Event Info

October 15th 3:00 pm -
October 17th 9:00 pm PDT

October 15th 4:00 pm -
October 17th 10:00 pm MDT


2 days, 6 hours

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Program Overview

Mark your calendar for MAXX 2019 at the Spokane Convention Center, October 15-17, 2019.

Hear from thought leaders and industry experts, find the latest in business solutions, and network with your peers at the premier credit union event in the Northwest!

Credit union professionals and Directors hear from thought leaders and industry experts, learn about the latest in business solutions at the Strategic Link Trade Show, engage in some friendly, competitive bidding to raise funds for Credit Unions for Kids, and applaud their peers’ achievements at the Awards Gala.

Are you a business partner looking to exhibit at the 2019 Strategic Link Trade Show? Please visit our Exhibitor Registration page for more information and to register today!

Program Agenda

You’re a part of the Credit Union Movement – an army of advocates working together to advance our mission to provide credit union members with meaningful value and a better choice. This year’s MAXX Convention brings together thought leaders and industry experts who will inspire you and help you understand the latest happenings at national, regional and state levels. We’ll share legislative and advocacy advancement updates, you’ll learn how your Northwest Credit Union Foundation is evolving to make a greater positive impact, and we’ll connect you with the best-in-class service providers at the Strategic Link Trade Show. After participating in this conference, you’ll walk away invigorated and armed with the ideas and tools to meet your credit union’s goals and your members’ needs. 

Monday, October 14, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. PDTSmall Credit Union Roundtable Reception
*Special registration required
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. PDTSelect Committee and Task Force Meetings
*Invitation required
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDTSmall Credit Union Roundtable Meeting
*Separate registration required
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. PDTOpening General Session
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. PDTWelcome Reception in the Trade Show Hall
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. PDTNorthwest Credit Union Foundation Breakfast
*Separate ticket required
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. PDTGeneral Session
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDTStrategic Link Trade Show Grand Opening
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDTConcurrent Sponsored Impact Sessions
More information coming soon.
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. PDTEducational Breakout Sessions
More information coming soon.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. PDTEducational Breakout Sessions
More information coming soon.
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. PDTGeneral Session
4:40 - 5:30 p.m. PDTReception in the Strategic Link Trade Show
6:30 - 7:45 p.m. PDTCredit Union for Kids Silent Auction
*Separate ticket required, includes auction and dinner
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. PDTCredit Union for Kids Dinner
*Separate ticket required, includes the auction and dinner
Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 - 8:15 a.m. PDTCUNA Management School and DE Member Networking Breakfast
*A separate ticket is required. Open to all current CUNA Management School students and alumni.
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. PDTSponsored Breakfast in the Trade Show Hall
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. PDTAnnual Business Meeting and NWCUA President’s Address
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PDTGeneral Session
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PDTStrategic Link Trade Show Networking Continues
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. PDTConcurrent Sponsored Impact Sessions
More information coming soon.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDTAdvocacy Lunch: MAXXimize Your Advocacy!
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. PDTEducational Breakout Sessions
More information coming soon.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. PDTEducational Breakout Sessions
More information coming soon.
3:15 - 4:45 p.m. PDTClosing General Session
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. PDTMAXX Awards Reception
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. PDTMAXX Awards Dinner & Gala
*Separate ticket required.

About the Presenters

Dr. Rebecca Heiss  
Speaker, Biologist, Author

Dr. Rebecca Heiss helps audiences break out of the ruts of their ancestral brain pathways and engage their conscious brains to take action to rewrite their beliefs. Her effective work applying biological sciences to solve practical problems has led her to a career as an international speaker. Heiss’ research was deemed “transformative in the field of physiology” by the National Science Foundation. Her high energy and humorous talks draw from a decade’s worth of expertise in human behavior, evolutionary psychology, and stress physiology.

Ryan McCarty
Author, Internationally Renowned Speaker, and Co-Founder of Culture of Good, Inc.

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the non-profit and for-profit industry, Ryan McCarty has a meaningful passion for inspiring employees, customers, and clients, igniting positive change in the world, and impacting companies’ bottom lines. McCarty’s work is featured in People, Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc.com, and more. He currently teaches business leaders how to unleash results by encouraging their employees to bring their souls to work.

Byron Reese
Entrepreneur, Award Winning Futurist, Technologist, Speaker, and Author

Byron Reese is the publisher of the tech news site Gigaom, the founder of several high-tech companies, and a highly sought-after professional technology speaker. He has obtained or has pending numerous patents in disciplines as varied as crowdsourcing, content creation, and psychographics. The websites Reese has launched have together received over a billion visitors. He is the author of several acclaimed books and has served on both public and private boards of directors, and founded several non-profit organizations.

