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Stearns Bank Named a 2019 Best Bank to Work For by National Publication

Published: August, 2019

Stearns Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2019 by American Banker magazine. The Best Banks to Work For program was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group. It recognizes U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction.

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Stearns Bank Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Equipment Finance Lenders

Published: July, 2019

Stearns Bank has once again earned a spot on the prestigious Monitor 100, an annual listing of the top 100 equipment finance and leasing companies in the United States. It is compiled by Monitor magazine, which is the leading independent trade publication in the equipment finance and leasing industry.

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Stearns Bank Recognized as One of the Nation’s Top Performing Banks

Published: June, 2019

For the third year in a row, Stearns Bank has received nationwide recognition for high performance. This month, American Banker magazine and Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) both ranked Stearns Bank in their top ten lists of high performers for 2019.

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Stearns Bank Named in Top 150 Places to Work in Minnesota

Published: June, 2019

Minnesota’s largest newspaper has named Stearns Bank one of the state’s Top 150 Places to Work in 2019. The annual list released by the Star Tribune is based on employee surveys.

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Kelly Skalicky Named CEO of Stearns Bank

Published: March, 2019

One year after her successful transition to president of Stearns Bank N.A., Kelly Skalicky has been named CEO of the company. She succeeds her father, Norm Skalicky, as chief executive officer. Norm Skalicky will maintain his position as chairman of the board and remain a vested member of the Stearns Bank family.

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Stearns Bank Recognized as a Top Company to Work For

Published: June, 2018

For the second year in a row, Stearns Bank has been selected by Minnesota Business Magazine as one of this year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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Stearns Bank Named #1 Top Performing Bank in the Nation

Published: June, 2018

American Banker magazine has once again named Stearns Bank the top performing bank in the nation among banks with $2 to $10 billion in assets. The ranking is based on a three-year average return on equity. Stearns Bank earned the top spot in 2017, as well.

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Stearns Bank Donates $108,000 to Help the Families of Wounded Veterans

Published: February, 2018

This March marks 15 years since Wounded Warriors Family Support was founded, with the goal of assisting the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. Thanks to a generous gift by Stearns Bank, WWFS is starting off this milestone in a strong way. Among other critical support, Stearns Bank’s donation of $108,680 will be used to purchase vehicles for Native American veterans living on remote reservations.

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Stearns Bank Recognized for Contribution to American Red Cross

Published: February, 2018

St. Cloud, Minn. — February 13, 2018 — As hurricane survivors in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico prepare to mark six months since record-breaking storms caused catastrophic damage, the American Red Cross is recognizing Stearns Bank, headquartered in St. Cloud, Minn., for supporting the Disaster Responder Program with a pledge of $250,000.

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Kelly Skalicky Named President of Stearns Bank, N.A.

Published: February, 2018

One of the key players in the ongoing success of Stearns Bank National Association, Kelly Skalicky, daughter of Stearns CEO Norm Skalicky, was recently promoted to president of the organization.

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