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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Do You Need $1 Million for Retirement?

By Rick Schramm Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, NMLS #662906 Reality is, you will likely need the $1 million portfolio. In his book, You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think, Wes Moss outlines the $1,000 per Month Rule. The rule is this: For every $1,000 per month you want to have at your disposal in…
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INB Supports Bloomington-Normal Nonprofits with Donations

By Brienne Rudesill Branch Manager, NMLS #1619297 As part of our Bloomington-Normal branch grand opening, we encouraged visitors to nominate a local non-profit as the recipient of one of 10, $100 donations. As you can see below, we had a great response. Thanks to everyone who visited our new location. Our winning, local non-profit and…
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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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Our staff shops local. Saves big with BaZing.

By Kelly Raison AVP, Branch Manager, NMLS #662902 If you haven’t started using the BaZing perks that come with INB checking accounts, you are missing out. Our bank staff makes a conscious effort to take advantage of the benefits offered to them. Here are three stories from colleagues who have saved big with BaZing when…
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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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Mark Larsen Serving Bloomington-Normal Customers

By: Aaron Sapp Vice President, NMLS #447059 Mark Larsen is INB’s newest mortgage loan officer. He took the opportunity to be part of our staff located in our Bloomington-Normal branch because he saw INB in action when he worked with another lender. Mark says INB’s reputation for closing loans on time, keeping everybody happy, as…
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INB values ‘life’ just as much as ‘work’ for employees

By Kelley Himmelberg VP, Director of Human Resources On a Thursday morning in late spring, Natalie Dodson was up early to exercise before packing her kids’ lunches. She had a full schedule of appointments and closings for her career as a mortgage lender for INB, but she arrived at the office early to complete all…
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