First Business Financial Services: Proud to open lakeshore office


Angela Roidt

Public Relations & Marketing Associate

First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Phone 920-652-0433

[email protected]

First Business is pleased to announce its newest location in Manitowoc, WI to the Northeast Region. This office will provide Lakeshore businesses access to the premium suite of financial services offered by the First Business family of companies including business banking and specialty finance.

Local businesses will benefit from First Business’ niche business banking services. The First Business model allows these services to be delivered with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness.

“First Business can lend significantly more per client than a typical start-up bank, and provide the full breadth of services usually associated with large banks,” said Mickey Noone, President – Northeast Region, First Business Bank. “We can tap into the First Business family of companies offering our clients commercial lending, SBA loans, treasury management, and equipment finance services. Everything we do is much more efficient than a traditional bank, and that efficiency gets passed along to the client in terms of price and the amount of attention we can provide to them.”

​The Manitowoc office will be located at 100 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220, and is classified as a loan production office (LPO) of First Business Bank. First Business Bank’s holding company is First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIZ).

First Business Financial Services’ Chairman and Co-founder is Freedom native, Jerry Smith.

First Business has additional offices in Northeast Wisconsin, with LPO offices in Appleton, Oshkosh, and Green Bay.

First Business is a 25 year old company with over 200 employees. In 2014, the company was voted the #1 Business Bank (for the eighth year in a row) and the #1 Private Wealth Management Firm by InBusiness Magazine and also appeared on the ABA Banker National Top 25 list. Alterra Bank, also owned by First Business, was recognized as the #1 SBA Lender in the Kansas City Market (for the 3rd year in a row). First Business is also the founder of the tremendously successful Manufacturing First ( and Enterprising NONPROFITS events (

Local Leadership

The Northeast offices are led by Michael (Mickey) Noone, CTP®​, President – Northeast Region for First Business Bank. Mickey joined the First Business leadership team in 2006. Prior to First Business, Mickey was a Senior Vice President with First National Bank – Fox Valley in Neenah.

He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has also earned the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation from the Association for Financial Professionals.

Mickey volunteers his time with: Oshkosh Community YMCA, Fox Cities United Way, Oshkosh United Way, Future Neenah, Inc., Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Risk Management Association, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, Oshkosh Family, Inc., and Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Mickey was the originator and continues to Chair the steering committees of a number of business and nonprofit-focused initiatives in Northeast Wisconsin including: Manufacturing First, Family Business First, and Enterprising NONPROFITS.

The Manitowoc office will also be led by Denee Mott, CTP®, Vice President – Business Development. With 22 years of experience Denee is focused on serving the financial needs of businesses, organizations and public entities in the Lakeshore Area, including Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kewaunee, and Door County.

Denee holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with an emphasis on financial planning from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has also earned the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation from the Association for Financial Professionals.

Denee is very active in the community. She is the Treasurer of the Creative Learning Child Enrichment Center and is active in the Parent Teacher Organization, her local church, Big Brothers Big Sisters, both Manitowoc & Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce, Manitowoc County United Way, and the Manitowoc/Two Rivers YMCA Strong Kids Annual Give Campaign. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Service Affiliate Committee, Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), and Wisconsin Association for Professionals (WAFP). Denee lives with her husband and three children in Two Rivers, WI.

Member FDIC. For additional information, visit or call 920-652-0433.

About First Business

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance, and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness.

Member FDIC, First Business Bank’s Northeast headquarters are at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton, with additional Northeast offices in Oshkosh and Green Bay. For additional information, visit or call 920-652-0433.

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