Moller Named Professional of the Year

Chief Growth Officer, Chad Moller, was bestowed Professional of the Year honors at the 2022 Dakota Credit Union Summit. This award recognizes a dedicated credit union professional who consistently performs in an extraordinary manner. The nominee must demonstrate a unique commitment to their credit union and to their members, show engagement in their community and volunteerism, while continually ...

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Weinreis Accepts VP of Member Services Position

Chief Operating Officer at Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, Amy Busch, recently expanded operations in the Member Services Department at the main office in Huron. The VP of Member Services position was filled by internal candidate, Drew Weinreis in May. “Drew’s passion for serving our members drives him to be an ideal leader. His guidance and training will ensure our member service’s staff will ...

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Hinker Retires After 18+ Years of Dedicated Service

Congratulations to Coila Hinker on her recent retirement announcement.  With over 18 years of dedicated service to the credit union members and community of Woonsocket, Coila has earned the reputation as a caring and respected loan officer, making her a true asset to the organization.

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10 Area Students Receive $10,000 in Scholarships

Dakotaland Federal Credit Union awarded 10 area students with $10,000 in College Scholarships for the 2022-23 school year. Twelve committee members from across Dakotaland’s ten branch communities judged nearly 45 scholarship applications. "It was evident from the applications we reviewed, how dedicated these students are to their future success. So many are volunteering in their communities, ...

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Van Batavia Promoted to Branch Manager in Madison

Senior Loan Officer, Joel Van Batavia of the Madison Branch location has replaced former Manager, Michael DesLauries, who has relocated to Minnesota. Van Batavia joined the credit union in 2018 and since has built a solid reputation as a trusted consumer lender. “Joel brings a fresh and energetic perspective to this growing Madison market. He looks out for our member’s best interest and his ...

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Dakota Star 2021: Dekota Hubbard "I Can See Forever From Here"

‘I can see forever from here’, was Dekota Hubbard’s thought when he first arrived in Highmore, South Dakota. The view had not been as clear for he and his little brother, Dawson, when they lived in Kentucky. While the mountains and trees maybe beautiful around Monticello, it was hard to see the light through the dark shadows that hung over them.

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Meendering Retires from Board of Directors

Randy Meendering joined the Board of Directors for Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in February of 2010. During his 11 years on the board, Randy actively participated in the mergers of four branch locations and the construction of two startup locations. Dakotaland grew from $143 million to over $500 million in assets during Meendering’s term. “His leadership and undying commitment to Dakotaland ...

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Lien Promoted to Manager of the Redfield Branch

Sandy Lien was recently promoted to Branch Manager of the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union location in Redfield. Lien has over 10 years of experience with the credit union and was employed with Turtle Creek Federal Credit Union at the time of the Dakotaland merger in 2012. As branch manager, Sandy will oversee daily operations, manage 4 credit union staff and a growing membership. “An employee who ...

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