Two NW Credit Unions Win National CUNA OpSS Awards

Oregon Community Credit Union and Red Canoe Credit Union brought two of the six national awards to the Northwest with their innovative approaches to branch design and referrals.

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STCU surprises teachers with back-to-school grants, Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union and Columbia Credit Union welcome new VPs, Georgia Miller retires from STCU board.

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

TwinStar CLO completes DE certification; Peninsula branch manager awarded Bank On scholarship; Wauna announces new branch management.

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

OnPoint Community Credit Union collects over $16,000 for school supplies; Point West Credit Union wraps bike photo contest; Columbia Credit Union announces two new branch managers; and OnPoint opens new branch.

NAPA Earthquake Serves as Preparedness Reminder

Recent California earthquake highlights the benefits of shared branching, member education.

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WECU announces CEO change, Wauna Credit Union promotes and hires, OnPoint Community Credit Union relocating its Orenco Station Branch, Northwest credit unions puts themselves on ice for ALS.

Collaborate With Schools on ‘Experiential Learning’ in Financial Literacy

Credit unions have long delivered on the financial education mission. CUNA Mutual Group’s Mark Lynch has some innovative ideas about credit unions collaborating to find out directly from the students what will keep them engaged in financial learning.

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Advantis Credit Union awards $50K in GROW Grants, United Health Services Credit Union opens a new Spokane Valley branch and Clackamas Federal Credit Union donations exceed original goal by more than 30% to help non-profits.

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Numerica wins an AGORA Award for business excellence; St. Helens breaks ground on new branch; Fibre Federal to celebrate new Rainer branch with non-profit donations; OSU Federal plans community shred days; Unitus and Columbia credit unions make new lending hires.

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OnPoint Community Credit Union honors teachers with Excellence in Education Prize; Gesa Credit Union awards $25,000 in educational scholarships; Columbia Credit Union names Darcie Williams its assistant vice president/branch manager; STCU has added two new employees to key roles on its community relations team.

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St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union donates nine computers to a local school; Horizon Credit Union partners with Moses Lake High School for Financial Field Trips; Point West Credit Union’s bowlers raise nearly $3,000 for Credit Unions for Kids; Oregonians Credit Union opens a new branch in St. Johns; NW Preferred Federal Credit Union promotes Tracy Jones to vice president of operations/branch manager.

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Advantis Credit Union’s GROW campaign will award $50,000 in community grants; OnPoint Community Credit Union donates $10,000 to Red Cross for Oso mudslide relief efforts; Columbia Credit Union announces its 2014 board of directors and supervisory committee; OnPoint Community Credit Union is relocating its Beaverton branch in May and opening three new locations later this year; Steve Grote joins Columbia Credit Union as vice president for training and development.

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Point West Credit Union is going bowling for Credit Unions for Kids; Gesa Credit Union opens new branches in west Pasco and south Richland; St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union plans to open a new branch on Highway 30; Columbia Credit Union names Ron Bertolucci and Connie Preece to key leadership roles; Matthew Russell joins Solarity Credit Union as chief financial officer; Nick Leute has been elected to the board of directors and Christopher Stevens to the supervisory committee at STCU.

Trailhead Credit Union’s Jim McCarthy: ‘I Knew We Needed to Make a Bold Move in Order to Grow and Thrive’

With 2013 in the rear-view mirror, Anthem asked Northwest credit union presidents and CEOs to reflect on the past, consider what lies ahead and talk about the challenges — and the opportunities — that await credit unions in 2014. Today: Jim McCarthy, president and CEO of Trailhead Credit Union, talks about the irreverent branding campaign that has repositioned the credit union as the financial institution of choice for urban hipsters.

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Amy Nelson named president and CEO of Point West Credit Union; iQ Credit Union’s Roger Michaelis announces retirement date; Gesa Credit Union raises $13,811 for Junior Achievement of the Greater Tri-Cities; American Lake Credit Union partners with Sallie Mae to offer private education loans; Columbia Credit Union names Doug Davis its new vice president for lending sales; Matthew Cannizzaro joins Solarity Credit Union as vice president of branch operations.

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Sarah Canepa Bang designed the label and Abeja provided the wine for a commemorative magnum that will honor retiring iQ Credit Union President/CEO Roger Michaelis and help raise funds for Credit Unions for Kids; STCU opens its 17th branch in a very cool location – Spokane’s historic Hutton Building; Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union mourns the loss of long-time director Robert Boring; Alisha Oliver joins NW Preferred Federal Credit Union as branch manager.

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Washington’s rural Vashon Island will have two credit unions when Our Community Credit Union opens a new branch there next week; Valley Credit Union helps raise more than $14,000 for crime victims and collects much-needed supplies for struggling families; Providence Federal Credit Union’s ‘Community Impact’ Committee sees immediate results; Next week’s Young Credit Union Professionals meeting will focus on advocacy.

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