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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 31, 2013

Topic: Management & Leadership

All-in, all-out — finding work/life balance

Recently I was fortunate to go on a fascinating trip to Jerusalem. The religious, historical, and political aspects of Israel are incredibly interesting, and the confluence of people and religion is amazing.

The Western Wall of the Temple (aka, the Wailing Wall) — probably the most sacred Jewish site, which has a constant stream of people coming to pray 24/7 — is directly adjacent to the third most important mosque in the world, where on a typical Friday 50,000 Muslims come to worship, and on the last Friday during Ramadan approximately half a million …

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June 25, 2013

Topic: Management & Leadership

The knee bone's connected to the ... creativity bone?

Lately I’ve been struggling. Struggling with minor back problems and a knee injury that led to recent meniscus surgery. I’ve also been struggling with an idea for my next blog. I think these two struggles are related and that my knee injury is somehow linked to my creativity.

If you’ve read my blog in the past, you have probably noticed that I formulate and work through a lot of my blog ideas while riding my bike through the Madison countryside. With my recent knee injury, I’ve been missing that opportunity to contemplate and crystalize my thoughts. As …

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May 07, 2013

Topic: Management & Leadership

Bring your B game

Last weekend I went out for my first bike ride of the year. The first ride is always hard, and I was battling a strong wind that day too. The bad news was I realized my computer battery was dead. But that ended up being the good news, as I didn’t know how slow I was on that first windy ride.

After my initial frustration that I couldn’t track my average speed like I always do, I realized it didn’t really matter for this particular ride. The first ride is about getting outside, putting your legs and lungs through real hills, and getting yourself ready for the upcoming …

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