Employees Say INB Workplace Culture Key to Longevity

By: Sarah Phalen INB President and CEO What makes you want to invest your time, effort and career at INB? A single answer echoed across the group of employees celebrating service anniversaries this quarter: the workplace culture of caring and commitment. “There have certainly been some tough days and stretches during my first 15 years…
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Employee Profile: Linda Dirks Shines at Both Music and Banking

By Dee Anderson VP, Riverton and Mt. Pulaski Branch Manager NMLS# 662874 Linda Dirks was practically born into music. “Both of my families were involved in music, so music came naturally to me,” says Linda, who works for INB’s Mt. Pulaski branch. “My grandfather played cello in the Decatur Symphony Orchestra; my grandmother played piano…
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Building Homes through Construction Loans; that’s Becky Luzinski

By Natalie Dodson Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #574151 Becky Luzinski has a breadth and depth of experience in the home construction industry that is unmatched in the Springfield area. Her financial career has been spent doing construction and home mortgages for 27 years, and she is married to a home builder. But it…
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Employees Celebrate Flourishing Friendships

By Kelley Himmelberg Director of Human Resources Courtney Bentley’s favorite memory during her tenure as deposit operations specialist at INB is joining her coworkers for a Secret Santa project at Salvation Army. “The best part about it was the way the customers were so appreciative of us. I remember two particular ladies: one started to…
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Professional Development Encourages Leadership and Motivation

By Sue McGill CRCM, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Trainer and Deposit Compliance Officer Cayla Keyes is willing to attend any event that she can learn from, so she jumped at the chance to go to a global, leadership development program titled Leadercast. Several other INB employees were there as well. “I love that Leadercast chooses…
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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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Joshua Ishmael Recognized as One of 40 Under 40

By Sarah Phalen INB President and CEO The Springfield Business Journal recently recognized 40 members of our community under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments and community involvement. INB’s General Counsel/Senior Vice President Josh Ishmael was on the list. Josh is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Southern Illinois…
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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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