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4&CO Salon

A Focus, Inc.

Abbtech Staffing Services, Inc.


Academy of Christian Education

Acclaim Technical Services

Active Risk


Acumen Solutions

Adagesoft Corp.

Advanced Global Construction, Inc.

AEC Sotware, Inc.

Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Agilex Technologies

AH&T (Armfield, Harrison & Thomas, Inc.)

Airway Sheet Metal Co., Inc.

All of Creation Pet Care

Altus Consulting Corporation

Always on Call


American College of Radiology (ACR)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Inc.

Ampcus Inc.

Andrew Corporation

Apogee Integration

Appian Corporation

Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) Committee

Applied Information Sciences

Applied Signal Technology, Inc.


Arcola-Pleasant Valley Fire Department

Arete Associates

Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, PC (AWR)

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

ARM Consulting

Armature Solutions (formerly Solutions Developers Corp.)


Ashburn Veterinary Hospital

Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)

Astute Technology, Inc.

ATG Title Inc.

Atlantic Duct Cleaning, Inc.

Atlantic Realty Companies

Autism Society of Greater Orlando (ASGO)

Auto Scandia

Automation Technologies, Inc. (ATI)

Avtec Systems, Inc.

B3 Group Inc.

BAE Systems

Barrack Association Management

Base Technologies, Inc.

Behrens & Banks, P.C.

Best Cabinets Co., Inc.

Best Lists Inc.

Best Value Technology Inc.(BVTI)

Better Business Bureau ServingMetro D.C. & Eastern Pennsylvania

Beyond Wellness

Blackstone Technology Group

Bob O's Restaurant

Bogart Associates Inc. of Northern Virginia (BAI)

Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd.

Boxwood Technology

Bravo Consulting Group

Bridgestreet Global Hospitality

Brigade Lacrosse Members (Manassas Battlefield Youth Lacrosse)

Bristow Montessori School


BSI, Inc.


C2 Technologies, Inc

C5i Corporation


Calvert Jones Company, Inc.

Cambridge Holdings

Cambridge Systems, Inc.

Capital Caring Health

CapStar Realty Group

Care Options Virginia

Carteret Mortgage Corporation

CAS General Grounds Maintenance

CAS Lawn and Beyond, LLC

Cascades Technologies, Inc.

Casey's Automotive

Cavalier Telephone


CeleSinnot Porcelain

Centauri LLC

Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

Ceridian Corp.


CGI Federal

Chameleon Consulting Group, LLC

Chandler & Sons Enterprises, LTD.

Chesterbrook Academy

Christophe Lefebvre

Cigital, Inc.


Cocke, Szpanka & Taylor, CPAs, PC


Command Information

Common Ground Child Care

Community Research Associates, Inc. (CRA, Inc.)

Compass Rose Benefits Group

Competitive Innovations, LLC

Comscore Networks

Comtech, LLC


Concept Solutions


Corporate Results, Inc. (CRI)

CoSolutions, Inc.

COSTCO Wholesale-Chantilly, VA location

Crème de la Crème

CrITerion Systems, Inc.

Crucial Security – Harris Corp.


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CSC (Computer Sciences Corp)

CU Realty of VA, MD, and DC, LLC

Curam Software

Custom Sheet Metal, Inc.

Custom System Solutions, Inc.

CVG, Inc.


Cyber Tec, Inc.

Cycore Inc.

Cyret Technologies

Daston Corporations

Data Intelligence Technologies, Inc.

Data Interfuse

Datatel, Inc.

David G Major Associates, Inc.

DC Breeze Ultimate LLC

Dedicated Micros Inc.

Defywire, Inc.

DeLeon & Stang


Diamond Pet Services, LLC

Digital Sandbox

DigitalMailer, Inc.

Direct Marketing Solutions/The Creative Group

Direct Response Data Management

Distributed Solutions, Inc. (DSI)

Dominion Consulting Engineers, P.C.

Dominion Technology Resources, Inc.

Dominion Title Corporation

Door & Hardware Institute

Douglas Construction, LLC

Dowless Associates, Inc.

Dranesville Associates

Dranesville Elementary School PTA

DRS Technologies (Technical Services Segment)

Duer Advanced Technologies and Aerospace, INC. (DATA)

Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA)

Dulles Engineering Inc.

