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Cold Storage & The Food Supply Chain

Cold Storage & The Food Supply Chain

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jun 15, 2022

Cold storage is a vital link in the food supply chain. Limited-time funding can help start or grow this and other food supply chain businesses.

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Standing With Our Service Members

Standing With Our Service Members

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Nov 10, 2021

At Stearns Bank, we salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families for their service and sacrifice to help keep America safe.

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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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Loan Options Available For Rural Small Businesses

Loan Options Available For Rural Small Businesses

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jul 23, 2021

Rural America is vital to the nation’s economy and small businesses located in these communities can use these loan options to continue their growth.

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Safeguard Finances In Case Of Natural Disasters

Safeguard Finances In Case Of Natural Disasters

Posted by: Stearns Bank on Jul 20, 2021

No matter what your business may face, here are some simple ways you can prepare your small business before a natural disaster.

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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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Worker Shortage Sole Blip in Booming Construction Field

Worker Shortage Sole Blip in Booming Construction Field

Posted by: Stearns Bank on May 21, 2021

Roy White owns a mason contracting business in western New York. He has plenty of work lined up but finding and maintaining an employee base has been hard.

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Medical Professional Moves Into Delivery Industry For New Career Path

Medical Professional Moves Into Delivery Industry For New Career Path

Posted by: Stearns Bank on May 06, 2021

Dr. Cody Cox has made the move into owning his own FedEx delivery hub in Texas. He’s learning the ropes and getting financing help from Stearns Bank.

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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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