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Heartland Bank and Trust Company Opens Chicago Lending Office

March 26, 2018

CHICAGO, IL— Bloomington, Illinois based Heartland Bank announced the April 9 opening of a lending office in the City of Chicago.

​The community bank entered the market in 2011 with its acquisition of Western Springs National Bank, and subsequently acquired offices in Schaumburg, Aurora, Plainfield and others over the last several years. “The more we work to provide access to capital for our Chicago-based business and commercial real estate customers, the more we realize there is a need for Heartland Bank’s community-based model. These business owners and entrepreneurs need experienced bankers who know how to structure credit to meet the unique needs of their businesses. Our ability to make decisions locally, means we get the loan done quickly,” said Pat Busch, Heartland Bank President and Chief Lending Officer.

The office, located at 53 W. Jackson Blvd. in the historic Monadnock Building is a dedicated workspace for lenders and customer meetings.

“With several of our lenders living in the city, including me, and a growing

Chicago-area customer base, it makes sense to have a space where we can meet with our customers, bring in treasury management experts from across the bank, and really look at the big picture to help our clients and prospective clients with their financial needs,” commented Mark Ptacek, Senior Vice President.

“Our lenders are out visiting businesses, real estate construction projects, attorneys, accountants and others that we deal with day to day in the city. We are also staying connected to the community on volunteer boards and other activities in the Chicago area,” Ptacek added. Meetings are available via appointment.

For more information, contact Nicole Williams, Marketing Director at 309-662-4444 or nwilliams@hbtbank.com*.

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