First Business Bank: Ranks High in National List of Top Community Banks

Press Release
For Immediate Release

MADISON, January 29, 2004 – First Business Bank was recognized as one of the top 100 community banks nationally by American Banker in January’s “Community Banks with Largest Commercial and Industrial Loan Portfolios” report.

The study was performed by Sheshunoff Information Services, a division of Thomson Corp. All banks were ranked by commercial and industrial loan amounts outstanding on September 30, 2003. Only three other Wisconsin community banks made the top 100 list. First Business Bank was the only Madison area bank to receive this recognition.

“We are honored to be recognized among top national community banks by American Banker,” stated Corey Chambas, President and CEO of First Business Bank. “In today’s era of megabanks and nationwide branching, business people find increased value in local, accessible customer service and the individual attention they receive at community banks.”

About American Banker
American Banker has provided vital information to banking and financial services professionals for more than 165 years. With a staff of more than 70 reporters and editors, located in six cities, American Banker is dedicated to providing information available nowhere else. Since 1980, American Banker has taken home more than 20 editorial prizes, including the Loeb Award for Distinguished Business & Financial Journalism; the Polk Award; the American Society of Business Press Editors’ National Journalism Award; the PRSA Award for Excellence in Technology Journalism; and The Jesse H. Neal Award for Best News Coverage in 2000. For additional information, visit or call 212-803-8200.

About First Business Bank
First Business Bank was established by business owners and investors in 1990 to specialize in quality business banking for the local business community. They offer a full line of deposit and loan products for businesses and business owners, including cash management products, Internet banking, retirement plans/investment management services/trustee services, asset based lending, and leasing. For additional information, visit or call 608-238-8008.