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Sioux Empire Airshow
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PREMIER Helps Bring Airshow to City

August 8, 2016

On a hot summer weekend in July, the Sioux Falls Airshow, Power on the Prairie 2016 drew more than 150,000 people to explore the wonders of the ground and sky. As the “ACE” sponsor for the event, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard helped to make it a free event to the entire hometown community to get up close and personal with the aircraft and watch pilots perform stunts directly overhead.

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track event
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PREMIER CEO’s Passion for Running Leads to Sponsorship of Community Track Events

June 28, 2016

When Rich Greeno, renowned local high school boys cross country coach, approached PREMIER in 1994 about sponsoring and supporting community track meets for kids and adults of all ages, we had to get in on the action. Coach Greeno had a reputation for being one of the best coaches in South Dakota with national recognition. He even coached journalist Tom Brokaw at Yankton High School in South Dakota. Coach Greeno started these summer track meets in the early ‘70s. PREMIER Bankcard CEO, Miles Beacom, has been a long-time runner and participated when he was in junior high school.

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community service
Investing in Our Community PREMIER By the Numbers

How many hours did employees donate in 2015?

February 10, 2016

It’s time for the big reveal! Here’s the breakdown of First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard employee community efforts in 2015. 30,580 Total Hours Volunteered PREMIER employees donated 30,580 hours to different philanthropic causes in 2015. This includes school and sport-related volunteering and service clubs, community events, and board and committee participation. We’re proud to be a top company for employee volunteering and mentoring. First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard promotes a culture of giving, and our employees help us fulfill our vision to help our communities grow.

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care packages
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PREMIER Employees Gather Care Packages for Troops

January 27, 2016

In December, PREMIER Bankcard Collections and Credit departments joined together to gather care packages for a regional troop. PREMIER employees collected instant coffee, personal hygiene items, prepaid phone cards, stationery, magazines, DVDs, canned food, jerky, and more. Then items were placed into individual boxes for a soldier to receive. This concept stemmed from Operation Shoebox—a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes care packages to deployed soldiers. It was established as a way to boost morale and meet needs beyond the basic shelter and food the U.S. Military provides, as many soldiers don’t receive care packages.

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community giving
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The PREMIER Culture: Kicking Hunger to the Curb

December 30, 2015

PREMIER Bankcard and First PREMIER Bank have always endeavored to make an impact on the communities our employees call home. Even though we serve customers nationwide, our local communities center around four South Dakota cities: Sioux Falls, Watertown, Huron, and Dakota Dunes.

For the past three years, our employees have contributed to a large-scale food drive to help Feeding South Dakota (an affiliate of Feeding America) and other local area food banks. Through this organization, approximately 21,000 South Dakota individuals and families receive packaged foods and goods every week, and over 5,000 kids are fed every weekend. They provide a basic need for children and adults who might otherwise go hungry.

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shopping online
Identity Theft and Fraud

5 Simple Ways To Protect Your Credit Card When Shopping Online

December 15, 2015

During the holiday season, you may be visiting online stores—some of which you may never have purchased from before—hoping to find the perfect gift. Or, perhaps you’re an avid online shopper. Either way, you need to safeguard your personal payment information. How can you be sure that the credit card information you’re providing online is secure?

These 5 tips can help you protect your card information year-round.

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chad's locker
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Chad’s Locker at Sanford Children’s Hospital

June 11, 2015

Minnesota Vikings’ linebacker, Chad Greenway, unveiled his Chad’s Locker at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard are pleased to sponsor Chad’s Locker, a program of Chad’s Lead the Way Foundation. Chad’s Locker is filled with kid-friendly laptop computers, video gaming systems, and iPads that provide patients and their families access to technology as an outlet for entertainment and communication during their hospital stays. Patients and their families were in the lobby to meet Chad Greenway and his family and get their Vikings gear signed by the South Dakota native. Dave Rozenboom said, “PREMIER is thrilled to partner with Chad and his Lead the Way Foundation to bring “Chad’s Locker” to Sanford Children’s. The room was full of smiles as the kids met Chad and his family and when the contents of the locker were revealed.”

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scholarships
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PREMIER Employee and Community Scholarships

January 31, 2013

At First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard, we are honored to do business and serve in various communities within South Dakota. Giving back to our communities is not just a measure of our success, it is the right thing to do. We feel it’s important to reward future leaders who show excellence beyond getting good grades – to honor those who have enriched the lives of others. With our 2013 PREMIER Community and Employee Scholarship program, we will provide over $30,000 in scholarship money to students looking to continue their education. We are again pleased to offer these scholarships and give back to the communities where we do business and the State of South Dakota.

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