January 11, 2011

First Business Director Laurie Benson Recognized in IB's Executive Hall of Fame

Madison, WI: First Business Bank - Madison Director Laurie Benson was selected as one of five top area executives for In Business Magazine’s 2011 Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes business executives that have what it takes to achieve business success and have made an innovative mark on their industries. 2011’s list includes: James Imhoff, Chairman and CEO of First Weber Group; John Larson, Chairman and CEO of National Guardian Life Insurance Group; David Kruger, President of Fiore Companies; Jay Smith, Chairman and CEO of Teel Plastics, and Laurie Benson, CEO of LSB Unlimited. The 2011 group was selected by the 2010 Hall of Fame class that featured: David Anderson, President & CEO of American Family Insurance; David Walsh, Partner at Foley & Lardner; Tom Still, President of Wisconsin Technology Countil; and Kathleed Woit, President of Madison Community Foundation. Read more about the 2011 group at ibmadison.com

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. 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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Jodie Johnson
AVP - Marketing
First Business Financial Services, Inc.