In 1870, Uxbridge Savings Bank was founded to provide financial support to immigrant workers who came to the Blackstone Valley during the Industrial Revolution. Two years later, Whitinsville Savings Bank was formed for the same purpose.

More than a century later, many of the manufacturing industries have left the region, but the two banks remained, merging in 1988 to form UniBank, one of the Blackstone Valley’s largest employers, with 246 employees and over $2 billion in local deposits, according to the 2021 Worcester Business Journal Book of Lists. The bank officially turned 150 in 2020, but postponed any planned celebration until this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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