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Woodworking Firm Adapts to Market Changes

Podcast posted on: November 30, 2020

Nicole Kenefic has succeeded in the male-dominated woodworking industry and adapted to changes brought on by the pandemic.

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Franchise Owner, Operator Meets Challenges From Both Sides

Podcast posted on: November 2, 2020

Wetzel’s Pretzels corporate controller and franchise owner Scott Putman chats about managing franchise locations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Junior Achievement Teaches Financial Literacy

Podcast posted on: August 7, 2020

Stearns Bank is active in the Junior Achievement program, encouraging employees to volunteer in classrooms across Minnesota, Florida and Arizona.

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Choosing a Franchise with the Right Fit

Podcast posted on: July 22, 2020

Douglas LaPointe was exploring his next business venture during a pandemic. He found Sharkey's Cuts For Kids was the perfect franchise opportunity for him.

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Developer of Low-Income Housing Is Hands-On During COVID-19

Podcast posted on: July 1, 2020

Josh Latter of Huntley Witmer Development discusses his planning process and the future of low-income housing projects in the wake of COVID-19.

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Franchise Owner Shares Perspective of Corporate Parent and Franchisee

Podcast posted on: June 24, 2020

Scott Putman is a corporate controller - and franchisee - for Wetzel's Pretzels. After working on an SBA loan with Stearns Bank, he received help on a PPP loan.

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Restaurant Business Opens to New Guidelines, Eager Customers

Podcast posted on: June 18, 2020

The Letnes Restaurant Group rolled with the punches from COVID-19 restrictions. But the business emerged from that stressful time ready to open this summer.

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Clinic Reopens With Safety Measures, Strong Demand

Podcast posted on: May 20, 2020

Alliance Health & Dermatology closed for more than a month due to COVID-19. The clinic is reopening with safety measures in place for patients and clinicians.

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Construction Firm Sees Hopeful Future

Podcast posted on: May 11, 2020

Owners of a construction business discuss challenges of operating during the COVID-19 lockdown. As restrictions ease they are optimistic about the future.

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Banking Relationship Steadies Chiropractic Clinic

Podcast posted on: May 1, 2020

Dr. Jeff Varner of Crossroads Chiropractic discusses the COVID-19 lockdown and working with Stearns Bank for the past 33 years as a small business owner.

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