Coverage of Northwest Credit Union Association Amplify Convention

Up in Smoke or Smokin’ Hot: Is Your Credit Union Banking Marijuana Business Panel Coverage:

Hazed & Confusing: Panel Talks Serving Pot Industry, Including 1 CU That’s Leading the Way
CU Today • October 7, 2015

When it comes to extending services to marijuana-related businesses, credit unions here and in Washington State have shown a great deal of interest, even if remaining reluctant to act—with the exception of one pioneering CU…

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Marijuana Businesses Entice CUs: Onsite at Amplify
Credit Union Times • October 7, 2015

Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in four states, interest in serving the industry is growing among credit unions. However, they have many questions about how the process would work – and wonder if it’s worth the risk…

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KOIN-TV (Portland, OR): Challenges banking marijuana businesses
KOIN-TV • October 7, 2015

Credit union leaders across the Northwest addressed the sale of legal marijuana.

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NWCUA President/CEO Troy Stang Calls for 5-Million Seat Advocacy Strategy:

As Membership Passes Five Million, NWCUA CEO Calls For The ‘Full Army’
CU Today • October 9, 2015

The Northwest CU Association’s CEO, Troy Stang, exhorted credit unions in Washington and Oregon to leverage the full power of the record five-million-plus CU members in both states in their advocacy efforts…

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Stang courts 5-million-seat advocacy strategy for NW CUs
CUNA News Now • October 9, 2015

Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) President/CEO Troy Stang congratulated Northwest credit unions for crossing the 5-million-member threshold and issued them a challenge: engage their members to create a 5-million-seat strategy for credit union advocacy…

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Resolution Supporting Coordinated Credit Union System:

NWCUA passes resolution supporting coordinated CU system
CUNA News Now • October 9, 2015

The board of directors of the Northwest Credit Union Association passed a resolution supporting united coordination as one system between credit unions, their regional association and CUNA to “advance world-class advocacy promoting credit unions.”

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Roaring 20’s Auction Raises $240K for Credit Unions for Kids:

NWCUA Auction Raises Gatsby-Like Funds For CMN
CU Today • October 11, 2015

A sold-out event full of credit union professionals in gangster suits and flapper dresses from the Pacific Northwest helped raise $250,000 for Credit Unions for Kids. The event, held in conjunction with the Northwest CU Association’s Amplify Annual Meeting, used a Roaring ’20s theme, and included an auction…

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Opening Day at Amplify:

NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger Addresses Amplify Convention
CU Today • October 6, 2015

Credit unions in Oregon and Washington are some of the most active in the country when it comes to political advocacy, often sending the largest delegations to various Hike the Hill campaigns in Washington, D.C…

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Filene Research Institute’s Mark Meyer Delivers Keynote Address
CU Today • October 7, 2015

What would credit union pioneer Ed Filene think were he in a credit union lobby or attending a credit union meeting today? That question comes courtesy of Mark Meyer, CEO of the Filene Research Institute, who wants credit unions to pause for a moment and think about that…

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CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle Addresses Amplify
Credit Union Times • October 6, 2015

CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle told an audience of credit union executives at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Amplify Convention Tuesday that neither he nor CUNA can effectively advocate for the credit union industry alone, and urged Northwest credit union professionals to ramp up their own efforts…

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Regulators’ Perspective:

Regulators Just Want To See CUs Merged? It’s Just the Opposite, Stresses NCUA RD
CU Today • October 11, 2015

It is a common perception among credit unions that regulators want to see and encourage mergers among CUs. But Elizabeth Whitehead, NCUA’s Region V Director, was adamant that is not the case…

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In Northwest, Regulators Propose New Way To Handle Failed Pot Biz’s ‘Collateral’
CU Today • October 11, 2015

The subject often draws snickers, but it’s an increasingly serious business–what is a credit union to do if it needs to retrieve “collateral” from a marijuana-related business that has failed?

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Cybersecurity Panel Coverage:

Policies Key to Preventing Breaches: Onsite at NWCUA Amplify
Credit Union Times • October 8, 2015

Today’s hackers are targeting organizations’ processes and people – not just their technology – meaning effective data breach prevention must start with changes to employee behavior…

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Mergers:

Merging? Be Practical: Onsite at NWCUA Amplify
Credit Union Times • October 8, 2015

Regulatory pressure, the need to offer better products and services to members, and a lack of a succession plan following a CEO’s retirement are all common reasons behind a small credit union’s decision to merge into a larger cooperative.

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CUNA Mutual Group’s Middle Income Survey Results:

Catering to Middle-Income America: Onsite at Amplify
Credit Union Times • October 7, 2015

With 62% of middle-income Americans worrying about their family’s financial stability on a daily basis, credit unions are well-positioned to help members of this demographic overcome obstacles and reach their financial goals. That’s according to Tina Buttchen, TruStage program sales specialist for CUNA Mutual Group, who spoke at NWCUA’s Amplify Wednesday.

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Northwest Credit Union Association and Foundation Board Officers Named:

Barbara Mathey elected to chair Northwest Credit Union Foundation Board
CU Insight • October 14, 2015

Barbara Mathey, President/CEO of Portland-based IBEW & United Workers Federal Credit Union, has been elected to serve as 2015-2016 Chair of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) Board of Directors.

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Northwest Credit Union Association Board reorganizes for 2015-2016
CU Insight • October 14, 2015

With the membership’s support for a new governance model for the Northwest Credit Union Association, the Board has evolved from an 11 member, geographical and asset-sized governance model, to a more streamlined, 9 member at-large Board.

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Questions about this post? Contact Lynn Heider at lheider@nwcua.org.

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