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Bank First Webinars

Bank First offers free, informational webinars on a variety of topics relevant to individuals and businesses. From financial education, succession planning for businesses to common fraud schemes, you can find information on upcoming webinars and recordings of previous sessions here. 

Upcoming Webinars

Covering Your Bases for Life's Emergencies  |  Wednesday, October 20, 2021  |  5:30-6:30 PM

Life is full of unexpected and unplanned emergencies whether it’s due to job loss, health-related causes, or other changes in circumstance.  Are you and your family ready?  Do you have a back-up plan in case life throws you a curveball?  Join Odeyssa Hanke from Bank First and Heather Jensen from Ansay & Associates as they discuss various ways to help you prepare for life’s emergencies during this free, informational webinar. Odeyssa and Heather will cover topics such as saving for the unexpected, arranging your bank accounts, discovering your insurance coverage options, and understanding your insurance policies.

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A recording will also be available following the webinar.


Previous Sessions

Managing Your Debt (September 23, 2021)

Can we live debt free? In this webinar, we will explore how individuals and families can reduce debt and ultimately become debt free. Daryl Mangeri, Executive Director of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Sheboygan, will define good debt versus bad debt and review resources that can assist consumers in reducing debt in a disciplined, strategic manner. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions during the session.

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First Steps to Starting a New Business  (August 18, 2021)

It all starts with an idea and “What if…”, but what comes next and how can you make your business dreams a reality? From creating a business plan and market research to obtaining financing and best practices for insuring your business, presenters Corina Kretschmer from Ansay & Associates and Eli Steimle from Bank First will delve into these topics and more to help you navigate the vital first steps when starting a new business.

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Preparing for the Future  (April 13, 2021)

College presents a unique time in a young person’s life where financial literacy is extremely important. Are you prepared for major decisions that happen shortly after graduation, such as paying off student debt, starting a retirement account, buying and insuring a home, obtaining car and renter’s insurance, and managing a budget? In this webinar, Becca Thimmig from Bank First and Heather Jensen from Ansay & Associates will guide you through these important decisions and provide the resources you need to hit the ground running after graduation.

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Home Buyer Webinar (March 16, 2021)

Is a new home in your plans for this year? Prepare for this exciting venture with Bank First Retail Lenders, Kathryn Schmitz and Amanda Sitkiewitz. Kathryn and Amanda will guide you step-by-step in buying a home in today’s market while sharing insights on down payments, loan pre-approval, and strategic tips for your home shopping experience.

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Protecting Your Business from Fraud (January 28, 2021)

Businesses can often become a target for fraud. In this free, informational webinar hosted by Bank First and Ansay & Associates, you will learn how you can protect you and your business from some of the most common fraud schemes.

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Resources:

Cyber Terminology Guide  |  NAIC Cyber Insurance Checklist

Protecting Your Personal Identity & Accounts (January 27, 2021)

From fake checks to online scams, learn how you can protect your personal identity and accounts from fraud in this free, informational webinar from Bank First. We will cover the most common fraud tactics and highlight best practices on how you can avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

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Succession Planning - Steps to Success (October 27, 2020)

Effective succession planning is key for businesses both large and small. It is a critical but often overlooked process, and something you need for your business to continue running smoothly. In this seminar, we will discuss the importance of succession planning and give you the tools you need to implement a new or improve an existing plan.

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