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Around the Northwest: Contributions, Service and, Engagement

Advantis CU Sends $10K to Doernbecher; iQ CU staff volunteers on holiday; Red Canoe CU’s Jacobson wins MAXX Leaderboard contest.

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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.

World Council of Credit Unions Releases Mobile App

The purpose of the app is to create a global platform for individuals, credit unions, and associations to share information and begin to address the similar challenges we face as a movement.

MAXX Mobile Phone App Gives Attendees MAXXimum Exposure to Convention Experience

The MAXX 2016 Convention in SeaTac will now be available in attendees’ pockets, allowing them to keep up with events and news during the convention in October.

New CU Values App Finds, and Represents, Value

The app helps credit unions create tailored location-aware promotions in partnership with fellow area businesses—an intriguing prospect for credit unions like Generations, Harborstone, America’s Credit Union and other “early adopters” to the CU Values effort.

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Strategic Link Partner MAP is Helping Credit Unions Break Into Mobile Payments

Member Access Pacific (MAP) details something called the Visa Digital Commerce App.

NWCUA Releases CU Sidekick Smartphone App, Putting 157 Credit Unions With One Voice, on One Screen

CU Sidekick will place dozens of NWCUA member resources in members hands, literally—from webinars and seminars to upcoming events, to Anthem, credit union contacts and advocacy.

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St. Helens Community CU Releases Second Mobile App, Bringing Member Value Galore to Screens Across the Northwest

Anthem talked to Ryann Weaver, VP of Marketing for 15,000-member St. Helens Community Credit Union about the Go Local app, set to launch on April 27 connecting members with geo-tagged deals in their area.

How Do You Generate Buzz With New Products?

CO-OP shares the inside scoop on how to launch new products with buzz and success.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

NW Priority Raises $10k for muscular dystrophy, Lower Valley opens new headquarters, and Maps awards $1,000 for affordable childcare contest.

For Members, Mobile is a Must

More and more credit union members are using their phones to get online. CUNA Mutual Group offers some tips to make sure your online presence meets their mobile demand.

Filene Reveals Eight New Ideas for Credit Unions

Consumer finance think tank Filene released eight new concepts and called for credit unions to help them further test the programs in the marketplace.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Solarity Credit Union finds success with new mobile deposit program, OSU Federal’s Bonnie Humphrey-Anderson is a Credit Union Times “Woman to Watch,” Providence Federal Credit Union does more for mudslide victims and Clackamas Federal Credit Union helps clean up the community.

‘Next Top Exec’ Amanda Brenneman Hopes to Give ‘Buy Local’ a Whole New Meaning with Mobile App, Nationwide Network

Amanda Brenneman’s enhancements to the Buy Local program at Maps Credit Union earned her the CUES 2013 Next Top Credit Union Exec award. Now, armed with a new mobile app, she’s looking to expand the program across the country.

CUNA Mutual’s AskAuto™ App Helps Members Buy Smart

More and more car shoppers are using mobile technology to help them make buying decisions. CUNA Mutual’s new AskAuto™ app is a powerful new tool designed to make those decisions easier—and to connect buyers directly to their credit union.

Credit Unions Should Be Moving Forward with Mobile—Even Smaller Ones

The fact you need to be in the mobile game is a given, since at least 69% of Northwest consumers have Smartphones. So what features do your members most want? We know the answer thanks to recent research by Strategic Link business partner Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union.

Analytics Guide Credit Union Focus in the Mobile Channel

Is your credit union tracking member behavior through the mobile channel? Doing so could help determine which resources to focus on providing to members. Strategic Link partner Catalyst Corporate says, “We have an app for that.”

Strategic Link Question of the Week

CUNA Mutual’s AskAuto app may be just the “friend” car-buying consumers are looking for. It’s a resource for credit unions trying to grow their auto lending category. The app is detailed in this week’s Strategic Link business partner question.