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Loan Brokers, Lenders, Referrers

When you refer a customer for a small business or real estate loan, choose a lender with industry experience, leading-edge technology and personal service. Stearns Bank is committed to delivering the right loan for your customer's needs while providing service above their expectations.

If you are a dealer, vendor or manufacturer seeking a lender for equipment financing, see our Dealer, Vendor, Manufacturer page.



Learn more about being a referral partner with Stearns Bank

Join Us as a Referral Partner

With our national reach and history of success through strong partnerships, Stearns Bank is your go-to referral partner. If you are a lender, loan broker, CPA, a finance or real estate professional, or any business working with customers who need financing, we'd like to hear from you.

Our referral partners enjoy the peace of mind of knowing their customers are in great hands.


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Successful Business Lending Starts Here

Put our extensive lending experience to work for you and your customers. As a Preferred SBA Lender, we bring knowledge and speed to the lending process. Our commercial real estate and construction expertise provides comprehensive management and creative solutions. With nationwide experience in agricultural and land loans, our experts will uncover the perfect financing options.


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The Stearns Bank Difference

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The SBA Guide

This all-in-one SBA how-to is all yours.

Take the guesswork out of SBA financing with our all-in-one guide. Understand loan types, see insider tips and tricks, learn how to repay loans, and so much more. 

Download the All-in-One SBA Loan Guide


The Power Of The Portal

Referral sources that work with Stearns Bank never have to guess about the status of a customer or pending deal. The Customer Portal gives you direct access to your portfolio of transactions that you have referred to us. The portal is your secure, personal connection to Stearns Bank, where you can view the status of all transactions in real time. And if you have a question, you can contact us directly through online chat.


Brokers, Lenders, Referrers Contacts

Get in touch with Tom Ethen
Tom Ethen
VP, Commercial Lending
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Get in touch with Robin Studniski
Robin Studniski
AVP, Associate Director of SBA Lending
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Get in touch with Joshua Borgerding
Joshua Borgerding
AVP, Commercial Lender
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Get in touch with Nick Wall
Nick Wall
SBA Lender
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Get in touch with Cody Trosin
Cody Trosin
SBA Lender
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Get in touch with Elizabeth Ruszkiewwicz
Elizabeth Ruszkiewwicz
SBA Lender
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