BHFCU Mortgage Lender inducted into statewide Hall of Fame

SIOUX FALLS, SD (November 8, 2021) — At Black Hills Federal Credit Union we live our mission to improve lives every day. That’s why it came as no surprise when the South Dakota Home Builders Association inducted our own Candice Menke, BHFCU Mortgage Loan Originator, into their Hall of Fame on November 5 in Sioux Falls.

“I was humbled and flattered when I learned of my nomination,” Candice said. “To have accomplished this statewide honor at this stage in my career was a big surprise.”

Earlier this year, Candice was inducted into the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire’s Hall of Fame. She has also received an associate of the year award on local and state levels. In addition, she’s had opportunities to represent the state and BHFCU at the national level.

Candice graduated from SDSU and began her career in financial services in 1997. After spending nearly 20 years at local banks and in corporate banking, Candice was interested in getting back to her passion, community lending. The timing was ideal. Candice joined our team nearly four years ago when BHFCU first began serving Sioux Falls.

As a Mortgage Loan Originator at BHFCU, Candice explains her job in three simple steps. First is the initial meeting to get to know the member and understand their goals, second is identifying their needs, and third is determining ways to help them improve their lives financially.

“You know you’ve done a good job when a satisfied member shares their positive experience with others,” said Candice. “The biggest compliment is when a member tells their friends and family to come to you for their financial needs.”

She says it’s easy to be passionate about what you do when you’re proud of what your company stands for. Candice has enjoyed introducing BHFCU as a lending option with a passion for improving the Sioux Falls community and the lives of those we serve.

When she’s not working for her community, Candice enjoys playing golf and hiking as her husband and five boys continue to keep her busy!

From all of us at Black Hills Federal Credit Union, congratulations to Candice Menke for the well-deserved induction into the South Dakota Home Builders Association Hall of Fame.

About Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Established in Rapid City in 1941, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit  financial cooperative serving more than 105,000 members. The community-chartered credit union  has locations in Rapid City, Custer, Eagle Butte, Hot Springs, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis,  and Wall, South Dakota, and Billings, Montana. For more information, visit


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