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Corey Chambas: President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc. is a featured blogger for IBMadison.com. Corey has over 25 years experience working with local businesses. He currently serves as a director of several of First Business's companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.

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March 29, 2011

Are we there yet?

I hate to travel, but I like to go places.

The problem is you can’t walk or even drive to places like Costa Rica or Florence, and if you have a three-day business trip in Phoenix, you’re going to fly. When you fly (or at least when I fly) things often go awry. I’m in Phoenix as I write this and my journey here did not go smoothly. I experienced several flight delays, missed my connecting flight, sat waiting on the tarmac for both planes to take off, and upon landing in Phoenix after midnight, for a final touch, waited again for over a half-hour for a gate to open up. I arrived …

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March 08, 2011

Shoot! We didn't think about that

If you’re not failing, you’re not trying. That might be a little strong, but if you or your company are not coming up with new ideas and trying new things that sometimes fail, you’re probably not moving fast enough to win in today’s business world. You have to change to improve.

I personally come up with a lot of new ideas. The problem is, only half of them are good. I leave it up to the folks I work with to figure out which half are the good ones (they all seem great to me!). At a recent meeting when I mentioned this, eyes rolled, questioning whether my "half right" claim was a bit …

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