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USDA Rural Development Loans – How To Apply & Qualify

USDA Rural Development Loans – How To Apply & Qualify

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Feb 22, 2021

Find out how to apply for USDA Rural Development Loans and what program might be right for you, including the Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program.

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USDA Rural Development Loan: Right Financing Fit for Your Project?

USDA Rural Development Loan: Right Financing Fit for Your Project?

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Feb 15, 2021

Find out more about USDA rural development Business and Industry loans, which have become a more viable option for business owners in smaller communities.

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Fraud Prevention Program Implemented At Stearns Bank

Fraud Prevention Program Implemented At Stearns Bank

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 27, 2020

The ‘Raise Your Hand’ program is aimed at helping Stearns Bank employees better identify fraud, and, to help prevent it from happening to its customers.

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Cybersecurity Planning Delivers Peace Of Mind For Businesses

Cybersecurity Planning Delivers Peace Of Mind For Businesses

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Oct 06, 2020

Cybersecurity planning should be at the top of any business's priorities. We break down what benefits it offers and how to recognize suspicious activity.

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Renewable Energy Industry Expected To Stay Strong Even After Pandemic

Renewable Energy Industry Expected To Stay Strong Even After Pandemic

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jul 27, 2020

Renewable energy projects have taken a slight hit due to the pandemic, but brighter days appear ahead with people relying less and less on fossil fuels.

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Stearns Bank Lender Reaps Benefits From Continued Education

Stearns Bank Lender Reaps Benefits From Continued Education

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jan 09, 2020

Stearns Bank commercial lender David Feriancek recently earned a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

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Technology Trends in Construction

Technology Trends in Construction

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jul 02, 2018

Bucking trends toward automation, construction firms still rely on labor and heavy equipment, with only marginal advances in technology.

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The Benefits Of An Ongoing Financing Relationship

The Benefits Of An Ongoing Financing Relationship

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Feb 01, 2018

A business loan can be a brief transaction, with parties going their separate ways. However, there are great benefits to an ongoing financing relationship with your lender.

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