Announcements about new hires, promotions, community involvement, name changes & rewards at First Business.

September 07, 2016

Chris DiModugno Joins First Business

MADISON, WI, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Chris DiModugno joins First Business Trust & Investments as a Senior Trust Specialist. 

Chris has over ten years of experience in the Investment Management industry. Prior to First Business, she worked at a small community bank as an Assistant Trust Officer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science …

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September 01, 2016

First Business Hires Shilpa Yellapragada

MADISON, WI, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Shilpa Yellapragada has been hired as a Senior Business/IT.

Shilpa comes to First Business with over 10 years of experience in Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Change Management, and User Training/Support. She worked in domains like insurance, ERP, …

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August 30, 2016

First Business Promotes Spencer Brink

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 30, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced today that Spencer Brink has been promoted to a Credit Analyst.

Spencer graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in May of 2016, with dual degrees in Finance, Investments & Banking and Risk Management & Insurance. He joined First Business as a Credit Analyst Intern following graduation, and has now been promoted to a Credit Analyst. Outside …

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August 24, 2016

Nancy Johnshoy Joins First Business

APPLETON, WI, AUGUST 24, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Nancy Johnshoy has been hired as the Vice President – Trust & Investments in the Northeast region.

Nancy joins First Business with over 30 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Throughout her career Nancy has worked primarily with individual clients and non-profit …

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August 22, 2016

First Business Hires Amanda Smith and Carrie Prince

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 22, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced today that Amanda Smith has been hired as a Financial Accountant I and Carrie Prince has been hired as a Marketing Automation Manager.

Amanda joins First Business as a Financial Accountant. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and General Business. She previously worked …

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August 18, 2016

First Business Promotes Evren Dogan and David Flickinger

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 18, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Evren Dogan and David Flickinger have been promoted to Credit Analyst II.

Evren graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Finance and Management. He interned at Googins Advisors and Northwestern Mutual before joining First Business. Evren was a member of several indoor and outdoor …

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August 15, 2016

First Business Hires Ariane Deliz and Nolan Bowar

 

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 15, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Ariane Deliz has been hired as Corporate Administrative Assistant and Nolan Bowar has been hired as a Trust Administrative Associate. 

Ariane joins First Business with over eight years of experience working in the legal industry. She began her career …

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August 11, 2016

First Business Hires Tyler Brault and Haley Grow

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 11, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Tyler Brault has been hired as a Loan Support Representative and Haley Grow has been hired as a Creative Associate.

Tyler joins First Business as a Loan Support Representative after working at SII Investments Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin …

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August 09, 2016

First Business Promotes Jordan Altmann and John Freeman

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 9, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Jordan Altmann has been promoted to Supervisor – IT Infrastructure & System Administration and John Freeman has been promoted to Senior Systems Administrator.

Jordan has over ten years of Information Technology experience servicing the educational sector. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin …

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August 04, 2016

First Business Promotes Eric Schremp

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 4, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced today that Eric Schremp has been promoted to a Commercial Banking Officer.

Eric joined the First Business team in June 2013 as a Credit Analyst intern and moved into a full time Credit Analyst role in December 2013.  He then joined the commercial lending team as a Commercial Lending Associate in June 2015. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin …

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August 02, 2016

First Business Promotes Laura Meicher

MADISON, WI, August 2, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Laura Meicher has been promoted to Senior Credit Analyst.

Laura came to First Business in 2015 with over five years of commercial banking experience and has been in the local banking industry for over 14 years. Laura graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree …

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July 27, 2016

First Business Hires Josh Wise

MADISON, WI, JULY 27, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Josh Wise has been hired as a Collateral Analyst.

Josh comes to First Business as a recent graduate from Purdue University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. While working towards his degree, Josh worked in a supervisory position within Purdue’s IT department where he was able to …

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July 26, 2016

First Business Hires Adam Nieves

MADISON, WI, July 26, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced today that Adam Nieves has been hired as Senior Manager – IT Service & Support.

Adam comes to First Business with over eleven years of Information Technology experience working in the financial and pharmaceutical industries. Adam is a Navy veteran that served four years on board the USS Ingraham FFG-61. He completed two deployments to the Persian …

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July 20, 2016

Matt Lenzini Joins First Business Capital Corp.

