Upcoming Council Meetings Offer Credit Union Professionals Opportunities for Discovery and Discussion


The Northwest Credit Union Association’s next Council meetings promise a space for credit union professionals to connect with peers, share best practices, and hear insightful presentations from credit union leaders and influencers.

Here’s what you can expect to learn during the upcoming Compliance, Lenders’, and Marketing, Business Development & Community Outreach Council meetings.

Compliance Council Meeting: Aug. 24

At the next Compliance Networking Council, presentations will cover:

  • Regulation CC amendments final rule update;
  • A review of the MLA and next phase with credit cards;
  • Changes to the Idaho Garnishments; and
  • A compliance update.

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions about the VISA Account Updater/MasterCard Automated Billing Updater, European Data Privacy Regulations, FCRA compliance during the loan process, and the Consumer Compliance Rating System.

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Lenders’ Council Meeting: Aug. 30

This August’s Lenders’ Council meeting includes a presentation from Scott Butterfield on lending strategies for growth and sustainability. Butterfield, principal of Your Credit Union Partner, a Seattle-based consulting firm, has advised leaders of more than 85 credit unions nationwide.

Butterfield’s presentation will transition into a panel discussion involving three Northwest credit unions of varying asset sizes. Each will share their strategies for loan growth.

In the afternoon, a networking lunch will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Hal Scoggins, Shareholder at Farleigh Wada Witt.

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Marketing, Business Development & Community Outreach Council Meeting: Sept. 21

This September’s meeting will kick off with a roundtable on how to communicate the safety and security of your credit union to your team, your members, and your community. We’ll share best practices and information about available resources, then open the floor to hear your ideas.

After the roundtable, we will dive into a conversation about messaging the credit union difference. Research has shown us the reasons consumers like credit unions, and the barriers they perceive to membership. We’ll review where the national research project stands, share messaging resources, and look at examples of CU Difference messaging that also allow credit unions to promote their individual brands, identities, impact, and products.

In addition, Steven Houle, Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union’s vice president, advisory services, will present an overview of recent economic changes. These insights will help credit unions plan for the future, with a focus on trends in employment, housing, consumer spending, demands for credit, and impact on loan rates and earnings.

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Questions about upcoming Council meetings? Please contact Carmen Vigil, the Northwest Credit Unions Association’s community manager, at cvigil@nwcua.org.

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