In 1991 Unity Bank began with a dozen employees and originated $360,000 in loans. Today, over 25 years later, we have loaned billions of dollars to small businesses and individuals. We employ almost 200 individuals and have facilitated the creation of thousands of jobs through the businesses we have financed. We have helped thousands of local entrepreneurs start Main Street businesses and thousands of homeowners fulfill their dream of providing a home for their family. We have donated millions to non-profits and partnered with them to strengthen and build our communities.  Unity Bank provides community-oriented commercial banking services, including deposit accounts, loans, online and mobile services at 19 branches throughout New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. 

  • 1991

    Unity Bank Founded

    Unity Bank was founded under the name First Community Bank.  The bank began with two locations in Clinton and North Plainfield New Jersey.

  • 1994

    Certified Lender

    The Bank was awarded “Certified Lender” status by the U.S. Small Business Administration

  • 1995

    Third Branch

     The third branch was added in Flemington NJ.

  • 1996

    Three More Branches

    The company expanded opening branches in Scotch Plains, Union, and Linden.  Unity Bancorp opened its corporate headquarters in Clinton, NJ. The Clinton Branch was relocated from Annadale to the corporate headquarters.

  • 1998

    NASDAQ Stock Exchange

    Unity Bancorp began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol “UNTY.”
  • 1999

    Officially Named Unity Bank

    First Community Bank changed its name to Unity Bank! The bank opened branches in South Plainfield, Whitehouse, Edison and Highland Park as well!
  • 2001

    #1 SBA Lender

    Unity Bank was recognized as the #1 SBA lender for a midsize company in New Jersey. At this time, it was the 27th largest SBA lender in the country.
     
  • 2005

    Phillipsburg Branch Opened

    The Phillipsburg branch was opened.  This was a big move because opening Phillipsburg created opportunities to expand into Pennsylvania. The company also purchased its hot air balloon this year, which can be seen at many community events giving tethered rides to attendees.
  • 2006

    Westward Expansion

    Unity Bank opened its first branch in Pennsylvania in Forks Township.
  • 2007

    Classic Car Show

    The Middlesex branch opened and the annual Classic Car show began in support of Family Promise.
     
  • 2010

    UCare

    Unity began its UCare program to partner with community-based Non-Profit organizations and their supporters. 
  • 2012

    Washington and Somerset

    As the company recovered from the recession years prior, it continued to grow with the grand openings of the Washington and Somerset branches.
  • 2013

    Mortgage Sales Office

    Unity Bank opened its Mortgage Sales Office in Bergen County.  This was the bank's first venture into the area.
  • 2016

    Somerville and Emerson Branches

    Unity Bank expanded once again opening branches in Somerville and Emerson.  The bank had decided to expand into Bergen county after great success in the area from the Mortgage and Sales Office.
     
  • 2017

    Ramsey Branch

    We opened our second Bergen county location in Ramsey. We also moved our Phillipsburg branch to a new location.
  • 2018

    Bethlehem

    This year we plan to open our nineteenth branch in Bethlehem PA.