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Pandemic Baby Boom Turns Bust

Pandemic Baby Boom Turns Bust

I am one of seven children — a large family even in the 1960s. One hundred years earlier, in the 1860s, it was typical for families to have between 6…

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Outsourcing ALM

Outsourcing Your Bank's Asset Liability Management (ALM) & Investment Portfolio

Banks are businesses, too, and require specialized financial skills and experience to operate efficiently and forecast accurately. National banks have entire teams dedicated to their investment portfolios and running their…

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Weekly Economic Update

Weekly Economic Update

The Weekly Economic Activity Report is your guide to the latest economic insights and banking trends from our seasoned Bank Consulting team dedicating more resources to help your bank achieve…

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CEO Report Q1 2021

CEO Report Q1 2021

During the first quarter of 2021, First Business Bank delivered record earnings, reflecting double-digit loan growth, higher fee income, and strong credit quality. At the same time, we continued to…

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Attracting Talent with Equity In Your Business

Attracting Talent with Equity In Your Business

It’s no surprise that employers are having challenges finding employees in 2021 and it doesn’t appear to be industry specific. As of the end of March, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was…

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Market Update

The Job Market Enigma

By Nancy Johnshoy, CFA, Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist Virtually every conversation I have had with a business owner or executive in the last few weeks includes the lament that…

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ESOP

Why Create An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)?

Planning the future of your company can be a difficult, emotional process. As business leaders thoughtfully plan ownership transition, some turn to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) to help accomplish…

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Exploring Buy-Sell Agreements With Nonfamily Buyers

Exploring Buy-Sell Agreements With Non-Family Buyers

Written by Diane Smith, Vice President – Commercial Banking Buy-sell agreements are important because they can be used as a business succession tool, a legal contract, and they establish a buyer…

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Reflecting on Raising $521,800 for Community Charities

Reflecting on Raising $521,800 for Community Charities

Question: What is 12 years old, has only celebrated 9 birthdays, has survived two recessions and a pandemic, and has raised $521,800 for our community? I know . . .too…

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