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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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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Brienne Rudesill Brings Local Experience to INB’s Newest Branch

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director A combination of banking experience and familiarity with the Bloomington-Normal area helped secure Brienne Rudesill as INB’s first branch manager in its newest branch. But it was her commitment to customer service that sealed the deal. “Brienne understands what it takes to provide customers with outstanding customer service,…
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Know Basic Standards for Government-backed Loans

By: Justin Gensler NMLS #611367 Vice President and Vice President, INB Federal Housing Authority backed loans require our lending staff to ensure the property meets the organization’s standards. Local appraiser, Rikki Linne, with Linne & O’Brien Appraisal Group, LLC, says appraisers follow minimum property standards as outlined in HUD Handbook 4000.1. Below are few of…
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Chatham Opportunity INB Couldn’t Pass Up

By Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director INB’s Chief Financial Officer Brett Tiemann calls the bank’s move to Chatham in 2002 “opportunistic.” That same year, bank leadership PLANNED to build the bank’s south and north branches, but Chatham just sort of fell into their laps. “We got a call from the CEO of Palmer (a…
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