Event Info

October 16th 9:00 am -
October 18th 9:00 pm PDT

October 16th 10:00 am -
October 18th 10:00 pm MDT


2 days, 12 hours

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Venue Info:

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

 

Program Overview

Mark your calendar for MAXX 2018 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, October 16-18, 2018.

MAXX is where Northwest credit unions connect with each other to influence the direction of the Credit Union Movement.

Credit union professionals and Directors receive high-level training and connect with business solutions partners at the Strategic Link Trade Show. Attend the annual Credit Unions for Kids Auction, and celebrate the best of the Credit Union Movement at the Annual MAXX Awards Dinner and Gala.

Program Agenda

Monday, October 15

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Select Committee and Task Force Meetings*

*Invitation required.

Tuesday, October 16

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Select Committee and Task Force Meetings*

*Invitation required.
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Small Credit Union Roundtable Meeting*

*Separate registration required.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Opening General Session
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. • Welcome Reception in the Trade Show Hall

Wednesday, October 17

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. • Northwest Credit Union Foundation Bacon, Bagels, and Booze Breakfast*

*Separate ticket required.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • General Session
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Strategic Link Trade Show Grand Opening

Lunch included.
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Concurrent Sponsored Impact Sessions
12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Education Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • General Session
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Reception in the Strategic Link Trade Show
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Credit Unions for Kids Silent Auction*

*Separate ticket required.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. • Credit Unions for Kids Auction & Dinner*

*Separate ticket required.

Thursday, October 18

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. • CUNA Management School Breakfast*

Open to all current CUNA Management School students and alumni.

*Separate ticket required.
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. • Sponsored Breakfast in the Trade Show Hall
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • Annual Business Meeting, President's Address, and General Session
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. • Strategic Link Trade Show Networking Continues
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. • Concurrent Sponsored Impact Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Advocacy Lunch: MAXXimize Your Advocacy!
12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Education Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. • Closing General Session
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. MAXX Awards Reception
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. • MAXX Awards Dinner & Gala*

*Separate ticket required.

New York, New York Gala: An Auction Benefitting Credit Unions for Kids

This year’s dinner and auction to benefit Credit Unions for Kids will take place on Wednesday, October 17 during the NWCUA MAXX Convention in Tacoma. The entire credit union community comes together as we raise thousands of dollars for our eight Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Break out your Gala finery, have fun, find some terrific auction items, and outbid your friends!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact NWCUA Project Manager Holly Miller at hmiller@nwcua.org or 800.995.9064 x 220.

Donation Opportunities:

We would love to accept your donation of either a auction items or cash to create said items whether or not you can attend the event this year. If you’d like to make a donation please follow this link to fill out a donation form and we will be in touch with you shortly. We appreciate the generosity of our Credit Union Community.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for the Auction this year and appreciate every partnership.

The Big Apple Sponsor – $20,000  •  Exclusive

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Table for Ten
    • Dinner and Drink Tickets for 10 Guests
    • Two Bottles of Wine
  • Premier table placement
  • Recognition in pre-event marketing as the Big Apple Sponsor
  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint presentation during event
  • Logo recognition on the front page of the program
  • Stand alone signage at the Registration Desk
  • Recognition from stage 3 times during the event by Emcee

Time’s Square Sponsor – $10,000  •  Exclusive – SOLD!

Thank you, CUNA Mutual Group!

Miracle Family Sponsor – $5,000  •  Exclusive – SOLD!

Thank you, Sound CU!

Rockefeller Center Sponsor • $5,000  •  Unlimited

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Table for ten
    • Dinner and drink tickets for 10 guests
    • Two bottles of wine
  • Premier table placement
  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint during event
  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition on signage at the Registration Desk

Thank you to the following sponsors: Rivermark Community CU, Unitus Community CU, Idaho Central CU, BECU and TwinStar CU

Signature Cocktail “Manhattan” Sponsor • $5,000  •  Exclusive

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Table for ten
    • Dinner and drink tickets for 10 guests
    • Two bottles of wine
  • Premier table placement
  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint during event
  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition on signage near the bar/s

Lady Liberty Sponsor • $3,000  •  Unlimited

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint during event
  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition on signage at the Registration Desk
  • Acknowledgement on centerpieces placed on each table

Thank you to the following sponsors: iQ CU, Salal CU and Catalyst Corporate FCU

Central Park Sponsor • $2,000  •  Unlimited

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the event.
  • Recognition in the program.
  • Recognition on signage at the Registration Desk.

Thank you to the following sponsors: CU Direct

Gift Card Board Sponsor • $1500  • Exclusive – SOLD!

Thank you, DDJ Myers, Ltd! 

Your Name in Lights Sponsor • $1,000  •  Unlimited

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • One Vinyl “Your Name in Lights” Decal With Your Credit Union’s Name Prominently Displayed in the Event Space

Thank you to the following sponsors: Central Willamette Community CU, Red Canoe CU, SELCO Community CU, Advantis CU, Harborstone CU, TwinStar CU and Friends of Credit Unions

Electric Car (formerly Red Flyer Wagon) Sponsors • $1,500  •  Limited

Benefits to this sponsorship include:

  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint during event
  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition on the electric car

After the Auction, cars will be donated to:

  • Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, Medford, OR
  • OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Portland, OR • SOLD • Thank You, USAgencies CU
  • Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City UT • SOLD • Thank You, Mountain America CU
  • PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR • SOLD • Thank You, Oregon Community CU 
  • Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Spokane, WA • SOLD • Thank You, Numerica CU
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA • SOLD • Thank You, Inspirus CU
  • St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Boise, ID • SOLD • Thank You, Pioneer FCU
  • Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, WA  • SOLD • Thank You, Solarity CU

Thank you to this year’s generous supporters:

A special thank you to Horizon Credit Union for their in-kind sponsorship of the auction design and programs!

