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As a bank with entrepreneurial roots, we are honored to serve our clients in Kansas City, a place where energy abounds and possibilities seem endless. First Business is proud to have local decision makers committed to building our community and a niche that allows us to dedicate time and expert resources to you — leading to the highest quality attention and Kansas City banking services.



Growing or Managing a Business


Leading an Established Business

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Building and Managing Personal Wealth


Enjoying Personal Retirement

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When Austin Thompson was growing up in a small town outside of Kansas City, his first job was as a cart attendant at a local golf course. With a father in agricultural banking, Austin was used to hearing that he’d grow up to be a banker just like his dad.

“When I went to college, I took one semester of physical therapy classes to prove everyone wrong,” he says. “I ate my humble pie in my second semester and changed my major to business administration with an emphasis in finance and banking. I took the family trait and ran with it.”

After college, he was drawn to the big city, so he worked at a commercial bank in Kansas City. His transition to First Business Bank was a seamless merger of a desire to bring attentive, small-town service to clients along with strong lending capacity. “I really like that First Business feels like a community bank, but can give you a $10 million loan if you need one. You have a personal relationship with an expert who’s not a robot. I feel like we’re very successful with that.”

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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.

Approved Deals

Helping business owners is the gratifying reward for what we do on a daily basis. Whether you’re starting up, growing, or need assistance with cash flow, we make your business our first priority.

Real Estate Construction Loan


  • Mixed Use Development

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  • Assisted Living Facility

Real Estate and Equipment Loan



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Commercial Line of Credit


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Commercial Line of Credit


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