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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.

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Recent Blog Posts

July 30, 2015

A Lesson in Perspective

by Tracey Hulick, Loan Operations Officer, First Business Financial Services, Inc.

I recently took a vacation by myself to Northern Italy. I was really excited anticipating all the adventures, beautiful scenery, food, wine, and new friends. Of those, I was truly most excited about the people I’d meet.

During my research before the trip, I was told there would be ample English speakers and would likely encounter many other solo travelers along the way. I figured my odds of meeting …

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July 13, 2015

Ask, listen, and look – how to make better informed decisions

OK, I admit in some ways I’m a dinosaur. I thought I was with it and hip... wait, is "hip" still hip? But I’ve been a banker now for 30 years. When I first started and had to wear a suit and tie, I absolutely hated it. Over time I became used to it and started to believe that “suit and tie” was how a banker should look. 

But recently I changed my mind.

In a recent blog I mentioned the value of surveying employees in measuring …

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June 25, 2015

Managing the Shell – What’s Your Strategy?

by Bonnie Van Epps, Vice President - Talent Development Manager, First Business Financial Services, Inc.

If you know me, you know how much I adore my kids, but being a parent can be really hard sometimes.  Especially when you can see the mistakes kids are about to make. You could stop it.  You could even do it for them the right way.  …

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