Independent, entrepreneurial business owners in Northeast Wisconsin continue to fuel a powerhouse economic engine that’s thriving. A manufacturing hub, Northeast Wisconsin is also an area of diverse startup initiatives, nonprofit enterprises, and other successful businesses.
Our First Business banking experts bring a depth of industry and banking expertise to NEW businesses that’s unique in the area. A focused, niche banking model allows us to devote more time, attention, industry connections, and ideas to our business banking and private wealth clients. You benefit with unprecedented access to our local decision-makers combined with individual, attentive planning, innovative vision, and best practices banking expertise.
When Rick Hearden was a boy, he planned to be a pro football player like his grandfather, Lester Hearden. A running back for the Green Bay Packers in 1924, Lester also started his own professional football team in Iron Mountain, Mich.
“It was the start of the NFL; the beginnings of pro football; the barnstorming years!” Rick says. “Grandpa competed with Curly Lambeau for playing time.” Rick, who recently was named President of the Northeast Wisconsin Market at First Business, says Lester cautioned him against playing football. Rick, however, had other ideas — he played football and golf for St. Norbert College. “I should have listened to him; I probably had a better chance of being a professional golfer than a pro football player,” Rick says, whose son is a pro golfer.
He did follow other advice from his grandfather, his mentor, a pillar in his life whom he describes as a “tough, smart man.” He credits Lester with the guiding encouragement to “pay attention to the things you can control and don’t worry about the things you can’t,” which Rick applies in his work and personal lives today.
Time and individual attention are priceless in banking today. First Business banking experts prioritize your success, and believe that building a connection with you and your business is an important, long-term investment in your company and your prosperity.
Strength of Experience
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 banking and the financial needs of high-net-worth individuals, First Business Bank 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 banking experience.
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Concentrating on what your business does well is a steady path to success. Our clients profit from the same outlook at First Business Bank, where we designed focused, refined solutions solely for business banking and private wealth management.
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