SHAZAM partnership expands access to Minnesota community bankers training center

posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Company News

DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 2, 2021) — SHAZAM, Inc., a nationwide provider of financial services to community banking institutions, has entered into a partnership with the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM) to expand vital access to professional development and training designed to support Minnesota’s community bankers — and the communities they serve. The partnership creates the SHAZAM Education Center within ICBM’s headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

"One of SHAZAM’s strengths is the deep relationships we build, which leads to true partnerships,” said Paul Waltz, president and CEO. “SHAZAM’s member-owned, nonprofit structure means we’re able to reinvest in the states where we do business, and our partnership with ICBM will strengthen Minnesota’s community banks and the professionals who staff them.”

The SHAZAM Education Center offers state-of-the-art technology to foster in-person and hybrid learning opportunities, some of which will be hosted by SHAZAM’s own client learning team. This type of training allows hundreds of Minnesota community bankers to stay up-to-date on new and emerging financial technologies, ensures compliance with complex financial regulations, engages bankers with cutting-edge marketing strategies, and fosters networking with peers to share best practices as market conditions continue to evolve.

SHAZAM's team of experts can help your business succeed. Let us show you how to improve your bank’s profitability with cost-effective, innovative solutions, how to protect your bank with our top-rated fraud management tools or reap the benefits of our complete core banking solution. Contact:

EFT: John Peck, regional director, or (763) 250-3741.

Existing clients: Stephanie Forbes, regional director, or (612) 723-1350.

Core: Jason Lesteberg, regional director, or (763) 233-2674.


About SHAZAM                
SHAZAM pioneered the PIN-debit point-of-sale transaction, still used worldwide today. We’re the only nationwide independent, member-owned debit network, processor and core provider supporting community banks and credit unions. Since our member financial institutions own us instead of shareholders, we are able to reinvest in technologies our clients need as they serve the next generation of consumers. SHAZAM ensures our clients have the products and services they demand and expect in a cost-effective way. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Iowa, we’re a leader in payments and financial technology, with a simple mission: Strengthening community financial institutions. Visit us today at


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