Consolidated CCU’s Ellifritz, Wauna FCU’s Passmore Named 2016 Rock Stars by CU Magazine

The effort honors creative people who demonstrate outstanding innovation and creativity in their chosen fields, and by doing so make the credit union movement a better, more interesting place.

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NWCUA, ICUL Announce Two Year Strategic Management Alliance

NWCUA will provide a full suite of Association products, services, and programming to ICUL member credit unions.

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By the Numbers: Credit Unions Surpass Fundraising Target at Hollywood Glamour Auction

A capacity crowd raised a record amount for Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the Hollywood Glamour Auction, an event that fittingly punctuated 30 years of Credit Unions for Kids, the charity that started right here in the Northwest.

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Sarah Canepa Bang Appointed to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Board of Governors

Canepa Bang is EVP, Industry Relations for Strategic Link partner CO-OP Financial Services.

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Trailhead CU Awarded $1.12 Million CDFI Grant

The U.S. Treasury grant supports CDFI investment and revitalization activity, with Trailhead taking special focus on bringing more affordable credit to micro-businesses and consumers in inner-Portland.

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Remembering Terry Belcoe, Former Association Board Member, Longtime CU Advocate & Fixture of Skagit, WA

The North Coast Credit Union President and CEO leaves behind two daughters and a lofty legacy as a community leader in Washington.

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Parker Cann to Retire From BECU

The industry veteran is set to leave at the end of the year. John Stewart was named as his successor.

Inspirus Opens New Lynnwood Branch

The third branch features interactive teller machines to serve members in Snohomish County.

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BECU Foundation Awards 80 Scholarships to Student-Members

For over 21 years, the BECU Foundation has awarded these scholarships to outstanding high school and undergraduate college students.

Two of Top Five in CUES Top CU Exec Contest Hail from Northwest

As the finalist list moves from 15 to five, young credit union professionals from Oregon and Washington advanced.

Reaching a Decade, Red Canoe Credit Union’s Canoe is Full

The annual “Fill the Canoe” supply drive surpassed a record number of donations.

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Multiple Credit Unions for Kids Events Taking Shape for September

Point West is organizing its third annual bowling event in Portland, while the Kitsap and Pierce County chapters are coming together for a golf tournament.

Two NW CU Execs Chosen for Filene i3 Program

Josh Sidell of Verity Credit Union and Melissa Vigil of Northwest Community Credit Union, will serve two-year terms starting in October.

SMCU Reviews Recent Citizenship Loan Program

Anthem talked to SMCU President & CEO Richard Romero on the heels of their recent partnership with the City of Seattle on providing loans to help finance the first step on the path to U.S. citizenship.

Old West FCU, Union Wallowa Baker FCU to Merge

Pending regulatory approval, the combined credit union would have assets of over $160 million and serve more than 12,000 members in eight Oregon counties.

Point West Second in Northwest to Earn Juntos Avanzamos Designation

Portland-based Point West Credit Union raised the Juntos Avanzamos flag during a ceremony August 17, symbolizing their commitment to serving the Hispanic and Latino communities.

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Three Questions: Unitus & Wine on the Willamette

We talked to the credit union organizing one of the premier Credit Unions for Kids events of the summer: sipping wine on the Willamette.

When it Comes to Financial Education, Credit Unions Speak Your Language

Providing free, financial education is part of the credit union DNA. At Clackamas FCU, it’s offered in English or Spanish.