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First Business is a bank holding company, which engages in the commercial banking business through its bank subsidiaries, which include First Business Bank, First Business Bank-Milwaukee and Alterra Bank. The Banks operate as business banks focusing on delivering a line of commercial banking products, including commercial loans and commercial real estate loans, and services to meet the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, business owners, executives, professionals and high net worth individuals. The Company's business lines include commercial lending, asset-based financing, equipment financing, small business administration lending, treasury management services, and trust and investment services. 

HQMadison, US
Employee Ratings4.2

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)288(+3%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)$23.4 M(+29%)
Share Price (Nov 2020)$20.4 (+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at First Business

Laurie S. Benson

Laurie S. Benson

Corey A. Chambas

Corey A. Chambas

President & CEO, Director
Mark D. Bugher

Mark D. Bugher

Jan A. Eddy

Jan A. Eddy

Carla C. Chavarria

Carla C. Chavarria

Carol P. Sanders

Carol P. Sanders

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First Business Office Locations

First Business has offices in Madison, Appleton, Brookfield, Denver and in 10 other locations
Madison, US (HQ)
401 Charmany Dr
Appleton, US
3913 W Prospect Ave
Brookfield, US
18500 W Corporate Dr
Denver, US
1624 Market St #202
Des Plaines, US
2400 E Devon Ave #211
Hockessin, US
14 Colt's Neck Way N
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First Business Financials and Metrics

First Business Revenue

First Business's revenue was reported to be $23.42 m in FY, 2019

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First Business's current market capitalization is $173.9 m.
USDQ2, 2011

Financial Leverage

18.3 x
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First Business Online and Social Media Presence

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First Business News and Updates

Oktopost Rolls Out Social BI, the First Business Intelligence Tool Powered by Social Data

Oktopost will provide its B2B customers with the capability to monitor and analyze social data in a way that is most meaningful to each organization's unique business goals and KPIs.

First Business Worldwide Magazine GCC Excellence Awards 2020 Announced

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Worldwide Magazine (BWM) this month announced the winners of its first-ever GCC Business Excellence Awards 2020. An Award which puts a great emphasis on creativity and innovation, it was contested by nominees across a range of sectors – both...

How I Handled My First Business Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has taken businesses for a loop. With unemployment rates on the rise and business loan applications piling up, how entrepreneurs survive a crisis looks different for everyone.

These 2 Books Helped My First Business Make Millions

Running a small business is complicated, and entrepreneurs need all the help they can get. Oftentimes, there's no better place to turn than the wisdom contained between the covers of a book.

Viaweb's First Business Plan (1995)

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First Business Blogs

First Business Trust & Investments Reaches $2 Billion Assets Under Administration

MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 23, 2020 – First Business Trust & Investments, the Private Wealth division of First Business Bank, is pleased to announce that it recently reached a new…

First Business Bank Awarded Outstanding Business on National Philanthropy Day

MADISON, WI — November 13, 2020 – First Business Bank, a division of First Business Financial Services, Inc., today was awarded “Outstanding Business” on National Philanthropy Day by the Association…

First Business Bank Welcomes Chris Hess to Northeast Wisconsin Advisory Board of Directors

APPLETON, WI – NOVEMBER 17, 2020 – First Business Bank, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc., today announces Chris Hess joined its Northeast Wisconsin Advisory Board of Directors. “We…

Brian Banning Joins the Asset-Based Lending Team as Vice President – Business Development

MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 16, 2020  – First Business Capital Corp., a division of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) is pleased to announce that Brian Banning was hired…

First Business Bank Welcomes Kirk Gordon to its Kansas City Metro Advisory Board of Directors

LEAWOOD, KS – NOVEMBER 5, 2020 – First Business Bank, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc., today announces Kirk Gordon joined its Kansas City Metro Advisory Board of Directors.…

First Business Bank Earns Best Place to Work Recognition in Milwaukee

BROOKFIELD, WI — OCTOBER 30, 2020 – First Business Bank, one of the first business-focused banks in the nation, is pleased to announce that its Milwaukee Region office earned a…
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First Business Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was First Business founded?

    First Business was founded in 1990.

  • Who are First Business key executives?

    First Business's key executives are Laurie S. Benson, Corey A. Chambas and Mark D. Bugher.

  • How many employees does First Business have?

    First Business has 288 employees.

  • What is First Business revenue?

    Latest First Business annual revenue is $23.4 m.

  • What is First Business revenue per employee?

    Latest First Business revenue per employee is $81.3 k.

  • Who are First Business competitors?

    Competitors of First Business include B. Riley Financial, PacWest Bancorp and Bank of England.

  • Where is First Business headquarters?

    First Business headquarters is located at 401 Charmany Dr, Madison.

  • Where are First Business offices?

    First Business has offices in Madison, Appleton, Brookfield, Denver and in 10 other locations.

  • How many offices does First Business have?

    First Business has 15 offices.