Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc., is the holding company for Sonabank, a state chartered bank. We opened Sonabank's first branch on April 14, 2005. We are headquartered in our McLean, Virginia branch, at 6830 Old Dominion Drive. Sona has grown to a network of 23 branches in Maryland and Virginia. We also have loan production offices in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Midlothian and Warrenton, Virginia. Sonabank's executive offices are in Georgetown, Washington D.C. where senior management is located.
Our principal business is the acquisition of deposits from the general public through our branch offices and deposit intermediaries and the use of these deposits to fund our loan and investment portfolios. We seek to be a full service community bank that provides a wide variety of financial services to our middle market corporate clients as well as to our retail clients. We are an active commercial lender, have been designated as a "Preferred SBA Lender", and participate in the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority lending program. In addition, we are an active residential construction lender and offer our retail clients permanent residential mortgage loan alternatives. With the recent acquisition of 44% of Southern Trust Mortgage, we now partner with STM to provide the full range of Home Mortgage options. We also invest funds in mortgage-backed securities, securities sold with an agreement to repurchase, reverse repurchase agreements and securities issued by agencies of the federal government. Sona has worked diligently to design a package of services and technologies suited to small and medium size businesses. Our customer service sets us apart.