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Stick to a plan

Stick to a Plan! 

It is important to stick to a plan when trying to accomplish a major goal or project, a fact I was able to put to the test this past year…

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Business Strategy: How to Gain Efficiencies

At this time of year, our company, like many others, focuses on strategic planning, and one of our initiatives relates to ongoing efficiency. When our bank was first founded, some…

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Sounding the Alarm on Small Business Fraud

Recently, a survey of small business owners revealed that almost half believe they’re not big enough to be targets of fraud. The reality is businesses of all sizes have become…

Culture & Retention in Manufacturing

Culture & Retention in Manufacturing

With a new year fast approaching, I reached out to a few regional manufacturers to see what was on their minds as they begin to look out to 2020 and…

power of being aware

The Power of Being Aware

I was recently having breakfast with a friend and business associate, and as we were leaving, I commented that it looked like he had lost quite a bit of weight.…

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The Joy of Giving

 “Receiving is the natural result of giving.” – The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann With the holidays around the corner, this can be a busy time of…

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…

volunteer

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…

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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…

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To our Valued Clients

When you receive your November deposit statements, you will see a new more modern look. When we upgraded our statements, we also provided required compliance disclosures. The required compliance disclosures increased the size of the November statements causing increased file sizes and download times. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please reach out to your First Business Bank Relationship Manager if you have questions or if we can be of assistance.

To our Valued Clients

When you receive your November deposit statements, you will see a new more modern look. When we upgraded our statements, we also provided required compliance disclosures. The required compliance disclosures increased the size of the November statements causing increased file sizes and download times. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please reach out to your First Business Bank Relationship Manager if you have questions or if we can be of assistance.

NOTICE

Access to our Remote Deposit Capture system is intermittently unavailable; users may not be able to access it at this time. We are working to restore access as possible. If you have questions, please contact us at:

  1. Wisconsin Region: 608-232-5938
  2. Kansas Region: 913-717-6464

NOTICE

To protect clients and employees, we temporarily suspended courier service. For other deposit needs, please see your client email sent on 3/16/2020 for instructions regarding deposits at your local First Business Bank office.

To set up Mobile Banking, please contact our Treasury Management Support team at 608-232-5938. We will alert you when courier service is available again. Thank you.