First Business Financial Services, Inc.: Kim Bassett-Heitzmann and Laurie Benson join First Business Bank – Northeast Board of Directors

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Kelley Dixon
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First Business Financial Services, Inc.

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APPLETON, WI – September 17, 2012 – First Business Bank – Northeast, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ), announced today that Kim Bassett-Heitzmann and Laurie Benson have joined its Board of Directors.

Kim is President and CEO of Bassett Mechanical. Kim is actively involved in the community and serves on the Board of Directors for Goodwill and the Mechanical Contractors Association of WI. She is a past member of the fund-raising committee, and past board member of the Harbor House and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of TEC, and a graduate of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin, Inc.’s Leadership program. Kim has a Master’s Degree in Management Technology with an emphasis in Construction from University of Wisconsin – Stout, and a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Laurie is the CEO of LSB Unlimited and she serves on the board of WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Council), ValiCom Corp., Spill Inc., Bassett Mechanical, and First Business Bank, as well as on the advisory boards of UW-Madison School of Business MBA Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, UW-Madison School of Nursing, the WI and National Girls Collaborative, and Mead & Hunt. She is a past member of the Henry Vilas Zoological Society. She is a co-founder and former CEO of Inacom Information Services, now CoreBTS. As CEO of Inacom Information Systems for its 25 year history, she helped the business grow into one of Wisconsin’s largest technology solutions providers. Laurie retired from the business in July 2009. Laurie has received numerous awards and recognition including most recently the 2010 Athena Award, 2009 Top 100 Women in the IT Channel by “Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine” and the 2009 National SBA Champion in Business Award.

About First Business Bank – Northeast
First Business Bank – Northeast is headquartered at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton. In addition to offering commercial loan products, First Business Bank – Northeast offers a full line of deposit, investment, and equipment finance products through its affiliates First Business Bank – Madison and First Business Trust & Investments. Among these products are: remote deposit, treasury management, Internet banking, retirement plans, investment management services, trust services, asset-based lending, and equipment finance and leasing. For additional information, visit or call 920-734-1800.

About First Business Financial Services, Inc.
First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) is a $1.1 billion Wisconsin-based bank holding company that specializes in focused financial solutions for businesses, key executives, and high net worth individuals through its operating companies. It is the 2nd largest Wisconsin-based commercial bank holding company listed on NASDAQ or the NYSE. Its companies include: First Business Bank – Madison; First Business Bank – Milwaukee; First Business Bank – Northeast; First Business Trust & Investments; First Business Equipment Finance, LLC; and First Business Capital Corp. For additional information, visit or call (608) 238-8008.

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