Brown County has banks of various sizes to meet your needs, whether you want the personal attention of a smaller institution or the broad-reaching access of large ones. Even with the bigger banks, personal service offers a welcoming, positive experience.

The Peoples State Bank
41 S. Hawthorne Drive
Nashville, IN 47448

PNC Bank
37 W. Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448

Fifth/Third Bank
100 Commercial Street
Nashville, IN 47448

First Merchants Bank
189 Commercial Street
Nashville, IN 47448

While each of these banks offer loan services, the Small Business Administration offers advice to entrepreneurs seeking financial assistance. The district office that serves Brown County is at:

Indiana District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing, Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN

SBA’s district offices are responsible for the delivery of SBA’s many programs and services throughout the country. Services available include:

  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting a business through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
  • Free consulting services through the network of Small Business Development Centers. SBDCs also conduct training events throughout the district — some require a nominal registration fee.
  • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program.
  • Women’s Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners.
  • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade.
  • Guaranteed loans are available for credit-worthy veterans.