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Former Red Canoe CEO Bob Kane Passes Away Unexpectedly

Kane began his Red Canoe career in 1972 as a loan interviewer.

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BECU Opens First Burien Neighborhood Financial Center

Financial center will bring convenient financial services to more than 21,000 BECU members in Burien, Washington.

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On the Move: Rivermark Community CU, Columbia CU Add to Executive Teams

Rivermark promoted Nick Hodson, Rob Mills, and Seth Schaefer to C-level positions in finance, technology and experience, respectively. Columbia welcomed Joey Rudisill as SVP and CIO.

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BECU Featured on Foundation Podcast

The episode touched on a number of topics around the credit union’s philanthropic work.

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Junior Achievement Seeking Volunteers to Teach Financial Literacy

The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of Junior Achievement is seeking volunteers in Gresham, Portland and Beaverton, OR.

OCCU Announces New Olympia Branch

The project is part of the Steamboat Square development.

On the Move: STCU Gains Three in Leadership, Community Development Roles

The credit union added two new managers and a community development officer to its team.

SMCU’s Romero, Lower Valley CU Take Honors; Rivermark Community CU Empowers New Entrepreneurs

Romero was recognized in mid-October, while Lower Valley Credit Union took home honorable mention during the recent National Federation Conference. Rivermark Community CU supported the next generation of business leaders.

Two NW CU Leaders Elected to FHLB Des Moines Board

For the first time in more than a decade, Oregon’s seat on the FHLB Board of Directors will be occupied by a credit union representative. OnPoint’s Rob Stuart joins BECU’s Benson Porter on the board in January.

BECU, Gesa, TwinStar CU Staff Among Latest CUDE Class in Madison

The Northwest CUDE-certified universe grew by four recently as part of a 40 person training was held with the Foundation.

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Coming to Spokane: JA Finance Park Presented by BECU

Nearly 2,000 Spokane-area students will learn about finances in real-world simulations this fall and next spring.

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Q&A With Chad Olney, New President & CEO of Pacific Crest FCU

Olney takes over for Kathie Philp, a long time credit union advocate. We talked to him about his journey from Board Member to CEO, and his outlook on advocacy.

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OR & WA CUs Seeing the Value in Save to Win

The prize-linked savings program has saved Northwest credit union members more than $2.6 million so far. Here’s what the program could mean for your members.

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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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NW CUs Celebrate ICU Day With Financial Education, Community Service & Recognition

Financial reality fairs were held across the Northwest to celebrate International Credit Union Day, while Spokane credit unions broke out tools for a playground build. Some Oregon fairs also featured a Proclamation from Gov. Kate Brown recognizing credit unions’ contributions to the state.

St. Helens CCU Employees Volunteer on Holiday

Employees partnered with Community Action Team on Columbus Day.

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Oregon State CU Shred Days Accept Record 56,000 Pounds

The four separate events were held in Corvallis, North Albany, and Keizer serving more than 1,400 vehicles and shredding more than 28 tons of sensitive materials.

Inspirus CU Hosts Second Flash Fund, Committing $35K to Local Schools

The credit union fully-funded 100 percent of the 29 teacher project requests posted, where funds for each project range from $ 200 to $ 3,342 for books, tablets, field trips and more.