Rita's Ice


    Growing up on Rita’s Italian Ice near Philadelphia was always a fond memory for Dr. Benjamin Steinberg. When he moved to Fresno, California, to start his practice, he knew he wanted to take a piece of the East Coast with him. Dr. Steinberg wanted to bring the culture and heritage of the East Cost to California with him and his family. By starting his own Rita’s franchise in June 2016, he feels he’s accomplished that.

    He worked with Stearns Bank to realize his dream. Dr. Steinberg was referred to Stearns Bank and has been amazed by how easy it’s been to work on his SBA loan with the Stearns team.  He said the lenders he’s worked with have held his hand through the whole process of starting a franchise, which can be scary for anyone. 

    “Stearns Bank is extremely professional, reliable and personable. They are always available to answer any questions or concerns I have. That ability to spend extra time with their customers is the best part of Stearns Bank.”