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Webinar: Ready to Buy? Should You Invest As a Family in Other Businesses?

Tuesday, July 12, 11:00 am – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Pacific)

Your family business has capital to invest and talented family members, so how do you take advantage of this for your family’s benefit?  Join Michael Dierberg, President and fourth-generation family leader of First Bank, as he moderates our panel discussion of making the most of adding businesses to your family’s portfolio of investments.

Guest panelists:
Bryan Graiff, CPA/ABV/CGMA, CVA, CFE, CM&AA, Partner, armanino
Paul Klug, Shareholder, Polsinelli

2022

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central)

Join us for a panel discussion on how to decide what’s best for your business and your family when it comes to the board of directors. Our panel members will share their unique perspectives on this important family business governance issue. 

Moderator: 
Michael Dierberg, Chairman of FB Corporation and President of First Bank 

Guest Panelists: 
Don Jubel, Chairman of the Board, Spartan Light Metal Products, St. Louis, MO 
Tom Bakewell, Principal, Thomas Bakewell Consulting, LLC, St. Louis, MO 
Jacob Herschend, Stockholder and Family member, Herschend Family Entertainment

Related Articles
What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?

Why Should You Form a Board of Directors?
Four Things That the Best Family Business Boards Do Well
Organizing the Family-Run Business

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Central), 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Pacific)

What are Cryptocurrencies and are they right for you?  Find out the answers on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM (Central) and 12:00 pm (Pacific) when Noah Buxton with Armanino LLP demystifies the world of digital currency. Noah is the Practice Leader for Blockchain and Digital Assets at Armanino LLP and has an extensive background in the rapidly evolving area of new technologies.  He will share his insights in an easy-to-understand format.  You won’t want to miss this enlightening presentation!

Guest Speaker: Noah Buxton, Practice Leader for Blockchain and Digital Assets, Armanino LLP

Watch On Demand

The First Bank Center For Family-Owned Businesses held a conference on building and sustaining a successful, enduring family business enterprise. Josh Baron, author of the Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook, and co-founder of BanyanGlobal, presented his Four Room Model as a family business governance structure.

0:00 Introduction
2:00 Addressing Fairness Issues
4:09 Succession Planning
6:44 Fairness and Equality
8:48 Four Room Model for Succession Planning
11:50 Using the Four Room Model for Fairness
15:25 Using the Four Room Model for Transitions
20:00 Succession in a Family Business
22:20 Ownership versus Leadership Transitions

Watch On Demand

The First Bank Center For Family-Owned Businesses held a conference on building and sustaining a successful, enduring family business enterprise. Josh Baron, author of the Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook, and co-founder of BanyanGlobal, presented his Four Room Model as a family business governance structure.

0:00 Focus on Longevity
6:11 Secrets to Longevity
9:11 Decision Making Power
12:19 The Four Rooms of a Family Business
15:33 Decision Making Structure
18:40 Decision Making Process
21:22 Talent: Family Employment Policy
22:30 Benefits of an Independent Board
23:48 Advice on Building out Governance

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 11:00 – 11:30 am (Central), 9:00 - 9:30 am (Pacific)

Guest Speaker: 
Paul Wirth, CEPA
Founder & Value Builder Advisor
Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Growth

Revenues, profits, a strong balance sheet: measuring success is important to all businesses. But, are there other important measurements in a family-owned business?  Find out what the key metrics are for successful, generational family businesses. 

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:00 – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 – 9:45 am (Pacific)

Webinar: First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses - The Unexpected You Didn’t Expect: Planning For and Dealing With the Unexpected

Guest Speaker: Jim Del Carmen, Partner, Collaborative Strategies

Business owners can anticipate changes in the future with strategic planning, life insurance policies, estate and trust documents, etc.  But what happens when all of this is circumvented by life changing events with family members and key employees?  Premature death, divorce, criminal behavior, substance abuse or unexpected exits from the business can undermine the best of plans.  What does the family business owner do next?

Watch On Demand

Wednesday, February 8, 2022 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Pacific)

The First Bank Financial Education Center held a webinar on February 8th, 2022 titled “Don’t Give Cybercriminals the Keys to Your Business”.

Listen to an important discussion and Q & A with Marc Ashworth, Chief Information Security Officer for First Bank, and Brian Cockrill with the U.S. Secret Service on unlocking proven strategies to help keep your organization safe from cybercriminals.

