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Wednesday at MAXX: Political Prognostication, Policy, and Collective Action

Attendees leaned in to a welcome message from CUNA Mutual Group’s Bob Trunzo, followed by keynotes.

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MAXX Convention: What You Need to Know

The 2016 gathering of Northwest credit union executives is set to test the limits and MAXXimize member value. But first, pump the brakes and find out where to start.

New Business Services, MBL Networking Group Starting Soon

Focusing on helping credit unions collaborate and utilize best practices in providing commercial services to members, the first meeting is August 10.

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Financial Education Focus With NW Priority Credit Union

Last week, we showcased the collective efforts of 11 Northwest credit unions for the Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza, which hosted a dozen financial reality fairs at schools across the region, including nine in one day. One of those members, NW Priority Credit Union, shared their individual efforts from the day.

Compliance Center: Skimming Alerts. Also, Found Money After Vehicle Repo & Legal Briefs

Major spike in ATM skimming attacks; Compliance Question of the Week on found money following a vehicle repossession and the latest legal briefs.

NCUA Board Issues Revised Proposed Rules on Executive Compensation, Partial Occupancy; Also, Freed Named to Succeed Whitehead as Region V Director

NCUA’s Board of Directors met last week and took action on a number of items, including executive compensation & partial building occupancy. Also, Cherie Freed was named as Region V Director, taking over for Elizabeth Whitehead.

“Global” Perspective on Advocacy: How to Get Involved in Supporting the Credit Union Movement

Anthem talked to Linda Crane of Global Credit Union, who coordinated the 2015 award-winning efforts on credit union advocacy, about getting started, implementing a long-term strategy, and how car washes raise more than dollars.

Three Northwest Credit Unions Recognized at CUNA HR & Organizational Development Conference

Verity Credit Union, Rivermark Community Credit Union, and Advantis Credit Union received awards for employee engagement and management practices, respectively, at the 22nd Annual Conference in Orlando this week.

CO-OPatopia to Celebrate Fourth Year This Saturday in Olympia

CO-OPatopia celebrates the cooperative business model and its place in the local economy while encouraging greater cooperation among those businesses. The fourth annual celebration takes place this weekend.

Public Awareness Spotlight: Oregon Community Credit Union

Eugene-based Oregon Community Credit Union leads by example launching an authentic public awareness campaign. It saw more than 600 members sharing their stories.

Compliance Center: Regulators Release Updates to Unified Agendas

Get details on the updated Unified Agendas of the CFPB, NCUA, and other federal regulatory agencies; your question answered about Reg E claims where no error occurred; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Peninsula Branch Wins 2015 Business of the Year Honors

The credit union’s branch in Port Orchard, Washington was honored by the local Chamber as Business of the Year for its community impact. CEO Morrell says it’s a fitting tribute to the credit union’s 80th anniversary.

Black Friday Security Basics: Preventing Fraud on America’s Busiest Shopping Day

Are you ready to prevent fraud during the holiday shopping rush? CO-OP Financial Services shares some of the most important things credit unions can do to keep their members safe during the holidays.

The Road to Financial Wellness: What Happened on a 10,200 Mile Road Trip

One entrepreneur drove across the country asking Millennials their views on money. Follow his journey and hear what he learned.

Compliance Center: CFPB Releases New Tools as Part of ‘Know Before You Owe’ Mortgage Initiative

Learn about the CFPB’s new tools; your question answered on tolerance violation refunds under TILA/RESPA; plus this week’s legal briefs.

How to Pick the Best Credit Union for You

National website and newsletter Money Talks News highlights credit unions, and gives some tips for finding the credit union that’s right for you.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Passed, but Special Session Continues

The two-year budget includes a tuition cut for college students and ends a handful of tax exemptions.

Unitus Community Credit Union Wins Commitment to Board Excellence Honors

Portland-based Unitus Community Credit Union won the Credit Union Commitment to Board Excellence award at the NWCUA Directors’ Conference last weekend. The credit union’s governance model is “one to follow,” according to the awards committee.