Marilyn Titone Schaefer

Articles by Marilyn

Honoree Dreams of Becoming a Physician

By Marsha Shomidie VP, Pleasant Plains Branch Manager NMLS# 662908 Brock Brummett is taking the necessary steps to achieve his dream of becoming a physician. First things first, this recently named Senior-of-the-Month wants to focus on his studies at Pleasant Plains High School. So far, he’s met that goal, earning High Honor Roll each year.…
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School Board Positions Allow Staff to Give Back

By: Pat Phalen Executive Vice President, NMLS #662901 Valerie Woodrum was thrilled when the Athens school district FFA students attended a recent school board meeting and shared about a trip they took to Indianapolis and a college visit to the University of Illinois in Champaign. “It was exciting to hear about their experiences, what they…
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Our Bro is Growing His Mo for Men’s Health

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director The name is catchy: Lincoln Land Mo’ Bros The cause is good: Men’s Health Their numbers are small: Two But you have to start somewhere. And INB’s Mortgage Funding Specialist Justin Graves and a friend started the action in the Springfield area. The Lincoln Land Mo’ Bros mission…
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Staff Trains Young Adults on Personal Finance

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Glenwood High School students got a lesson on personal finance recently thanks to INB’s Chatham Branch Manager Kelly Raison and Trainer and Job Coach Nadine Mackenzie. Using Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance Program developed for high school students, Kelly and Nadine talked about checking accounts, debit cards…
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Support for “Little Hats” Beats Expectations

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director When we planned knitting and crochet events at our branches to support the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, we didn’t know what to expect. For starters, would anyone be interested? And what would a session entail? From the start, we found interest from INB staff.…
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Coming Soon to INB Customers: Enhanced Online Banking

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director To help assure we’re able to bring you the best in online banking in as little time as possible, we will be moving to a new online banking service provider Tuesday, Oct. 17.  When we launch the new service, you’ll immediately see some features not currently available through…
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Preparing for Half Marathon Cements Growing Friendship

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Work neighbor. Customer. Friend. Those are just a few terms INB Peoria’s Market Manager Trip James uses to refer to Dr. Khurram Rashid, owner of Rashid Putnam Plastic Surgery. He recently added “workout buddy” to the list when Khurram challenged Trip to run the Chicago Half Marathon. Trip…
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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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