Kristi Sten began her employment with Merchants Bank in November of 2017. As a loan processor, Sten handles ag, consumer, commercial and real estate loans. After eight and one half years with Citizens Community Credit Union in Devil's Lake, ND, Sten moved to Fairview to be closer to her three sons who live in Vida, Circle, and Bozeman. Sten likes the small community and branch. "I feel more connected to the consumer," she said. "This bank has a relaxed atmosphere, not like a big corporate bank."