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Why you need a CPA

A CPA, a Banker, and a Business Owner – The Perfect Trio

A lot of people are surprised to find out I had a previous life as an accountant before I got into lending 20 years ago. I know the stereotypes about…

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A Call to Volunteer With Veterans

Growing up, always a storyteller, I invented a story that my father didn’t want to talk about his service in Vietnam because it was too painful. After what we learned…

Vishing

New for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Vishing

As a new member of the IT Security Team at First Business, it amazes me how proactive a person or a business must be to maintain their IT security. Every…

business agility

Agility: It’s Not Just For Athletics Anymore

Recently I was on my bike riding past a marshy area when I saw a red-winged blackbird attacking a sandhill crane. It reminded me of something I see much more…

current market

The Latest Word on the Current Market

The life of an investment professional is hard work. I’m up against a lot of deadlines, I need to be extremely detail oriented and analytical, and people need to be…

Payments Fraud

Payments Fraud – The "New Normal"?

There’s no returning to the quaint era of the 1960s when Frank Abagnale, Jr., crossed the country committing check fraud left and right, as detailed in the movie “Catch Me…

Focusing on Fundamentals

Focusing on Fundamentals Reaps Rewards

Before transitioning to banking a year ago, part of my law practice over many years involved representing coaches and professional athletes. Through those connections, I’m still pleased to call several…

Distraction is a Blessing in Disguise

Distraction is a Blessing in Disguise

At work, I consider distraction my enemy. (Let me be clear that it’s almost always my own fault.) Like a lot of people, I’m often working on projects that require…

raindrops on handlebar

The Key to Happiness is No Expectations

Long-time readers will notice that most of my blogs come to me while I’m biking because, well, that’s when I have quiet time to think. I wasn’t able to bike…

First Business CEO speaking at Season of Caring

Volunteer Time Off Builds Strong Work Teams

The other day, a newer employee made an observation that beautifully encompassed how I feel about working at First Business. He said, “It feels like we’re all in this together…

market review

Is This A Goldilocks Economy?

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. She went for a walk in the forest, and soon she came upon a house. The breaking and entering…

Kansas City Business Loans

Making Good on Promises in Kansas City

Earlier this year, we promised “More For You, More for KC” through an ad campaign in the Kansas City area that pledged a respectable CD rate, but also the assurance…

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