Dulles Expo & Conference Center

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce*

E-TEL Systems, Corp.

ECPI University

Eighty4 Inc.


Enhanced Merchant Rewards

Environmental Strategies Corporation

ERA Teachers, Inc.

Essence Investment Partnership

Excel Technologies, LLC



Eye Street Software

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce*

Fairfax Medical Lab

Fairfax Radiological Consultants, P.C.

Falcons Landing Retirement Community

Falken Industries, Inc.

Family Tree Care, Inc.

Federal Children's Center

Federal Schedules, Inc.


Fenix Builders, Inc

FGM, Inc.

Financial Modeling Specialist, Inc. (FMS, Inc.)

Five Star Home Health


Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc.

Floris United Methodist Church (members)


Four Points Technology

Fulfillment Management Services

GAM Printers

Gans & Pugh Associates, Inc.

GCAT Group

General Dynamics

Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc. (G&D)

GL Solutions, Inc.

Global Recovery Group

Granite Security

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce*


Guernsey Office Products

Hall, Sickels, Frei & Kattenburg, P.C.

Hallmark Title, Inc.

Hambleton Handyman

Harding Security Associates, LLC

Harris Interactive

Haslett Management Group, Inc.

Haymarket Gainesville Business Association

Helios HR, LLC

Helm Point Company

Herndon High School PTSA

Higgins, Hermansen, Banikas, LLC

HITEC Information Technologies Inc

Holiday Inn (Chantilly Hotel, LLC)

Homes, Lowry, Horn & Johnson, Ltd.

Honeywell POMS

HRI Associates

Humane Society of Calvert County

Humane Society ofthe United States


HydroGeoLogic, Inc.

I Scope Technology

I Scope Technology

i2 Inc.

i2 Inc.

ICF International

ICF International

ICS Nett, Inc

ICS Nett, Inc

Idea Integration

Idea Integration

Ideal Innovations

Ideal Innovations

Idexcel Inc.

Idexcel Inc.

iDirect Technologies

iDirect Technologies

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IGB Limited

IGB Limited

iGlobal University




Iliff Nursing & Rehab Center

Iliff Nursing & Rehab Center

immix Group, Inc.

immixGroup, Inc.

In-Q-Tel Inc.

In-Q-Tel Inc.

Incisive Technology Incorporated

Incisive Technology Incorporated

Independent Electrical Contractor -Chesapeake Chapter

Independent Electrical Contractors -Chesapeake Chapter

Independent Project Analysis, Inc.

Independent Project Analysis, Inc.

Indus Group Inc

Indus Group Inc

InferX Corp.

InferX Corp.

Infinite Resources, Inc.

Infinite Resources, Inc.



InfoLabs Inc.

InfoLabs Inc.

InfoPro Inc.

InfoPro Inc.

Information Planning & Management Service, Inc.

Information Planning & Management Service, Inc.

Information Systems Security Solutions (IS3)

Information Systems Security Solutions (IS3)



Innovative Technology Systems

Innovative Technology Systems

Institute of Management Accountants – Nation's Capital Chapter

Institute of Management Accountants – Nation's Capital Chapter



IntelliDyne, LLC

IntelliDyne, LLC

Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)

Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)

Interactive Technology Solutions,LLC

Interactive Technology Solutions,LLC



Intergraph Federal Systems

Intergraph Federal Systems

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI)

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI)

International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative Inc.

International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative Inc.

International Solutions Group, Inc.

International Solutions Group, Inc.

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum



iSenpai, LLC

IStream Solutions, Inc.

IStream Solutions, Inc.

IT Logix Inc

IT Logix Inc


ITT Industries

ITT Industries

J Monaghan & Co.

J. Retterer & Associates

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Jim McKay Chevrolet

JK Moving Services

JRC Logistics, Inc.

Kerin Industries, Inc.

Kerin Industries, Inc.

KMS Solutions, LLC

KMS Solutions, LLC

Knack Works

Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG)

KS Technology Solutions

Kumon Math & Reading

L-3 Communications, Inc.

LanceSoft Inc.

Land Trust of Virginia

Langley Children's Center

League of Reston Artists

Learning Tree Expansion Group

Lee Technologies a Schneider Electric Company

Leffler Consulting


Lewis Aquatech

Lingo, Inc.

