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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Every brick tells a story; every person tells a better one

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director You’ll find great stories behind the buildings that make up INB. Many buildings are historical; some started out as fresh timber and new cement. All involve people. Many involve long-time bankers who dreamed of opening their own bank. Some are young kids, really, happy to be part of…
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Everyone Should Save; How to Save Up to You

Editor’s note: When it comes how to save money, the options – and advice about how to do so – are endless. Yet in a financial security survey from BankRate in 2015, only 22 percent of Americans said they even had enough money saved to pay for at least six months of expenses. Conversely, 29…
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