December 10, 2009

Dec 10 at 8:30 a.m. - Live Economic Webcast at

WISC TV 3 and will be providing a live web cast of Thursday’s First Business Economic Survey of Dane County. Coverage will include a live video and blog for local business leaders interested in hearing the results of the only Dane County focused economic survey. Go to for details.

The First Business Economic Survey of Dane County surveyed business owners on economic indicators critical for decisions in today’s competitive environment. The corresponding First Business Economic Forum will include a brief presentation of the survey results with a panel discussion to follow.

Scott Converse, professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business, will present the findings and discuss implications of the 2009 survey. He will identify trends based on what local business owners reported as actual and forecasted: sales revenue, production and operating costs, capital expenditures, profitability, staffing, and wages. He will also cover operating capacity, performance compared to expectations, and business projections.

A panel discussion with audience participation will follow. Participants include:

Jay Loewi is CEO of QTI Group, a locally-owned staffing company serving southern Wisconsin. He has thirty plus years of business experience as an entrepreneur, strategic leader and general business advisor. Prior to his leadership position in the QTI Group, Jay led the operations of a local food products company and held a leading financial role with a major bank. QTI’s services include staff recruitment, HR consulting, and Human Resources management.

Mike Victorson is President & CEO of M3 Insurance. M3 is an independent insurance agency and broker that places insurance for and provides risk management and safety advice to businesses. They focus on property & casualty insurance, workers’ compensation, employee benefits and retirement plans for both private and public sector clients.

Steve Mixtacki, CPA, is the CFO and a Senior Vice President of American TV & Appliance of Madison, Inc. Steve currently serves as a director of First Business Bank - Madison and The Evjue Foundation, a trustee of Edgewood College, and Chairs the Investment Committee of the Madison Rotary Foundation.

Deb Archer, GMCVB Board Position: President/CEO Since April of 1995, Deb has been at the helm of the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau. Deb previously held the positions of VP of Convention Sales at the GMCVB, Associate Director of Sales at the CVB of Greater Kansas City and CEO of the Park City, Utah Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau. Deb’s professional affiliations include PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association, WSAE (Wisconsin Society of Association Executives) and ASAE (American Society of Association Executives). Deb is also a member of DMAI (Destination Management Association International)and serves on its Board of Directors. She currently chairs the Governor’s Council on Tourism and is also an Instructor of Destination Management at Madison Area Technical College.

Corey Chambas is President & CEO of First Business Financial Services. Corey Chambas has worked in the commercial banking industry for 25 years, specializing in commercial lending and cash management. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he has also completed several advanced commercial lending programs including those of Darden (University of Virginia) and Kellogg (Northwestern University). In addition to his role as President and CEO at First Business Financial Services, Corey serves as a director of several of First Business’s companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc., Business Advisory Board member of Bellbrook Labs, LLC, Advisory Board member of the Aldine Capital Fund, L.P., member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County, and a member of Madison Breakfast Rotary.

The live event starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 10. Go to for details.
About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance, and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness. For additional information, visit or call (608) 238-8008.

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