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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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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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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Riverton Sale to INB Preserved Spirit Intended by Founders

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director You know when it’s time for a change, and Riverton Community Bank’s board members knew at the turn of the century that the day was coming. They knew they had to acquire or be acquired, remembered John McCree, chairman of Riverton Community Bank’s board in 2004. A lot…
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You Can’t Live Every Experience, So Read

By: Kelley Himmelberg VP, Director of Human Resources Other than personal experience, which often takes years to accumulate, the simple act of reading provides a valuable opportunity to learn about a vast range of topics to drive your career, from leadership and management to business technology. At INB, we know that reading promotes leadership and…
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Art is Surprising the Real World

John Maxfield Commercial Lender NMLS #662895 French Playwright Francoise Sagan said, “Art must take reality by surprise.” And that’s happening all over Springfield as over 100 bus benches are transformed into artist galleries. A partnership with the Springfield Art Association, ACE Sign Co., and several area merchants are making this possible. Betsy Dollar, executive director…
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