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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

March 29, 2011

Are we there yet?

I hate to travel, but I like to go places.

The problem is you can’t walk or even drive to places like Costa Rica or Florence, and if you have a three-day business trip in Phoenix, you’re going to fly. When you fly (or at least when I fly) things often go awry. I’m in Phoenix as I write this and my journey here did not go smoothly. I experienced several flight delays, missed my connecting flight, sat waiting on the tarmac for both planes to take off, and upon landing in Phoenix after midnight, for a final touch, waited again for over a half-hour for a gate to open up. I arrived at my …

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March 08, 2011

Topic: Management & Leadership

Shoot! We didn't think about that

If you’re not failing, you’re not trying. That might be a little strong, but if you or your company are not coming up with new ideas and trying new things that sometimes fail, you’re probably not moving fast enough to win in today’s business world. You have to change to improve.

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February 22, 2011

Single-tasking

I was recently at a yoga class (yes, I do yoga it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for my chronically bad back and I highly recommend it) and the instructor told us to practice "single-tasking" to focus both mind and body on the one thing that we were doing at that moment. That really caught my attention as I’m a big multi-tasker (I check e-mail while watching the Packer game, I try to learn Spanish while driving, I listen to books on my iPod while walking the dog). In fact, I liked the concept of single-tasking so much, as it’s so different from how we live today, that I thought it could be …

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