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.

Grassroots Army Messages Credit Union Difference to Washington Legislators

A grassroots army of 200 credit union employees and members fanned out across the Washington State Capitol complex Thursday, messaging lawmakers about how not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions make communities stronger.

Lower Valley Credit Union Proves Its Worth to the Hispanic Community

Washington’s Lower Valley Credit Union is the first in the Northwest to receive the Juntos Avanzamos designation, showing it is willing and able to be a strong partner to this growing community.

Public Awareness Spotlight: Oregon Community Credit Union

Eugene-based Oregon Community Credit Union leads by example launching an authentic public awareness campaign. It saw more than 600 members sharing their stories.

Rogue Credit Union President & CEO Gene Pelham Gives Rural Oregon a Voice on the Fed

A recent appointment to a Federal Reserve advisory council gives this busy CEO yet another chance to represent and support Northwest credit unions and their members.

Rouillard Family Invites Credit Union Community to Memorial

The credit union community is invited to remember one of the Northwest Movement’s most profound contributors, Bruce Rouillard, in two ways—at a memorial service on February 6 and through donations.

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

NW Priority donates Santa-sized haul of toys and bikes; Kitsap Chapter celebrates emergency room doctors and nurses; Gesa supports culinary center in providing meals for homeless teens; Mid Oregon rolls out the dough for the holidays; and Christmas dinner is on the house, thanks to Wauna.

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

Sound opens West Seattle Branch; Gesa will match donations for Habitat for Humanity through December 24.

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

Point West “drives hope” to local nonprofit; Trailhead gets CDFI certified; Inspirus supports housing-insecure kids in Tukwila; Solarity announces winner of 2016-17 community partner vote.

Pat Smith Inducted Into CUES Hall of Fame

CUES cited Smith’s long list of professional achievements and contributions to the Credit Union Movement in adding her to the distinguished company of the CUES Hall of Fame.

Credit Unions ‘Shop for Miracles,’ Raise Over $50k for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Six credit unions raised over $52,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through the Credit Unions for Kids Shop for Miracles Campaign.

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

Inspirus to open Lynwood branch; St. Helens Raises $3,260 for food bank; Sound welcomes two new Directors and a VP of Business Lending; OnPoint expands wealth management services.

Old West Federal Team Member Builds Homes for Families in Bali

With support from her credit union, Tara Dreher traveled to the far side of the world with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for two Balinese families. She said the experience changed her forever.

Peninsula Branch Wins 2015 Business of the Year Honors

The credit union’s branch in Port Orchard, Washington was honored by the local Chamber as Business of the Year for its community impact. CEO Morrell says it’s a fitting tribute to the credit union’s 80th anniversary.

Barbara Mathey Elected to Chair Northwest Credit Union Foundation Board

Mathey leads the Foundation in its three-part mission of asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development.

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

Spokane Federal named among best credit unions to work for; Industrial’s Food Truck Roundup raises $16k for food banks; St. Helens Community donates toy-filled wagons; and Consolidated Community preps new branch.

“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.

Credit Unions, Chapters, Professionals Honored at Amplify Awards Dinner

Patricia E. Smith, President/CEO of Portland-based Unitus Community Credit Union, received the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Lifetime Achievement honor at the Amplify Awards Dinner & Gala. Four other high performing credit union executives were also honored and numerous CUNA Awards were presented to credit unions.