July 01, 2013

Topic: Manufacturing

2013 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference Details Announced

(APPLETON, WI) – July 1, 2013 - First Business Bank - Northeast announces the third annual Manufacturing First Expo & Conference designed to provide premier networking opportunities for Wisconsin manufacturers. The event is scheduled for October 31, 2013 from 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

One out of four Northeast Wisconsin residents is employed by a manufacturer, so it’s not surprising that more than 400 Wisconsin manufacturers participate annually in Manufacturing First Expo & Conference. The event is put on by First Business, along with the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications to provide Wisconsin manufacturers hands-on opportunities to grow their businesses via connections to - and shared knowledge from - other local manufacturers.

2013 speakers and topics include:

  • Craig Giffi, Vice Chairman of Deloitte Services - Manufacturing Trends
  • Mike Weller, President of Miller Electric - The 80/20 Rule
  • Steve Stich, Chief Risk Officer at Oshkosh Corporation - Risk Mitigation
  • Steve Van Remortel,Speaker, Chief Strategist & Talent Coach at SM Advisors - Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream: How to Differentiate Your Organization Through Strategy and Talent
  • Secretary Reggie Newson of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development - Wisconsin Investment in Solving the Skills Shortage
  • Scott Jansen of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development - Wisconsin Investment in Solving the Skills Shortage

Manufacturing First offers key note speaker presentations, manufacturing exhibits, booth talk (min-seminars), breakout sessions, lunch & networking, and a cocktail and networking reception to close out the day. The cost to attend is only $75 per ticket, which includes lunch. Learn more at our event website: www.manufacturingfirst.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.

The First Business Financial Services, Inc. logo is available at http://www.firstbusiness.com/logo

Jodie Johnson
VP Marketing
First Business