First Bank Financial Centre: Opens mortgage lending office in Appleton

Becky Miller, 262-560-2077
[email protected]

Appleton (March 29, 2016) – First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC), a full-service, community bank that has

served Wisconsin residents and businesses since 1859, has opened a mortgage lending office in


Located on Commerce Court and staffed by a local team with more than 50 combined years of

experience assisting Fox Valley residents, FBFC is committed to providing solutions that allow people to

achieve their dream of home ownership.

“I find very few things as satisfying as helping someone get into a new home,” said Mikel

Bushmaker, Regional Sales Manager for FBFC. “That feeling is irreplaceable.”

FBFC is a full-service mortgage lender offering a complete suite of mortgage products, including

FHA, WHEDA, USDA, VA, fixed rate and adjustable rate loans, construction loans, jumbo loans and home

equity lines of credit. As a true community bank, FBFC also offers low closing costs, affordable down

payment options and flexible payment options.

According to Craig Kouba, Senior Vice President of Retail Lending for FBFC, “We couldn’t be

more excited to enter the Appleton market. Our bank’s long tradition of excellent customer service,

coupled with the local expertise of this team, is sure to be a winning combination for area home


FBFC’s local mortgage lending team includes:
-Mikel Bushmaker, Regional Sales Manager: A veteran of the US Navy, Mikel has been

assisting home buyers for the last 18 years. He’s very active in the community, and

recently joined the Desert Vets of Wisconsin.
-Scott Chicoine, Mortgage Lender: Scott has spent 25 years in the financial services

industry and specializes in mortgage loan financing.
-Angela Hanson, Mortgage Lender: With more than 10 years experience, Angela looks

forward to helping families realize their dream of homeownership.

FBFC’s local mortgage lending office is located at 3601 Commerce Ct. in Appleton. To contact

one of the team members, please call (920) 858-6243 or visit