Our History

For 99 years and counting, 1st Summit Bank has been the provider of premier financial relationships in Western Pennsylvania.

The latest update in our history and inside the Richland office of 1ST SUMMIT BANK in Johnstown, PA

From our humble beginning in a small town to our innovative design in the digital age, we have never lost the grassroots heart of a true community bank.

We are invested in the neighborhoods we serve. We care about what our customers care about and make it a point to put our “thank you for your business” into action.


1924 – Our bank was established as Salix State Bank in Dunlo, PA, and survived the 1929 stock market crash.

1974 – Sidman, Salix, and Beaverdale Offices opened as we celebrated 50 years in business.

1980 – Our Richland office opened and became our corporate office.

1982 – We became Summit Bank.

1989 – Trust and Investment Division was established.

1990 – We expanded our presence into Downtown Johnstown, Portage, and Westmont. Assets exceeded $100 million.

1996 – Opened our 7th office in Cresson. Summit Bancorp and Summit Bank became 1ST SUMMIT BANCORP and 1ST SUMMIT BANK.

1997 – Park Hill, our 8th office, opened followed by our Somerset and Indiana offices.

2004 – The bank expanded with our first “in-store” offices at the Johnstown and Altoona Walmart Supercenters.

2005 – A 3rd “in-store” office opened within the Greensburg Walmart, establishing our first Westmoreland County office. Assets grew to $679 million by end of 2010.

2013 & 2016 – We expanded into Latrobe and Ebensburg.

20191ST SUMMIT BANK celebrated its 95th Anniversary. We renovated our Richland Corporate Office into the sleek, contemporary design we have today.

Murrysville, PA office of 1ST SUMMIT BANK

2021Our 17th office in Murrysville, PA opened.

We look forward to serving the customers of this fast-growing suburb of Pittsburgh.

Currently, the bank has over $1.2 billion assets. For more information on 1st Summit Banks’s financial standing, view our 2022 Annual Report.


1st Summit Bank Recognitions:

Extraordinary Banking™ Awards
Best Places to Work in PA
Best Banks to Work For
Top 200 Community Banks
Top 100 Organizations
Simply the Best Bank

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