Solar Energy Powering Partnerships

By Sarah Phalen President and CEO, NMLS #662900 When Chris Nickell and Stan Komperda bought an old building in downtown Springfield in 2014, they wanted to maintain the building’s external and internal character as much as possible while bringing it up to modern standards and codes. The building was constructed in 1926 by the local…
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Blood Drive Another Way of Giving

By Pat Phalen Executive Vice President, NMLS #662901 Lindsay Van Zele, INB’s communications coordinator, has been the driving force behind INB blood drives for the last six years. She coordinates the dates with the Blood Center, then reaches out to the INB staff to encourage donations. “INB makes it easy for me to organize and…
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Remember Pioneer Sally Ride

By Evan Westlake Vice President, Commercial Lending, NMLS #662918 Sally Ride Day on May 26 honors the first American woman to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard the second flight of the Space Shuttle “Challenger” which launched from Kennedy Space Center, June 18, 1983. She took the same job…
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Eric Larson Promoted

By Pat Phalen Executive Vice President, NMLS #662901 Our Board of Directors recently promoted Eric Larson to Accounting Officer. Eric, a Certified Public Accountant, joined INB in 2013.  He came to the bank with a strong background in accounting after working at a local CPA firm.  During his time with INB, he has implemented accounting…
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How to Save for a Wedding

By Lynne Wooden Vice President, Business Solutions, NMLS#974242 From the day our daughter arrived into our family, I knew one day we would be planning and preparing for a wedding. And for us, that also meant paying for a wedding! As parents, our daughter’s wedding planning started years before she actually became engaged to a…
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How to Choose the Right Bank

By Marsha Shomidie VP, Pleasant Plains Branch Manager, NMLS #662908 It used to be choosing a bank was all about location, location, location.  Did the bank have a branch near your home or place of business so you could conveniently make deposits and withdrawals?  Technology has made location nearly inconsequential.  A recent special supplement to…
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March Student Linguistically Talented

By Dee Jason AVP, Branch Manager, NMLS #662874 Michael Shereda has many talents, but plans to use his foreign language skills in college and in his career. “I plan to attend Illinois College in the fall,” he says. “I plan to major in International Studies, Spanish and, possibly, German.” With those goals ahead, it’s no…
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