MADISON, WI, JULY 20, 2016 – First Business Capital Corp. announced today that Matt Lenzini has been appointed Vice President. First Business Capital Corp. is part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ).

Based in St. Louis, Matt is responsible for originating asset-based loans in downstate Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Matt comes to First Business Capital Corp. with 30+ years of asset-based and commercial finance experience, …

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July 19, 2016

First Business Hires Ashley Sarlioglu and Eric Schmoldt

MADISON, WI, JULY 19, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Ashley Sarlioglu has been hired as Senior Financial Accountant and Eric Schmoldt has been hired as Senior Financial Accountant.

Ashley comes to First Business with over 14 years of financial services industry experience. She received her Master of Business Administration from Edgewood College and Master of Arts …

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July 14, 2016

First Business Hires Cody Grabryshak and Nicole Ahlbrecht

MADISON, WI, July 14, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Cody Grabyshak and Nicole Ahlbrecht have been hired as Field Examiners. 

Cody comes to First Business as a Field Examiner. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting. He enjoys trying different foods and exploring …

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July 12, 2016

First Business Hires Jim Myers and Taylor Pomije

MADISON, WI, JULY 12, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Jim Myers has been hired as a Retirement & Investment Services Officer and Taylor Pomije has been hired as a Trust Associate.

Jim joins First Business with over 14 years of experience as a Financial Advisor. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in …

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July 06, 2016

First Business Promotes Lori Stadelman and Vince Smith

MADISON, WI, JULY 6, 2016  – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Lori Stadelman has been promoted to Corporate Secretary and Vince Smith has been promoted to Loan Processor.

Lori has been with First Business for over 11 years and is actively involved in the Investor Relations and Corporate Governance areas of First Business. She previously held the position of Assistant …

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July 05, 2016

Monica Schlicht Joins First Business

MADISON, WI, July 5, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Monica Schlicht has been hired as Vice President – Private Wealth Management.

Monica joins First Business with nearly 20 years of banking experience, advocating for clients and their families to achieve their financial goals. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science …

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June 30, 2016

Eliza Barron Joins First Business

MADISON, WI, June 30, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Eliza Barron has been hired as a Deposit Operations Representative.

Eliza comes to First Business from Bankers’ Bank where she was employed as a Customer Care Representative. Here at First Business, she is a Deposit Operations Representative. Prior to working at Bankers’ Bank, Eliza spent the last …

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June 21, 2016

First Business Promotes Brian Hagen

MADISON, WI, JUNE 21, 2016  – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Brian Hagen has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Real Estate.

Brian has over 15 years of banking experience in the Madison area with a focus on commercial real estate lending. He joined First Business Bank in 2010 after spending the previous ten years …

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June 15, 2016

First Business Hires Lisa Thomas

MADISON, WI, June 15, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced today that Lisa Thomas has been hired as Treasury Management Client Relationship Specialist.

Lisa joins First Business after five years at the Monona State Bank in the Personal Banking and Business Service areas. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Lisa is an avid Wisconsin sports fan who also enjoys spending time with her family in …

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May 05, 2016

First Business Hires Samantha Butler and Tammy Sullivan

MADISON, WI, May 5, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Samantha Butler has been hired as a Client Services Representative, and Tammy Sullivan has been hired as a Senior Compliance Specialist and Project Manager.

Samantha comes to First Business as a Client Services Representative. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with an interest in …

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May 02, 2016

How Becoming a Father Gave Me a New Perspective on Selling

By Chad Van Handel, Assistant Vice President - Commercial Banking, First Business Bank

My wife & I were fortunate enough to welcome a baby daughter into the world in early February. Although we were pretty well prepared on the home front for our first child, nothing could have prepared us for the range of emotions you experience up to the birth and through the first week anniversary. To say that my paradigm shifted would be a major understatement. You start to see things in a brand new light and I have a new found appreciation for many of life’s ins & outs. …

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April 14, 2016

First Business Promotes Angela Roidt

MADISON, WI, April 14, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced today that Angela Roidt has been promoted to Communications Coordinator.

