Welcome to INB - Peoria
When INB opened its Peoria Branch as a full-service location in 2007, we was able to take deposits from commercial customers who made up the bulk of the business at the time. According to Al Covington, retired commercial loan officer, when he and another colleague approached INB executives about opening a branch, INB was very receptive. “We recruited them,” Al says of INB. “They were highly thought of, and we knew we could make this work for them.”
Not long after, Al was leaving one employer and helping customers transition to INB. “One of INB’s smartest decisions was to open a full-service branch here immediately upon coming into the market.” He and a colleague were able to bring in $5 million in deposits the first month.
Al says the move into the building on Knoxville was seamless as the location had previously been a bank, and it came fully furnished.
Shortly thereafter, Pam Cain was hired to work the retail side of banking and Kim Turk joined to help with commercial accounts.
Pam, now our Peoria branch manager, says she made the decision to come to INB because she wanted to work for a bank that made decisions locally. “I wanted to be somewhere where we cared about customers and their families.” It was a bit of a homecoming as well; she had worked out of the Knoxville location when it was another bank.
You can read the rest of our Peoria story here.