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Surprises, Suspense, and Connectivity Dominate 2016 MAXX Awards

The top leaders, advocates, chapters, and CUNA Award winning credit unions were honored to close out the 2016 MAXX Convention.

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.

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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.

Bob Schumacher Honored with Herb Wegner Lifetime Achievement Award

Schumacher built a legacy as a credit union CEO, a league leader, a major contributor to the global system through CUDE, and much more.

‘Piggy Bank Hero’ T-Shirts Help Junior Achievement Spread the Word about Financial Literacy

He isn’t faster than a speeding bullet, and he probably can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound. But the pink pig adorning new T-shirts from Junior Achievement and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is a superhero nonetheless.

Wegner Awards Dinner will Shine the Spotlight on NW Credit Union Professionals; Tickets On Sale Now

There’ll be a lot of familiar faces on stage when the National Credit Union Foundation presents the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards at its 26th annual dinner in February, including two of the four winners and a return performance by the evening’s emcee. Tickets and sponsorships are available now.

Junior Achievement Podcasts Help Families Talk About Finances

What’s the right way to establish—and manage—credit? Are allowances a good thing? And how do families talk about the impact of unemployment? Parents and children can find answers to those questions and more on The Money Jar, a fun and informative podcast produced by Junior Achievement of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Gary Oakland Wins Wegner Award for Lifetime Achievement

Gary Oakland, who led BECU in Seattle to unprecedented growth as its CEO for 26 years and whose generosity and selflessness made him an industry leader and an influential contributor to a wide variety of community causes, has been named the winner of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Sarah Canepa Bang Wins Wegner Award for Individual Achievement

Sarah Canepa Bang, a key executive with CO-OP Shared Branching–FSCC, LLC and a driving force behind Credit Unions for Kids, wins the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. Before assuming her nationally prominent role with CO-OP-FSCC, LLC, Bang had strong roots with Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions.

Biz Kid$ Wins Second National Emmy Award

Biz Kid$—the financial literacy television program for students, has been honored with a national Emmy Award. The program was founded in Seattle with financial backing from Northwest credit unions.

Deadline Nears for Herb Wegner Award Nominations

Nominations are due June 28 for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards—the credit union movement’s highest national honors. Categories include Individual Achievement, Outstanding Organization/Program and Lifetime Achievement.

Gary Oakland to Join Ranks of JA Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame

Former BECU President and CEO Gary Oakland will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame next month in honor of his “lasting impact on the region’s business and society.” Tickets are available to the induction dinner, with proceeds benefiting Junior Achievement programs in Washington.