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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

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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June 14, 2011

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can

Attitude equals success. Is it really as simple as that? Not exactly, but I think its close.

I recently got a new bike, as you may know from my previous blogs, but there was a problem. My average speed on the new bike over several rides was slow and no better than I had been achieving on my old bike. I was extremely discouraged. I thought, "I know the bikes lighter, I should be faster am I just getting old?"

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May 17, 2011

At least I'm better than I used to be

Last weekend I was out riding my new bike for the first time (if you see me, I can show you a picture of it since it’s now the wallpaper on my phone!). I hadn’t found time to get my bike computer switched over yet, and that was a problem for me as it left me in the dark about whether I was any faster on the new bike. Each time I ride, I try to beat my previous ride’s average speed that’s my gauge on whether I’m getting faster, slower, or staying the same. That got me thinking about the topic of measuring success and how something similar applies in the business world.

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