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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

September 13, 2011

Who wins in business - the tortoise or the hare?

I have something slightly embarrassing to admit. I recently spent a Sunday afternoon driving to four sub shops to hunt down a specific sandwich. How did this happen? I was on an elliptical machine at the gym, watching TV, and caught a commercial for Cousins Subs’ "Pulled Pork and Slaw" sandwich. The commercial was effective, to say the least. Although I was already running late, when I finished my workout, I had to get this sandwich and became a bit obsessed in seeking it out.

After finding two Cousins locations, both of which were closed, I hit a Subway, where they informed me they …

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August 16, 2011

Fishing for a change

I was recently on a musky fishing trip where my buddy and I fished for three and a half days, 12-plus hours a day, and caught two muskies. If you’re not familiar with musky fishing, that was actually a successful trip. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of time between contact with fish, and often you start second-guessing your strategy.

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July 19, 2011

Work, rest, repeat

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may not be surprised that my idea for this post came on a bike ride again. Sorry about that, but I do some of my best thinking while out on rides. The upside for me is maybe I could also submit my blog to Bicycling magazine!

Ive been doing some extra training recently, as I am doing a 50-mile fundraising ride. I know its a "ride" and not a "race," but I cant help myself. Im a bit competitive. I have been working pretty hard, but once the ride is over, Ill back off the training again. Maybe its age, but Im a firm believer that you need time …

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