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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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Updated Social Media Messaging Tools Available in Marketing Resource Center

Your Association has updated its social media messaging examples to reflect current volunteer, advocacy, member benefit and public awareness work. Credit union marketing teams are encouraged to use the updated tools.

Rogue’s $2.5 Million Loyalty Dividend Demonstrates Credit Union Difference

Medford, Oregon-based Rogue Credit Union deposited $2.5 million into the accounts of 81,000 members as part of the first “Rogue Rewards Loyalty Dividend.”

Governor Inslee to CU Advocates: I am a Believer in Credit Unions

Advocates attending Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia on February 4 began their day with a supportive address by Governor Jay Inslee. “You are providing financial education that is so imperative to our young families,” he noted.

SMCU’s Romero Elected to Federation Board of Directors

Romero will guide the Federation in helping credit unions best serve low- and moderate-income consumers and provide affordable financial services to the underserved.

“People Helping People” Heart Shines on International Credit Union Day

Northwest credit unions celebrated the day by serving their communities, raising funds for children’s hospitals, treating their members, and more.

Peninsula Credit Union Receives $2 Million for Financial Education and Low Income Outreach

The credit union will use the funds to expand access to affordable loans for families in need in their communities, and to increase financial education and outreach.

Hike the Hill: Northwest Credit Unions Make Impact in D.C.

Leaders from Oregon and Washington credit unions met with federal lawmakers and regulators about key policy initiatives and shared the enormous impact of credit unions on their members and communities.

Share Your Credit Union Love and Win Thousands for Charity of Your Choice

Share stories of how your credit union impacts members’ lives and win thousands of dollars for the charity of your choice.

OnPoint Member Invents ‘Complimentary Currency,’ Wins CO-OP THINK Prize

Justin Bean created Community Coin, a concept to allow communities to pay for community service work even when no money is available.

A Message From Troy Stang

As credit unions strengthen our families and communities, business partners also strengthen the credit union movement. The first in a three part series.

Credit Unions Serve Their Communities, Add Members With Bank On Oregon

The collaborative program helps Oregon consumers connect with local financial institutions that offer safe, affordable services.

Numerica Credit Union’s Carla Altepeter: Opening Accounts for Marijuana Businesses is ‘In the Best Interests of Our Members and Their Communities’

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: President/CEO Carla Altepeter talks about Numerica Credit Union’s decision to become the first Washington financial institution to open accounts for licensed marijuana growers and processors.

Lower Valley Credit Union’s Suzy Fonseca: ‘Planting Seeds of Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow’

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: Suzy Fonseca, president and CEO of Lower Valley Credit Union, talks about what it means to “serve the underserved.”

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Looks to Expand Its Role in 2014 and Beyond

Northwest Credit Union Foundation board members gather in Seattle to put an exclamation point on 2013 and plot a course for playing an even greater role in developing leaders and cultivating opportunities that improve the well-being of Northwest communities.

Six Northwest Credit Unions Among Recipients of $517,890 in NCUA Grants

The National Credit Union Administration awarded more than $517,000 in grants to low-income credit unions Thursday to fund new-product development, student internships and CDFI certification. Six Northwest credit unions were among the recipients.

NWCUA’s Troy Stang Kicks Off Series on CEO Perspectives

With 2013 in the rear-view mirror, Anthem asked Northwest credit union presidents and CEOs to reflect on the year that was, consider what lies ahead and talk about the challenges — and the opportunities — that await credit unions in 2014. First up: Troy Stang, president and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association.

On a Mission: NW Credit Union Foundation Unveils Its Plan to Increase Impact

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation rolls out a new website, new reporting tools, and a new vision to amplify the impact of credit unions throughout the region.