Press Release · Nov 30th, 2023
South Bend, Ind. (November 30, 2023) – 1st Source Bank is pleased to announce the expansion of its Northwest Indiana business banking team with the addition of business bankers Benjamin Brown, Chris Chatfield, and William (Bill) Berdine.
Mr. Brown has 25 years of banking experience, primarily in commercial lending. He will focus on serving Lake County businesses from a new loan production office, which will be opening soon to offer greater convenience to Lake County clients. Mr. Brown has volunteered with various organizations throughout the years and is currently an active volunteer with Tradewinds in Merrillville.
Mr. Chatfield brings 25 years of business banking experience to his new role at 1st Source and will serve business clients in greater La Porte County. He has held several community leadership roles including past president of the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission and the Michigan City Parks Board. He also served on the board for the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and was the past president and treasurer of the Portage Rotary Club.
Mr. Berdine brings over 15 years of local banking, sales and market development experience to 1st Source. He is responsible for business development throughout Northwest Indiana with a focus on small businesses. He is an active member of the community, dedicating his time and resources to Toys for Tots, United Way Day of Caring, JDRF and more recently through Meals on Wheels and various food drives.
“We’re really excited to have Bill, Ben and Chris join our team,” says Matt Vessely, West Region President for 1st Source Bank. “They are experienced bankers who are dedicated to serving our community and passionate about helping local businesses succeed. We’re looking forward to the great work they will do in serving both existing and future clients with their business banking needs.”
1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has assets of $8.4 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. The Corporation includes 79 banking centers, 18 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group locations nationwide, nine Trust and Wealth Advisory Services locations and 10 1st Source Insurance offices. For 160 years, 1st Source has been committed to our mission of helping our clients achieve security, build wealth and realize their dreams. For more information, visit https://www.1stsource.com/.