deliver the results they desire. In this dynamic presentation, Joe will introduce you to the Six Key Components™ of successful businesses. He’ll arm you with a set of simple, practical tools you and your leadership team can begin using right away to get better results.


“Fair Lending For Community Banks, Tory Haggerty”, Tuscan Club Consulting

  • Fair Lending Laws – Prohibitive Basis
  • Three Types of Discrimination
  • Regulatory Insight to Fair Lending
  • Applications
  • Steering
  • Underwriting
  • Pricing
  • Exceptions
  • Denials
  • Redlining
  • Marketing
  • Conducting Reviews


“Strategies for Payments in a Community Bank”, Michael A. Bilski

Mike Bilski, North American Banking Company’s Chief Executive Officer, is a fourth generation banker with 30 years of solid banking under his belt. As a founder of North American Banking Company, he embraces the idea of banking with no boundaries and utilizes his expertise in information technology to keep the product line ever-evolving.
Never one to accept the status quo, Mike continually explores ways to create value for the client and holds the staff at North American to the same high standard. “We’ve worked to build a team of people who are great at what they do, know how to have fun, and have an interest in giving back to the community.”


Why Attend? 

Few things can help you more as the CEO of a community bank than learning from the firsthand experience of your peers. Would you like an opportunity to sit down with the CEO of another community bank, how about a room full of them? ICBM’s CEO Network offers you that opportunity and more.

CEOs that join the network are paired with peers – discussion groups are limited to 15 participants and based on asset size and market to ensure topics are relatable and competition is minimal. To ensure you get the highest value out of each forum, the facilitator will encourage participants to submit topics of interest prior to the event.

Attendees will: 

  • Discuss current industry challenges.
  • Solve your most pressing problems.
  • Obtain access to highly respected industry experts.
  • Expand your personal and professional growth and form lasting relationships with your peers.

Choose from 3 locations!

  • December 4, 2018 | Bloomington, ICBM, 7900 International Dr Ste 685
  • December 5, 2018 | Mankato, Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP, 5201 Eden Ave
  • December 6, 2018 | Park Rapids, Northwoods Bank of Minnesota, 1200 E 1st St


Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Why Attend? 

ICBM developed the Chief Credit Officer Network to give you the opportunity to connect with other CCOs. The Network covers challenging business topics that CCOs face in both public and private sectors. It allows CCOs to address issues and review new solutions in managing high-risk exposure.

This network is designed for and by CCOs. Participants help determine the meeting agendas which ensures the events are relevant and applicable to your bank. Meeting locations include southern Minnesota, northern Minnesota, and the Twin Cities metropolitan area, with specific locations announced at least four weeks prior to the meeting.

Choose from 5 locations!

  • November 28, 2018 | Worthington, First State Bank Southwest, 1433 Oxford St
  • November 29, 2018 | Rochester, Sterling State Bank, 102 S Broadway
  • December 11, 2018 | Bloomington, ICBM, 7900 International Dr Ste 685
  • December 12, 2018 | Long Prairie, Minnesota National Bank, 706 S Lake St
  • December 13, 2018 | Perham, United Community Bank, 301 W Main St


Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Price: $199 per person for first attendee, $50 per person for additional attendee from same bank

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Why Attend? 

Compliance and compliance officer support are two of the most significant issues facing our bank members today. This network was developed to help ICBM members stay on top of regulations and best practices.

ICBM Compliance Network groups are kept small enough to allow for individualized attention. Network members establish priorities and topics. A day-long format divides the time between topical presentations, small group discussions, and networking with other compliance professionals. Participants also have access to the Eide Bailly Compliance Helpline.

When: November 29, 2018

Where: Bloomington | ICBM, 7900 International Dr Ste 685

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00pm

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November’s Meeting Expert Presentation:

“Building Leadership Self-Awareness,” Shelly Schwane, Wipfli

Overview: Research demonstrates that the vast majority of employees do not leave an organization; rather, they leave their leader.  Ineffective leaders cause employees to become disconnected and disengaged resulting in turnover, or worse yet, quitting while still on the job!  In this highly interactive session, we will share why there is a heightened focus on leadership and discuss how your leadership style and behaviors impact individuals and teams. Every participant will have the opportunity to experience Predictive Index®; a behavioral assessment tool that demonstrates the power (and ease) of understanding your own and your leaders behavioral preferences.


Join us in learning how you can become more productive and effective as a leader through self-awareness.


Why Attend?

The Human Resources Network offers an opportunity for member banks’ human resources professionals to share ideas and best practices. Facilitated by ICBM, Human Resources Network meetings offer your human resources staff a venue to learn new techniques and address challenges unique to human resources at independent community banks. ICBM secures speakers and other educational opportunities for its members. As a member of ICBM, your human resources staff can join the Network at no charge.

Human Resources Network meetings focus on topics decided upon by the members.

When: November 15, 2018

Where:  Bloomington | Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport – South, 7800 International Dr 

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Why Attend? 

The Marketing Network gathers marketing professionals from member banks, offering a forum for discussing best practices, exchanging ideas and techniques as well as sharing challenges unique to independent community banks and their marketing teams.

Marketing Network meetings focus on topics decided upon by the members, to ensure that you get the highest value out of each event. 

When: November 14, 2018

Where: Bloomington | Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport – South, 7800 International Dr

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Why Attend?

Industry trends for technology have created a constantly changing landscape for community banks. In recent years, cyber security, core processing, and vendor management have all become hot topics amongst our members, especially as regulators have ramped up their oversight for IT. 

Bank technology managers who participate in ICBM’s Technology Network come together to collaborate and to discuss specific technology challenges and solutions and to learn best practices from one another.

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