Our employees routinely throw their support behind community organizations. In 2017 we helped out at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois by providing a meal, among other things, and participated in a walk to benefit the Sangamon County Animal Control. Our annual Days of Action for United Way took us to the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield and to Johnson Park Place in Springfield where we built four raised garden beds for genHkids.
We began 2018 by continuing our support of local animal shelters in all of our communities. At each branch, we collected items from the shelters' wish lists, and made cash donations. You'll find campaign results on our blog.
INB will continue our support organizations that our employees stand behind. We've recently made contributions to the Springfield Frontiers Club, Downtown Springfield Inc., Easter Seals of Peoria, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, the American Heart Association's Greater Illinois Chapter, the Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame benefiting Junior Achievement, and the Caleb Coogan Memorial 5K in Mt. Pulaski.
Even with financial and staff support, it's the jobs our employees do everyday that show their connection to our community. It's the loan officer working with a new home buyer, helping yet another family establish roots. It's the teller who takes the time to teach customers how to save using an INB debit card, showing we want them to use the benefits we provide. It's our Wealth Strategies team that puts together retirement plans we believe best serve our clients because we don't incentivize our team to lead people down any other path but the one that's right for them. And it's our business lending and treasury services teams that help establish new, local businesses and, then, support these business every step of the way, assuring success for both of our organizations.
We're proud of our employees. We're proud to be part of the Central Illinois community.