Earn up to $750 with the Sprint Business Member Referral Promotion!

Sprint, a Strategic Link business partner, is now offering referral rewards on top of the existing savings and discounts already available to new customers.

Keep New Members Engaged By Enhancing Membership Value Through Strategic Link Partnerships

The events surrounding last fall’s Bank Transfer Day brought increased awareness and scores of new members. Credit unions can retain and engage those members by working with the NWCUA and Strategic Link to enhance the value of membership.

Calvin Goings Promoted to National Leadership Role at SBA

Calvin Goings, a longtime advocate for business in the Northwest, has been appointed the assistant associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

NWCUA Takes Lead in Promoting International Year of Cooperatives

With 2012 having been dubbed “International Year of the Cooperative” by the United Nations, the NWCUA has taken a lead role in promoting the cooperative ideal throughout the region.

Oregon Legislature Prepares for February Annual Session

This Oregon Legislative Update outlines the upcoming annual session in the Oregon Legislature and provides details on the appointment of Elizabeth Steiner Hayward to the Oregon State Senate.

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Idaho Credit Union League

Retailers’ WAYMISH Philosophy Carries Over to Credit Unions

The NWCUA’s Christine Duncan writes about how WAYMISH, a customer service principle developed for the retail industry, can guide credit unions as they continue to strive for high-quality member service.

Third-Quarter Results Show Gradual Rebound in Japanese Auto Inventory

Autoland President Jeff Martin discusses how this year’s tragic earthquake in Japan impacted auto inventory, how quickly inventory is returning to normal, and how this affects credit unions.

November Headline Round-Up Tells the Story of a Historic Month

November 2011 was a historic month, one that shook up the financial services industry, beginning with Bank of America canceling its debit-card fee on Nov. 1 and extending to yesterday’s news of unprecedented action in Europe.

Survey Forecasts Cautious Holiday Spending

A survey released this week by CUNA and the Consumer Federation of America predicts an increase in holiday spending over the previous year but indicates that consumers are still spending cautiously.

‘Super Committee’ Fails, Triggering Across-the-Board Budget Cuts in 2013

The “super committee” charged with cutting $1.2 trillion from the U.S. budget over the next 10 years announced Monday that it would not be able to reach an agreement by its Nov. 23 deadline.

Twelfth District CDIAC Meets to Discuss Regional Economy, Strategy

The 12th District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) met on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in San Francisco to discuss the state of the regional economy and the issues it faces. Advantis’ Ron Barrick is the council’s vice chairman.

Autoland Rolls With Economic Punches to Provide Unmatched Credit Union Auto-Buying Service

Autoland, Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. The credit union-owned cooperative continues to offer outstanding auto-buying service specifically tailored to credit unions.

Bank Transfer Day Picks Up Steam as Northwest Credit Unions See Increased Web, Lobby Traffic

Bank of America’s decision to hike debit card fees, a fast-growing Facebook page promoting Bank Transfer Day, and the continued Occupy movement seem to be spurring membership growth among Northwest credit unions.

Edgy Video Released to Promote International Year of Cooperatives

Representatives of food, financial and utility cooperatives are using a memorable video to launch the International Year of Cooperatives.

Pre-Convention Roundtable Nets Strong Northwest Feedback for Obama Administration

Northwest credit union leaders invited to give economic feedback to the Obama Administration had three strong messages: raise the cap on Member Business Loans, ease over-regulation and stop political bickering that prevents real service to taxpayers.

Super Committee Gets to Work Today

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the super committee, is holding its first meeting as it looks to cut the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion.

Sen. Murray, Previous Supporter of Credit Unions’ Tax Exemption, to Co-Chair Powerful Committee Charged with Cutting Over $1.5 Trillion in Government Spending

The Northwest Credit Union Association is hopeful that Sen. Patty Murray’s appointment as co-chair of a new deficit reduction committee will be favorable to credit unions.