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Illini Investment Services

January 12, 2016 by City Clerk  
Filed under From the Mayor's Desk

Beer conducts a financial review at Illini State Bank

Beer conducts a financial review at Illini State Bank

Illini Investment Services


Beer is currently serving as the chairperson for
the newly formed Oglesby Business Association.

Neal Beer sees his work in investment services as weaved into the fabric of the community.

“Any way that the residents of Oglesby are stronger financially, the stronger the town is going to be,” Beer says. “That’s what our goal is. We’re trying to create the next generation of savers and people who are going to be able to retire and have options. “That’s going to benefit the town.”

Neal Beer

Neal Beer

Beer is the financial advisor for Illini Investment Services, a division of Illini State Bank that assists its clients in retirement planning, college savings, life and disability insurance, business retirement plans and much more.

Since it operates under the bank, Illini Investment Services is the most local business of its kind, Beer explains, and serves anyone from pre-retirees to young families to business owners and beyond.

While Beer does have a specialty in the senior community — as he hosts quarterly seminars at Liberty Village of Peru and hopes to soon put on additional workshops here in town — his work, he says, is holistic and far-reaching.

“I want to look at the whole financial picture,” he says, “not just focus on one thing. I have a broad background. Because of my affiliation with Liberty Village, I know that perspective. And I’m living the young family life, so that comes very naturally to me, too.” While his clients don’t have to hold accounts at Illini State Bank, many have found the unique connection beneficial.

“It’s a unique set-up,” he says. “Not only do my clients have access to everything in the investment realm, but they have banking services right there. It has been really beneficial to bounce back and forth from banking and investments so easily.

(Photos by James Krancic, Vermillion River Photography.)