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NWCUF Supports Carolinas Flooding Relief Efforts

The donation comes after overwhelming demand for assistance from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation following recent flooding there.

NCUA Seeking Comment on Exam Modernization Efforts

Exam Flexibility Initiative looking to collect experiences and ideas from credit unions.

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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.

NCUA Outlines Diversity Best Practices

The policy statement does not create any new compliance obligations, and the Administration will collect voluntary self-assessments from credit unions in order to understand diversity trends in the industry.

Would You Put Your CEO in a Dunk Tank?

Credit unions across the Northwest are finding creative ways to raise funds for CULAC, helping to elect credit union champions to Congress.

CUNA President/CEO Cheney Resigning to Lead SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in California

A national search for a new president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association will be launched immediately, the association’s chairman said Wednesday, to find a successor to Bill Cheney, who is returning to California in June to be president and CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Santa Ana.

Gary Oakland, Sarah Canepa Bang Accept Wegner Awards with a Nod to Collaboration, Innovation

Northwest credit union advocates capped the second full day of the Governmental Affairs Conference by paying tribute to two of their own at the Wegner Awards dinner and gala in Washington, D.C. Earlier, delegates heard from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, NCUA Chair Debbie Matz, NCUF Executive Director Gigi Hyland and others.

Scam Alert: Credit Unions Urged to Warn Members about Bogus Disaster Relief Efforts

Northwest credit unions are being urged this week to warn their members about a wave of email scams that solicit the wiring of money to stranded victims in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Implementing a Successful Strategic Plan Involves a Multi-Level Approach

Credit unions continue to address the challenges posed by an ever-changing marketplace, economic and regulatory uncertainty, and shifting member service expectations. As a result, having a clearly defined strategy for setting goals, focusing resources and measuring outcomes is essential.

Oregon Financial Education Summit Crosses Industry Lines to Help Unbanked Consumers

The average unbanked household spends an average of $800 to $1,000 each year just to cash checks and pay bills. On Thursday, individuals from across Oregon will search for answers together at the 2013 Financial Education Summit. Will your credit union have a seat at the table?

Credit Unions Recognized for Lobbying Efforts Against TAG Bill

The Hill chose credit unions’ recent successful campaign to defeat the banks’ TAG extension as one of the top-10 lobbying victories of 2012. Google, Public Knowledge and Yahoo! earned top billing for their work opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).

Northwest Credit Unions Give Back to Local Charities, National Relief Efforts

NW Priority Credit Union helped raise $6,200 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month, and Oregon Community Credit Union raised nearly $45,000 this year for United Way. Northwest credit unions also contributed more than $23,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief this fall.

Local Efforts Pay Local Dividends for Tacoma’s TAPCO Credit Union

Recognized as the best credit union in Tacoma by readers of a local newspaper, TAPCO Credit Union credits a hyper-local focus as the primary reason why reader have it top of mind.

Valley’s Pagenstecher Named Young Credit Union Professional of the Year

Just three years after joining Valley Credit Union, Steve Pagenstecher has been named the Young Credit Union Professional of the Year, thanks to his tireless efforts and involvement in virtually every aspect of the credit union movement.

BECU’s Efforts to Combat Fraud Earn National Praise and Inaccurate Media Reports

Proactive work combatting fraud and identity theft has often left BECU, the nation’s fourth-largest credit union, unfairly associated with such cases in the media.

Call to CEOs: Results, Answers as Northwest Credit Unions Continue Push for MBL

The NWCUA updated the region’s credit union CEOs on member business lending (MBL) legislation, explaining that S. 2231 is quietly gaining approval among Senators on both sides of the aisle despite deep election-year division in Congress.

Calling All Washington Credit Unions: Join the 2012 Credit Unions for Kids Fundraising Kick-Off

The newly formed Ambassador Advisory Group is working to continue to build support for Credit Unions for Kids in the Northwest and is inviting every single Seattle-area credit union to a kick-off luncheon on June 11 at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Rivermark’s Burgess Appointed to Oregon Growth Board

Scott Burgess, president and CEO of Rivermark Community Credit Union, was appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber to serve on the newly formed Oregon Growth Board, which will oversee a more efficient, effective jobs and business growth program.