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At the heart of First Business, we believe success comes down to putting people first. Our clients, our employees, our families, our communities. This driving philosophy was a guidepost from the founding of First Business in 1990, and our devotion to it is unwavering today. We’re delighted you’re considering joining us.

We’re passionate about helping businesses and people. First Business Financial Services, Inc. is the proud holding company of the First Business family of companies, providing shared corporate services to the entire organization. Our companies specialize in focused financial solutions for businesses, key executives, and high net worth individuals.

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Guiding Principles

Our People

Our people are our priority. They embody ambition, experience, and client focus. The result? Extremely engaged employees who provide unmatched client satisfaction. Our people are our number one.

Our Culture

Our culture encourages high levels of achievement. We're always up for a challenge, setting high goals and actively seeking out the "best" way. We embrace change, continuous improvement, and innovation.

Our Results

Our results directly correlate with our strategy. We made a conscious decision to focus on people, culture, and a niche — not only to differentiate our company, but to differentiate our results.

Our Focus

Our focus is business banking in conjunction with financial services. We offer sophisticated services, industry expertise, accessibility to our client, and outstanding results to our shareholders. We are a model of convenience.


Commitment to Success

As a part of First Business, you’ll find a unique culture based on our “Statement of Beliefs” — 28 statements created when the company was founded capturing expectations of how we behave and treat each other. We expanded these core values and created a Cultural Competency Framework, which defines observable skills and behaviors required to be successful. Our competencies are important to us because we know that our talent fuels company growth and success. We use these core values not only to communicate our culture, but also to help guide employee career growth and development.

values differences


At First Business….

• We have a collective responsibility to share in the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
• To ensure all voices are heard;
• To create an environment where everyone has a sense of belonging;
• And where we can show up every day as our true and authentic selves.

Using the platinum rule to guide us, we strive to treat others the way they want to be treated. Our core cultural competencies include Values Differences: recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. With each new hire, we have the opportunity to and be better, stronger, and more inclusive. We believe increased diversity impacts our success, and the success of our employees, clients, and communities.

First Business is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.

Total Rewards

We value the total rewards package – compensation, benefits, and wellness – that we provide to our employees, and know that taking care of our people and their families will have a direct impact on their success and the success of our company. Among the many benefits of working at First Business, employees enjoy:

• Competitive compensation
• Annual bonus program
• Individual incentive plans
• Comprehensive insurance packages – health, dental, vision, disability, life
• Flex spending accounts
• 401K matching & profit sharing
• Generous paid time off
• Flex scheduling
• Education assistance
• Professional development and training opportunities
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellness program

On Campus

Throughout our company, we value fresh perspective and positive energy, which is why we offer internships and entry-level careers, attend career fairs on several area campuses, and participate in student organizations. Many of our interns continue on to become employees. There’s no limit to what you can achieve at First Business.

Community Involvement

Giving back is important at First Business — one facet of our commitment to creating robust communities. Our employees dedicate their time and resources to service organizations and non-profit boards across all of our markets, directly impacting their communities. As an organization, we wholeheartedly support making contributions to local charitable organizations in our communities. Each location has a First Business Charitable Foundation with a corporate contributions committee that evaluates all requests for contributions, and ensures that each need is given thoughtful consideration.

Hiring Process

Impactful employees are engaged, high-achieving professionals, which benefits us, our clients, and you.  An intentional hiring process allows candidates and hiring teams to evaluate each other thoughtfully and thoroughly, which leads to confident and successful decisions.

Our hiring process includes:
1. Completing our online application
2. Participating in a phone interview with a member of the talent acquisition team
3. Completing two brief hiring assessments (sent via email; results are shared)
4. Participating in first-round interviews with talent acquisition and hiring teams.
     a. We currently interview candidates virtually
5. Participating in second-round interviews with hiring teams and senior-level leaders
6. Offer extension
7. Background screening and hiring contingency removal
8. Onboarding
     a. We are currently onboarding and training new employees virtually


At First Business, we’re proud of our employees’ commitment to exceeding expectations in our relationships with clients and each other. Recent community recognition of our high achievements includes:

2009 – 2018 #1 Preferred Business Bank


2020 Silver Award

2018 – 2020 Best Places to Work Award


2018 Hand-Raiser Award



Take a look at all the other awards we’ve received


Access to Online Private Banking is intermittently unavailable; users may not be able to access it at this time. We are working to restore access as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact us at: 855-257-4149.

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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


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.