First Business and GPS Education Partners (Formally - Second Chance Partners for Education) Announce $75,000 Education Fund
Milwaukee, WI – June 3, 2013 - First Business, along with GPS Education Partners (Formally - Second Chance Partners for Education), is pleased to announce the establishment of a $75,000 education fund for local students interested in manufacturing.
This new fund is the first of its kind at GPS Education Partners. It will provide financial assistance to create amazing opportunities for those wanting to participate in the innovative 21 month program or the new Advance Manufacturing Certificate Pathway. First Business has provided the initial investment of $75,000 to establish the education fund.
“At First Business, we are committed to the manufacturing community to help this sector grow and be prosperous. We are proud to be a founding member of the Waukesha County Manufacturing Alliance and the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference among others. When manufacturing thrives, we all thrive,” commented Dave Vetta, President of First Business Bank – Milwaukee.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to the education fund and supporting future students at GPS Education Partners, please visit www.GPSed.org.
About First Business Bank - Milwaukee
First Business Bank - Milwaukee was established in 2000 to provide a full range of commercial banking services to Milwaukee-area businesses and business people. It is chartered as a unit bank with a CEO, not a branch president, and a board of directors rather than an advisory board. This structure allows it to understand Milwaukee-area businesses and respond quickly and proactively to their needs. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 262-792-1400.
About GPS Education Partners
GPS Education Partners is proud to offer students a unique education model for success that includes:
- Full immersion into real-world business experience
- Business, education and community partnerships
- History of student success
Students receive hands-on educational programming through an education center housed within a partner business. The on-site academic component allows students to remain fully immersed within the business setting and creates a classroom focused on practical application of the subject matter. In addition, learning takes place in real-time as students have access to partner business resources and expertise.
We do more than merely educate; we prepare students for continued education and meaningful careers.
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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