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Newest CUDE Class Debuts in Madison

47 credit union professionals attained the CUDE designation during the training.

46 Credit Union Professionals Earn CUDE Designation

BECU’s Sara Moorehead is one of 46 credit union professionals to become a Certified Credit Union Development Educator.

Northwest Continues Strong Presence on CUNA Board—Keesee Elected to Board

In another demonstration of the Northwest’s engagement with the nationwide credit union Movement, Debie Keesee was elected to CUNA’s Board of Directors, joining Troy Stang, who was reelected. Fellow Northwesterner and CUNA Board Chairwoman Susan Streifel will step down from her post in 2016 as she reaches her term limit.

Target Agrees to $39 Million Settlement in Data Breach Suit

If approved in federal court, the settlement would earmark $20 million for the credit unions and other financial institutions that joined the class action suit.

Oregon Community’s Roberson Joins i3 to Inject Innovation into Credit Unions’ DNA

Through Filene’s two-year program, Roberson hopes to discover how credit unions can make innovation central to their operations in order to drive growth in an increasingly technological sector.

Save Money, Enjoy World Class Service, and Get Free Next-Day Delivery With OfficeMax

Northwest credit unions save on everything from furniture and technology to printer toner and paper through Strategic Link’s group purchasing program with OfficeMax. Plus credit unions enjoy free next-day delivery on most orders, backed up with world class customer care.

FIs’ Certified as Class Members in Target Breach Suit

The decision allows credit unions and other financial institutions to coordinate use of attorneys, collection of evidence, requests of witnesses, and more.

What I Learned From a Day in Prison

Oregon State Credit Union’s Rachel Pross visited local prisons as part of the credit union’s community education efforts. Here’s what she learned.

WCMS Honors Northwest Graduates and Retiring President

Three students from the Northwest received honors, including one who became only the seventh person in WCMS history to receive the school’s highest honors.

Deadline Nears for Credit Unions to Join Class Action Suit Against Home Depot

Plaintiffs’ attorneys are looking for financial institution in each state to join the case, and are sending letters to some Northwest credit unions.

Adriana Alexander: Credit Union Advocate by Accident

As a senior in high school, Adriana Alexander accidentally enrolled in a financial services class. Once she started interning for iQ Credit Union, her life was never the same.

The Difference: Peninsula Member Rebuilds His Business After Recession

Bryan Shorten lost his custom tile business and his impeccable credit history to the recession. His credit union helped him rebuild both.

Filene Announces Next i³ Innovation Class

The credit union think tank’s innovation program will welcome two new participants from the Northwest.

WCMS Completes 54th Session

Ten Northwest credit union professionals were among 89 to graduate from the Western CUNA Management School late last month.

WCMS Graduates 89; STCU’s Gannon Wins Clark Award

Eighty-nine credit union professionals graduated from the Western CUNA Management School last week. Marci Gannon, a project manager for STCU, reflects on winning the Charles M. Clark Memorial Award, a high honor.

How Lender Liability Losses Turn Into Class Action Lawsuits

With lender liability lawsuits on the rise, credit unions could be at risk for class action lawsuits. Our Strategic Link business partner, the CUNA Mutual Group, details the three most common flaws leading to legal liability.

NCA Security & Technology Insight: The Unique Challenges of Controlling Java Exploits

Java has been a very hot topic for security managers this year due to a steady stream of 0-day Java vulnerabilities that have been disclosed, with many of them being exploited in the wild. NCA Security and Technology Insight tackles the issue this week.

Streifel, Stang to Serve on CUNA Board of Directors

Northwest credit unions will soon have two leaders representing them on the CUNA Board of Directors. Woodstone Credit Union’s Susan Streifel has been reelected to represent credit unions with fewer than 23,000 members and NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang will serve as the District 6 trade association representative.