First Business

September 21, 2011

Boys & Girls Club Wins Big at First Business Invitational for Charity

MADISON, WI - September 21, 2011 - Boys & Girls Club will take home $42,000 in winnings today thanks to Mike Victorson and Sean LaBorde of M3 Insurance Solutions for Business who played in the "winner takes all" First Business Invitational for Charity golf event. Local business leaders competed today at Hawks Landing for a local charity of their choice.

"We are pleased that Boys & Girls Club will benefit from our event today," says Mark Meloy, President and CEO of First Business Bank. "While all the charities certainly are worthy, it’s the competitive drive and assertive spirit of the business leaders who golfed today that really made the event a success."

The event was designed with two person teams competing in a best ball format. Each two-some selected one local charity for which they played. First Business Bank committed to covering 100 percent of the event costs, which meant the winning team won $42,000 for their chosen local charity.

"It is fun to play in an event where there are no losers," says Mike Victorson, President & CEO of M3 Insurance Solutions for Business. "It was an honor to play for the Boys & Girls Club and we are sold on their mission and what they do for young people."

"It’s great to see the business community support local nonprofits like the Boys & Girls Club," said Michael Johnson, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. "I am excited that Mike Victorson and Sean LaBorde of M3 chose to play for the 2,000 plus kids that attend our local Clubs. Mike and Sean are getting a big hug from me. Had they lost, I might have had to teach them a lesson or two at the Club."

First Business is proud to be the originator and sponsor of this event Go to www.firstbusiness.com/photos to see a photo album of today’s event.

About First Business Bank
First Business Bank was established by area business owners and investors in 1990 to specialize in quality business banking for the local business community. First Business Bank offers a full line of financial services for businesses and business owners, including: commercial lending, treasury management, private banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, call 608-238-8008.

About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a $1.3 billion Wisconsin-based bank holding company that specializes in focused financial solutions for businesses, key executives, and high net worth individuals through its operating companies. It is the 2nd largest Wisconsin-based commercial bank holding company listed on NASDAQ or the NYSE. Its companies include: First Business Bank - Madison; First Business Bank - Milwaukee; First Business Bank - Northeast; First Business Trust & Investments; First Business Equipment Finance, LLC; and First Business Capital Corp. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call (608) 238-8008.

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Contact:
Jodie Johnson
Vice President - Marketing
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
608-358-6289
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