NW Priority Delivers New Post Office Branch to Members

Barb Goodway, AVP of Operations at NW Priority Credit Union and Post Office Branch Manager, celebrated 45 years on the job.


On June 18, 1928, nine postal workers chipped in $5 each to start Portland Postal Employees Credit Union. Fast forward 90 years, and the now-NW Priority Credit Union serves postal workers nationwide, along with other government workers and residents of the Portland-Vancouver metro area.

The 16,000-member, $250-million asset-sized credit union opened a branch July 13 in the lobby of the brand-new US Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center in Portland. It is the second largest processing center in the postal system and includes technology capable of processing 30,000 packages an hour. Thousands of employees from the region have been consolidated into this new facility, so having their very own credit union branch in the lobby is a most welcome service.

90th Anniversary Cookies

It’s sweet celebrating at NW Priority Credit Union, which just hit its 90th year of operation.

The grand opening was a “triple celebration” of NW Priority milestones. It included the new branch opening and the credit union’s 90th anniversary. The gathering was also a surprise celebration for Barb Goodway, AVP of Operations/Post Office Branch Manager, who has worked at the credit union for 45 years.

“I started right out of high school,” Goodway said, adding that she’s always enjoyed the dedication of the staff and the members’ loyalty. “Between the members and the staff, I’ve seen families grow up and I’m seeing great grandkids now.”

Vice President of Marketing, Lori Connelly added, “The members just love her.”

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