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce*

Loudoun County Habitat for Humanity

Loudoun Symphony

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation, LLC

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

Louise Archer Elementary School PTA

M & M Technical Services, Inc.

Makpar Corporation

Management Analysis, Inc.

Marine Spill Response Corp.

Materials Software System Inc.

Maximum Auto Outlet


Mayvin Inc.

McClendon Corporation

McGrath Real Estate Services

McKean Defense Group, LLC

MegaSoft Consultants, Inc.


Metron Aviation

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS)

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

MGA Hazard Tracking, Inc.

MicroPact Engineering, Inc.

MidAmerica Printing

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Middleburg Business & Professional Association (MBPA)

Miklos Systems, Inc.

Millennium Engineering & Integration Company

Miller Musmar

Miller Toyota Scion


Mobile Satellite Ventures


Montessori Children's House of Loudoun

Morgan Franklin

mPortal Inc.


NACHA - National Automated Clearing House Association

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

National Association of REALTORS® Employees and members

National Association of REALTORS® Institute

National Association of REALTORS® Local and State Associations

National Association ofREALTORS® Societiesand Councils

National Community Pharmacist Association

National Conference Center

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)

National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI)

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC)

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

National Wildlife Federation

National Women’s History Museum

Navstar Inc.

NeoSystems Corp

Nest Technologies Corp.

Net100, Ltd.

Net2Net Solutions

NetBase Corporation


Network Designs, Inc.

Network Solutions


New Boston Management Services, Inc.

Nikon Metrology Inc.

Nipuna Services


Noblestar Systems Corporation

Northern Virginia Appraisal Services, Inc.

Northern Virginia Bridge Association

Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board

Northern Virginia Mediation Service

Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) (employees and members)


Northwood Construction

Ntrepid Corporation

Nueva Vida

Nxt Move

Oberthur Card Systems

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Omniplex World Services Corporation

Ongoing Operations, LLC

Op-Strat, LLC



Orange Business Services

Pangia Technologies, LLC

Pantheon, Inc.

Patriot Harley-Davidson


Personal Training Associates

Pesner Kawamoto Law Group PC

Pest Management Services, Inc. (PMSI)

Physicians Transport Service

Pion Systems, Inc.

Planning Systems, Inc. (PSI)

Platinum Solutions, Inc.

Pohanka Automotive Group

Polaris Logistics

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC)

Potomac Floor Covering, Inc.

Potomac Nationals

Potomac River Running

Potomac West Construction Company

Practice Management Partners (PMP)

Precision Communication & Technology (PCT)

Premier Group International (PGI)

Premier Technical Services

Premium Mortgage Corporation

Prescient Infotech, Inc.

Prestige Exceptional Fabricare


Primus Telecommunications Inc.

Prince William Chamber of Commerce*

Professional Association of Visual Arts (PAVA)

Professional Healthcare Resources

Project Aviation

Project Developers, Inc.

Project Performance Corp.


Purview IT QinetiQ North America


R.B. Hinkle Construction, Inc.

Rachel Carson Middle School PTA

Radio Data Group

Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions


RBM Machine Corporation

Real Estate Staging Association

Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia

Recovery Solutions Program of Virginia

RER Resources, LP

Response Dynamics, Inc.

Reston Limousine

Rising Edge Technologies (RET)

Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center, Inc.

Robert T. Pizzano General Contractors, Inc.

Roy Baldwin, Esq.

Ryan Appraisal Services

Safe Harbor Systems

Sage Payment Solutions

Sage Software

Salamander Resort and Spa

Salient Federal Solutions

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Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

Satyam Infoway Ltd.

Satyam Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.


Scan Coin Inc.

Secure IT

SenSoft International


SentriLock LLC

Severn Mortgage Corp.

Shapiro & Duncan

Signs By Tomorrow

SKJEI Telecom



Software Theoretic, Inc

Solutions Made Simple, Inc. (SMSi)

SOS International LTD

Sotera Defense & Solutions, Inc. (formerly The Analysis Corp.)

Spatial Data Analytics Corporation (SPADAC)

Special Aerospace Security Services, Inc. (SASSI)

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

SRC (Syracuse Research Corp)

St. Joseph School Parent Teacher Organization

St. Joseph School

St. Michael’s Academy

Stanmyre + Noel Architects

Staybridge Suites


Stohlman Subaru of Herndon

Stone and Spring

Strategic Analysis, Inc.

