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National Bank Appoints Grunloh to its Board of Directors

National Bank has announced the appointment of Thomas Grunloh to its Board of Directors. Grunloh is the owner of Grunloh Construction Inc. in Effingham. It started out as a family business, but has now one of Central Illinois’ largest Union Affiliated Commercial Contractors. His father, Clifford Grunloh, started a small residential construction company in 1950 that eventually grew into one of the larger homebuilders in the area. For 33 years, Tom has worked to grow Grunloh Construction, Inc. into a premier commercial contractor which has constructed a number of local landmarks. Grunloh Construction is currently two years into a three year renovation of the University of Illinois State Farm Center. National Bank also selected Grunloh to build the bank’s new Effingham branch in 2008.


Grunloh is a lifelong resident of Effingham. He is an active member in the Eastern Illinois University Radio Foundation Board of Directors, EIU Panther Club Board of Directors and the Lake Land College Foundation Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Lake Land College Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Society.


National Bank is headquartered in Hillsboro, with branch facilities in Edwardsville, Highland, Alhambra, Greenville, Keyesport, Carlyle, Pana, Effingham, Altamont, and Vandalia. 

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