Sarah Phalen

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Joshua Ishmael Recognized as One of 40 Under 40

By Sarah Phalen INB President and CEO The Springfield Business Journal recently recognized 40 members of our community under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments and community involvement. INB’s General Counsel/Senior Vice President Josh Ishmael was on the list. Josh is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois…
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Celebrating Employee Careers Includes Sharing Stories

By Sarah Phalen INB President and CEO After working at another local bank for 10 years, Jacque Wise felt a little like she was “starting over” as she transitioned into a mortgage processing position at INB in 2012. “Working with a financial institution for so many years to then start over was a little intimidating.…
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All Star Preps Sponsorship Right On

By: Sarah Phalen Executive Vice President, NMLS #662901 Former Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher offered some great advice to an audience of outstanding high school athletes: “You know what’s right, and you know what’s wrong. Do what’s right.” Urlacher made this comment at the recent All Star Preps Capital Region Awards Banquet honoring high school athletes.…
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When Work is Fun, It’s Suddenly 50 Years Later

By Sarah Phalen INB President and CEO From an outsider’s perspective, it might be hard to see the fun in banking. But after 50 years as a banker, Al Covington describes his career as, “Fun, fun, fun.” Al is being recognized by the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) for his years in the industry. Al started…
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Employees Celebrate Their Contributions to Our Team

By: Sarah Phalen President and CEO When the opportunity was presented to Phil Ratliff to work at INB for a second time, he didn’t hesitate. “I came to INB after a couple of years at another local bank because it was a chance to yet again work with people who I had been around in…
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