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The latest news and updates from PREMIER



Recent News & Releases

Apr 09, 2021

Jacks Bash Returns
Jacks Bash 2 is slated for Wednesday, September 8, 2021, headlined by Zac Brown Band with special guest Fall Out Boy

Mar 18, 2021

Governor Noem, Sanford and Avera join PREMIER in raising $175 million for need-based scholarships

Mar 11, 2021

Anonymous Donor Revealed
A $1 million gift from First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard will help kickstart Watertown’s new ice arena building project.

Jan 18, 2021

PREMIER Donates $50 Million for Scholarship Program
First PREMIER Bank, PREMIER Bankcard and T. Denny Sanford announced today a historic gift of $50 million to establish a need-based scholarship in South Dakota

Nov 06, 2020

First PREMIER Named One of the Best Banks to Work For
First PREMIER Bank was recently honored as one of American Banker magazine’s “Best Banks to Work For.”

May 27, 2020

PREMIER and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Cancel June Public Track Meets
Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 PREMIER Summer Track Meets Cancelled

Apr 15, 2020

Huron Community Development Foundation
T. Denny Sanford announced Monday he has donated $75,000 to the Huron Community Development Foundation.

Apr 15, 2020

Siouxland Recovery Fund
T. Denny Sanford announced today that he will donate $150,000 to the Siouxland Recovery Fund.

Apr 15, 2020

2020 Scholarship Winners
First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard are pleased to announce the winners of its 2020 academic scholarships.

Mar 31, 2020

One Sioux Falls Fund
In an effort to help people struggling financially due to the COVID-19 outbreak, local businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has generously pledged $1 million to the One Sioux Falls Fund.

Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund Established
First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard provided the lead gift for the One Sioux Falls Fund, a relief effort for those affected by COVID-19.

Jan 30, 2020

First PREMIER Bank Plans Madison Branch
First PREMIER Bank announced today it will open a new location in Madison, South Dakota.

Nov 11, 2019

South Dakota Housing Recognizes Top Lenders
The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) has honored First PREMIER Bank with two top awards.

Aug 30, 2019

Beacoms, PREMIER Donate $10m to DSU
Miles and Lisa Beacom, along with First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, recently made a $10 million donation to help make Dakota State University’s new athletic complex a reality.

Aug 29, 2019

First PREMIER Among Best Banks to Work For
First PREMIER Bank in South Dakota was recently named one of the “Best Banks to Work For" in 2019 by American Banker magazine.

Jun 26, 2019

Donations Will Help Reopen Theatre
The silver screen is returning to Downtown Sioux Falls, thanks in part to a $3.5 million donation from First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard owner and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

Jun 04, 2019

PREMIER Donates $25,000 to YMCA and Leif Ericson Day Camp
First PREMIER presented YMCA CEO Jeff Morgan with a $25,000 donation during the financial institution’s quarterly staff meeting in Sioux Falls.

Mar 19, 2019

First PREMIER Bank Invests in the Future
New Main Office and Corporate Headquarters Will Provide Gateway to Downtown Sioux Falls

Mar 05, 2019

Website Features First PREMIER Bank
First PREMIER Bank was recently featured on the popular business website.

Feb 19, 2019

PREMIER Bankcard Welcomes New President
PREMIER Bankcard Chief Executive Officer Miles Beacom is pleased to announce and welcome Matt Krall as the organization’s new president.

Jan 30, 2019

Harrisburg Woman is Cruisin Free This Winter
Baby it’s cold outside, but thoughts of sandy beaches and exotic ports of call are keeping one Harrisburg woman toasty warm this week.

Jan 22, 2019

Dana Dykhouse Elected Chairman
First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse was recently elected Chairman of the Board for the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Jan 08, 2019

T. Denny Sanford Donates $55 million to Children’s Home Society
The largest and most transformational one-time gift ever received in its 125-year history.

Sep 01, 2018

First PREMIER Among Best Banks to Work For
First PREMIER Bank in South Dakota was recently named one of the “Best Banks to Work For" in 2018 by American Banker magazine.

May 24, 2018

Mike Rowe to Promote Technical Education in South Dakota
Mike Rowe will be coming to South Dakota September 20, 2018.

Apr 30, 2018

PREMIER Sponsors New PRCA Rodeo Series
Sutton Rodeo of South Dakota is bringing the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association’s (PRCA) newest competition series to Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on Sept. 28-29, 2018.