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10/13/15Midland States Bank Opens New Banking Center in Jennings, Missouri
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – October 13, 2015 – Midland States Bank has furthered its expansion into the St. Louis region by opening a new full-service banking center at 8021 W. Florissant Avenue, in the Buzz Westfall Plaza. This announcement follows Midland’s recent acquisition of eleven area Heartland Bank locations.“We are excited to serve the families and businesses of North County and to be an active member of the community,” said Leon Holschbach, President and CEO of Midland States Bank. “Our new... 
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10/05/15Midland States Bank Opens Wealth Management Office in Downtown Decatur
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – October 5, 2015 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the opening of its new Wealth Management office in the historic Olde City Hall building located at 240 South Main Street in Decatur, Illinois. “Midland is very excited to be a partner in the renovation of this historic building and the renaissance of the downtown district,” said Ron Drane, Managing Director of Midland’s Decatur Wealth Management office.  “Not only does this move demonstrate our commitment to ... 
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09/29/15Midland States Bank Opens New Downtown Effingham Office
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – September 29, 2015 – Midland States Bank will officially open the doors of its new full-service banking center in downtown Effingham on Monday, October 5.  The new banking center at 110 South 5th Street is located within the same city block as Midland’s current facility at 133 West Jefferson Street, which it has occupied since 1883.The two-story brick building has a similar structure and features as Midland’s corporate headquarters in Effingham. The new banking center ... 
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09/24/15Midland States Bank Hires Frederick As St. Louis Regional Retail Banking Center Manager
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – September 24, 2015 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Chuck Frederick as Regional Retail Banking Center Manager for the St. Louis market area.In his role, Frederick’s responsibilities include managing and directing Midland’s newly acquired branches for the St. Louis area, where he oversees all aspects of managing a retail branch network.  Additionally, his role includes coordinating consumer banking programs in the St. Louis region, while contin... 
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09/24/15Midland States Bank Announces New Market President for St. Louis
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – September 24, 2015 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Linton to Market President for the St. Louis market. Linton is a member of the Midland States Bank Community Banking leadership team. In his new role, Linton will lead the sales and management activities to support growth and development of retail, small business and commercial programs and services.“Steve’s knowledge of the region provides invaluable perspective as we build strategies to... 
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05/06/15Midland States Bank Wealth Management Group Named to Top 50 U.S. Growth List
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – May 6, 2015 – Midland States Bank’s Wealth Management Group has seen trust revenue growth of nearly twice the industry average. The results landed the bank on the 2014 “Nifty 50” Top 50 Banks for Trust Revenue Growth by Bank Director Magazine in its most recent issue.Over the 2012-2014 period, Midland has experienced trust revenue growth of 36%, and overall Wealth Management revenue growth of 46%, compared to the industry average of 20.8% as stated by Bank Director Magazine... 
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03/25/15Midland States Bank Foundation Announces $127,000 in Contributions to Area Organizations
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – March 25, 2015 – The Midland States Bank Foundation announced $127,000 in contributions to six organizations including the Workman Community Building Fund, Helen Matthes Library Building Fund, Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, The First Tee of Greater St. Louis program, Baptist Student Foundation in Champaign and Effingham Preschool for All.The Workman Community Building Fund is the recipient of a $100,000 contribution toward its capital campaign to build the Rich... 
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01/29/15Midland States Bancorp, Inc. Announces Jason Ramthun To Serve As St. Louis Market President
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – January 29, 2015 – Midland States Bancorp, Inc. today announced that Jason Ramthun has been promoted to President of Midland’s St. Louis Market.  Midland has a total of 21 banking locations in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region, and has announced it will be opening two additional locations in St. Louis in 2015.Ramthun, who has served as a Team Leader in Midland’s St. Louis market for the past five years, has more than 15 years of commercial and retail banking ... 
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01/29/15Midland States Bancorp, Inc. Appoints Heartland Bank Executive Jason Penfield as Director of Commercial Lending
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – January 29, 2015 – Midland States Bancorp, Inc. today announced that Jason Penfield has been appointed Director of Commercial Lending.  Midland acquired Heartland Bank, located in St. Louis, Missouri, at the end of 2014.  Penfield has been with Heartland since 2008, and was its Executive Vice President-Head of Commercial Lending at the time of the acquisition.  Midland now has 21 banking locations in the St. Louis area and will be opening two additional locat... 
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01/20/15Midland States Bancorp, Inc. Announces New President of Residential Mortgage Operations
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – January 20, 2015 – Midland States Bancorp, Inc., which recently acquired Heartland Bank and is also the parent of Midland States Bank, has announced that Cory Mackwood has been appointed President of Residential Mortgage Operations.  Midland has one of the largest residential mortgage operations in St. Louis and also has residential mortgage operations in Illinois, Colorado and North Carolina, all of which will be under Mackwood’s supervision.  Mackwood, who has b... 
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01/15/15Midland States Bank Opens Downtown Joliet Banking Center
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – January 15, 2015 – Midland States Bank officially opened its new full-service banking center in downtown Joliet during a ribbon cutting with bank, city and chamber of commerce officials. The new banking center, located at 100 North Chicago Street, adjacent to the historic Rialto Square Theatre, features a two-story open space design with a natural light-filled interior.  A multi-screen display system features bank promotions and events, while a coffee refreshment cente... 
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01/14/15Midland States Bancorp, Inc. Announces Expansion of South Central Region to Include St. Louis
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – January 14, 2015 – Midland States Bancorp, Inc., which recently acquired Heartland Bank and is the parent of Midland States Bank, has announced that the Heartland Bank locations recently acquired by Midland will become part of Midland’s South Central Region and headed up by Tim Spitz.Spitz, who has been with Midland since 2010 and served as Regional Market President for Midland’s South Central Region since 2011, has more than 30 years of commercial and retail banking experi... 
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