Angela joined First Business in 2015 as a Communications and Public Relations Marketing Intern and was promoted to Public Relations and Marketing Associate last March. She has worked in the banking industry since 2013, previously as a Banker at BMO Harris Bank, and a Banker and Teller at US …

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April 01, 2016

Don’t Take Key Relationships For Granted

By Jerimiah Janssen, Assistant Vice President - Commercial Banking, First Business Bank

It was 11 am on a Saturday, my wife and I had just finished picking up the house after our three young children. We were exhausted, I plopped myself on the couch but couldn’t find anything interesting on TV so I picked up my tablet to scroll through the news and social media. While I was searching the web, I heard my youngest daughter jabbering to herself in the playroom. I got up to see what she was doing, and there she was sitting on the train table with a …

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February 24, 2016

First Business Promotes Andrea Grunenwald and Michelle Pullara

MADISON, WI, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Andrea Grunenwald has been promoted to Financial Accountant and Michelle Pullara has been promoted to Senior Creative Specialist.

Andrea has over 10 years of banking experience in various fields mainly concentrated in operations. She joined First Business in 2010 as a Loan Support Representative, …

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February 17, 2016

Chris McKernan Joins First Business Capital Corp.

MADISON, WI, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 – First Business Capital Corp. announced today that Chris McKernan has been hired as Vice President – Business Development Officer. First Business Capital Corp. is part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ).

Based in Seattle, Chris will be responsible for originating asset-based loans in the Pacific Northwest. Chris comes to First Business Capital Corp. with …

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February 16, 2016

First Business Hires Brooks Martin & Trent Kobs

MADISON, WI, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 – First Business Capital Corp. announced today that Brooks Martin and Trent Kobs have been hired as Collateral Analysts. First Business Capital Corp. is part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ).

Brooks comes to First Business with three years of previous banking experience. He joins First Business Capital Corp. as a Collateral Analyst. Brooks is a transplant from the Milwaukee area, and …

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February 16, 2016

First Business Hires Marika Gattra and Jordan Altmann

MADISON, WI, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Marika Gattra has been hired as an Accounts Payable Specialist and Jordan Altmann has been hired as a Senior Network Engineer.

Marika is a California native, and joins First Business as an Accounts Payable Specialist in Finance. She recently completed her associate degree in Applied …

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February 04, 2016

Mike Murphy Joins First Busines

MADISON, WI, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Mike Murphy has been hired as a Chief Accounting Officer.

Mike comes to First Business with over 12 years of public accounting and financial services experience with commercial banking and accounting firms including KPMG, LLC, Banco Popular North America, and BMO Harris Bank.  Mike …

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January 27, 2016

First Business Promotes Wendy Whiting, CCP® and Zach Raab

MADISON, WI, JANUARY 27, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Wendy Whiting has been promoted to a Compensation & Benefits Manager and Zach Raab has been promoted to a Financial Analyst.

Wendy joined First Business in 2014 as a Senior Compensation and Benefits Analyst. She brings over 11 years of experience in Compensation and Benefits, …

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January 13, 2016

First Business Hires Kari Fritz

MADISON, WI, JANUARY 13, 2016 – First Business Bank announced today that Kari Fritz has been hired as a Client Services Manager. First Business Bank is a part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ).

Kari comes to First Business with over 13 years of retail banking experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from …

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January 11, 2016

First Business Promotes Melissa Noble and Rachael Wendt

MADISON, WI, JANUARY 11, 2016 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Melissa Noble and Rachael Wendt have been promoted to Credit Team Leads.

Melissa joined First Business in 2007 as a Loan Support Representative with 11 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industries. In 2010 she was hired as a Credit Analyst, and promoted to Senior Credit …

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December 29, 2015

Nate Dosch Joins First Business

BROOKFIELD, WI, December 29, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Nate Dosch has joined First Business Trust & Investments as Vice President in the Milwaukee office.

Nate Dosch comes to First Business with nearly 10 years of combined experience in private legal practice and in public accounting focusing on tax, …

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December 28, 2015

Tony Nichols Joins First Business

MADISON, WI, December 28, 2015 – First Business Trust & Investments, a member of the First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) family of companies, announced today that Tony Nichols has been hired as an Investment Officer.

