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Client Service Should be EXCEPTIONAL

Every bank wants to provide real client service. But most aren’t set up to make it happen. First Business is different. We intentionally limit ourselves to fewer clients than comparable banks of our size so that we can offer each client an exceptional level of service. We know your name. More importantly, we get to know your business. That’s what makes the difference.

First Business Bank — Milwaukee, a part of First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ: FBIZ), offers a full range of commercial banking services to businesses in greater Milwaukee. We offer a full line of deposit and loan products for business owners and individuals, including specialized lending, treasury management, private wealth management banking, retirement services, investment management services, trust services, and equipment finance and leasing.

Community Support

First Business and its 200+ employees are involved in the community in many ways. A recent employee survey indicated that in 2014, our employees volunteered their free time to 140 local organizations and sat on over 70 local boards and committees.

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First Business presents a $75,000 check to GPS Partners for Education. For more information about GPS Partners for Education please visit their website at www.gpsed.org (left to right) Lynn Sigfred, Rick Krauthoefer, Peggy Stoop, Dennis Sampson, Chase Kostichka, Kim Preston, Craig Cerbins, Dave Vetta & Natalie Glumm


In the News

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Recognition


Stuck, Inc.

"I know when it comes to being a service provider you must differentiate yourself, and First Business does that."

"When you see their marketing materials you see the tagline ‘our people know business, that is why they are our people.’ I think the tagline should be ‘our people drive our customers’ growth’ because that is what they did for us and the reason we selected them. I have been fortunate to have the First Business leaders as our partner. I would highly recommend them for any business looking to grow."

Paul Schulls, Co-Founder of Stuck, Inc.


Maglio Companies

"The team at First Business Bank always seems to be one step ahead of us, anticipating our next need before we even know it. "

"Their proactive approach has enabled us to be properly positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities at a moment’s notice."

Sam Maglio, Maglio Companies


Systems, Inc.

"We found the transition to First Business Bank to go very smoothly. They have been very responsive and helpful whenever we have questions or need assistance."

"Our treasury management rep was very helpful in guiding us through all of the paperwork required to get everything set up. During the initial set up of our online banking, they worked with us and showed us how to use the website. We find their online banking to be intuitive and easy to use. During the conversion of our two remote deposit machines they worked with us until they had us up and running." "Everyone is very helpful and we have been very satisfied with the process and the customer service we are getting from First Business Bank."

Michelle Dellemann, Systems, Inc.


Weimer Bearing & Transmission, Inc.

"In our business, we value professionalism and personal service. First Business Bank delivers."

"We switched to First Business Bank ten years ago after our existing bank relationship turned quite impersonal. We have a great relationship with First Business Bank. They treat us right. With First Business Bank our day-to-day banking needs are handled flawlessly and the courier service is a huge convenience. We like dealing with a local bank because we never have to wait for an out-of town loan approval. They also help us with the financing of our personal investments and our personal banking needs. It's a full-service relationship."

Frank Stangl, Weimer Bearing & Transmission, Inc.


Alpine Plywood Corp.

"First Business Bank helps us build our business."
"When our previous bank lost interest in us as a customer, we turned to First Business Bank. It's a decision we don't regret."

"First Business Bank reminds us of ourselves. They take an interest in their clients and their businesses, emphasize service and build relationships. Plus, they respond quickly to all of our requests. For example, we recently needed money for a large purchase. We called the bank and had approval the same day. It's that kind of consistent, excellent service that makes First Business Bank our only bank."

John Groskopf, Alpine Plywood Corp.


Engineering Specialists, Inc.

"At First Business Bank, we're more than an account number"
"When our previous bank lost interest in us as a customer, we turned to First Business Bank. It's a decision we don't regret."

"We work with First Business Bank because they respect us and provide a high level of service we couldn't find at other banks. When I call or stop by, everyone knows me and can immediately answer questions about our accounts. I don't have to wait for a response from another office, and that saves me time. Plus, with their knowledgeable team focus on business, they act as trusted advisors and truly provide solutions to our needs."

