Morton Community Bank has opened a new lending center at 301 N. Neil St., Suite 105, in downtown Champaign.
Leon Hinton has joined Morton Community Bank as market president for Champaign-Urbana. He will work out of the new office.
“Leon knows the Champaign-Urbana market extremely well,” Bob Dittmer, group president and chief lending officer of Morton Community Bank, said. “He was a senior vice president at a regional bank headquartered in the market for almost 17 years and, most recently, served at president and COO at another Central Illinois bank.”
Dittmer said the bank has a substantial business-lending portfolio in this market and sees great potential to increase its service in the Champaign-Urbana area.
“I am truly excited to be able to work with my Champaign-Urbana clients again representing a customer focused, responsive, strong bank,” Hinton said. “Customers prefer working with a bank that employs local people who know the community, are active in it, and can use their community knowledge to make sound lending decisions.”
Morton Community Bank and its division Hometown Community Banks have 38 locations.