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December 18, 2003

First Business Bank President & CEO Named 2003 'Rising Star' by North*Western Financial Review

MADISON, December 18, 2003 - First Business Financial Services, Inc. is proud to announce that Corey Chambas, President and CEO of First Business Bank, has been presented with the 2003 ’Rising Star’ award by North*Western Financial Review in recognition for his outstanding industry accomplishments and community involvement.

Chambas has worked in the commercial banking industry for 16 years, specializing in cash management and commercial lending. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin, he has also completed several advanced commercial lending programs including those of Darden (University of Virginia) and Kellogg (Northwestern University). In addition to his role as President and CEO at First Business Bank, Corey serves as the Executive Vice President of First Business Financial Services, Inc., a director of First Business Bank, a director of First Business Capital Corp., a board member and treasurer of Independent Living, Inc., the treasurer of the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association, the vice chair of the New Accounts Division of the United Way Campaign Cabinet, a member of Madison Breakfast Rotary, a member of the College Readiness 21 Taskforce for the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges, and a foundation board member for Dane County Transition Schools.

One of seven bankers honored with this award, Corey was the sole recipient in the state of Wisconsin. Other winners included: Pete Jahner of Kirkwood Bank and Trust, Bismark, ND; Stephen Daggett of Midwest Bank, Detroit Lakes, MN; John DeDoncker of The National Bank, Bettendorf, IA; Greg Ohlendorf of First Community Bank & Trust, Beecher, Illinois; Vicki Kraai of Sutton State Bank, Sutton, Nebraska; and Rod Lasley of North Salem State Bank, Salem, Indiana. Winners shared tremendous accomplishments at their local banks and a record of exceptional community service.

"I am honored to receive such an award," stated Chambas. "I am fortunate that I have been able to work at a unique, business-focused bank, with a dedicated team of people who create success by bringing real expertise to our clients."

About First Business Bank First Business Bank was established by business owners and investors in 1990 to specialize in quality business banking for the local business community. First Business Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan products for businesses and business owners, including cash management products, Internet banking, retirement plans/investment management services/trustee services, asset-based lending, and leasing.


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