First Business Bank Invitational for Charity benefits GPS Education Partners

Posted: 09-28-16

First Business Bank in Milwaukee announced GPS Education Partners as the first place winner of the 2016 First Business Invitational for Charity.

GPS Education Partners will receive a check for $10,000. The second place winning charities were Shalom Center and Kenosha Achievement Center, and will split the second place winnings of $2,500 thanks to Wes Ricchio of First Business and Jeff Valeri of Valeri Agency. The third place winning charity is Raymond School Foundation, and will receive a check for $1,500 thanks to Brad Weckwerth and Paul Rothering of Vrakas CPA’s.

The First Business Invitational is a forum where local business leaders compete for a local charity of their choice. The event was designed with two person teams competing in a best ball format. First Business covers 100 percent of the event costs. The event is a winner-take-all format in which the charity of the winning team receives all proceeds from the entry fees. 

GPS Education Partners would like to thank local business leaders Dave Vetta, President & CEO of First Business Bank in Milwaukee; Corey Chambas, First Business CEO; and, Dan Meyer of BizTimes who participated in the Greater Milwaukee Area First Business Invitational for Charity golf event at Westmoor Country Club. 

"We are thrilled to be giving the winnings to these great charities," Vetta said. "It is all about the charities here, so it's wonderful to have the two teams wanting to share the winnings."

In follow-up to the First Business Golf Invitational, a nonprofit event will be held on October 12, 2016 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center of the Arts. For more information on the First Business Invitational, visit the First Business' website. You can read the entire news release here

Vetta said, “We’re so excited to gift GPS Education Partners with $10,000. They’re doing a great job at training the future workforce and working to close the skills gap in manufacturing industry.”

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