Northwest Delegation Over 200 Strong at CUNA GAC; Rick Hein Receives Prestigious Advocacy Award

Thousands of credit union advocates from across the nation are gathered in Washington D.C. this week for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Against that backdrop, Oregon State Credit Union’s Rick Hein received the nation’s highest advocacy honor.

Oregon Representatives John Davis, Tobias Read Receive Community Impact Awards at NWCUA’s Signature Advocacy Event

A grassroots army of advocates didn’t let Oregon’s short, 35-day legislative session stop them from reminding lawmakers of the cooperative value the state’s 63 credit unions generate for their 1.8 million members. Thursday’s 2016 Legislative Lunch at the Oregon Capitol included visits to the offices of Representatives and Senators.

Oregon Representatives John Davis, Tobias Read Receive Community Impact Awards at NWCUA’s Signature Advocacy Event

A grassroots army of advocates didn’t let Oregon’s short, 35-day legislative session stop them from reminding lawmakers of the cooperative value the state’s 63 credit unions generate for their 1.8 million members. Thursday’s 2016 Legislative Lunch at the Oregon Capitol included visits to the offices of Representatives and Senators.

Got Payments Process Solutions? NACHA Challenge Pays Cash

NACHA has announced cash prizes for a team challenge addressing payment solutions, and is accepting nominations for excellence awards.

STCU’s Johnson and Pacific Crest Federal’s Philp Honored for Credit Union Advocacy

Philp’s outreach and education with members sets a standard for engagement. Johnson extols the benefits of consistent, in-person advocacy. Each was honored as their respective state’s Credit Union Advocate of the Year.

Northwest Credit Unions Recognized as Best of the Best

Two more Northwest credit unions have been recognized for their outstanding achievements—Columbia Credit Union for workplace excellence and O Bee Credit Union for business philanthropy.

BECU Honored for Excellence in Lending to Business Members

CUNA Mutual Group and the CUNA Lending Council honored six credit unions with Excellence in Lending Awards, highlighting BECU’s efforts to connect with and serve existing business members.

Tickets & Sponsorships Now Available for Foundation’s Wegner Dinner

Three credit union leaders and former leaders and one program will receive the movement’s highest honors, with our very own Denise Gabel at the helm as emcee.

Jim McCarthy Honored for Transforming Trailhead Credit Union

McCarthy, who led his credit union through a complete rebrand and charter change in order to respark membership growth, was honored with this year’s Innovation and Impact Award at Amplify.

Hooked on Credit Unions: Unitus President/CEO Pat Smith Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Thirty-five years ago Pat Smith took a temporary job at BECU and was soon hooked on the “head and heart” combination of credit unions. Smith was honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the NWCUA.

Credit Unions, Chapters, Professionals Honored at Amplify Awards Dinner

Patricia E. Smith, President/CEO of Portland-based Unitus Community Credit Union, received the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Lifetime Achievement honor at the Amplify Awards Dinner & Gala. Four other high performing credit union executives were also honored and numerous CUNA Awards were presented to credit unions.

Northwest Credit Union Educators Among Nation’s Most Effective, Says NYIB

Financial education is part of the credit union DNA, and Northwest credit unions lead that charge. The National Youth Involvement Board reports nationally, credit unions reached 366,356 students last year.

Last Chance to Nominate Leaders for Amplify Awards!

The deadline for Amplify Awards nominations is Tuesday, June 30. Make your nominations now for the most prestigious awards program in the Northwest.

Top Directors Contribute Combined 70 Years of Service to Credit Unions

Credit union board accomplishments were celebrated during the recent Northwest Credit Union Association’s Directors Conference. Honors presented included the Distinguished Impact, Director of the Year and Advocate of the Year awards.