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About Us

Who is CHROME?

 We started in 1971 as Washington Steel Federal Credit Union. We served the hard working employees of the Washington Steel Company. We were always committed to helping our neighbors save, borrow, and live better, so we became Washington Community Federal Credit Union and began to serve the whole community. Even then, we wanted to do more.
We began by rethinking our roots, our identity, and the impact we could have in the community. We rebranded ourselves as CHROME Federal Credit Union to reflect how we began by serving the employees of Washington Steel Company and then growing to serve the entire Washington community.
We listened to what our members wanted, learning about how they lived, and simplifying our products. We built CHROME to represent and serve our members. We became one with the community, and our members became one with us.
Today, we look for ways to perform random acts of kindness. We don’t let doing our job get in the way of getting to know you. We work to ensure every interaction you have with CHROME or one of our team is positive and fully meets your expectations. That is our commitment to you.
Beyond the name, the concept of CHROME is what we strive to deliver. CHROME is a metal that can be stretched and pounded, but will never break. Add the element Chromium to steel, and steel becomes even stronger.  That’s us.  CHROME. Banking that shines.™
The Best of the Best Awards celebrate the best businesses and organizations as voted on by the residents of Washington and Greene counties. CHROME received the 2019 Best Credit Union and 2019 Best Mortgage Lender awards. For 2020, we were thrilled to win these awards again! We thank our employees and members for being the best part of CHROME.
The NBRI Circle of Excellence Award recognizes organizations that place a high value on employee engagement and member satisfaction. These organizations demonstrate their dedication by conducting best in class survey research with NBRI and taking action based upon the results.


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