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12/31/14Midland States Bancorp, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Heartland Bank
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – December 31, 2014 – Midland States Bancorp, Inc., parent of Midland States Bank, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Heartland Bank. Midland also announced that Heartland Bank will be merged into Midland States Bank in the first quarter of 2015.Prior to the acquisition, Heartland Bank had assets of approximately $900 million and operated 13 locations in the St. Louis metropolitan area, 4 locations in Colorado, and single locations in Joplin, Missouri, and Ral... 
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12/03/14Midland States Bank Announces Bloomington/Decatur Expansion and Appointment of Rudsinski as Market President
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – December 3, 2014 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the expansion of commercial lending services in the Bloomington and Decatur markets and the appointment of Kurt Rudsinski as Market President. Midland opened Wealth Management offices in both cities earlier this year.Jeffrey Mefford, Senior Vice President of Community Banking at Midland, commented, “The addition of lending services shows our confidence in the region’s potential and is a natural progression of our... 
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11/06/14Midland States Bank Opens Wealth Management Office in Downtown Decatur
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – November 6, 2014 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the opening of its new Wealth Management office at 240 South Main in downtown Decatur.  The new office is located in the old city hall building, which was originally built in 1879 and is currently being renovated as part of the revitalization of downtown Decatur.“Midland is very excited to be a partner in the renovation of this historic building and the renaissance of the downtown,” said Ron Drane, Managing ... 
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10/29/14Midland States Bank Hires T.W. Jolly as Director of Retail Banking
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – October 29, 2014 – Midland States Bank has hired Toliver W. Jolly for its newly created position as Director of Retail Banking.In this new role, Jolly will be responsible for the development and sales management of consumer and small business banking products and services throughout Midland’s retail branch footprint.  Additionally, he will be instrumental in expanding the sales culture to support the growing demand for innovative consumer and small business financial p... 
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09/29/14Midland States Bank Announces Community Development Plan
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – September 29, 2014 – Midland States Bank today announced the adoption of a bank-wide Community Development Plan (CDP).  Midland’s CDP is partly designed to assist first time and lower income home buyers in its communities.  Other features of the plan are designed to help customers establish good credit or repair past credit problems and to make credit more available to minority and women-owned businesses.  Jeff Mefford, Senior Vice President for Community Ba... 
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09/19/14Midland States Bank Officer Receives Elite “CAMS” Anti-Money Laundering Credential
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – September 19, 2014 – Midland States Bank is proud to announce that Ruthann Nichols was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®), the world’s leading organization of professionals in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. “Midland is indeed fortunate to have Ruthann’s expertise as we strive to protect our customers and our industry from financial crimes,” said James Stewart, Senior Dir... 
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08/18/14Midland States Bank Breaks Ground on New Downtown Effingham Banking Center
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – August 18, 2014 – Midland States Bank officially broke ground on its new full-service banking center in downtown Effingham during a ceremony with bank and city officials.  The new banking center, which will replace the current facility located at Jefferson and 5th Street, is scheduled to open in Spring 2015.The two-story brick building will have similar structural elements in its design as previously used on the bank’s corporate headquarters building in Effingham. Loca... 
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05/21/14Midland States Bank Announces Southern Illinois Expansion and Market President Appointment
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – May 21, 2014 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the opening of a new commercial lending office in Marion, Illinois, and the appointment of Kevin Wilson as Market President. The new office will focus on commercial and small business programs and services. The bank is currently finalizing office space in Marion and anticipates announcing the new location early this summer. Until the new location is determined, Wilson can be contacted by telephone at (618) 922-597... 
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05/15/14Midland States Bank Community Development and CRA Officer David Noble joins Board of Rebuilding Together® – St. Louis
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – May 15, 2014 – David R. Noble, Community Development and CRA Officer for Midland States Bank, has joined the board of directors of Rebuilding Together® – St. Louis.  Rebuilding Together® – St. Louis provides free home repair for homeowners in need throughout St. Louis, as well as St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin counties. Noble, a long-standing resident of St. Louis, is a veteran banker with expertise in the areas of community development, mortgage coun... 
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05/13/14Midland States Bank Announces Expansion into Bloomington and Decatur and Appointment of Ron Drane
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – May 13, 2014 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the expansion of its Wealth Management business, with new offices in Bloomington and Decatur, Illinois, scheduled to open later this year. The Bank also announced the appointment of Ronald Drane as Managing Director of Midland’s Bloomington and Decatur offices.  Joining Drane will be Senior Wealth Advisor Carol Craig, Portfolio Manager Elizabeth Braden, Wealth Advisor Vanessa Spenard, Private Client Relationship... 
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04/22/14Midland States Bank Announces Will County Expansion and New Market President
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – April 22, 2014 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony A. Denovellis as Market President of the Bank’s new lending office scheduled to open in Will County, Illinois, later this year. Joining Denovellis will be commercial relationship managers Thomas Hearne and Daniel Rodriguez, as well as mortgage loan originator Lawrence Barber.“The expansion of our footprint in Will County is an indication of Midland States Bank’s confidence in the commerci... 
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03/31/14Midland States Bank Foundation Announces Contributions to the Champaign Park District and Presence Covenant Medical Center
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – March 31, 2014 – Midland States Bank Foundation is pleased to announce contributions to the Champaign Park District and Presence Covenant Medical Center.The Midland States Bank Foundation recently contributed $80,000 to programs and projects in local communities. The Foundation, established in 2011, was created to provide for the improvement of the general welfare, education and health in the communities where the bank operates and where its employees reside.  The Cham... 
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03/20/14Midland States Bank Financial Strength Rating Remains “Superior” from Nationally Recognized Firm
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – March 20, 2014 – Midland States Bank retained its five-star “Superior” rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., a nationally recognized bank rating and research firm. Bauer reserves its five-star rating for only those banks it rates as the strongest, safest banks in the United States.“It is very gratifying to be recognized once again for our continued excellence by such a well-respected rating firm for our consistent growth trends, capital levels, profitability levels and asset qu... 
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03/17/14Midland States Bank Treasurer Selected as Charter Member of FHLB Advisory Committee
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – March 17, 2014 – Michael Karibian, Corporate Treasurer for Midland States Bank, has been selected to serve as a charter member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB) Member Advisory Committee.The new FHLB Member Advisory Committee was created to provide member banks with collaborative perspectives to enhance the products and services offered to member financial institutions. The FHLB represents the largest collective source of home mortgage and community loan fundi... 
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02/11/14Midland States Bank Names David Noble Community Development and CRA Officer
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – February 11, 2014 – Midland States Bank announced that David R. Noble has been named Community Development and CRA Officer.   Noble will spearhead Midland’s corporate-wide community development plan. Following the announced acquisition of Heartland Bank in St. Louis, which will be Midland’s ninth acquisition and seventh bank acquisition since 2007, Midland will grow to 44 branch locations.   “We’ve been impressed by the vibrant business community in St. L... 
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01/15/14Midland States Bank to Open New Yorkville Banking Center on January 27
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – January 15, 2014 – Midland States Bank has completed the remodeling and renovation of its new full-service Yorkville Banking Center and is scheduled to open on January 27, 2014.The single-story, 3100 square foot brick structure is located at 38 West Countryside Parkway – just north of the intersection of Highways 47 and 34. The site has undergone an extensive exterior transformation, adding a canopied drive-up banking structure and a new front entrance, as well as additiona... 
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