Chapters:
00:00  Meet the Presenters
01:59 Cryptocurrency
12:51 Ransomware
20:47 Phishing
23:51 Available Resources
29:10 Q & A and final thoughts

Watch On Demand

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central), 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Pacific)

George Nicola, Vice President and First Bank’s Director of Portfolio Management and Investments, and Joe Maxwell, Managing Partner at FINTOP Capital, held a virtual discussion on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 on the Capital Market Recap and Outlook and Digitization of Your Wealth.

Watch On Demand

2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Pacific)

The First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on December 14, 2021, discussing the challenges that next generation business leaders face.

From being labeled the “boss’s kid” and learning the business to unique family dynamics, Michael Dierberg, fourth generation family leader, Chairman of FB Corporation, and President of First Bank, unpacked the challenges many next generation family business leaders face.

Our guest panelists included:

Melissa Markwort – Spartan Light Metals
Buzz Vierling – Roofers Mart
Stephen Ticktin – United California Glass & Door

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Central), 2:00 – 2:45 pm (Pacific)

The First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on November 9, 2021 discussing the topic of succession planning.

Author and motivational speaker Ken Blanchard, Cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies, and Michael J. Dierberg, Chairman of FB Corporation and President of First Bank, discussed how planning for succession is the best way to ensure the future success of any organization.

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Pacific)

The Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on September 14, 2021. Shelley Seifert, First Bank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and peer female family business leaders held a discussion on the obstacles they’ve overcome to achieve success in traditionally male-dominated industries, shared tips for developing confidence as leaders, and instilling growth opportunities for future female leaders in their organization.

Guest Panelists:
Chris Hanna, President at Hanna Winery
Serah Larison, Vice-President, HR & Admin at RMI International, Inc.
Katie Hopkins, President at Truck Centers’ (TCI)

Watch On Demand

Monday, August 16th 2021 | 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm (Central)

The First Bank Financial Education Center held a webinar on August 16, 2021 on challenges with inflation, supply chain, and labor.

Special guests Tricia Sanders, Senior Consultant, Collaborative Strategies, Inc. and Jack Smith, Principal, Collaborative Strategies, Inc. discussed current operating challenges business owners are facing due to inflation, supply chain delays, and labor needs. Plus, David Presson, Chief Investment Officer at First Bank Wealth Management, gave his thoughts on inflation, past, present, and future as well as what this means for investors.

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, August 10th 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (CDT)

Effective succession in a family business starts with a shared vision and growth strategy for the company. Doing what’s right for the business serves as the best compass on which the eventual transfer of both ownership and management authority should be built.  In this overview, key and useable concepts will be shared including drivers of strategic thinking, central components of a strategic plan, best practices of a high impact planning process, and traction in execution.  Rallying family members in the business around a shared picture of the desired future for the company and the win strategy to achieve it will go a long way in proactively preparing and engaging the next generation.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details: Strategic Planning as a Foundation for Family Business Succession

Thursday, July 15th 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CDT

Despite the best ownership plans and transparent communications, unforeseen situations can arise in a family-owned business that threaten not only the business existence but family harmony as well.  Allie Taylor of Orange Kiwi Consulting will discuss what to do when even the best laid plans go awry.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Tuesday, June 15th 2021

The First Bank Financial Education Center held webinar on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 on ransomware and how to keep your business protected from ransomware attacks.

In the shadows of the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, First Bank’s Chief Information Security Officer, Marc Ashworth, discussed the current threat environment that could disrupt the operations of your company. He discussed ways to help protect your business from ransomware and other fraud scams, including business email compromises and supply chain compromises. There was also be a panel discussion where Mr. Ashworth and Ms. Karis Merritt, First Bank Security Analyst, answered questions.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Tuesday, June 8th 2021

The First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on Tuesday June 8th covering The Role of Philanthropy in Family, Business, and Community.

Family businesses often have deep roots in their communities. They receive many benefits from the people that surround them. With effective philanthropy, they have the opportunity to give back. Barbara Carswell, Chief Executive Officer at Youthbridge Community Foundation, Deborah Dubin, CEO & President at Philanthropy Missouri, David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice at First Bank, and Stacy Clay, Director of Community Affairs at First Bank, discussed the benefits of business philanthropy, how the business can be an avenue for a family’s charitable intentions, the best ways to structure charitable gifts, and opportunities to get involved in the community.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was created to encourage employers to keep their workforces intact during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been available for more than a year. But with the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) extending the credit and expanding eligibility, many employers still have questions about ERC. Brown Smith Wallace Tax Principal John Schwartze will walk through the credit extension, expanded eligibility and provide examples of how employers can utilize the ERC for their benefit.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on Tuesday, May 11th focused on leveraging SBA programs to help finance your real estate acquisitions.

