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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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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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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Detailed Planning Critical to Small Business Success

By: John Wilson Chief Lender, Executive Vice President A few years ago, John Maxfield, senior vice president of commercial lending here at INB, was approached by a man who had gained experience in a certain industry and was interested in starting his own company in that industry. “He was very sharp, he had a business…
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Payment Processing Innovation Happening Now

By Mark Donovan Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending NMLS # 662887 Collaboration and the exchange of ideas is the catalyst for innovation, and INB continues to keep the lines open for thought-provoking conversation in central Illinois. We recently sparked conversation by sponsoring Innovate Springfield’s recent event: Tech Talks: Emerging Technologies in Payments, Transactions, and Modernized…
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Podcasts Open Minds to Innovation

By Natalie Dodson Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #574151 Podcasts aren’t new – they’ve been around for at least a decade, actually – but the popularity of podcasts has exploded in the last year or two as digital media use continues to increase. Podcasts allow us the opportunity to plug into a certain topic…
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Chris Thoennes Joins Commercial Staff

By John Wilson Chief Lender, Executive Vice President As INB gears up to open a new branch location in Bloomington-Normal, we’ve added a new commercial lender to the team. With more than 10 years of lending experience, Chris Thoennes, our new vice president, commercial lending, has the knowledge needed to help business clients achieve their…
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Business Leaders, UIS and INB Work to Enhance Local Business Climate

Pictured above: INB President and CEO Sarah Phalen thanks the University of Illinois network with a donation to the University of Illinois Springfield/U of I Foundation for partnering with us on INB’s inaugural Executive Perspectives Program. With Sarah is UIS Chancellor Susan Koch and University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen. By Evan Westlake VP, Commercial Lending NMLS#…
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