This prestigious award is given to a select group of residential mortgage originators whose individual performance has exceeded all other lenders within their geographic peer group. Award winners are recognized for their strong support of affordable housing by consistently originating South Dakota Housing loans to first-time homebuyers based on total loan volume and borrower surveys.
Both Larson and Brown will be recognized for their achievements in a variety of ways, such as a feature article in SDHDA's quarterly newsletter, a complimentary registration to SDHDA's Annual Housing Conference, their name and phone number listed as a "valued partner and top producer" on SDHDA's Web site and at the SD Association of Realtors annual conference.
With total assets exceeding $650 million and a financial team of over 250 dedicated banking professionals, First Dakota has grown to 12 offices, including Chamberlain, Kimball, Parkston, Salem, Vermillion, and Wagner – with two locations each in Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Yankton. A 13th location will be coming soon to Oacoma. Additionally, they have loan production offices in Mitchell, Platte, and Corsica, South Dakota; and Elgin, Elk Creek, Hastings, and Ogallala, NE.
First Dakota was founded in 1872 and holds the Dakota Territory's first bank charter. As South Dakota and the upper Midwest have evolved, so has First Dakota. Today, First Dakota offers one of the broadest arrays of financial services in the region, including telephone banking, Internet banking at firstdakota.com and online cash management for business.