TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardinal Bank (NASDAQ:CFNL) is pleased to announce the opening of its first student-run, middle school bank in Fairfax County at Herndon Middle School in Herndon, Virginia. The grand opening assembly and ribbon cutting ceremony for the school bank, named by the students, “HMS Hawk Bank”, was held at 9:00AM, Wednesday morning, April 14, 2010. Mr. Marty Smith, Cluster I Assistant Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools, and Vice Mayor Connie Hutchinson, Town of Herndon, joined students, parents and Cardinal Bank Regional President, F. Kevin Reynolds, and Alice Frazier, Chief Operating Officer, for the opening ceremony.
Herndon Middle School coordinator, Jeannine Cotner, and selected seventh grade students will operate the bank, which will be open bi-weekly on Friday mornings from 7:30AM - 8AM. Cardinal branch managers will assist the students with their banking transactions at the deposit-only bank. Cardinal Bank now has eleven student-run, school banks with area school systems in Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford and Loudoun counties.
“We are excited at the opportunity to partner with our first middle school in Fairfax County,” said F. Kevin Reynolds. “Our school partnerships allow Cardinal Bank to lay the groundwork for long-term financial relationships, and help teach our young customers good savings habits that are necessary to become responsible adults.”
Cardinal Bank’s highly praised savings program provides young students with hands-on experience in basic financial management, and offers insight into career opportunities in the financial services industry. Our mission is to work together in our communities, neighborhoods and schools to improve financial literacy and create lifelong savers.
About Cardinal Financial Corporation: Cardinal Financial Corporation, a financial holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, serves the Washington Metropolitan region through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cardinal Bank, with 25 conveniently located banking offices. Cardinal also operates George Mason Mortgage, LLC; Cardinal First Mortgage, LLC; Cardinal Trust and Investment Services; and Wilson/Bennett Capital Management, Inc. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ (CFNL). For additional information, visit our Web site at www.cardinalbank.com or call 703.584.3400.
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