Our guest speakers Kurt Chambliss of TMC Financial and Jim Hatter, First Bank Commercial Banking Senior Group Manager discussed SBA real estate financing options and how they can help with retirement, estate, and transition planning for family-owned businesses.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The First Bank Circuit held a webinar on Thursday, April 29 on Linking Thinking to Life Balance and Long-Term Success with our guest presenter Mary Kutheis, Executive Coach and Confidant, MCK Coaching + Training.

What you do creates your results. How you behave drives what you do. And how you behave is rooted in how you think. Shifting your thinking is the key to any change you want to make – both personally and professionally. And we’re not talking about affirmations or motivational quotes!

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Thursday, March 18, 2021

First Bank held a webinar on March 18, 2021 discussing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides stimulus funds for certain individuals and households. Since the U.S. Department of Treasury has already started distributing the funds, some Americans want to know when they can expect to receive their direct deposit or check. David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice with First Bank Wealth Management, gave insight on what this new government stimulus means for you, your family, and your business.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

The Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on Tuesday, March 9th covering the right way and the wrong way to resolve conflict in a family business.

Could your family use some effective strategies for managing and resolving conflict when it comes to your family business? Our special guest Kaitlyn Erb, consultant with CMA, discussed effective methods and best practices to help manage conflict within a family business, while also maintaining harmony within the family.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

The First Bank Financial Education Center held a webinar on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 covering the Paycheck Protection Program for First Draw Borrowers, including program details, eligibility, and how to apply with First Bank.

Our special guests included:
Tim Fogerty, Managing Director, First Bank Commercial Banking
Kate Mayfield, Director of Credit Underwriting, First Bank

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: First Draw PPP Presentation 02/24/21

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

First Bank’s Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 focused on Sound Strategies for your Family Business: How Buy-Sell Agreements Help Protect your Company’s Future.

Our special guests, David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice at First Bank and Paul Klug, Shareholder at Polsinelli, covered the role of Buy-Sell Agreements in the context of family-owned businesses. They discussed what a Buy-Sell Agreement is, how it works in a family business, what some common pitfalls to avoid are, and how to ensure that the future of your business is well protected.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The First Bank Circuit, a financial empowerment group, designed especially for women business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives, held their second webinar on January 28th.

Our special guests, Ashley Nelson, Executive HR Leader at True Manufacturing and Becky Pitzer, Director of Human Resources at True Manufacturing, discussed HR Trends for 2021.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: HR & Employee Benefits Trends in 2021

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Tim Fogerty, Managing Director of First Bank Commercial Banking and Kate Mayfield, Director of Credit Underwriting at First Bank provided updates from the COVID-19 Relief Economic Aid Act passed at the end of December, including information on Second Draw PPP Loans. They also provided information on how to apply for a second draw loan with First Bank.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: Economic Aid Impact: Important PPP Updates - 01/15/21

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

First Bank’s Center for Family Owned Businesses held a webinar on January 12th covering COVID vaccinations and if employers can require them.

Charles Jellinek of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Law Firm and Jacob Herschend, Vice President, Risk Management & Consultant at Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) shared insight on a number of issues related to an employer’s ability to require employees to receive a COVID vaccination.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: Family Business Resource Center PPP Webinar Series - 01/12/21

2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

First Bank is excited to launch the First Bank Circuit, a financial empowerment group, designed especially for women business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives. Our goal is to develop a network that helps women business leaders in both family-owned businesses and non-family-owned businesses build relationships with those facing similar challenges.

Our first event was held on October 15, with speakers Lisa Hu, CEO of Lux and Nyx (luxandnyx.com) and Bronwyn Ritchie, Senior Strategist at Rodgers Townsend (rodgerstownsend.com), discussing how to grow your business using social media.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Thursday, September 24, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates and Focusing Your Sales Force in the COVID-19 Environment.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: Family Business Resource Center PPP Webinar Series - 09/24/20

Wednesday, August, 05 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates and Legal Liability Considerations.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: Family Business Resource Center PPP Webinar Series - 08/05/20

Webinar: Ready to Buy? Should You Invest As a Family in Other Businesses?

