19 episodes

The Community Bank Difference is the gold standard for what it means to provide outstanding support to our communities. That’s why at First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, we are going outside of the products and services we provide to share with you the impact your neighbors are making in Southeastern Wisconsin. On the Keeping it Local podcast, we will be connecting you with local businesses, nonprofits, and community members who share unique perspectives that inspire and educate you on the Community Bank Difference.

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The Community Bank Difference is the gold standard for what it means to provide outstanding support to our communities. That’s why at First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, we are going outside of the products and services we provide to share with you the impact your neighbors are making in Southeastern Wisconsin. On the Keeping it Local podcast, we will be connecting you with local businesses, nonprofits, and community members who share unique perspectives that inspire and educate you on the Community Bank Difference.

    Building a Better Tomorrow: Habitat's Impact on Individuals and Families

    Building a Better Tomorrow: Habitat's Impact on Individuals and Families

    Discover the impact of Habitat for Humanity in Waukesha County on the latest Keeping it Local Podcast episode. Host Richie Burke, along with guests Joe Bogenberger, Jim Tarantino, and Melissa Songco, explores the inspiring Dominica Park project—a unique collaboration addressing the community's need for affordable housing.With 34 years of experience, Habitat for Humanity Waukesha County has built 55 homes, emphasizing simplicity, decency, and affordability through partnerships with volunteers ...

    • 23 min
    Navigating the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for Community Banks

    Navigating the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for Community Banks

    Join host Richie Burke in this episode of the Keeping It Local podcast, powered by First Federal Bank, as industry experts Edward Schaefer, President & CEO at First Federal, Kirk Hovde, Managing Principal & Head of Investment Banking at Hovde Group, and John Reichert, Attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, delve into the ever-changing landscape of community banking.Explore the challenges posed by regulatory changes, rising interest rates, and technological advancements. Discover ins...

    • 23 min
    Financial Inclusion with First Federal and Bank On Greater Milwaukee

    Financial Inclusion with First Federal and Bank On Greater Milwaukee

    In this episode of the "Keeping It Local" podcast, powered by First Federal Bank, join host Richie Burke as he delves into the world of affordable banking and financial empowerment with special guests Constance Alberts, Director of Bank On Greater Milwaukee, Rick Beutler, VP of Consumer Banking at First Federal, and Anna Fragoso, Branch Manager at First Federal Bank.Discover how Bank On and First Federal are creating stronger financial futures by ensuring everyone has access to safe and affor...

    • 18 min
    Seizing Opportunities: Key Strategies for Buyers and Sellers

    Seizing Opportunities: Key Strategies for Buyers and Sellers

    Welcome to the Keeping It Local podcast, powered by First Federal Bank. In this episode, host Richie Burke explores the challenges and opportunities of buying and selling a business with Brian McManus, Chief Banking Officer at First Federal Bank, and two business owners, Kevin Seiberlich and Buddy Robinson, who recently acquired the manufacturer Fabricated Metal Products.Kevin and Buddy discuss their journey of searching for the right business and the process they went through to acquire Fabr...

    • 31 min
    The Latino Entrepreneurial Network: Where Passion and Success Meet

    The Latino Entrepreneurial Network: Where Passion and Success Meet

    The Latino business community is one of the fastest-growing communities, but are they given equal opportunity? In this episode, we discuss what First Federal Bank, the Latino Chamber of Commerce, and the Latino Entrepreneurial Network are doing to ensure this community receives the same opportunities as other organizations.Nelson Soler, CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce and Founder of the Latino Entrepreneurial Network, and Efrain Lara, CEO of Milwaukee Pallets and Lara Associates, join u...

    • 24 min
    Rising Interest Rates and The State of the Economy Today

    Rising Interest Rates and The State of the Economy Today

    To say the pandemic impacted the economic environment is an understatement. As a result, the rise of interest rates is more prevalent than ever. Learn about the available resources and options to equip yourself best and prepare for the future.In today’s episode, host Richie Burke sits down with Steve Wierschem, Chief Financial Officer at First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, and Marc Gall, Vice President, and Asset/Liability Strategist at BOK Financial. They’ll break down everything from where the...

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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4 Ratings

WIBiker ,

Great local podcast

First Federal Bank does a great job showcasing the community with this show. I can't wait for more episodes.

Richie-Burke ,

Great variety of topics

Great seeing with FFB is doing on the podcast to highlight community leaders and discuss interesting topics. Not the typical podcast you would see from a bank.

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