Sleepy Eye bank represents industry in Washington, D.C.

Pictured, from left, Gail Mikolich, Northeast Bank; Erin Dady, Bremer Banks; Adam Dittrich, Americana Community Bank Sleepy Eye President/CEO; Congressman Dean Phillips; Mike Finley, Janesville State Bank; and Ken Johnson, Northshore Bank of Commerce.

SLEEPY EYE — Adam Dittrich, Americana Community Bank President and CEO, was chosen to be part of a delegation of U.S. Community Bankers meeting with freshman congressmen in Washington, D.C.

The group of more than 100 bankers and state banking association members representing more than two dozen states attended the American Banking Association’s Freshman Fly-In. Bankers met with newly elected members of Congress from their state.

“The Fly-In was a great event, allowing me to get to know and to help educate Minnesota lawmakers about the important role banks play in our communities. I was able to spend time with Representatives Dean Phillips, Angie Craig, Pete Stauber, Jim Hagedorn and Senator Tina Smith,” said Dittrich. “Those we elect in Minnesota come from varying backgrounds, many with limited previous occasion to fill gaps in their knowledge of the real world of community banking. This gave me the opportunity to get to know our elected officials so we can work together to keep our communities vibrant and serve the needs of our customers and all communities in the great state of Minnesota.”

Americana Community Bank (ACB), chartered in Sleepy Eye, serves both commercial and consumer customers in southern Minnesota and the western suburbs of Minneapolis. ACB has been awarded the MBA Community Champion Award each of the past eight years.

Americana Community Bank is a full-service community bank providing down-to-earth consumer and commercial financial services in Sleepy Eye, Chanhassen, and Maple Grove. Chartered in 1881 as The State Bank of Sleepy Eye, ACB has actively participated in and supported the communities it serves for more than 135 years. Adam Dittrich, ACB President and CEO, was named a Rising Star banker by North-Western Financial Review in July 2012.