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News & Events

• South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signs Executive Proclamation proclaiming the April as Financial Literacy Month. To see the proclamation click here.

• The 2015 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Campaign has launched. To learn more about it and how you can participate click here.

• 2014 Fall Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Campaign Report and Magazine™ by The Financial Awareness Foundation discusses one of the nation's most broad-based, multifaceted campaigns for improving financial awareness and financial literacy. Check it out by clicking here!

• South Dakota's Unemployment rate drops to 3.6% in August, down from 3.7% in July

• South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signs Executive Proclamation proclaiming the 3rd week in October as Estate Planning Awareness Week. To see the proclamation click here.

• National Estate Planning Awareness Week is the 3rd week in October. To learn more about it and how to participate click here.

• A Golden Age of Philanthropy Still Beckons: National Wealth Transfer and Potential for Philanthropy, from The Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College has recently released this landmark study by researchers John J. Havens and Paul G. Schervish. Check it out by clicking here.

• 2014 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report, states that 86 percent of its donors discuss giving plans and philanthropic planning with their families at least once a year. To see the report click here.

• 2014 Spring Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Campaign Report by The Financial Awareness Foundation discusses one of the nation's most broad-based, multifaceted campaigns for improving financial awareness and financial literacy. Check it out by clicking here!

• South Dakota's jobless rate holds steady at 3.8%; still the second lowest unemployment rate in the country (July 2014)

• South Dakota economy grew at 6.8% from 2012 to 2013, almost twice as fast as the national GDP at 3.5%

• South Dakota now has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.7%, behind only North Dakota. (October 2013)

• South Dakota was ranked the top state for business by CNBC! Check it out by clicking here!

• South Dakota was again ranked the #1 state for bank assets, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

• South Dakota's unemployment rate drops again to 4% from 4.1% as it continues to have the third lowest unemployment rate in the country, behind Nebraska and North Dakota.

• America's Next Boom Town? Sioux Falls, SD! Check out WHTC's article by clicking here!

trust accounts representing more than $28 billion in assets under administration.

200 combined years of experience.

worked with more than 25% of the Forbes 400.

more than 25 types of trusts available.

work with most types of Non-Financial Assets.

several Private Family Trust Company relationships worth in excess of $80 billion

ranked annually one of the top advisor friendly trust companies by Bloomberg magazine.

rated the best trust jurisdiction in the U.S. by Trusts & Estates magazine (1/04; 1/07; 1/10; 1/12; 1/14)

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