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Native American Communities

Native American Communities and Stearns Bank

How Do We Serve Native American Communities?

Tribal lending requires close collaboration with community members and government organizations. We work closely with you to understand the challenges your business might be facing. Through our personalized service, we develop innovative solutions to move your project to completion.

Our team shares your economic development vision and passion through renewable energy, construction, opportunity zones, business enterprise funding and equipment financing.

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Experience And Understanding Of Indian Law

Our President and CEO, Kelly Skalicky, has a deep understanding of Indian law, business litigation, commercial law and commercial transactions. Kelly provided legal counsel to tribes and tribal entities while practicing law at one of the largest Indian-owned law firms in the country. To find out more about her views on tribal lending, read this Q&A.

Financing Resources for Native American Business

Count on Stearns Bank to guide, educate and help in any way we can to support your goals for the road ahead. See our resources page for federal loan programs and economic development assistance available to Native American businesses.

Department of the Interior Indian Affairs website
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Checking and savings accounts

Reach your business checking and savings goals faster with simple, smart and rewarding BusinessSmart™ accounts. Earn interest and cash back with the convenience of online and mobile banking.

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Native American Lending Team

Get in touch with Tom Hosier
Tom Hosier
Chief Lending Officer
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Get in touch with Kris Holm
Kris Holm
VP, Commercial Lending Manager
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Get in touch with Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen
VP, Commercial Loan Officer
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Get in touch with Katie Peterson
Katie Peterson
VP, Commercial Lending Manager
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Get in touch with Victoria Freeney
Victoria Freeney
Commercial Lender
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Get in touch with Milton Barnes
Milton Barnes
Commercial Lender
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Get in touch with Kevin Kinahan
Kevin Kinahan
Commercial Lender
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Resources for Native American Business

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