Stratos Solutions Inc.

Sunset Hills Vineyard, LLC

Systems Applications, Inc.

Systems Engineering, Inc.

Systems Research & Development Inc.

T-Rex Consulting Corporation




Tata Consultancy Services

Tech 2000

Technical Analysis Center (TAC)

Technical and Management Resources

Technical Strategies, Inc.

TechnoCrafts, Inc.

Technology Advancement Group, Inc. (TAG)

Technology Development Group

TekMasters, LLC

Telcept, LLC

Telemus Solutions


Telma Solutions, LLC

Tenacity Solutions Inc.

Test Pros, INC

The Closet of Greater Herndon

The Fitness Equation

The Greater Northern Virginia Council of Beta Sigma Phi

The Hill School

The Hope Center for Advanced Veterinary Medicine

The Mason Companies

The Miller Appraisal Group, Inc.

The Pence Group, Inc.

The Women's Center

Thompson Hospitality Corporation

Tier Technologies, Inc.

Titan Delivery, LLC

Town & Country School of Vienna

Town of Herndon Employees

Town of Middleburg

Town of Vienna (staff)

Tri-Tek Engineering, Inc.

Trinity Technology Partners

TriSept Corporation

Trusted Mission Solutions Inc.

Turner, Jones & Associates, PLLC

Tysons Corner Children's Center

Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce*

UNICOM Government, Inc., A Division of UNICOM Global

Uniplus Consultants, Inc

United Stone & Tile

University of Northern Virginia


ValueOptions, Inc.

Vaxcom Services, Inc.

Veris Group, LLC


Video Networks, Inc.

Vie de France Yamazaki, Inc.

Vienna Glass Company Inc

Vienna Vintner

Vienna Wolf Trap Motel

Virginia Chamber Orchestra

Virginia Window Cleaners

Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology

Vistronix, Inc.

Vizual, Inc.

VoiceScapes, Inc.


Vulcan Construction Materials

Vyshnavi Consulting, LLC

Vyshnavi Infotech, LLC

Vyshnavi Skin Care, LLC

Ward Solutions, Inc.

Warrenton Toyota Scion

West Unified Communications Services

Westfields Play & Learn Children's Center, Inc.

Westfield’s Business Owner’s Association (WBOA)

Window World of DC

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts


Wyle (Information Systems Group)

XTec Inc.

YMCA of Fairfax County

Zarca Interactive

Zenetex, LLC

Zeta Associates, Inc


Become a Member | Northwest Federal Credit Union? ›

To become a member of Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union, you must open a share-savings account with a minimum of $5. That $5 is called a share because you are now a shareholder in the credit union. You can learn more about the credit union difference from this short video.

How do I get started with a credit union? ›

How to Start a Credit Union Bank
  1. Organize a committee to establish a credit union. ...
  2. Settle upon the common bond for membership. ...
  3. Survey potential credit union members. ...
  4. Decide whether to seek a charter as a basic or full service credit union. ...
  5. Contact the National Small Credit Union Program.

What is the easiest credit union to join? ›

11 credit unions with easy membership requirements
  • Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union.
  • Alliant Credit Union.
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
  • Blue Federal Credit Union.
  • Connexus Credit Union.
  • Consumers Credit Union.
  • Hope Credit Union.
  • Latino Community Credit Union.
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Can anyone join a local credit union? ›

Anyone can join a credit union, as long as you are within the credit union's field of membership. This is the common bond between members. The common bond could be your: Employer - Many employers sponsor their own credit unions.

Does Nwfcu have Zelle? ›

To get started, log in to PNWFCU's online banking or mobile app and select “Send Money with Zelle®” from the Menu. Enter your email address or U.S. mobile phone number, receive a one-time verification code, enter it, accept terms and conditions, and you're ready to start sending and receiving with Zelle.

Can I join credit union online? ›

Joining a credit union

Many credit unions now have a website, with an increasing number now also offering online application services for loan and savings accounts, plus online banking and account management services via websites and mobile apps.

