May 17, 2013

First Business and Second Chance Partners for Education Announce $75,000 Education Fund

Appleton, WI – May 17, 2013 - First Business, along with 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 Second Chance Partners. It will provide financial assistance to students who can’t afford tuition, creating amazing opportunities for those wanting to participate in Second Chance Partners’ 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.

“First Business is invested in supporting the local manufacturing sector, and we are pleased that this scholarship will create opportunities for students to seek employment and careers in a leading industry segment in Northeast Wisconsin,” commented Mickey Noone, President of First Business Bank – Northeast.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to the education fund and supporting future students at Second Chance Partners, please visit starting June 1, 2013.

About First Business Bank - Northeast
First Business Bank - Northeast is headquartered at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton. In addition to offering commercial loan products, First Business Bank - Northeast offers a full line of deposit, investment, and equipment finance products through its affiliates First Business Bank - Madison and First Business Trust & Investments. Among these products are: remote deposit, treasury management, Internet banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, visit or call 920-734-1800.

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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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