Tuesday, July 12, 11:00 am – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Pacific)

Your family business has capital to invest and talented family members, so how do you take advantage of this for your family’s benefit?  Join Michael Dierberg, President and fourth-generation family leader of First Bank, as he moderates our panel discussion of making the most of adding businesses to your family’s portfolio of investments.

Guest panelists:
Bryan Graiff, CPA/ABV/CGMA, CVA, CFE, CM&AA, Partner, armanino
Paul Klug, Shareholder, Polsinelli

2022

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central)

Join us for a panel discussion on how to decide what’s best for your business and your family when it comes to the board of directors. Our panel members will share their unique perspectives on this important family business governance issue. 

Moderator: 
Michael Dierberg, Chairman of FB Corporation and President of First Bank 

Guest Panelists: 
Don Jubel, Chairman of the Board, Spartan Light Metal Products, St. Louis, MO 
Tom Bakewell, Principal, Thomas Bakewell Consulting, LLC, St. Louis, MO 
Jacob Herschend, Stockholder and Family member, Herschend Family Entertainment

Related Articles
What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?

Why Should You Form a Board of Directors?
Four Things That the Best Family Business Boards Do Well
Organizing the Family-Run Business

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Central), 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Pacific)

What are Cryptocurrencies and are they right for you?  Find out the answers on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM (Central) and 12:00 pm (Pacific) when Noah Buxton with Armanino LLP demystifies the world of digital currency. Noah is the Practice Leader for Blockchain and Digital Assets at Armanino LLP and has an extensive background in the rapidly evolving area of new technologies.  He will share his insights in an easy-to-understand format.  You won’t want to miss this enlightening presentation!

Guest Speaker: Noah Buxton, Practice Leader for Blockchain and Digital Assets, Armanino LLP

Watch On Demand

The First Bank Center For Family-Owned Businesses held a conference on building and sustaining a successful, enduring family business enterprise. Josh Baron, author of the Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook, and co-founder of BanyanGlobal, presented his Four Room Model as a family business governance structure.

0:00 Introduction
2:00 Addressing Fairness Issues
4:09 Succession Planning
6:44 Fairness and Equality
8:48 Four Room Model for Succession Planning
11:50 Using the Four Room Model for Fairness
15:25 Using the Four Room Model for Transitions
20:00 Succession in a Family Business
22:20 Ownership versus Leadership Transitions

Watch On Demand

The First Bank Center For Family-Owned Businesses held a conference on building and sustaining a successful, enduring family business enterprise. Josh Baron, author of the Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook, and co-founder of BanyanGlobal, presented his Four Room Model as a family business governance structure.

0:00 Focus on Longevity
6:11 Secrets to Longevity
9:11 Decision Making Power
12:19 The Four Rooms of a Family Business
15:33 Decision Making Structure
18:40 Decision Making Process
21:22 Talent: Family Employment Policy
22:30 Benefits of an Independent Board
23:48 Advice on Building out Governance

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 11:00 – 11:30 am (Central), 9:00 - 9:30 am (Pacific)

Guest Speaker: 
Paul Wirth, CEPA
Founder & Value Builder Advisor
Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Growth

Revenues, profits, a strong balance sheet: measuring success is important to all businesses. But, are there other important measurements in a family-owned business?  Find out what the key metrics are for successful, generational family businesses. 

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:00 – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 – 9:45 am (Pacific)

Webinar: First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses - The Unexpected You Didn’t Expect: Planning For and Dealing With the Unexpected

Guest Speaker: Jim Del Carmen, Partner, Collaborative Strategies

Business owners can anticipate changes in the future with strategic planning, life insurance policies, estate and trust documents, etc.  But what happens when all of this is circumvented by life changing events with family members and key employees?  Premature death, divorce, criminal behavior, substance abuse or unexpected exits from the business can undermine the best of plans.  What does the family business owner do next?

Watch On Demand

Wednesday, February 8, 2022 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Pacific)

The First Bank Financial Education Center held a webinar on February 8th, 2022 titled “Don’t Give Cybercriminals the Keys to Your Business”.

Listen to an important discussion and Q & A with Marc Ashworth, Chief Information Security Officer for First Bank, and Brian Cockrill with the U.S. Secret Service on unlocking proven strategies to help keep your organization safe from cybercriminals.