Do credit unions check your credit to open an account? ›

Though banks and credit unions don't check your credit score when opening an account, they will sometimes run your ChexSystems report. A ChexSystems report is a like a credit report for banks, displaying previous banking problems such as negative balances, frequent overdraft fees, bounced checks and fraud.

What is the downside of a credit union? ›

Limited accessibility. Credit unions tend to have fewer branches than traditional banks. A credit union may not be close to where you live or work, which could be a problem unless your credit union is part of a shared branch network and/or a large ATM network like Allpoint or MoneyPass. Not all credit unions are alike.

What's the difference between credit union and federal credit union? ›

Credit unions are not-for-profit enterprises that enjoy tax-exempt status. A federal credit union (FCU) is a credit union regulated and supervised by the National Credit Union Association (NCUA).

What is the most reliable credit union? ›

Best credit unions
  • Best overall: Alliant Credit Union (ACU)
  • Best for rewards credit cards: Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed)
  • Best for military members: Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU)
  • Best for APY: Consumers Credit Union (CCU)
  • Best for low interest credit cards: First Tech Federal Credit Union (FTFCU)

Are credit unions better than banks? ›

Credit unions typically offer lower fees, higher savings rates, and a more hands-and personalized approach to customer service to their members. In addition, credit unions may offer lower interest rates on loans. And, it may be easier to obtain a loan with a credit union than a larger impersonal bank.

What are the benefits of joining a credit union? ›

Here are 7 benefits of credit unions that might make you think twice about getting an account with one of the big guys.
  • Lower Fees. Credit unions tend to offer lower fees than banks. ...
  • Better Savings. ...
  • Lower Loan Rates. ...
  • Local Experts. ...
  • Commitment to Members. ...
  • Elected Board of Directors. ...
  • Investments in Your Community.
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What's the difference between a credit union and a bank? ›

As mentioned above, the key difference between banks and credit unions is that banks are for-profit institutions that provide profits to their shareholders while credit unions are run by their members.

Can you get scammed with Zelle? ›

Many scams start when consumers give information about their Zelle account to strangers. Why would they do that? The strangers are scammers who pretend to be calling from the bank. Once they have your account number and password, let the looting begin.

What is the Zelle limit? ›

Does Zelle® limit how much I can send or request? You can send up to $2,500 per day with Zelle®. There are no limits on how much you can request with Zelle®, but keep in mind that people sending you money may have limits set by their own financial institutions.

Is Zelle safer than venmo? ›

However, while Zelle may appear more secure, applications like Venmo and PayPal are just as secure. All of them use data encryption to protect users against unauthorized transactions and store users' data on servers in secure locations. Venmo also offers users the ability to set a PIN code for access to the mobile app.

How much capital do you need to start a credit union? ›

To start a credit union, it is recommended that you have at least $100,000 per $1 million in projected growth over the first five years. If you're projecting that your credit union will earn $6 million in revenue after five years, you should have — at a minimum — $600,000 for startup costs.

Are credit unions better than banks? ›

Credit unions typically offer lower fees, higher savings rates, and a more hands-and personalized approach to customer service to their members. In addition, credit unions may offer lower interest rates on loans. And, it may be easier to obtain a loan with a credit union than a larger impersonal bank.

How does a credit union work? ›

A credit union is a self-help co-operative whose members pool their savings to provide each other with credit at a low interest rate. To be part of a credit union you have to share a common bond with other members. This is something you all have in common such as: living or working in the same area.

Can you make money by starting a credit union? ›

Credit Unions create a profit by creating a surplus to continue to operate and generate more profits for their members. That surplus is returned to their members in a form of greater dividends on their savings and deposits and lower interest rates on loans.

How do credit unions make money? ›

At credit unions, the profits come back to members through educational programs, low fees, better rates on loans and higher rates on savings. One member's money can become another member's loan for a house, car or business.

Are credit unions more appealing than banks? ›

Most small to medium sized businesses— of any type— prefer credit unions over banks because of their lower fees, better interest rates, and flexible terms. Because small businesses may not have a lot of financial wiggle room, these features can make a huge difference in their ability to survive leaner financial times.

How do I open a credit card account? ›

To open your account, you'll first need to put down a cash deposit. Your credit limit is typically equal to your deposit. Minimum deposit requirements range from $200 to $500, depending on the card. Most secured cards allow you to deposit more to get a higher credit line.


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