“My late father had an unmatched work ethic, an expansive vision and a creative approach to problem solving. Most of all, though, he was very generous and had a real heart for his co-workers and customers.”
The president and CEO of the bank that hit the N-G People's Choice trifecta talks French bulldogs, Subway lunches and the dream team he leads in Ogden.
Dewey State Bank has been in operation for 118 years — one of the few area banks that remained open during the Great Depression. Bea Motzer has worked for the bank for 50 of them.
'I’m especially grateful for the time I spent with our late CEO, Tom Tracy, who passed away unexpectedly last year. He was a mentor to me at a particularly pivotal time in my life and career. Given his untimely passing, I’m humbled to have called him a mentor.'
Favorite moment on the job? "The first loan I made all by myself. I remember it was a young person getting their first vehicle and they were super nervous. That's when I got hooked on helping people realize their dreams."
Soccer Planet’s building and property are up for sale, though the facility isn’t closing ... FedEx hiring 500 package handlers locally ... Local dermatology company plans to create support center in Urbana.
Safe reopening guidelines for various business segments, from hair salons to child care centers, have been spelled out on a new website called Champaign County Safe.
A day after the Ford County Board approved a resolution saying business owners should have the opportunity to reopen if they choose — with safety precautions taken — some business owners were all for it. And some were hesitant.
The meeting will still take place May 20, as originally scheduled. Shareholders will vote on re-appointing nine of its 11 board directors.
In the first round of federal Paycheck Protection Program loan applications, it said it funded $657.3 million in loans for 2,508 customers.
The Danville native who is president of Busey's wealth-management division answered a few questions from Editor Jeff D’Alessio in the 17th installment of our weekly speed read spotlighting local leaders of organizations big and small.
The effort can protect employees and customers by avoiding handling cash, though those who push 'accept' buttons or sign their names with a stylus should wash their hands afterward.
'It sounds like we're going to be staying in place. People aren't going to be traveling as much. People aren't going to be going out as much,' Todd Hubbs said at the annual Dewey Bank farmers breakfast.
The UI grad who will mark 20 years heading up an area bank this year took time to answer a few questions from Editor Jeff D’Alessio in the 14th installment of our weekly speed read spotlighting local leaders of organizations big and small.
Special parking for expectant mothers, Michael Bloomberg’s TV commercial spending, confusion over convicted Chicago Democrats, Mayor Feinen and President Trump, an unusual apartment complex in west Champaign, changes at the Champaign dog park, remnants of Camp Rantoul, a temporary stairway at the former PNC bank in downtown Champaign, the state Rep. Carol Ammons investigation and whether there’s a market for a hotel in Mahomet.
Prussing said the change in status for former county board Chairman C. Pius Weibel was necessary to have so he could be in place to sign certain documents handled by the office until county board Chairman Giraldo Rosales appoints a new treasurer.
The company reported net income of $103 million last year on revenue of $404 million, up from net income of $98.9 million on $331 million in revenue in 2018.