Employees Remember Leadership Springfield Experiences

By: Matt Henton Marketing Intern Leadership is key in turning an ok company into a great company. Fortunately, there is a program out there to help train people into those leaders. Leadership Springfield is a 14-week course of programs, with each program lasting half a day. Participants get to help different community organizations look at…
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Listen ‘n Learn from Experts

By: Marilyn Titone Schaefer AVP, Communications Director   I enjoy walking not to the beat of the music, but to the voice of a podcaster. Daily news analysis, today’s love stories, real-live crimes, and business building keep me moving and thinking. So when Dijon Davis of Illini Radio group pitched the station’s Experts On Line…
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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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