John Miller, Engineering Specialists, Inc.



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Our People

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Dave Vetta, CFP

Dave Vetta, CFP

President & CEO
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Wesley Ricchio

Wesley Ricchio

Market President - Kenosha
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Robert Pieroni

Robert Pieroni

Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Laura Burnett Shoemaker

Laura Burnett Shoemaker

Assistant Vice President - Treasury Management, NMLS# 691008
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Dennis Sampson

Dennis Sampson

Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Tom Rude

Tom Rude

First Vice President - Equipment Finance
First Business Equipment Finance
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Bob Bell

Bob Bell

Vice President - Commercial Banking & Private Banking, NMLS# 1012011
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Rick Krauthoefer

Rick Krauthoefer

Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Kim Preston

Kim Preston

Vice President - Treasury Management
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Lynn Sigfred, CTP

Lynn Sigfred, CTP

Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Chase Kostichka

Chase Kostichka

Assistant Vice President - Commercial Banking & Private Banking NMLS#1284386
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Peggy Stoop

Peggy Stoop

Assistant Vice President - Private Banking
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Becky Rosenow

Becky Rosenow

Client Relationship Specialist
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Craig Cerbins, CTP

Craig Cerbins, CTP

Assistant Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Tari Hansen

Tari Hansen

Senior Client Relationship Officer
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Sarah Szejn

Sarah Szejn

Client Relationship Officer
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Paul Farrelly

Paul Farrelly

Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Kelly Foster

Kelly Foster

Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Alicia Buttchen

Alicia Buttchen

Treasury Management Officer
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Dan Vrakas

Dan Vrakas

Senior Advisor
First Business Bank - Milwaukee
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Our Board

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Gerald Kilcoyne

Gerald Kilcoyne

Board Chair
First Business Bank
Managing Partner
Pinnacle Enterprises, LLC
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Ralph Kauten

Ralph Kauten

Board Chair & CEO
Quintessence Biosciences, Inc.
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W. Kent Lorenz

W. Kent Lorenz

Chairman and CEO
Acieta LLC
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JoAnne Brandes

JoAnne Brandes

Founder & Senior Fellow
Carroll University Center for Leadership Excellence
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Mark Bugher

Mark Bugher

Retired Director
University Research Park
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Corey Chambas

Corey Chambas

President & CEO
First Business Financial Services
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Jan Eddy

Jan Eddy

Retired President & CEO
Wingra Technologies
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John Harris

John Harris

Former Managing Director
Stifel Nicolaus Weisel
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Timothy Keane

Timothy Keane

Entrepreneur in Residence Graduate School of the College of Business Administration
Marquette University
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Sandra Lampman

Sandra Lampman

Executive Director
St. Mary's Foundation
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Mark Meloy

Mark Meloy

President & CEO
First Business Bank - Madison
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Steven Mixtacki, CPA

Steven Mixtacki, CPA

Chief Financial & Operating Officer
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
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Daniel Olszewski

Daniel Olszewski

Director
Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at UW
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Audrey Polencheck

Audrey Polencheck

Former Manager
Thorstad Leasing
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John Silseth

John Silseth

President
Antietam, LLC
Chairman
First Business Bank — Milwaukee
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Barbara Stephens

Barbara Stephens

Chief Human Resources Officer
REV Group Inc.
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Dave Vetta

Dave Vetta

President & CEO
First Business Bank — Milwaukee
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Dean Voeks

Dean Voeks

Retired CEO
Chorus Communications Group
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Tim Wallen

Tim Wallen

Principal and Chief Executive Officer
MLG
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Mark Winter

Mark Winter

Vice President
Grubb & Ellis | Oakbrook-Madison
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Michael Losenegger

Michael Losenegger

Chief Credit Officer
First Business Financial Services
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Jim Hartlieb

Jim Hartlieb

President
First Business Bank
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Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith

Board Chair
First Business Financial Services
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Carol Sanders

Carol Sanders

President
Carol Sanders Consulting, LLC
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