As an Investment Officer, Tony Nichols is responsible for portfolio management, security research and trading. Tony has over 20 years of experience in investment sales, service, …

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December 15, 2015

First Business Promotes Morgan Klein

MADISON, WI, December 15, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Morgan Klein has been promoted to a Credit Analyst.

Morgan joined First Business as a Client Services Representative in May. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in Finance, Investment, and Banking. She has previously worked as an Investment Management Intern with Robert W. …

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December 10, 2015

First Business Hires Laura Meicher, Evren Dogan, and Zak Bessette

MADISON, WI, December 10, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Laura Meicher, Evren Dogan, and Zak Bessette have been hired as Credit Analysts.

Laura comes to First Business with over five years of commercial banking experience and has been in the local banking industry for over 14 years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a …

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October 29, 2015

First Business Hires Mary McKilligin and David Flickinger

MADISON, WI, October 29, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Mary McKilligin has been hired as a Deposit Operations Manager and David Flickinger has been hired as a Credit Analyst.

Mary joins First Business as the Deposit Operations Manager. She has 20 years of retail banking experience, previously having worked as a Branch Manager for US …

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October 15, 2015

First Business Hires Ingrid Newton, Alex Moss, and Ian Joyce

MADISON, WI, October 15, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Ingrid Newton has been hired as an Accounts Payable Supervisor, Alex Moss has been hired as a Corporate Administration Associate, and Ian Joyce has been hired as a Commercial Banking Associate.

Ingrid comes to First Business with over 23 years of banking experience focusing on Accounting and Accounts …

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September 24, 2015

Dave Shaw Inducted into Hall of Fame at Marian University

MADISON, WI, September 24, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) is pleased to announce that Dave Shaw has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Marian University for his outstanding career as Head Coach for men’s basketball and athletic pioneer.

Coaching Career

In three seasons as Head Coach for men’s basketball, Dave Shaw accumulated a 47-21 record and won two …

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September 16, 2015

First Business Hires Morgan Klein and Kelly Krause

MADISON, WI, September 16, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today that Morgan Klein has been hired as a Client Services Representative and Kelly Krause has been …

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August 25, 2015

Robert Pieroni Awarded Diploma from the Graduate School of Banking

BROOKFIELD, WI, August 25, 2015 – First Business Bank-Milwaukee announced today that Robert Pieroni has been awarded a diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. First Business Bank-Milwaukee is a part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: Read More

August 24, 2015

Jim Hartlieb Promoted to President of First Business Bank

MADISON, WI – August 24, 2015 – The Board of Directors of First Business Bank, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ), announced today the appointment of Jim Hartlieb as President and Board Member of First Business Bank.

Jim joined the bank in 2009 as Senior Vice President. Jim has over 22 years of experience in the commercial banking industry, focusing on serving middle-market companies in the Dane County area. He attended the …

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August 21, 2015

Jay Peterson Joins First Business

MADISON, WI, August 21, 2015 – First Business Capital Corp. announced today that Jay Peterson has been hired as Vice President of Business Development in the Minneapolis, MN office located at 1500 McAndrews Road West, Suite 241, Burnsville, MN. Jay succeeds John Hoagberg who is retiring after representing First Business in the Twin Cities market for 10 years. First Business Capital Corp. is part of First Business …

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July 30, 2015

Cammie Shaw of First Business Bank Earns National Check Professional® Designation

MADISON, WI, July 30, 2015 – First Business Bank, a part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced today that Cammie Shaw has been granted the designation of National Check Professional® (NCP) by …

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July 02, 2015

First Business Promotes Eric Schremp

MADISON, WI, July 2, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc.(Nasdaq:FBIZ)announced today that Eric Schremp has been promoted to a …

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June 29, 2015

First Business Hires Hillary Crusan and Vince Smith

MADISON, WI, June 29, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc.(Nasdaq:FBIZ)announced today that Hillary Crusan has been hired as an Executive & Business Development …

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June 22, 2015

First Business Hires Erika Nowak

MADISON, WI, June 22, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc.(Nasdaq:FBIZ)announced today that Erika Nowak has been hired as a Controller.

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June 15, 2015

First Business Promotes Tracey Hulick

MADISON, WI, June 15, 2015 – First Business Financial Services, Inc.(Nasdaq:FBIZ)announced today that Tracey Hulick has been promoted to Loan Operations Officer. …

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