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Browse here to read up on what is happening at Sterling State Bank. Everything from building the community, How-To's, events, fundraisers, awards and more. 

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Chris Nelson   Welcome Christopher Nelson

Sterling State Bank is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Nelson, Esq. has joined the Bank’s Board of Directors at the December board meeting held on January 22, 2019.




 New Year, New Financial Resolutions

Take control this year and put your mind at ease knowing you are on top of your finances.





 Protecting Your Account  

Helpful Tips to Protect Your Account in 2019

Familiarize yourself with our App, check your transactions daily, monitor activity, and more.




Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce Award

“We were overwhelmed by the attention Sterling State Bank received as a lead sponsor – the Chamber certainly showed their appreciation!”



LatestNews_HeatherWIBRW   In the Spotlight - RW Magazine

Our own Heather Donovan appears on Page 23 of Rochester Women Magazine to promote the Women in Business Event taking place May 31. 



LatestNews_JimRetirement   Happy Retirement Jim! 

After 20 years of service to Sterling State Bank, we give a warm goodbye to our Insurance Agent. 



LatestNews_Cindy   Happy Retirement Cindy

“I have enjoyed the 22 years I have spent with Sterling State Insurance Agency,” Cindy said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to work here. I have helped a lot of customers and become friends with them. I know that I will miss that part of my job.”



360   360 Communities

Sterling State Bank was the presenting sponsor at 360 Communities 33rd annual luncheon



LatestNews_WIBAS   Women in Business - Accessory Swap!

Thank you to all the ladies who came to our 5th Women in Business event at 125Live last night! It was an honor working with Samantha Erickson of Mae & Company and connecting with everyone who came!




LatestNews_UFMD   United Financials Making a Difference

We are proud to have teamed up with other financial organizations to help raise over $22,000 for the Children's Cancer Research Fund at the United Financials Making a Difference inaugural event!



LatestNews_WIBMarch   Women In Business Event

Join us March 22, 2018, for our 5th Women in Business event - Accessory Swap! Register Here



LatestNews_ChairAffair   2018 Chair Affair

 A Chair Affair 2018 raised an amazing $370,000 for kids in Rochester! 



LatestNews_MobileDeposit   How To: Submit a Mobile Deposit

Mobile Deposit is quick and can be completed with these simple steps!



LatestNews_LynnClarey   Ambassador of the Year Award

Lynn Clarey is awarded Rochester Chamber Ambassador of the Year at the 2018 Chamber Annual Community Celebration.




LatestNews_HeartsDiamonds   15th Annual Hearts and Diamonds

Sterling State Bank has had the honor to be the main sponsor of the event for 15 years.  




LatestNews_BeatTheOdds2018   RCTC Beat the Odds

January 12th celebrates eighteen years of success told through student’s stories of courage and inspiration.





 LatestNews_Marlys   Happy Retirement, Marlys!

After 24 years at Sterling State Bank, we give a warm farewell to one of the first employee’s Sterling State Bank hired when they opened their doors in the City of Rochester.



 LatestNews_FridayNight   Friday Night Official

Friday night football games are an important part of high school athletics for many communities and Sterling State Bank’s own Adam Hartman is excited to be part of that tradition.



 LatestNews_Troops   Tee it Up for the Troops

Tee It Up for the Troops held it’s 11th annual event in Rochester, MN. Lynn Clarey, Vice President of Business Development at Sterling State Bank heads up the planning committee for this great event.



LatestNews_RebelsofRelay    Rebels of Relay

Cheryl Retterath, Branch Manager of Sterling State Bank’s office in Lyle, MN, has been involved with Relay for Life of Mower County since 1992. 



LatestNews_ReadingCenter    Brighter Future with the Reading Center

For over 65 years The Reading Center has been providing dyslexic students the tools they need and this has had a huge impact on our community. 



 LatestNews_stJamesCoffee   Mixing it Up

As a community bank, we’re happy to promote local musicians and local music.



 LatestNews_NewNEtwork   A New Network

This new and exclusive event is an after-work gathering, of women in business. If you are looking to network, meet new people, and have fun this is the perfect way to do it. 



LatestNews_2017HD    Hearts and Diamonds 2017

The House that is filled with love, hope, and children with medical difficulties is the House that needs our support. Over the past 14 years, Sterling State Bank is fortunate to be able to give back to this special house



 LatestNews_BeattheOdds2017   Stories of Success: Beat the Odds

Whether facing obstacles big or small, all of us cannot help but worry about where life will take us. 




 LatestNews_HolidayCHeer   Community celebrations and Holiday Cheer

The bells are ringing, the snow is falling, and the holiday season is upon us once again. It’s a great time of the year to give back and this year we gave back in many different ways.



 LatestNews_Philanthropy   National Philanthropy Day

Each year since 1986, National Philanthropy Day has been celebrated in various places around the world. As charitable organizations have continued to grow and progress, so has our community awareness and recognition of the causes that need our help. 



 LatestNews_NewStatement   A New Look for our statements and online banking

Change is in store for Sterling State Bank. Beginning in early October bank statements and Personal Online Banking will be receiving a major makeover.



 LatestNews_2016TeeForTroops   Tee It Up for the Troops - 2016

Tee It Up for the Troops is a national organization committed to honoring and supporting military service members, their families, and veterans through golf fundraisers.



LatestNews_2016TOF    Mark Your Calendars: Thursdays on First and 3rd

Live music, fresh food, and sunshine are the markings of a summer celebration done right. 



 LatestNews_BuildingFuture   Building a Better Future

Since 1976 Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) has been changing what the word, “home”, means for many families around the world.



 LatestNews_HeartofLyle   At the Heart of Lyle

Over two decades ago, one of Sterling State Bank’s valued team members began her career in banking. This spring Cheryl Retterath, the Vice President of Sterling State Bank’s Lyle, MN office, celebrates her 25th anniversary. 



LatestNews_MobileAPp    Our New Mobile App

As of February 2016, Sterling State Bank has an official Mobile Banking app. 



LatestNews_2016HD    Hearts and Diamonds 2016

The 13th annual Hearts & Diamonds Spectacular dazzled attendees with an evening devoted to raising money for Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Rochester, MN.  



LatestNews_Frontier    On the Frontier: Once upon a playhouse

Envision an old Western movie set, with an iconic main street that includes an early community bank. 



 LatestNews_EdCorbett   Ed Corbett - Volunteer of the Year

"Keep it fun, meet people – stay energized!" This is the motto that Sterling State Bank's Business Development representative Ed Corbett embraces daily.



LatestNews_EmployeeSpotlight    Employee Spotlight

Sterling State Bank wouldn't be where it is today without the great team that has continued to build and support relationships with customers and communities. 





 LatestNews_Security   New Standard of Security

When it comes to our debit card use, change is coming. You may have heard of, seen, or already received a card with EMV enabled technology



 LatestNews_Service   A Mission of Service

Lynn Clarey, Sterling State Bank's Vice President of Business Development, was part of a small, dedicated group of volunteers who launched the Rochester chapter of Tee It Up for the Troops over 9 years ago



LatestNews_12thAnnualHD    12th Annual Hearts and Diamonds Spectacular

Sterling State Bank is proud to renew our support as the lead sponsor of the 12th annual Hearts & Diamonds Spectacular benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester.



 LatestNews_OMC   Olmstead Medical Center Opening New Women’s Health Pavilion

Partnering with the communities we serve has been at the heart of Sterling State Bank’s mission ever since our bank opened its doors in Austin, MN in 1958.