Thank you to CO-OP Financial Services for their generous support via the Miracle Match program!

Miracle Match Logo

Thank you to this year’s Credit Union Auction Committee members for helping us to organize this event:

Chantelle Castle, United Advantage NW FCU
Amy Ellis, Simplot Employees CU
Jackie Henderson, Rivermark Community CU
Alex Johnson, Sound CU
Trudi Mayes, CapEd CU
Jenifer Piper, Numerica CU
David Sanders, Rogue CU
Jeremy Sankwich, TAPCO CU
Michelle Stanfiled, Consolidated Community CU
Don Stewart, First Tech FCU
Troy VanRiper, First Tech FCU
Matthew Wilson, Oregon Community CU

MAXX Awards Dinner & Gala

Break out your semi-formal attire and join us for the “night of nights” in the Northwest Credit Union Movement on Thursday, October 18. It’s basically our Oscar night. This is the time when we come together to recognize some of the most accomplished and admired credit unions and professionals in the Northwest. Let’s celebrate the impressive work our colleagues are doing to “MAXXimize” the Credit Union Difference!

Location & Travel Information

Event Location:

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Room block information coming soon.

Hotel Information:

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.238.8000

Special Rates for NWCUA MAXX Convention Hotel Room Block

Special room rates have been negotiated for Northwest Credit Union Association program participants. Contact the hotel directly at 253-591-4145 or 877-986-8083 and ask for the Northwest Credit Union Association block or use this link to receive the group rate of $179.00 plus tax.

Last Day to Book a Room at This Rate: 9/25/18

Airfare and Car Rental Discounts:

We have negotiated airfare and car rental discounts for MAXX. More information about those discounts may be found by clicking this link.

Pricing

Registration OptionPricing Information
"The MAXX": Full Convention Registration
Includes all educational sessions, exhibit hall access, and select meals.
Early Price: $489, Until July 14
Regular Price: $519, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $549, After Sept. 15
"Mini MAXX": One Day Registration
Includes a single-day educational session, single-day exhibit hall access, and select meals.
Early Price: $259, Until July 14
Regular Price: $269, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $289, After Sept. 15
MAXX Awards Dinner & Gala
(If purchasing a full Convention registration.)
Early Price: $39, Until July 14
Regular Price: $49, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $59, After Sept. 15
MAXX Awards Dinner & Gala
(With one-day registration or à la carte.)
Early Price: $79, Until July 14
Regular Price: $99, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $119, After Sept. 15
Guest Full Conference Registration & Awards Dinner
Includes exhibit hall access, select meals, and Awards Dinner. The guest program is for spouses or companions of registered attendees. Credit union employees or volunteers and suppliers are not eligible to register under this category.
Early Price: $229, Until July 14
Regular Price: $249, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $279, After Sept. 15
Guest Conference Registration ONLY
Includes exhibit hall access, and select meals. The guest program is for spouses or companions of registered attendees. Credit union employees or volunteers and suppliers are not eligible to register under this category.
Early Price: $189, Until July 14
Regular Price: $199, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $219, After Sept. 15
Guest Awards Dinner
à la carte
Early Price: $79, Until July 14
Regular Price: $99, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $119, After Sept. 15
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "On Broadway" Table Sponsor
Includes dinner and drink tickets for 10, $500 donation to the hospital of your choice, two bottles of wine, special name recognition in the program, and premier table placement.
Early Price: $2,250, Until July 14
Regular Price: $2,250, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $2,250, After Sept. 15
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "Radio City Music Hall" Table Sponsor
Includes dinner and drink tickets for 10, two bottles of wine, and name recognition in the program.
Early Price: $1,750, Until July 14
Regular Price: $1,750, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $1,750, After Sept. 15
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "Brooklyn Bridge" Tickets for Two - Open Seating
Includes dinner and drink tickets for two.
Early Price: $250, Until July 14
Regular Price: $250, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $250, After Sept. 15
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "Museum of Modern Art" Single Ticket - Open Seating
Includes dinner and drink tickets for one.
Early Price: $125, Until July 14
Regular Price: $125, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $125, After Sept. 15
Northwest Credit Union Foundation Breakfast
Wednesday, October 17
Early Price: $20, Until July 14
Regular Price: $20, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $20, After Sept. 15
CUNA Management School Breakfast
Thursday, October 18
Early Price: $69, Until July 14
Regular Price: $89, July 14- Sept. 15
Late Price: $89, After Sept. 15

Scholarships

Continued education and training of credit union professionals and Directors helps keep the Credit Union Movement vibrant and competitive in the financial marketplace. We understand this can take a significant commitment of time and money.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides scholarships awarding up to $1,500 per year for selected applicants. Learn more at https://nwcuf.org/scholarships-and-grants/.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable after September 15, 2018. Substitutions will only be accepted by notifying NWCUA no later than this date.

Questions?

Do you have questions about the MAXX Annual Convention, Credit Unions for Kids Auction, or Annual Awards Dinner & Gala? Contact Melissa Lovejoy at mlovejoy@nwcua.org or 800.995.9064 x108.

Do you have questions about the 2017 Strategic Link Trade Show? Contact Jason Smith at jsmith@nwcua.org or 208.286.6794, or Erin Bennett at ebennett@nwcua.org or 800.995.9064 ext 211.

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