04/14/2020: Steven Etheridge Joins Hickory Point Bank To Help Small Businesses With Paycheck Protection Program Loans


Hickory Point Bank has announced that Mr. Steven Etheridge has come out of retirement to help serve local small businesses and not for profit companies with Paycheck Protection Program loans at the bank. 

“The Paycheck Protection Program, created under the CARES Act, is an important tool for many small businesses to navigate through this period of unprecedented adversity.  As the federal government has capped the amount of funding available, loan requests are being processed with the highest urgency.” said Anthony G. Nestler, Hickory Point Bank President and CEO. 

“We are thrilled that Steve has stepped up to help the local business community in this hour of need.” said Mr. Nestler. “With his financial and payroll knowledge, Steve brings practical knowledge and additional expertise to the bank’s lending team.  As someone who cares about helping others and has strong financial acumen, Steve was a perfect fit.”


“I retired last April, however seeing the need to help small businesses during these uncertain times provides the perfect opportunity to offer my experience and specific talents,” said Mr. Etheridge. “There’s a place for everyone to help during this crisis, and I am very pleased to be working with Hickory Point Bank to do so.”


About Mr. Etheridge

Mr. Etheridge was co-owner of Henson Robinson Company, a heating, ventilation, air conditioning, roofing, and plumbing company and served as its Chief Financial Officer for 24 years. An employee-owned company, Henson Robinson was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2016. Mr. Etheridge and his wife Sandy reside in Springfield and have three sons.


About Hickory Point Bank

Hickory Point Bank & Trust, with total assets of $677 million, is one of central Illinois’ leading locally owned banks. Hickory Point Bank offers a full line of commercial, mortgage, consumer, online, trust, investment management, and farm management services to central Illinois’ businesses and families with locations in Champaign, Decatur, Peoria, and Springfield. For more information about Hickory Point Bank and its products, visit www.hickorypointbank.com


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