NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (December 11, 2018) – Sisters Samantha McCann and Stacy Shiffner, former North Brunswick residents and North Brunswick High School graduates, have partnered to open up the Revive Spa on Route 130 in the township with the support of a $128,000 Small Business Administration (SBA) loan from Unity Bank.
“We are very familiar with the community and Samantha has many clients in the area so we are excited to be doing business where we grew-up,” said Shiffner, 32, who previously worked in marketing and is business manager for the spa located at 2140 Route 130 North in North Brunswick. McCann, 34, is an esthetician with 15 years experience in the spa industry. Both of the sisters now live in Monroe Township.
“We were referred to Unity Bank and they have been great to work with,” said Shiffner. “We work with the Highland Park branch and they have been extremely friendly.”
The 1,400-square-foot, independently owned modern day spa offers manicures, pedicures, skincare, body treatments, makeup and eyelashes. Located in a new strip mall with a hair salon, two food establishments, and a clothing store, the spa features three facial/body treatment rooms, three manicure stations, three pedicure stations, and two makeup stations, as well as an infrared sauna and shower area.
“We wish Stacy and Samantha the best of luck with their new business,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “As a community bank, we are committed to working with small businesses whether they are just starting out or looking to grow operations.”
Unity participates in the 7(a) Loan Program, SBA’s primary program to help start-up and existing small businesses obtain financing when they might not be eligible for business loans through normal lending channels. The bank also participates in the SBA 504 Loan program, an economic development program that offers small businesses long-term, fixed-rate financing used to acquire fixed assets for expansion or modernization. Unity Bank is consistently among the top 10 of New Jersey SBA lenders in loan volume. The program also serves parts of Pennsylvania and is expanding into New York.
About Unity Bancorp, Inc.
Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTY), the parent company of Unity Bank, its primary and wholly owned subsidiary, is a financial services organization headquartered in Clinton, N.J. Unity Bank provides financial services to businesses and consumers at 19 branches throughout New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Unity Bank provides community-oriented commercial banking services, including deposit accounts, loans, online and mobile services. For more information, please visit www.unitybank.com or call 800-618-BANK (800-618-2265).
Sarika Sikand (center), Unity Bank SBA Business Development Executive/Vice President, with sisters Stacy Shiffner (left) and Samantha McCann, owners of the recently opened Revive Spa in North Brunswick. Unity provided an SBA loan for the new business.