Picture of Troy StangTroy Stang
President and CEO

Troy Stang serves as the President and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association. The Association represents more than 175 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 7.3 million consumer members. Under his leadership, the Association continuously strives to position credit unions as the most relevant financial institutions of choice in the marketplace by ensuring the legislative, regulatory, and political environments embrace the most progressive policy environments possible.

Stang recently was elected Vice Chair of the Credit Union National Association’s Board of Directors. In that role, he also serves as Chairman of CUNA’s Advocacy Committee. Stang has served on CUNA’s Board of Directors since 2013, most recently holding the positions of Secretary and Treasurer.

Masquerade Ball: 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 16, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. during the NWCUA MAXX Convention in Spokane. The entire credit union community comes together as we raise thousands of dollars for our eight Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Break out your Masquerade finery, have fun, find some terrific auction items, and outbid your friends!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact NWCUA’s Programming Director, Holly Miller via email 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:

Grand Masked Ball Sponsor • $20,000 • Exclusive

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Recognition in pre-event marketing as the Grand Masked Ball Sponsor
  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint presentation during event
  • Logo recognition on the front page of the program
  • Stand alone signage at Registration Desk
  • Recognition from stage 3 times during the event by Emcee

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Venetian Masquerade Sponsor • $10,000 • Limited

Thank you CUNA Mutual Group for sponsoring our 2019 Venetian Masquerade!

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Table for 10
  • Dinner and drink tickets for 10 guests
  • Two bottles of wine
  • Premier table placement
  • Recognition in pre-event marketing
  • Recognition in scrolling PowerPoint during event
  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition on signage at the registration desk
  • Recognition from the stage twice during the event by the Emcee

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Miracle Family Sponsor – $7,500 • Exclusive • SOLD!

Thank you to STCU for sponsoring our 2019 Miracle Family!

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the event
  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition from the stage once during the event by the Emcee
  • Opportunity to host Miracle Family at auction dinner

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

New Orleans Masquerade Sponsor • $5,500 • Unlimited

Thank you OnPoint Community CU, iQ CU, Rivermark Community CU, Advantis CU, and Unitus Community CU for sponsoring our 2019 New Orleans Masquerade!

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

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

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Signature Cocktail “Dark and Stormy” Sponsor • $6000 • Exclusive

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Table for 10
  • Recognition on a scrolling PowerPoint during the event
  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition on signage near the bar

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Rio Masquerade Sponsor • $3,500 • Unlimited

Thank you Kitsap CU, Salal CU, Verity CU, TwinStar CU, and Catalyst Corp FCU for sponsoring our 2019 Rio Masquerade!

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

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

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Vanderbilt Masquerade Sponsor • $2,250 • Unlimited

Thank you CU Direct for sponsoring our 2019 Vanderbilt Masquerade!

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

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

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Gift Card Board Sponsor • $1750 • Exclusive

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Recognition in the program
  • Recognition on the gift card board

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Bal Masque Sponsor • $1,000 • Unlimited

Thank you Central Willamette Community CU, Red Canoe CU, Friends of Credit Unions, Trailhead CU, Pacific NW FCU, Sound CU, FHLB Des Moines, Intrinium and Northwest Christian CU for sponsoring our 2019 Bal Masque!

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • One Vinyl “Bal Masque” Decal With Your Credit Union’s Name Prominently Displayed in the Event Space for All to See.

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Little Red Car Sponsors • $1,500 • SOLD!

Benefits of this sponsorship include:

  • Acknowledgement in program and on scrolling PowerPoint
  • Invitation to attend the check and car presentation at the Hospital.

Click here for a link to a contract that you may download,  fill out, sign, and return to Holly Miller.

Cars will be donated to:
  • Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, Medford, OR •SOLD•
    • Thank you, Pacific Crest FCU!
  • 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 sponsors:

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

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

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

Chantelle Castle, Lighthouse Community CU
Jennifer Clark, PrimeSource CU 
Heidi Wesley-Cleveland, Verity CU 
Cyrstal Contreras, HAPO CU 
Amy Ellis, Simplot Employees CU 
Laura Fenter, Numerica CU 
Kaycie Holland, Alaska USA FCU 
Alex Johnson, Sound CU 
Trudi Mayes, CapEd CU 
Annette Pixley, InRoads CU 
David Sanders, Rogue CU 
Jeremy Sankwich, TAPCO CU
 

Location & Travel Information

Event Location: 

Spokane Convention Center 
334 W Spokane Falls Boulevard  
Spokane, WA 99201 

Hotel Information: 

Special room rates have been negotiated for Northwest Credit Union Association program participants. Reserve your room with the links below or by contacting the hotel directly at the number provided. Ask for the Northwest Credit Union Association block to leverage preferred pricing

The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection 
333 West Spokane Falls Blvd,  
Spokane, WA 99201 
509.455.8888

Make your reservation here. 

Airfare and Car Rental Discounts: 

We have negotiated airfare and car rental discounts for MAXX. More information about those discounts may be found by on our Travel Discounts page. 

