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Marketing Focus with Spokane Federal and Rivermark Community Credit Unions on the Sprint Member Discount Program

We talked to two members on their onboarding with the Sprint Member Discount program, which brings in significant non-interest income for some credit unions while offering value-add discounts for their members.

NWCUA Board Election Cycle Concludes

The 2016 election cycle brought forth an outstanding slate of candidates.

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

NWCUA mourns the passing of longtime OCCU Board Member Don Moon Lee; Spokane credit unions, Habitat for Humanity host community day; Northwest Community Credit Union awards scholarships.

NCUA Hosting Community Development Financial Institutions Certification Webinar

The agency has partnered with the CDFI Fund in an effort to double the number of certified credit unions by year-end.

Maps Community Foundation Awards 13 College Scholarships

The 2016 awards bring the amount that the Foundation has given away in scholarships to more than $110,000 since 2005.

iQ Credit Union Announces Appointment of New President and CEO

Kelly Schrader has been selected as iQ Credit Union’s new President and Chief Executive Officer and will assume the new role on June 1, 2016.

Scott Haeg of Connection Credit Union Earns WCMS Scholarship

The three-year tuition scholarship gives Haeg a strong step toward high-level credit union management.

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.

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St. Helens Community CU Releases Second Mobile App, Bringing Member Value Galore to Screens Across the Northwest

Anthem talked to Ryann Weaver, VP of Marketing for 15,000-member St. Helens Community Credit Union about the Go Local app, set to launch on April 27 connecting members with geo-tagged deals in their area.

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2016 Spectrum Awards Recognize Best Marketing from Northwest Credit Unions

NWCUA’s Spectrum Awards recognized the best of marketing, public relations, and communications by Northwest credit unions late last week. Thirty-nine awards were presented following dinner and drinks in a packed Hotel Monaco ballroom full of nominees from around the Northwest.

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The 5 Keys to Social Media as a Brand Builder

Social media is connecting many strong brands to their customers, potential customers, and communities—and its influence is only going to grow.

Judges Approve 39 Spectrum Marketing Awards

Eighteen Northwest credit unions are getting welcoming news from the Northwest Credit Union Association this week—they’ve won Spectrum Marketing Awards. The honors will be presented in Portland April 7, with the Marketers Conference scheduled the following day.

Consolidated Community CU’s New Branches, Technology Enhance Member and Employee Experience

Portland-based Consolidated Community Credit Union completed an aggressive plan to open or remodel three branches and roll out a suite of online and mobile technology—all in 18 months.

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

Rogue reaches 100,000 membership milestone; Sno Falls and Rivermark open new branches; ACU hires new CFO; Industrial supports F.A.R.M. for Kids and Maps teams up with PEMCO to award $6K in grants to teachers.

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Congress to Cordray: Dodd-Frank Not Intended for Credit Unions, Community Banks

The majority of Congress—including a large delegation of Northwest members— agrees that the CFPB’s approach may unintentionally burden credit unions and community banks. More than 240 Members of Congress have written Director Richard Cordray to tell him so.

Oregon Representatives John Davis, Tobias Read Receive Community Impact Awards at NWCUA’s Signature Advocacy Event

A grassroots army of advocates didn’t let Oregon’s short, 35-day legislative session stop them from reminding lawmakers of the cooperative value the state’s 63 credit unions generate for their 1.8 million members. Thursday’s 2016 Legislative Lunch at the Oregon Capitol included visits to the offices of Representatives and Senators.

Oregon Representatives John Davis, Tobias Read Receive Community Impact Awards at NWCUA’s Signature Advocacy Event

A grassroots army of advocates didn’t let Oregon’s short, 35-day legislative session stop them from reminding lawmakers of the cooperative value the state’s 63 credit unions generate for their 1.8 million members. Thursday’s 2016 Legislative Lunch at the Oregon Capitol included visits to the offices of Representatives and Senators.

Senator Don Benton Honored

Washington State Senator Don Benton received the Community Impact Award for decades of service to consumers and credit unions. The honors were presented during Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia last week.