“Safety First” More Than a Phrase

By: Dee Jason VP, Riverton and Mt. Pulaski Branch Manager NMLS # 662874 When it comes to teaching kids about safety, there’s more to it than just hoping they learn. It takes proactive measures by every parent or guardian. That’s why INB is hosting Play It Safe events at each of its branches in late July. As…
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Montvale Branch Set the Stage for New INB

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Debbie Shelton considers the INB Montvale Branch like “her first child.” After joining the newly established bank in 1999, her first job was to establish a Springfield branch at the then-new Montvale Commons. And like a kid cements you to a community, INB’s Montvale Branch cemented INB to…
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Downtown Springfield INB’s Hub Then and Now

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Buying an old utility company building to serve as a bank had its ups and downs. UP: The utility accepted customers’ payments at a number of cashier windows which would easily transform to bank teller windows. DOWN: Telling people who came to the windows that we couldn’t accept…
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Fairmount Set the Stage for INB’s Future

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director Fairmount, Illinois. Not Fairmont, Illinois. That was one of the first lessons for the new INB team when buying First National Bank of Fairmount’s charter in 1999. “We had to have a geography lesson,” reminisces Jim Antonacci, a founding member of INB #2. “We all thought we were…
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