Long a presence in Bloomington with commercial loans, JCB announced in 2016 the decision to invest in an office there. Jeff Nolting, SVP, Chief Lending Officer, said of the decision, “This market is ready for a bank with commercial and mortgage options and local decision-making. That’s what we do best—finding the right solution for each customer’s unique personal and business loan needs.”
The new office will be home to Tim Risen, AVP, Commercial Banker; Christy Guerrero, Mortgage Loan Originator, and Dave Ellis, AVP, Commercial Banker. Housed in the Gateway building at the top of the downtown Bloomington north gate at the intersection of two primary streets, 17th and North College, this location will be focused primarily on commercial and retail lending services. Marvin Veatch, SVP, Chief Operating Officer, said, “With this investment, we welcome our Bloomington customers and want them to know how valuable they are to JCB. The office will be a visible reminder of JCB’s commitment to meeting the loan and financial planning needs of Bloomington and surrounding communities.”
The office is scheduled to open in spring 2017.
JCB has begun construction on a new facility for the Clover Center team. In January, JCB hosted a groundbreaking at the site next to the new Kroger Marketplace on Central Avenue. CEO Dave Geis described the search for the right location as one taken strategically over the course of several years: “This site is perfect for our vision of a full-service banking center right in the hub of retail activity in the area. We know that our customers want to bank where they live, work and shop.”
Susan Haskett, SVP, Chief Administrative Officer, described planned activities at the banking center: “Our customers can conduct business from our drive thru, come in and sit down with a banker, make traditional transactions with a banking center associate or even sit in on a brief workshop to learn how to use one of our great mobile or online offerings. We look forward to working with locally owned general contractor Dunlap to bring the plans to fruition.”
The location is scheduled to open midsummer 2017.