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May 07, 2013

First Business Recognizes McClone, Boldt, and Wisconsin Spice as "Family Business First Awards" Winners at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Event

First Business Recognizes McClone, Boldt, and Wisconsin Spice as "Family Business First Awards" Winners at University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Event

(APPLETON, WI) – May 7, 2013 - The winners of the 2013 Family Business First Awards of Northeast Wisconsin were announced Monday evening at a Wisconsin Family Business Forum of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh event. Mickey Noone, President & CEO of First Business Bank - Northeast, recognized each company and its leading family members. The 2013 winners included:

Founded in 1949, McClone is headquartered in Menasha, WI and employs 105 staff members. McClone is a family business currently led by the second and third generation of the McClone family, and employs 11 family members. The President & CEO is Mike McClone, with Principal Owners: Michael McClone, Daniel McClone, Patrick McClone, Brian McClone, Ryan McClone, Michaela Brenn, and Dustin McClone

Founded 1889, Boldt is headquartered in Appleton, WI. With 1,631 employees, this family business is run by two fourth generation Boldt family members. The President & CEO is Thomas J. Boldt, with Principal Owners: Oscar Boldt and Thomas Boldt.

Wisconsin Spice, Inc.
Founded in 1973, Wisconsin Spice is located in Berlin, WI. This family business company has 60 employees, including four first and second generation family members. The President & CEO is Phillip Sass, and Principal Owners are: Phillip and Beth Sass.

About First Business Bank - Northeast
First Business Bank - Northeast is headquartered at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton. In addition to offering commercial loan products, First Business Bank - Northeast offers a full line of deposit, investment, and equipment finance products through its affiliates First Business Bank - Madison and First Business Trust & Investments. Among these products are: remote deposit, treasury management, Internet banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 920-734-1800.

About Wisconsin Family Business Forum
The Wisconsin Family Business Forum is a partnership. We are a community that shares values, experiences and commitment to family business. We come together, as partners: business owners, family members, non-family employees, business professionals and academics - to explore the challenges and rewards of family enterprise and to grow in our knowledge, skills and experience. For additional information visit www.wfbf.uwosh.edu.

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