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Corey Chambas: President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc. is a featured blogger for IBMadison.com. Corey has over 25 years experience working with local businesses. He currently serves as a director of several of First Business's companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.

Corey's recent blog postings are featured below.

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Recent Blog Posts

November 30, 2010

Where's my magic bullet?

At the conclusion of a recent planning session, one of our board members asked me what I thought about the whole planning process. I blurted out, "It was really hard." And it was. A lot of hard work went into it. Usually I filter my thoughts a bit more before I speak, but it was a long day and I was tired and just being honest.

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November 16, 2010

Pick me! Pick me!

The recent elections were at the forefront of our world — there was no escaping the news coverage or the incessant commercials! That got me thinking about leadership roles. In business, management fills a leadership role similar to government officials. One difference is supervisors and leaders in business are appointed and not elected. They are really more like the coaching staff of a baseball team.

Interestingly, great coaches and managers often weren’t the greatest players. They had to work extremely hard in their careers, and in so doing, they learned the …

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November 02, 2010

You Gotta Have Faith

No, this is not a religious call to action or a George Michael reference. I started thinking about how "you gotta have faith" in the aftermath of the Badger vs. Hawkeyes game. The coaches and players made several references to "having faith" and "believing" they could beat Iowa. This was when none of the pundits thought they could follow up the emotional win over number one Ohio State with a strong enough effort to win at Iowa. (I have to admit I was one of those.) As I read their remarks, I couldn’t help but make the connection to business.

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