Marilyn Titone Schaefer

Articles by Marilyn

INB Helps Community Grow Healthier Kids

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director United Way’s Day of Action always brings out a big team from INB. On a recent late summer day, we used all of our people power to build elevated garden boxes for genHkids in the Johnson Park Place area to use to grow their own vegetables. It always…
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Kerwin’s Thoughtful Approach Protects Everyone

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director The 60’s tune “Feelin’ Groovy” comes to mind when you talk to INB’s Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Charlie Kerwin, about online security. Afterall, he studied music in college. The lyrics, “Slow down, you’re going too fast,” are a natural seque when you hear Charlie say we can…
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Scores Matter: Touchdowns for the Table Enters Year Four

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Everyone has their own measure of success, but in the sports world, the score’s usually the thing, and the higher is usually the better. That thought rings true when it comes to Touchdowns for the Table, a program that brings a commitment from INB to donate $1 for…
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INB Taking Sangamon County Tax Payments

The second installment of your Sangamon County tax payment is due Friday, Sept 1. You can make the payment during regular bank hours via the drive-up or inside any INB branch in the county. You can also mail the payment to the county, or make your payment in person at the Sangamon County Building, 200…
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Now We’re Speaking the Universal Language of Emoji

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director You can call emojis the hieroglyphics of the 21st Century. With a simple picture, you can convey a message. For example, a smiley face is a way to indicate happiness. A thumb up says, “I like.” And a horseshoe sandwich absolutely means, “I’m from Springfield, Ill.” While you…
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INB-Peoria Celebrates 10 Years

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Adam Lofgren was a little nervous about coming to INB as a Peoria mortgage lender. After all, his dad, John, would have the office next door. But INB was asking Adam to join the team and work day-to-day with his father. This might seem like an unusual move…
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Expected Service Leads to Unexpected Growth in Bloomington-Normal

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Mortgage Lender Curt Vance has been part of INB-Bloomington-Normal since the bank opened a loan office in Bloomington in December 2012. Just three weeks into the job, Curt got a call from someone who was told by another lender on closing day that the closing wasn’t going to…
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Pinterest Photos Lead to Projects

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Pinterest, an app and website for sharing images, is the do-it-yourselfers playground because, as the website states, “When it comes to a great idea, you know it when you see it.” So you see an awesome backyard planter? Next thing you know, you’re building it. You like the…
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Radio Gig Just Part of Exciting First Week

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Our Bloomington staff members had a busy first week in their new location. Branch Manager Brienne Rudesill says, “We celebrated each new customer experience because it was the first at the branch.” The staff not only opened the first business account from the new location, but Brienne had…
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To Bee or Not To Bee?

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Barnaby Bee has pretty much exited the INB marketing landscape, but his legacy remains. When you step into the offices of many INB employees, you’ll find a stuffed Barnaby Bee. In other offices, you’ll find some bee paraphernalia including a couple of versions of bee “piggy” banks. And…
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