Strategic Link Inks Unique Partnership With CUVM

Strategic Link, your source for strategic business partners, announced a new partnership with Credit Union Vendor Management (CUVM) to bring turnkey vendor management solutions to the credit unions of the Northwest.

“This partnership is the first of its kind and a true win-win for both CUVM and Strategic Link. CUVM has the opportunity to market its products and services to a new region that includes Washington and Oregon, while Strategic Link can offer a service that holds critical importance to Northwest credit unions,” said NWCUA President & CEO Troy Stang.

The partnership was created after member credit unions in the Northwest identified a need for a vender management solution. “With the need to comply with NCUA mandates on vendor relationships, CUVM is more relevant than ever, providing solutions that make staying compliant easier,” said CUVM Chairman Patrick La Pine. “Plus, CUVM clients are finding that less staff time is being devoted to vendor management and now being focused on providing services to their members.”

“Through Strategic Link, we are committed to helping our members forge innovative relationships,” said Denise Gabel, Chief Operating Officer of the Northwest Credit Union Association. “By teaming up with CUVM, our member credit unions now have a valuable turnkey solution for managing vendor relationships. And, wait until you see the value that will be delivered via an online auction platform — this is changing the way we do business.”

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.

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