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OnPoint Collects over $16,000 in School Supply Drive

OnPoint Community Credit Union announced that members and staff raised over $16,000 in cash and supplies during the KGW School Supply Drive. The drive benefits Schoolhouse Supplies, a non-profit that runs Oregon’s only volunteer-run “Free Store” where Portland Public School teachers can get the classroom supplies they need to support their students.

For one week in August OnPoint donated the $10 membership fee for each new account to Schoolhouse Supplies, and each OnPoint branch in the Portland metro area acted as a collection site for supplies and cash donations. The campaign kicked off with OnPoint’s President and CEO Rob Stuart presenting a $5,000 check to Schoolhouse Supplies.

“We raised more money during this supply drive than we ever have, so a big thank you goes to our members and employees who gave generously to help children in our community,” said Stuart.

Point West Promotes Pedal Power with Photo Contest

To celebrate the success of its Pedal Power photo contest, Point West Credit Union donated $1,000 dollars to Portland’s Community Cycling Center, a non-profit that broadens access to cycling and its benefits.

“As a not-for-profit financial cooperative working every day to improve the financial wellness of our members, we understand how vital affordable, reliable transportation can be to success,” said Amy Nelson, president and CEO at Point West. “We hope these funds will help the Community Cycling Center to continue to build their program and provide transportation to those that most need it in our community.”

Columbia Credit Union Announces Two New VP Branch Managers

From left: Tabitha Presser, Gayle Smith

Tabitha Presser has been promoted to vice president and branch manager of the Washougal branch, announced Columbia Credit Union, and Gayle Smith has been hired to fill the same role at the Battle Ground branch.

Presser most recently held the assistant branch manager role at the Cascade Park branch, working her way from a part-time member service associate. Smith comes from a branch manager role at a regional credit union, and is active in the Battle Ground chamber.

Grand Opening of OnPoint’s Branch at SW 5th and Stark

OnPoint Community Credit Union’s new branch at SW 5th and Stark opened for business this week, and will host a grand opening event on Wednesday, September 24 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Guests will enjoy refreshments and a chance to win a $500 OnPoint Visa Gift Card.

Gina Haefner will be the branch manager, moving from the same role at OnPoint’s Clackamas Corner branch. Haefner has over 20 years of financial services experience and has been with OnPoint for eight years.

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