Why You Need a Mortgage Lender During Your Online Home Loan Application

By: Justin Gensler Vice President, Mortgage Lending NMLS #611367 A few months ago, I was contacted by a couple who had completed a mortgage application with an online lending program and got pre-qualified quickly for a $220,000 home. However, the sellers of the home they were purchasing wanted a local lender, so the couple came…
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Expert Small Business Resources Available at Upcoming Seminar

By Chris Thoennes Vice President, Commercial Lending NMLS # 1591984 Starting a new business can be overwhelming, so an upcoming event in Bloomington will walk local entrepreneurs through the necessary steps. Illinois National Bank is sponsoring “How to Start a Small Business in Illinois,” a luncheon-seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at…
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Local Animal Shelters Receive Employee and Customer Donations

Kelley Himmelberg VP, Director of Human Resources When we put their resources together, local animal shelters win big. Beginning in December and ending January 31, we collected donations from employees and customers for the Sangamon County Animal Control and animal rescue charities in Mt. Pulaski, Peoria and Fairmount, Ill. The Sangamon County Animal Control received…
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