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2017 Spectrum Marketing Award Submission Window About to Open

Marketers: Get your best campaigns and examples together. Submissions will be taken starting January 3 for the awards which honor the best in credit union marketing, public relations, and other communications.

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.

Northwest CU Professionals Win Big at CUNA Lending Council Conference

Rivermark Community Credit Union’s Gayle Gustafson received the Phil Greer Award, while Lower Valley Credit Union was recognized for excellence in lending to members of low-to-modest means.

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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.

Fibre Federal Earns ‘Healthiest’ Award for Third Consecutive Year

The recognition grades credit unions on key financial factors such as deposit growth, capitalization, and loan to reserve ratios.

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BECU Awards $180,000 to Local Nonprofits Through Annual People Helping People Awards

The awards recognize BECU members and the nonprofits they support.

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Recognition Reflection: 2015 Award Winners Look Back

Some 2015 NWCUA award winners and those who nominated them reflect on the recognition leading up to this year’s awards at MAXX Convention in October as the June 22 deadline nears.

CUNA Recruitment Campaign Earns ASAE Gold Circle Award

The American Society of Association Executives award is for the “Go All In with CUNA Councils” effort.

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Nominate the Best Northwest Credit Unions for 2016 Summit, Chapter, Advocacy & CUNA Awards; Deadline is June 17

Nominating period is now open for 2016 Summit, Chapter, Advocacy & CUNA Awards, which will be presented during the 2016 NWCUA Convention in October.

Northwest Delegation Over 200 Strong at CUNA GAC; Rick Hein Receives Prestigious Advocacy Award

Thousands of credit union advocates from across the nation are gathered in Washington D.C. this week for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Against that backdrop, Oregon State Credit Union’s Rick Hein received the nation’s highest advocacy honor.

Grassroots Army Messages Credit Union Difference to Washington Legislators

A grassroots army of 200 credit union employees and members fanned out across the Washington State Capitol complex Thursday, messaging lawmakers about how not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions make communities stronger.

Pat Smith Inducted Into CUES Hall of Fame

CUES cited Smith’s long list of professional achievements and contributions to the Credit Union Movement in adding her to the distinguished company of the CUES Hall of Fame.

Northwest Credit Unions Recognized as Best of the Best

Two more Northwest credit unions have been recognized for their outstanding achievements—Columbia Credit Union for workplace excellence and O Bee Credit Union for business philanthropy.

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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.

Credit Unions, Chapters, Professionals Honored at Amplify Awards Dinner

Patricia E. Smith, President/CEO of Portland-based Unitus Community Credit Union, received the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Lifetime Achievement honor at the Amplify Awards Dinner & Gala. Four other high performing credit union executives were also honored and numerous CUNA Awards were presented to credit unions.

Submit Your Entries and Nominations for the 2015 Amplify and CUNA Awards

The most prestigious awards program in the Northwest movement is now accepting nominations and entries. Awards will be announced at the 2015 Amplify Convention in Portland.

All-Team Push for High Tech Branch Wins Human Resources Award for Rivermark

The rally to create and open a cutting edge member resource center was recognized by CUNA’s council on human resources and organizational development.

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

Valley wins Business of the Year; Consolidated Community opens new branch; Wauna surpasses 20,000 members; Northwest Community honored by Oregon Black Education Foundation.