Client service should be exceptional, not the exception.
Our Products & Services
Our Treasury Management experts strive to understand your business goals, your cash flow patterns, and your appetite for risk, and then develop a treasury management plan designed specifically to meet your unique needs. Learn more
The details of your expansion goals are important to our commercial lending experts. We'll offer advice, and proactively manage all the commercial loan details, giving you a heads up on opportunities, and warning you of potential pitfalls. This enables you to focus on what you do best - growing your business. Learn more
First Business Economic Forum held at the New North Live! Summit
Each Fall, First Business takes the pulse of local businesses through an annual economic survey. The survey focuses on the current year's actual and next year's predicted: sales revenue, total operating costs, capital expenditures, profitability, number of employee, changes in wages, and changes in pricing. Results are broken down by geography, and reported to the public in three local forums. Below are the panelists from the Northeast Wisconsin forum held on December 6, 2013. Read the Survey
Panelists (left to right) Ben Griggs, Aarrowcast; Darwin Copeman, Jewelers Mutual Insurance; Craig Dickman, Breakthrough Fuel; Not pictured - Presenter: Dennis Winters, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; Moderator: Margaret LeBrun, Insight Publications
Serving the Unique Needs of Northeast WI Businesses
We pride ourselves on our ability to meet and anticipate client needs. All of our staff are very experienced and capable of providing solutions to you. Decisions are made by our local management team and Board of Directors who are absolutely committed to the Northeast business community. We are also proud of our individual and corporate contributions we've made and continue to make to support the local community.
"I know both my lender and the president on a personal level."
"First Business Bank makes decisions locally and quickly. I know both my lender and the president on a personal level. They truly understand my business, how it is unique, and what our current and future needs are. It brings me peace of mind to know that they are the ones making decisions on my loans and recommending custom financial solutions."
— Andy Dumke, Partner, Alliance Development
Valley Express, LLC
"My First Business Bank lender is extremely responsive and respectful of my time."
"When our previous bank lost interest in us as a customer, we turned to First Business Bank. It's a decision we don't regret."
"My First Business Bank lender is extremely responsive and respectful of my time. He drives to our office to discuss our lending needs and helped us set up a remote deposit system. He realizes my priorities as a business owner. He makes things simple for me, so I can focus on the strategic and day-to-day elements of growing my business."
— Ron Jankowski, President, Valley Express, LLC
First Business and its 150 employees are involved in the community in many ways. A recent employee survey indicated First Business employees volunteer free time to 154 local organizations and sit on 76 local boards and committees. First Business employees are also involved in corporate community activities such as United Way's Day of Caring.
First Business was recently awarded a Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award by Corporate Report Magazine in recognition for its community support and employee relations.
Directors and staff of the bank wholeheartedly support making contributions to local charitable organizations in our market area. Our employees are approached individually by acquaintances, friends, and organizations and the giving process is difficult. In 2004, First Business established the First Business Charitable Foundation, Inc. to provide a funding mechanism and appropriate record keeping for the charitable contributions of First Business.
Why First Business
Our mission is to provide premium service and the highest quality products that meet our clients' financial needs. Our clients tell us the First Business difference is personalized attention, fast turnaround on decisions, knowledgeable people, and access to top decision makers.
First Business doesn't plug your business into a formula. We take the time to learn what you do and how you do it. We use our understanding of your unique needs to craft a unique solution.
Fast Turnaround on Decisions
Business opportunities can develop suddenly. But the window of opportunity can close quickly, so you need a responsive financial partner to take advantage of these opportunities. At First Business, we make our decisions locally and quickly - so you get the answers you need when you need them.
The best financial consultants understand more than their own business. They understand yours, too. First Business has consulted with hundreds of successful businesses and individuals. So we know how to help our clients succeed. Our people have strong business backgrounds and a deep appreciation for the entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, the members of our board of directors are always willing to share their experience and perspective with you.
Access to Top Decision Makers
Every financial services company says it values your business. But First Business demonstrates the importance of your relationship by giving you access to all of its resources and all of its people - including our presidents and CEOs. Our top people get to know you and your business in a way our competitors can't or won't. So even if your primary contact is out of the office, there's someone available who knows your business and can get things done.