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We’re proudly headquartered in Madison, where businesses are born every day and live alongside legacy, family owned businesses run for generations. Greater Dane County area business leaders deserve to work with local banking decision makers who are committed to building our community together. Along with a business model that allows us to dedicate more time and expert resources to you, we strive to deliver the highest quality attention, industry expertise, and banking services in the Greater Dane County area to you.



Growing or Managing a Business


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Building and Managing Personal Wealth


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Zak Showalter

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Zak Showalter joined First Business as a Credit Analyst in 2017 shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Finance, Investments & Banking and Risk Management & Insurance. In 2019, Zak was promoted to Commercial Banking Associate.

A Division 1 basketball player at UW-Madison from 2012-2017, Zak was awarded UW Student-Athlete of the Year, was named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team, and received the UW Unsung Hero Award. Throughout college, Zak was active in the community, volunteering as part of Badgers Give Back, the UW Athletics community outreach program bringing student-athletes and the Madison community together.

Zak lives in Madison with his wife Annie and their dogs Saint and Sully. Zak and Annie successfully completed Ironman Wisconsin in 2018, and now primarily spend their free time going on walks with their dogs and spending time with friends around Madison.


Why Bank With Us?

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Time and individual attention are priceless today in financial services. Our First Business experts prioritize your success, and believe that a personal connection with you and your business is an important, long-term investment in your company and your prosperity.


You're an expert in your own finances and goals, but do you know how to reach them without missteps? With a narrow focus on business and high-net-worth individuals, First Business has a wealth of experience, data, strategies, and connections to help you make the best decisions.


Fiscal needs of a cheese maker differ from those of a parts manufacturer — one size does not fit all. Living in your community, we are immersed in the details of our local industries. You benefit from our commitment and history with top-notch industry connections and experience.


Likely you've discovered, too, that concentrating on what your business does well is a steady path to success. Our clients profit from the same outlook at First Business, where we designed focused, refined services solely for business banking and private wealth management.

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  1. Wisconsin Region: 608-232-5938
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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.