First Business Bank

About / Team

Joe Kobussen

Northeast Wisconsin Advisory Board Member

Joe Kobussen

About Joe

Joe Kobussen, President of Kobussen Buses Ltd., is a 3rd-generation family member managing Kobussen Buses Ltd.  Joe began his career with Kobussen in 1983 as a mechanic. He soon assumed responsibility for all maintenance before moving into sales and dispatch while attending school for accounting. In 1998, Joe was elected president when his father, Jim Kobussen retired. Kobussen Buses Ltd is a passenger transportation company currently operating over 800 school buses, 33 motor coaches, and 33 para-transit and transit vehicles with over 1,000 employees.

The company also has management services for school districts that prefer to maintain their own buses and or drivers. Under Joe and Dan Kobussen, Kobussen has grown from a company of just over 150 school buses, 8 motor coaches, and 30 transit vehicles in 1998 to what it is today.

Joe graduated from Kaukauna High School, earned degrees as an auto technician and diesel technician, and then moved into marketing and accounting, receiving various degrees from Fox Valley Technical College.

market update

Article

Market Update

The post-pandemic economy has created a variety of challenges. The dramatic shift in demand from services to goods, coupled with
weekly economic update

Article

Weekly Economic Update

The Weekly Economic Activity Report is your guide to the latest economic insights and banking trends from our seasoned Bank

Case Study

Acquiring SaaS Digital Marketing Business With SBA 7(a) Loan

The owners of an established Software as a Service (SaaS) business with a niche supporting ENT clinics nationwide wanted to