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How Much Debt is Too Much?

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist January 27, 2021 – One of the topics on many investors’ minds at this time relates to the long-term cost of…



Learn more about the ins and outs of business transitions. This issue also features an interview with Tim Keane, a true visionary who discusses his career and the transitions he…

5 Banking Solutions Successful Businesses are Adopting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Top Treasury Management Tools Successful Businesses Adopted This Year

By David Schade, Vice President – Treasury Management We saw a number of trends in Treasury Management this year. First of all, clients took advantage of four enhancements made in 2020 response to client feedback.  Returned Deposited Check…

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Client News: Updated Logo & .BANK Email & Website

We’re proud to announce the First Business brand and entities, including First Business Trust & Investments, First Business Capital Corp., First Business Growth Funding, First Business Equipment Finance, and First…

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Retirement planning advice for the young

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median wage for workers in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $48,672 per year for all workers over the age…

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Transitioning Into Retirement

By Dave Shaw, Senior Vice President – Wealth Advisor If you’re considering retirement within the next five years or so, you’re in the retirement “zone.” This is a critical time period…

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CEO Report - Third Quarter 2020

DEAR SHAREHOLDERS AND FRIENDS OF FIRST BUSINESS: During the third quarter of 2020, First Business delivered record loan growth, in-market deposits1, non-interest income, and top line revenue. Our strong fundamental…

LIBOR Transition Frequently Asked Questions

LIBOR Transition Frequently Asked Questions

The upcoming dissolution of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) by the end of 2021 impacts all borrowers and banks that use LIBOR as a base rate. First Business Bank…

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By Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Vice President – Trust Advisor With the COVID-related tax filing deadline extensions this year, it seems we’ve barely closed the books on 2019, but here we…

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U.S Economic Recovery Amid Elections & Vaccine News

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist As we have said many times, the coronavirus and the economy are very closely linked. Full economic recovery is likely not…

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How To Accurately Calculate Social Security Income For Retirement

By Kevin Pomarnke, CTFA, MBA, Wealth Advisor WHY ESTIMATE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS? When you’re planning for retirement, figuring out how much you’ll receive from Social Security is an important part…

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Your Retirement Strategy: Why, Where, When, And How

By Christine Waldschmidt, JD, Trust Advisor The WHO is You, and the WHAT is Retirement. The rest of these queries take a little more digging. Why? If you are thinking…

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Consumer Bill Payment clients may see a one-time pop up message when accessing the Bill Payment section of Online Banking informing you about heightened Virtual Card payment security.

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