MERRILLVILLE – Janice Ortbring has been named vice president and director of marketing at Centier Bank. Ortbring bring more than 25 years of experience in developing marketing and advertising campaigns. “I am thrilled to join the team at a well-established but growing organization at Centier Bank,” Ortbring said. “The bank has a unique brand that […]
SCHERERVILLE – Joe Koranek was named mortgage loan officer, assistant vice president of mortgage lending at Centier Bank. He will focus on Lake County. Koranek previously served as branch manager at Centier’s Griffith location. Koranek has been with Centier for 17 years.
MERRILLVILLE – Evelyn Price was named vice president, treasury management sales officer for Centier Financial Partners. Price has more than 17 years of banking experience, working with business clients from all industries and sizes throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago. She will be responsible for providing comprehensive treasury management solutions to clients throughout the Region. Price […]
WHITING – The Schrage family and Centier Bank have committed to a $250,000 founding partner sponsorship to the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting set to open later this year. Henry Schrage founded Centier Bank in Whiting in 1895, then known as Bank of Whiting, nearby what will be the Mascot Hall of Fame’s entrance. […]
Employers find taking care of workers benefits bottom line A decade ago, when the Great Recession torpedoed the economy and stock markets, Michael Schrage organized a meeting for Centier Bank’s hundreds of employees. Schrage told his leery workers that there would be dark days ahead. He told them it was unclear how bad things could […]
Businesses tackle challenges, embrace growth For the Burn ‘Em Brewing crew, the decision to bring its brand and brews to downtown La Porte was driven by demand and a witty outlook. “We have been growing at our own pace for the last few years, and only being in part of Indiana, there is still plenty […]
Innovation is invention on steroids and a catalyst for growth The word “innovation” was once hurled as an expletive, not enshrouded with reverence. A transformation began during the Industrial Revolution, when “innovation” began marching in progressive lockstep with “industry” and “science.” Today, think of innovation as an invention on steroids, the act of introducing something […]