Bank Branches Out to City

Manassas has a new place to bank.

The Cardinal Bank-Manassas/Prince William branch opened this week, continuing Cardinal Financial Corp.'s original plan of providing locally oriented and independently managed full-service community banks in Northern Virginia.

The bank is at 9626 Center St.

"A compelling feature of this bank's operating strategy is that the management team and board of directors have lived and worked in Manassas and Prince William County collectively for over 300 years," said Christopher W. Bergstrom, bank president.

Cardinal Financial Corp., based in Fairfax, intends to open two additional community banks in Northern Virginia this year.

Hospital Wins Certification

Prince William Hospital was awarded Program Certification for its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to limit the physiological and psychological effects of cardiac illness, reduce the risk for sudden death or relapse, control cardiac symptoms, stabilize and/or improve the patient's condition and enhance the quality of life.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Prince William Hospital, founded by cardiologist Christopher Leet, teaches individuals the self-confidence needed to perform physical activities.

"We are very proud and happy to have gained program certification from the [association]," said Tami Potock, cardiac rehabilitation staff nurse.

For more information, call 369-8474.

Sponsors Wanted

As part of its celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Dumfries, the Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting the docking of the Susan Constant in Quantico Harbor on Sept. 27.

The Susan Constant is a reconstruction of the original ship that brought English settlers to Virginia in 1607.

The chamber is looking for sponsors for the event. Sponsorship levels include:

Captain: Donate $1,000 and receive a docking pass, a VIP tour for 10, 10 tickets to the 7 p.m. reception and a photo with the crew.

First Mate: Donate $500 and receive a docking pass, a VIP tour for five and five tickets to the reception.

Voyager: Donate $200 and receive a docking pass, a VIP tour for two and two tickets to the reception.

To become a sponsor or for more information, call the chamber at 590-5000.

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