Supporting Community Important For Unity Bank

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Unity Bank Somerset’s Raj Menon, left, and Alex Shedlock.

With more than $60 million invested in Somerset County businesses and more to come, Unity Bank is a leader in serving its neighbors and supporting local businesses.

The bank, with a branch in the Cedar Grove Center on Cedar Grove Lane, supports many neighborhood projects in Franklin Township and believes “a vital part of our mission is to give back to our community,” said Rosemary Fellner, Unity’s Chief Marketing Officer. The bank believes that non-profits are a very important sector of small business and takes pride in sharing its expertise in small business with its non-profit partners, Fellner said.

The bank does that by connecting the non-profits with resources and by providing support with donations and resources. The bank also supports the Franklin Township Arts Council, Second Chance for Animals, Rotary and many other organizations. The branch’s Relationship Manager, Raj Menon, is also on the Board of EmPower Somerset, a non profit aimed at helping troubled youth stay drug free.

Menon says one of the bank’s most rewarding relationships is with the Franklin Township Food Bank. “In addition to donations we have partnered to help raise awareness and collected donations including turkeys and pet food,” said Menon. “We are vested in our community organizations being successful, when our communities are successful we are successful.”

The bank also provides financial literacy training to high school seniors at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens and has presented various topics of interest to the seniors at Quail Brook Senior Center, including investments, safe guarding identity and estate planning.

The bank also knows well how to serve the needs of small businesses. “We bring our experience to our customers and work very closely to serve their personal financial goals. We have a hands-on lending and deposit strategy,” Menon said. “We get to know our customers and look at their individual situations. We expect to have invested more than $13 million in new loans in Somerset County by the end of 2015.”

For more information please contact Raj Menon or Alex Shedlock at the Somerset Branch at 732.356.1480

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