A bank built for business.
The First Business-focused Bank in the Midwest
There’s a reason we’re called First Business Bank.
Founder Jerry Smith reinvented banking over thirty years ago, launching a business-focused bank that addressed the unique needs of business owners.
By employing bankers and entrepreneurs, each with expertise in their clients’ business, Jerry sparked an idea that each of our now 300+ employees holds close. A client focus leads to expertise, which leads to client success. Your success.
Making Banking For Businesses Easy
Experience. The Advantage. Your Advantage.
The groundwork laid by our founder, Jerry Smith, and his associates more than 30 years ago continues to provide stable footing for us today.
While we’ve grown to a publicly traded company with over $2 billion in assets and expanded to include Private Wealth, Specialty Finance, and Bank Consulting, we’ve never wavered from our mission: be the experts our clients deserve.
The Personal Side of Business Banking
We create value by living our values.
The Results of Our Commitment
We appreciate the awards and recognition we receive for our commitment to clients, employees, and the communities in which we live and work.
Insights to Guide Banking for Businesses
As a business-focused bank working all day, every day with business leaders, we discuss what’s effective in successful businesses through our First Business Bank podcast, articles, and our blog.