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The Northwest Credit Union Association works directly with media as well as with member credit unions to assist with accurate coverage of developments in the financial services industry. Links are provided for your convenience.
Troy Stang’s advocacy for credit unions’ not-for-profit, cooperative structure was quoted in News Now.
Portland Business Journal carries guest column by NWCUA’s Troy Stang: Credit Unions are Different–They Value People Over Profits.
The NWCUA has coordinated a prize pool and six credit unions to launch prize-linked savings programs in Washington State. Media coverage was extensive.
Seattle Times - Washington credit unions try can’t lose lottery
Credit Union Times - Washington Joins States Offering Save to Win
New America Foundation - Jackpot: Using Lotteries to Promote Personal Savings
Credit union trade publications reported that the NWCUA is helping six Washington credit unions to launch Save to Win on April 1.
Rivermark CEO Scott Burgess told a state-wide radio audience this week how consumers benefit from credit unions’ structure, value and community outreach. Burgess was a featured guest on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud.
CUNA News Now picked up some of our reports on a MBL success stories.
The NWCUA warned our member credit unions about online lenders being charged with unethical practices. Some of their consumer members may become victims and should instead look to their credit unions for their financial services. The CU Times brought the story to the attention of credit unions nationwide.
The Hill publishes an Op-ed by NWCUA Board Chair Debie Keesee advocating supplemental capital.
Trade media reported our news that Denise Gabel has been named the NWCUA COO, effective November 5, 2012.
The CU Times, the Portland Business Journal and the Eugene Register Guard reported on successful efforts by the NWCUA, credit unions and the Oregon Treasurer to take public funds deposits to the next level.
The Credit Union Journal caught up with former NWCUA CEO John Annaloro before his retirement.
The Columbian reports on the 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting.
The Credit Union Times gives a preview of what the 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting has to offer.
The Columbian offers a look at what the 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting has to offer.
The Puget Sound Business Journal profiles retiring NWCUA CEO John Annaloro's contributions to the credit union movement.
Troy Stang, president of the NWCUA, prepared an opinion piece for the nationally published Credit Union Times in which he makes the case for Congressional support of MBL and supplemental capital legislation.
The Credit Union Times reports on credit unions in Washington rebuilding net worth by having ROAA that has remained higher than the national average.
The Credit Union Times reports on member business lending (MBL) in the Northwest.
CUNA News Now reports on the NWCUA's coverage of the need for supplemental capital.
The credit unions of Lane County, Ore., completed their two-year, $150,000 Credit Unions for Kids fundraising goal for Sacred Heart Medical Center in just over a year and a half.
Unitus Community Credit Union recently began offering the "Navigating Your Money" podcast. NWCUA Vice President of Communications and Public Relations Lynn Heider was the first guest.
The NWCUA and member credit unions have successfully made the case for public funds legislation. Click below to view the recent coverage.
Membership growth in 2011 was impressive, particularly during the fourth quarter. The NWCUA issued a media release once membership numbers for 2011 were finalized by the NCUA. Northwest media outlets picked up on the story.
The Oregonian reports that the Credit Union Legislative Action Fund (CULAF) outspent any other contributors in support of legislators' campaigns.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) went on record in support of lifting the MBL cap on Portland television stations, and in reports picked up by the Credit Union Times.
Congressional candidate Suzanne Bonamici confirmed her support for raising the MBL cap in an interview with the Portland Business Journal.
The Credit Union Times continues to report on public funds legislation, making note of progress the NWCUA is making in Washington.
The Oregonian is following the controversy surrounding temporary rules intended to protect homeowners during foreclosure. The NWCUA has expressed concerns in a detailed comment letter, which the article quotes.
The Oregonian reached out to the NWCUA’s David Bennett for balance in a story about anti-bank protesters.
Read the article in The Oregonian
Credit union marketers worked with Association staff to get the word out about “Bank Transfer Day.” Credit unions reported record October new-account activity, and nearly all major news outlets covered the events.
Watch the video and read the article from King5
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The Columbian accurately reports that credit unions did not create the Bank Transfer Day movement, but are preparing for it. The newspaper and website report on membership growth and preparations for Nov. 5.
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The Association worked with KATU’s “On Your Side” consumer team to develop a story about increasing interest in credit union membership. Special thanks go to Rivermark for hosting the KATU team for this informative story, which shares many great reasons to become part of the credit union community.
Watch the video on KATU's website
NWCUA President Troy Stang talked with the Portland Business Journal for a front-page article on credit unions growing membership.
Read the article from the Portland Business Journal
NWCUA Board Treasurer Jean Wheat-Palm worked with the Association to prepare an op-ed piece in support of lifting the cap on member business loans. Wheat-Palm is president and CEO of Valley Credit Union in Salem.
Read the full article from the Statesman Journal
NWCUA board member Gene Pelham was interviewed by the Mail Tribune in southern Oregon about increased membership traffic. Pelham is president and CEO of Rogue Federal Credit Union.
Read the full article from the Mail Tribune
The Oregonian sent a photographer to the International Credit Union Day event the Association organized for seven Portland-area credit unions Oct. 20. A photograph from the event was included as part of a “move your loans” article in the Sunday Oregonian.
Read the full article from The Oregonian
Following a meeting with the Association, NWCUA board member Diann Owen (president and CEO of Clackamas Federal Credit Union) and a grassroots Unitus member with the Oregonian’s editorial board, the paper published an editorial in support of lifting the MBL cap.
Read the full article on Oregon Live
The Association’s communications staff worked with Glenn Farley from KING 5 News researching membership growth among Northwest credit unions. The NWCUA shared with KING 5 the fact that member credit unions are seeing average growth between 20 and 25 percent following the announcement by Bank of America that it will charge customers $60 per year for using debit cards.
KGW’s Tim Gordon contacted the Association’s communications team for background on membership growth as part of his coverage of a Bank of America protest.
The Association’s communications team assisted KEX News Radio and other radio outlets in gathering information about credit unions for news stories. Public radio station KUOW quoted the NWCUA's report of membership growth between 20 and 25 percent, and KEX radio interviewed the Association on Oct. 13.
Here, KBND shouts out to the NWCUA following an interview.
The NWCUA honored a White House request to host a roundtable, at which SBA Regional Administrator Calvin Goings received input on the economy and President Obama’s jobs bill. The NWCUA’s Convention served as a backdrop for the Sept. 19, 2011, event, and the 25 CEOs and volunteers in attendance didn't hold back. While the event was closed to media, interviews were granted afterwards. The Credit Union Times followed up after the roundtable.
The NWCUA honored a White House request to host a roundtable, at which SBA Regional Administrator Calvin Goings received input on the economy and President Obama’s jobs bill. The NWCUA’s Convention served as a backdrop for the Sept. 19, 2011, event, and the 25 CEOs and volunteers in attendance didn't hold back. While the event was closed to media, interviews were granted afterwards. Listen to OSU President and CEO Rick Hein explain how raising the MBL cap could put people to work—and it’s free to taxpayers.
The inaugural NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting took place in Tacoma last week, The News Tribune reports.
The Northwest Credit Union Association agreed to host a White House/Small Business Administration roundtable for credit union leaders to give feedback on job creation and other economic issues, the Credit Union Times reports.
Washington credit unions can now take deposits of up to $100,000 from state agencies and local governments, marking a legislative victory for the non-profit financial institutions over their rivals in banking. Prior to July 1, only banks and thrifts could accept those public funds. The NWCUA lobbied for the change.
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