First Business Financial Services is the parent of the First Business family of companies, managing shareholder relations and providing access to capital for our operating entities. Additionally, First Business Financial Services provides its subsidiaries with cost-effective corporate services including human resources, finance, information technology, and marketing.
First Business celebrates its entrepreneurial story and humble beginnings. First Business was started in 1990 when Jerry Smith and his partners raised $3 million of equity from 167 local investors. It was the first bank in the Midwest to focus exclusively on businesses. As the years went on, First Business developed logical business extensions to meet its clients’ needs.