Loan Department


At Bear Paw Development, we know that strong businesses make our district a better place to live and work. For over 25 years, we’ve provided loans to local entrepreneurs to help businesses grow and our economies prosper. Whether you are starting a new business or expanding a well-established one, Bear Paw Development offers loan services designed to help you reach your goal.


Entrepreneurs recognize great opportunities, but sometimes have trouble getting financing from a traditional bank to turn the opportunity into a reality for different reasons:

  • Your business is a start-up

  • You haven’t been in business very long

  • You’ve had a minor historical credit issue

  • You have limited equity or collateral

  • The business real estate may be contaminated

If any of the reasons listed above are preventing you from getting a conventional loan, Bear Paw Development can help.

We offer commercial loan services designed to help your business venture become a reality:

  • Loans up to $250,000
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Fixed interest rates
  • Flexibility on equity and collateral
  • Longer loan terms to help keep your payments low


Give us a call. Ask us questions. Tell us about your project. We’ll help you get the best financing package for your commercial needs, because successful businesses create strong economies.

Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions. 

Trish Cichosz

Director of Loan Services

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