Chapters:
00:00  Meet the Presenters
01:59 Cryptocurrency
12:51 Ransomware
20:47 Phishing
23:51 Available Resources
29:10 Q & A and final thoughts

Watch On Demand

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central), 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Pacific)

George Nicola, Vice President and First Bank’s Director of Portfolio Management and Investments, and Joe Maxwell, Managing Partner at FINTOP Capital, held a virtual discussion on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 on the Capital Market Recap and Outlook and Digitization of Your Wealth.

Watch On Demand

2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Pacific)

The First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on December 14, 2021, discussing the challenges that next generation business leaders face.

From being labeled the “boss’s kid” and learning the business to unique family dynamics, Michael Dierberg, fourth generation family leader, Chairman of FB Corporation, and President of First Bank, unpacked the challenges many next generation family business leaders face.

Our guest panelists included:

Melissa Markwort – Spartan Light Metals
Buzz Vierling – Roofers Mart
Stephen Ticktin – United California Glass & Door

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 4:00 – 4:45 pm (Central), 2:00 – 2:45 pm (Pacific)

The First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on November 9, 2021 discussing the topic of succession planning.

Author and motivational speaker Ken Blanchard, Cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies, and Michael J. Dierberg, Chairman of FB Corporation and President of First Bank, discussed how planning for succession is the best way to ensure the future success of any organization.

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am (Central), 9:00 am – 9:45 am (Pacific)

The Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on September 14, 2021. Shelley Seifert, First Bank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and peer female family business leaders held a discussion on the obstacles they’ve overcome to achieve success in traditionally male-dominated industries, shared tips for developing confidence as leaders, and instilling growth opportunities for future female leaders in their organization.

Guest Panelists:
Chris Hanna, President at Hanna Winery
Serah Larison, Vice-President, HR & Admin at RMI International, Inc.
Katie Hopkins, President at Truck Centers’ (TCI)

Watch On Demand

Monday, August 16th 2021 | 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm (Central)

The First Bank Financial Education Center held a webinar on August 16, 2021 on challenges with inflation, supply chain, and labor.

Special guests Tricia Sanders, Senior Consultant, Collaborative Strategies, Inc. and Jack Smith, Principal, Collaborative Strategies, Inc. discussed current operating challenges business owners are facing due to inflation, supply chain delays, and labor needs. Plus, David Presson, Chief Investment Officer at First Bank Wealth Management, gave his thoughts on inflation, past, present, and future as well as what this means for investors.

Watch On Demand

Tuesday, August 10th 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (CDT)

Effective succession in a family business starts with a shared vision and growth strategy for the company. Doing what’s right for the business serves as the best compass on which the eventual transfer of both ownership and management authority should be built.  In this overview, key and useable concepts will be shared including drivers of strategic thinking, central components of a strategic plan, best practices of a high impact planning process, and traction in execution.  Rallying family members in the business around a shared picture of the desired future for the company and the win strategy to achieve it will go a long way in proactively preparing and engaging the next generation.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details: Strategic Planning as a Foundation for Family Business Succession

Thursday, July 15th 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CDT

Despite the best ownership plans and transparent communications, unforeseen situations can arise in a family-owned business that threaten not only the business existence but family harmony as well.  Allie Taylor of Orange Kiwi Consulting will discuss what to do when even the best laid plans go awry.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Tuesday, June 15th 2021

The First Bank Financial Education Center held webinar on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 on ransomware and how to keep your business protected from ransomware attacks.

In the shadows of the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, First Bank’s Chief Information Security Officer, Marc Ashworth, discussed the current threat environment that could disrupt the operations of your company. He discussed ways to help protect your business from ransomware and other fraud scams, including business email compromises and supply chain compromises. There was also be a panel discussion where Mr. Ashworth and Ms. Karis Merritt, First Bank Security Analyst, answered questions.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Tuesday, June 8th 2021

The First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on Tuesday June 8th covering The Role of Philanthropy in Family, Business, and Community.

Family businesses often have deep roots in their communities. They receive many benefits from the people that surround them. With effective philanthropy, they have the opportunity to give back. Barbara Carswell, Chief Executive Officer at Youthbridge Community Foundation, Deborah Dubin, CEO & President at Philanthropy Missouri, David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice at First Bank, and Stacy Clay, Director of Community Affairs at First Bank, discussed the benefits of business philanthropy, how the business can be an avenue for a family’s charitable intentions, the best ways to structure charitable gifts, and opportunities to get involved in the community.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was created to encourage employers to keep their workforces intact during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been available for more than a year. But with the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) extending the credit and expanding eligibility, many employers still have questions about ERC. Brown Smith Wallace Tax Principal John Schwartze will walk through the credit extension, expanded eligibility and provide examples of how employers can utilize the ERC for their benefit.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on Tuesday, May 11th focused on leveraging SBA programs to help finance your real estate acquisitions.

