Customer Success Stories

With Stearns Bank, the SBA loan process is fast, efficient and personalized. Listen to our customers describe their experiences.
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Stearns Bank: National Presence, Hometown Service

Stearns Bank serves customers across the country with SBA loans, equipment financing and commercial banking services. See our interactive map to review the range of industries we cover and regions we serve.

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Christine Frezza

Bloom Organics Day Spa & Boutique
Sarasota, Florida

"The approval process was simple and easy, and I was able to find out I was approved within 24 hours…" Video | Story

David Therrell

Atlantic Tire & Auto
Sanford, North Carolina

“I always knew I wanted to own my own business. I knew I wanted to control my own destiny." Video | Story

Joel Meyer

Papa Murphy's
35 restaurants across Upper Midwest

Joel Meyer was turned down by eight financial institutions before he found someone interested in his small business dreams. Video | Story

Dr. Seema Awatramani and Dr. Kelly Cleary

UrgiKids
Naperville, Illinois

Seema was first inspired to open an urgent care clinic about four years ago. At the time, she didn’t know much about SBA loans. Video | Story

Edwin Baron

Marco's Pizza
Apopka, Florida

Searching for a new venture, Edwin and his wife decided on franchising. After considering various franchise options, they chose Marco’s. Video | Story

Troy Ather

Jon Smith Subs
Oviedo, Florida

"There are so many moving parts when you start a franchise. Franchise financing is a major one and I was glad Stearns Bank was there for us." Video | Story

Jonathan Moravecs and Carla Palavecino

Soldierfit
Virgina Beach, Virginia

"As somebody who understands how businesses work, and understands how loans work, this SBA financing process couldn’t have been smoother." Video | Story

Mike and DeNae Hiltner

Great Harvest Bread Company
St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Hiltners were looking to purchase land to start their business. Initially, finding financing wasn’t easy for them. Video | Story

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