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

Unitus Community Credit Union supports Doernbecher; Industrial Credit Union hosts shredding event; Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union CEO to Co-Chair business event; Columbia awards scholarships to Vancouver students; Rogue Credit Union honored; STCU promotes two to VP.

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

Cowlitz Credit Union members approve the merger with Red Canoe Credit Union; STCU’s ‘Hundred-Dollar Project’ awards $5,000 to help teens make a difference; WECU donates $42,775 to Bellingham-area nonprofits in first quarter of 2014; Red Canoe Credit Union wins Best of Show at CUNA HR/TD Council’s annual conference; Oregon Community Credit Union adds chief marketing officer, vice president of lending; Nicole Wait joins Solarity Credit Union as remote services manager.

Free Auto Club Memberships Help Drive Loan Traffic to Peninsula Credit Union

Peninsula Credit Union has seen a big increase in auto-loan traffic after dropping rates and offering car buyers a free one-year membership in the Credit Union Auto Club.

IIA Introduces Roadside Assistance Program for Credit Union Members

Through the new Credit Union Auto Club, Invest in America is now offering a wide range of roadside assistance services and other benefits exclusively to credit union members. Credit unions that enroll in the program during the pilot can earn marketing reimbursements of up to $9 per membership purchased.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

“What is the newest product or service available to credit unions through Strategic Link?”

Linn-Co Hits a Double in CUNA Awards Recognition

Emphasizing the physical and financial health of children in need, Linn-Co Federal Credit Union scored a rare double in the 2012 CUNA Awards competition, earning a first-place Dora Maxwell Award for its Kidzshop program and a Desjardins Award for its educational carnivals project.

Steve Albers Passes Away After Bike Accident

Steve Albers, president and founder of Tacoma-based insurance company Albers & Co., passed away Friday evening after being critically injured in a bike accident. A celebration of life will be held today at 3 p.m. at Fircrest Golf Club.