Northwest Credit Unions Drive $7.7 Billion Economic Impact

An independent economic study finds that Washington and Oregon credit unions drove a positive, $7.7 billion impact on the region’s economy last year

Oregon Credit Unions Deliver $2.2 Billion Economic Boost to State, Consumers

Oregon’s credit unions drove a positive, $2.2 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2016, according to an independent economic analysis performed by ECONorthwest.

Harborstone Slated to Merge With TULIP Cooperative

If approved by regulators, the merger would take effect on September 1.

Revamped Manual Helps CUs Bring New Hires up to Speed on Philosophy

Updated manual covers the foundation of credit unions’ democratic structure, along with the value they bring to members.

CO-OPatopia to Celebrate Fourth Year This Saturday in Olympia

CO-OPatopia celebrates the cooperative business model and its place in the local economy while encouraging greater cooperation among those businesses. The fourth annual celebration takes place this weekend.

NWCUA Committee Appointments for 2016

The 2016 Northwest Credit Union Association Committee and Task Force network has launched. Nearly 200 credit union professionals are engaged in helping to shape policy, programs, and advocacy efforts.

Cooperatives Come Together With Oregon Legislators

Oregon legislators enthusiastically got a plateful of information about how cooperatives benefit communities last week. The Northwest Credit Union Association and other cooperatives hosted their 12th annual cooperative lunch in Salem.

The Road to Financial Wellness: What Happened on a 10,200 Mile Road Trip

One entrepreneur drove across the country asking Millennials their views on money. Follow his journey and hear what he learned.

Updated: Fund Your GAC Experience with Crasher Program, Grassroots Grant

Through the NWCUA’s Grassroots Grant Fund and the Crash the GAC program from CUNA and The Cooperative Trust, Northwest credit union advocates have two ways to get their GAC experience funded.

CO-OPatopia to Highlight Impact of Cooperatives in the Northwest

Northwest credit unions and other cooperatives will turn Olympia intersection into “Co-op Street” as part of free regional event celebrating the impact of cooperative businesses.

New Video From Solarity Shows Credit Union Value, Impact

Credit unions offer more than financial services. Solarity Credit Union’s new video spotlights the deep economic and community impact credit unions make.

Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol Successfully Messages Structure, Value and Impact

Grassroots advocates captured the attention of Oregon’s legislators with a strong message about the structure, value and impact of credit unions. Key legislative leaders and Governor Kate Brown praised credit unions for leadership and impact.

CUNA Mutual Group Continues Credit Union System Advocacy Efforts in 2015

With support of national and regional advocacy efforts, CUNA Mutual supports the continued strength of the credit union movement.

A Message from CUNA Mutual Group: Look Beyond the Bottom Line

CUNA Mutual Group shares how it reinvests in the credit union movement through advocacy, research, and more.

Get Cash to Crash the GAC

Young credit union professionals can apply by January 1 to Crash the GAC, and the NWCUA has grassroots grant funds to help.

From Uganda to Seattle, A Cooperative Journey

James Pearson joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as member communications evangelist this summer, after working both as a journalist and as a catalyst for economic empowerment in Uganda.

CUNA Names 18 Northwest Credit Union Leaders to National Committees, Task Forces

From issues affecting small or community credit unions to discussions about governmental affairs and housing finance reform, 18 Oregon and Washington executives will make sure that Northwest voices are heard when CUNA’s national committees meet in 2014.

On the Menu in Salem: A Reminder of What Makes Oregon Co-ops Vital

Oregon co-ops served up a pretty good example of the strength of the state’s cooperative movement when they sat down for lunch last week with Oregon legislators in Salem. And they didn’t even have to wait for dessert to make their point.