Northwestern Federal Credit Union


Member service, lower loan rates, higher share dividends, no fee accounts, people helping people, and you - the member. This is what makes a Credit Union unique.

It was with these ideas in mind over fifty years ago that this Credit Union was formed. The Credit Union was chartered on October 24, 1950.  The original name was, I.A. of M. Local #1349, "International Association of Machinists".  On July 17,1953 the name was changed to Aro Employees Federal Credit Union and then changed on April 15th, 2004 to our new name Northwestern federal Credit Union.

The following list of individuals were the charter members of the Credit Union:  Elaine Mavis, R.P. Gecowett, L.E.Clark, W.J. Wickerham, Marshall Killian, Leo D Woolace,  Ed A Wyse, Milo L Gorrell, Aonzo Zuber and G.B. Dierks.

It is with gratitude and thanks that we recognize these individuals.

Here are some important moments in your Credit Union's History

1971 Purchased the current building
1976 Reached our first million in assets
1984 Edgerton Forge became a Select Employee Group allowing employees to join ARO
1987 Began offering Christmas Clubs to members
1989 In house computer system installed
1990 Vacation Clubs and Certificates of deposits were added to our services
1991 Tru-Fast became a Select Employee Group allowing employees to join Aro
1993 ARO merged with St Patrick's Catholic Credit Union allowing us to serve their membership.
1994 Cash transactions, Automated Clearing House and Share Drafts were added to our  services
1995 Our VISA Credit Card Program was added
1996 Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's) and ATM Cards were added to our services
2003 Became Community Charter CU allowing anyone who lives, works, worships or attend school in Williams County to join.
2004 Changed Name from Aro Employees Federal CU to Northwestern Federal Credit Union
Purchased Property, built new facility and Opened in New Building on Dec. 13th

We are continuously striving to improve our services to you and to keep introducing products and services that benefit you the member/part owner.

You are the reason we are here! Thank you for your continuous support!


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Northwestern Federal Credit Union  234 N Main St  Bryan, OH 43506  419- 636-2123