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The Reimagination of Commercial Real Estate

The Reimagination of Commercial Real Estate

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jan 20, 2022

Buildings, buildings everywhere – but how do they need to change? The pandemic altered everything – the way we live, work, shop, eat – you name it, there’s very little that happens these days without considering health and safety.

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Stearns Bank, Skalicky Collaborate On OCC's Project REACh

Stearns Bank, Skalicky Collaborate On OCC's Project REACh

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 18, 2021

After joining OCC MDI collaboration meetings, Stearns Bank President and CEO Kelly Skalicky formed bank partnerships that have delivered welcomed benefits.

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USDA Rural Development Business Loans: Consider These Benefits

USDA Rural Development Business Loans: Consider These Benefits

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Aug 05, 2021

USDA rural development business loans offer benefits the average person might not know about. We explore those somewhat hidden benefits in this blog.

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5 Reasons To Open A Small Business In A Rural Community

5 Reasons To Open A Small Business In A Rural Community

Posted by: Stearns Bank on May 26, 2021

Having lower costs and building long-term relationships are two reasons why it's advantageous for entrepreneurs to start businesses in rural communities.

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USDA REAP for Solar, Wind and Renewable Energy Financing

USDA REAP for Solar, Wind and Renewable Energy Financing

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Apr 29, 2021

The USDA REAP program can be used to finance a solar, wind or renewable energy project in rural areas.

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself About USDA Business Loans

3 Questions To Ask Yourself About USDA Business Loans

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Mar 11, 2021

USDA Rural Development business loans work out well when you find the right lender. A Multi-State Lender, like Stearns Bank, can make all the difference.

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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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