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Peninsula Credit Union Named Business of the Year By Shelton-Mason Chamber

Peninsula Credit Union was honored at the Shelton-Mason County Chamber Annual Awards Gala on January 16, being named the 2014 recipient for Business of the Year. This was Peninsula’s second consecutive nomination and was the capstone achievement in a very exciting year for the credit union.

The award is given out based on the overall contribution to the local community as well as improving the business culture in Shelton and Mason County. Peninsula’s win serves as a symbol of the credit union mission as they celebrate 80 years of serving their members and local communities.

In the fall of 1935, Peninsula Credit Union was born as the Shelton Rayonier Federal Credit Union to serve the employees of the Rayonier Pulp and Paper Company’s plant in Shelton. Since that time, Peninsula has grown to serve over 18,000 members in five counties, all while maintaining their commitment to promoting financial wellness and community development.

When reflecting on these accomplishments Peninsula President & CEO Jim Morrell said, “The Business of the Year Award is a great way to kick-off Peninsula Credit Union’s 80th anniversary. We have an amazing team; people dedicated to protecting the hard earned savings of our members, committed to improving people’s financial lives, and devoted to the community that is part of who we are.”

Peninsula Credit Union would like to thank its staff, business partners and, most of all, their members for their continuous support.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Opens Nominations for 2015 Prize for Excellence in Education

OnPoint Community Credit Union has announced details of the 2015 OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education. The sixth annual contest will award nearly $40,000 to deserving public and private K-12 teachers and their schools, including paying the mortgage of two winning teachers for one school year.

The 2015 OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education will recognize one K-8 teacher and one 9-12 teacher as Educators of the Year, paying their respective mortgages for one school year and donating $1,000 to their schools. In addition, one K-8 teacher and one 9-12 teacher will be finalists and will each receive $500 for themselves and $500 for their schools. The winners will be announced May 19, 2015.

Now Open: Solarity Online Loan Application and Account Opening

Solarity Credit Union is now open at the corner of your living room and sofa. Anyone that lives in Washington State can now apply online for a mortgage, credit card, vehicle loan, RV loan, or home equity loan or open an account.

This latest technology enhancement is an example of Solarity’s strategic approach of introducing convenient solutions. The online branch gives new and current members the ability to open and fund accounts quickly and easily, 24/7, from the convenience of their home or office.

Staff will also use the system in branch to expedite member services. The integration of new account opening and the loan application process into one convenient, easy-to-use platform is designed to provide an exceptional member experience in branch or wherever you happen to be.

Solarity is proud to unveil this new online platform for online loan applications and account opening and invites you to go to to try it out. 

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