About our Exhibitors

Our 2019 Strategic Link Trade Show features exhibitors focused on bringing Economic ValueIndustry Expertise, and Emerging Technology to your credit union.  We, here at your Association, are proud to connect you to these solutions.  Below is a list of current exhibitors. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email Jason Smith for more information. Your Strategic Link Team is looking forward to seeing you in Spokane!   

Booth NumberExhibitor
Booths #1 and #2Cook Security Group
Booth #4Crescent Mortgage
Booth #5John M. Floyd & Associates
Booth #7Velocity Solutions, LLC
Booth #8Eide Bailly LLP
Booth #9Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Booth #10Allied Solutions, LLC
Booth #11Western CUNA Management School
Booth #12Servion Mortgage
Booth #13Financial Supermarkets, Inc.
Booth #14Travelers Insurance Company
Booth #15MeridianLInk, Inc.
Booth #16Moss Adams, LLP
Booth #18Technology Unlimited, Inc.
Booth #19NuQuo Group
Booth #20Kohl Analytics Group
Booth #22FTSI
Booth #23Adapt Telephony Services/Avtex
Booth #24CRIF Select and IP Services
Booth #25CO-OP Financial Services
Booth #26CU Solutions Group
Booths #27 and #28Tyfone
Booth #29Clifton Larson Allen, LLP
Booth #32State National Companies
Booth #33CU NorthWest
Booth #34O'Rourke & Associates
Booth #37ESP, Inc.
Booth #38Q2
Booth #39VISA DPS
Booth #40CBI
Booth #41CU Direct Corporation (CUDL)
Booth #42Kaye-Smith
Booth #43Visible Equity
Booth #44Catalyst Corporate FCU
Booth #45MVi - Millenial Vision, Inc.
Booth #50OM Financial Group
Booth #51NewGround
Booth #56Momentum
Booth #57CU Service Network
Booths #58 and #59CUNA Mutual Group
Booth #60Member Access Processing (MAP)
Booth #61Daren B. Tanner, P.C.
Booth #62Northwest Financial Employee Benefit Trust
Booth #63SmartStep Solutions
Booths #66 and #67Integrated Builders Group
Booth #68Strategic Resource Management
Booth #69Professional Credit
Booth #74Business Compensation Consulting
Booth #75L. Keeley Construction Co.
Booths #76 and #77American Share Insurance/Excess Share Insurance
Booth #78LSC
Booth #79Vining Sparks
Booth #80CUAC
Booth #86Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Booth #91MagTek Inc.
Booth #92Alkami Technology
Booth #93Prime Alliance Real Estate Services
Booth #98Metro Presort
Booth #99CU Dealer Direct
Booth #106IMN
Booth #120Credit Union Student Choice
betaSpaceNarmi Inc.
betaSpaceChipper, Inc.
betaSpaceSein Analytics, LLC
betaSpaceEltropy
betaSpaceSimplyCredit
betaSpaceVetter
betaSpaceFlybits

Pricing Information

Registration OptionPricing Information
"The MAXX": Full Convention Registration
Includes all educational sessions, exhibit hall access, and select meals.
Early Price: $599, Until Feb. 15
Small CU Early Bird Price: $499, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $749, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
Small CU Regular Price: $529, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
"Mini MAXX": One Day Registration
Includes single-day educational session, single-day exhibit hall access, and select meals.
Early Price: $359, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $409, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
MAXX Awards Dinner & Gala
If purchasing a full Convention registration.
Early Price: $39, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $49, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
MAXX Awards Dinner & Gala
With one-day registration or à la carte.
Early Price: $79, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $99, Feb. 16 - 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: $259, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $279, Feb. 16 - 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: $229, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $239, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
Guest Awards Dinner à la carteEarly Price: $30, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $40, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "Gilded Gold" 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 Feb. 15
Regular Price: $2,250, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
Late Price: $2,250, After Sept. 15
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "Silver Sparkle" Table Sponsor
Includes dinner and drink tickets for 10, two bottles of wine, and name recognition in the program.
Early Price: $1,750, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $1,750, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
Late Price: $1,750, After Sept. 15
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "Sweet Serenade" Tickets for Two - Open Seating
Includes dinner and drink tickets for two.
Early Price: $250, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $250, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
Late Price: $250, After Sept. 15
Credit Unions for Kids Auction "Enchanted" Single Ticket - Open Seating
Includes dinner and drink tickets for one.
Early Price: $125, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $125, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
Late Price: $125, After Sept. 15
Northwest Credit Union Foundation Donor Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, October 16
Early Price: $20, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $20, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15
CUNA Management School and Credit Union Development Educator Breakfast
Thursday, October 17
Early Price: $69, Until Feb. 15
Regular Price: $89, Feb. 16 - Sept. 15