Our guest speakers Kurt Chambliss of TMC Financial and Jim Hatter, First Bank Commercial Banking Senior Group Manager discussed SBA real estate financing options and how they can help with retirement, estate, and transition planning for family-owned businesses.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The First Bank Circuit held a webinar on Thursday, April 29 on Linking Thinking to Life Balance and Long-Term Success with our guest presenter Mary Kutheis, Executive Coach and Confidant, MCK Coaching + Training.

What you do creates your results. How you behave drives what you do. And how you behave is rooted in how you think. Shifting your thinking is the key to any change you want to make – both personally and professionally. And we’re not talking about affirmations or motivational quotes!

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Thursday, March 18, 2021

First Bank held a webinar on March 18, 2021 discussing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides stimulus funds for certain individuals and households. Since the U.S. Department of Treasury has already started distributing the funds, some Americans want to know when they can expect to receive their direct deposit or check. David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice with First Bank Wealth Management, gave insight on what this new government stimulus means for you, your family, and your business.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

The Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on Tuesday, March 9th covering the right way and the wrong way to resolve conflict in a family business.

Could your family use some effective strategies for managing and resolving conflict when it comes to your family business? Our special guest Kaitlyn Erb, consultant with CMA, discussed effective methods and best practices to help manage conflict within a family business, while also maintaining harmony within the family.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

The First Bank Financial Education Center held a webinar on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 covering the Paycheck Protection Program for First Draw Borrowers, including program details, eligibility, and how to apply with First Bank.

Our special guests included:
Tim Fogerty, Managing Director, First Bank Commercial Banking
Kate Mayfield, Director of Credit Underwriting, First Bank

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: First Draw PPP Presentation 02/24/21

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

First Bank’s Center for Family-Owned Businesses held a webinar on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 focused on Sound Strategies for your Family Business: How Buy-Sell Agreements Help Protect your Company’s Future.

Our special guests, David Frederick, Director of Client Success and Advice at First Bank and Paul Klug, Shareholder at Polsinelli, covered the role of Buy-Sell Agreements in the context of family-owned businesses. They discussed what a Buy-Sell Agreement is, how it works in a family business, what some common pitfalls to avoid are, and how to ensure that the future of your business is well protected.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The First Bank Circuit, a financial empowerment group, designed especially for women business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives, held their second webinar on January 28th.

Our special guests, Ashley Nelson, Executive HR Leader at True Manufacturing and Becky Pitzer, Director of Human Resources at True Manufacturing, discussed HR Trends for 2021.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: HR & Employee Benefits Trends in 2021

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Tim Fogerty, Managing Director of First Bank Commercial Banking and Kate Mayfield, Director of Credit Underwriting at First Bank provided updates from the COVID-19 Relief Economic Aid Act passed at the end of December, including information on Second Draw PPP Loans. They also provided information on how to apply for a second draw loan with First Bank.

Watch On Demand

Additional Details:
Deck: Economic Aid Impact: Important PPP Updates - 01/15/21

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

First Bank’s Center for Family Owned Businesses held a webinar on January 12th covering COVID vaccinations and if employers can require them.

Charles Jellinek of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Law Firm and Jacob Herschend, Vice President, Risk Management & Consultant at Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) shared insight on a number of issues related to an employer’s ability to require employees to receive a COVID vaccination.

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Deck: Family Business Resource Center PPP Webinar Series - 01/12/21

2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

First Bank is excited to launch the First Bank Circuit, a financial empowerment group, designed especially for women business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives. Our goal is to develop a network that helps women business leaders in both family-owned businesses and non-family-owned businesses build relationships with those facing similar challenges.

Our first event was held on October 15, with speakers Lisa Hu, CEO of Lux and Nyx (luxandnyx.com) and Bronwyn Ritchie, Senior Strategist at Rodgers Townsend (rodgerstownsend.com), discussing how to grow your business using social media.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates and Focusing Your Sales Force in the COVID-19 Environment.

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Deck: Family Business Resource Center PPP Webinar Series - 09/24/20

Wednesday, August, 05 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates and Legal Liability Considerations.

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Deck: Family Business Resource Center PPP Webinar Series - 08/05/20