First Business, Wisconsin Family Business Forum: Introduce the Family Business First Awards of northeast Wisconsin

(APPLETON, WI) – March 15, 2013 – First Business, in partnership with the Wisconsin Family Business Forum of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is pleased to announce the Family Business First Awards.

Family businesses are the backbone of Northeast Wisconsin. Many of these businesses have a proven track record of success in terms of sales, innovation, economic impact, profits, and employment. Due to the nature of being a family business, many believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which they live. Family Business First Awards have been designed to give proper recognition to these important businesses.

Nominations can be made by any third party to the family business, or by one of the family business members themselves. Nominations will be accepted through April 15, 2013 and the winners will be recognized on May 6 at the Wisconsin Family Business Forum Annual Dinner.

Go to to learn more or nominate you favorite family business today.

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 Wisconsin Family Business Forum

The Wisconsin Family Business Forum is a partnership. We are a community that shares values, experiences and commitment to family business. We come together, as partners: business owners, family members, non-family employees, business professionals and academics – to explore the challenges and rewards of family enterprise and to grow in our knowledge, skills and experience. For additional information visit