Dream Team of Business Consultants Ready to Serve Northwest Credit Unions

Strategic Link has hand-selected top consultants to help Northwest credit unions identify and take advantage of the opportunities in today’s landscape.

Credit unions today operate in an environment that is both more complex than ever before and also brimming with new opportunities. Injections of outside expertise often accelerate a credit union’s ability to navigate and capitalize on this new environment.

The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) has assembled a talented team of business consultants to provide critical services to its member credit unions. The consultant services will be available through Strategic Link, the NWCUA’s wholly owned subsidiary.

The Strategic Link consultants group was formed to facilitate Northwest credit unions’ access to important resources. The consultants group includes:

  • Anthony Huey, owner of Reputation Management Associates, one of the nation’s leading communications and media training and crisis consulting companies;
  • Barrick Consulting, providing strategic planning, merger assistance and facilitation consulting for CEOs;
  • S.L. Dahlstrom Consulting, providing strategic planning assistance to credit unions;
  • ECONorthwest, offering credit unions professional economics, planning and financial consulting services including economic forecast presentations, real estate value analysis helpful in determining viability of branch locations, and detailed economic reports detailing credit unions’ impacts in their regions;
  • HRx, providing placement and recruiting, employee screening, salary administration, confidential employee surveys, and employment simulation services;
  • gira{ph}, a design and marketing firm helping credit unions with brand strategy, product launches, campaign development, website design, guerilla marketing, animated videos, infographics, and other marketing services; and
  • Trish Shermot, offering assistance with strategic and branching initiatives, project management and driving innovative change within credit unions. 

“Strategic Link is proud to have assembled this prolific collection of consultants for the benefit of our members,” said Denise Gabel, Chief Operating Officer of the Northwest Credit Union Association. “We added this muscle to our partnership portfolio to answer our member credit unions’ requests for talent to address talent recruitment, strategic planning needs, financial analysis, project management and media coaching. This is another example of the innovative ways we continue to add value for our members and business partners through Strategic Link.”

Gabel added that Northwest Credit Union Association members have more than twenty strategic partnerships at their fingertips, providing assistance in card services, consulting, human resources, insurance, lending, mobile banking, emerging financial technologies and much more. 

To learn more, credit unions can go to nwcuastrategiclink.com, or contact Jason Neifield or Craig Reed at 206.340.4836.

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