Community Bank has a rich history, rooted in its establishment over 115 years ago in the small timber community of Forest, in East-Central Mississippi. This establishment aimed at serving the community, regardless of the size of the customer relationship, embodying a philosophy that it has carried through its growth over the years​. Although the exact founding year and the original founders' details aren't explicitly mentioned, Thomas Colbert played a significant role as CEO from 1968, leading the bank from a single office with 13 staff members and six million in assets to a substantial growth trajectory. Over the years, the bank has prioritized staff development, seeing it as key to its success and maintaining a culture that values relationships with customers and investing in the next generations of the bank's leaders​.

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The bank, known as Community Bank, N.A., is a subsidiary of Community Bank System, Inc. (CBSI), incorporated in 1983 in Delaware. Initially, CBSI established its headquarters in DeWitt, New York​. However, in 2018, Community Bank announced its plans to construct a new headquarters in 45-49 Court Street Canton, NY 13617, further cementing its commitment to the local community​.

The term "Community Bank" can refer to a category of banks typically locally owned and operated focusing on the needs of local businesses and families, it's also the name of specific banks operating in different regions​. The bank's classification falls under commercial banking as per the SIC code 522110, which is a standard industry classification for entities primarily engaged in accepting demand and other deposits and making commercial, industrial, and consumer loans​.

Community Bank operates with FDIC certificate number 6989 and has 217 branches located across four states, namely New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, as per the latest available data. The majority of its branches are situated in these states, showcasing a significant presence in the northeastern region of the United States​.

The bank's routing number is 021307559, essential for various banking transactions, can be found on specific websites dedicated to providing such financial information, although it might vary based on the branch or region. Here is the list of Community Bank Routing Numbers CLick Here.

For more precise and detailed information regarding FDIC membership status, banking policies, and further classification, it would be advisable to contact Community Bank directly or visit their official website.


Bank Name Community Bank
Headquarters 45-49 Court Street, Canton, New York 13617
Bank Class National Bank - FED Member
CEO Mark E. Tryniski
Bank FDIC Certificate #6989
Swift Code COUYUS31XXX
Location 217 Branches in 4 states
Routing Number Click Here
Customer Service 1 (866) 764-8638
Credit Card Support 1 (866) 764-8638
Number of Employees 3000+




A SWIFT code, also known as a BIC (Bank Identifier Code), is a standard format for uniquely identifying banks globally, especially during international transactions. It comprises 8-11 characters. The first 4 characters represent the bank's code, the next 2 denote the country, followed by 2 for the city. The remaining characters (which are optional) specify the bank's branch. This system ensures secure and efficient cross-border transfers. For instance, when sending money overseas, one would need the recipient's bank SWIFT code. It acts as an address that tells where to send the money, ensuring funds reach the correct institution.


COUY Bank code
US Country code
31 Location code
XXX Branch code
  • Country code A-Z

    2 letters representing the country the bank is in.

  • Location code 0-9 A-Z

    2 characters made up of letters or numbers. It says where that bank's head office is.

  • Branch Code 0-9 A-Z

    3 digits specifying a particular branch. 'XXX' represents the bank’s head office.


Below is a list of some important events in banks history, including mergers and acquisitions.

01-01-1866 Institution established. Original name: The St. Lawrence County National Bank.
09-10-1971 Changed Institution Name to The St. Lawrence County National Bank.
09-10-1971 Acquired United Bank (7042) in Star Lake, NY.
03-17-1972 Acquired in , .
03-17-1972 Changed Institution Name to The St. Lawrence National Bank.
05-17-1974 Acquired Lewis County Trust Company (615) in Lowville, NY.
10-14-1982 Acquired in , .
01-02-1992 Changed Institution Name to Community Bank, National Association.
01-02-1992 Acquired Community National Bank (6935) in Addison, NY.
01-02-1992 Acquired The Exchange National Bank (25292) in Olean, NY.
01-02-1992 Acquired Horizon Bank, National Association (13685) in Waterloo, NY.
01-02-1992 Acquired The Nichols National Bank (7223) in Nichols, NY.
01-26-2001 Acquired The Citizens National Bank of Malone (7154) in Malone, NY.
01-26-2001 Main Office moved to 45-49 Court Street, Canton, NY 13617.
05-11-2001 Acquired First Liberty Bank & Trust (7537) in Jermyn, PA.
09-05-2003 Acquired Ogdensburg Federal Savings and Loan Association (30699) in Ogdensburg, NY.
11-21-2003 Acquired Grange National Bank (7548) in Laceyville, PA.
05-14-2004 Acquired First Heritage Bank (33913) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
08-11-2006 Acquired Elmira Savings and Loan Fa (28592) in Elmira, NY.