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Stang Calls for 5-Million-Seat Strategy

During his annual President’s Address, NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang challenged Northwest credit unions to engage their directors, managers, staff, and members in credit union advocacy.

Spokane Media FCU Gives Member a New Lease on Life

The team at Spokane Media Federal Credit Union went above and beyond to help one member cope with the loss of his job at an age when many people are retiring.

Save to Win Awards $5,000 Annual Winner

The big annual prize caps the second successful year for the Washington prize-linked savings program, as it carries that momentum into year three.

Maps Wins Award for Innovation in Technology and Culture

The credit union’s Idea Lab brings together cutting edge financial services technology with a culture that draws out impactful innovation.

BECU and Financial Beginnings Bring Free Fin-Ed to Seattle Youth

The credit union and nonprofit financial education group will connect classrooms with free, quality curriculum and qualified volunteers.

ICU Day: Pay it Forward

The NWCUA is urging credit unions to “pay it forward” on International Credit Union Day. Cash seed money will be offered randomly to credit union attendees at Amplify Convention in Spokane next month.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2014’s Short Session Begins

For just the second time in the state’s history, the Oregon Legislature will meet for a short session this year. The tight timeline means many bills could fall by the wayside, but the NWCUA is still keeping an eye on legislation that could impact credit unions.

Credit Union Day at the Capitol Matters – for Legislators and Advocates

Harborstone Credit Union’s Steve Kirby won’t be “hiking the hill” with advocates during Credit Union Day at the Capitol next week. That’s because Kirby will be in his office in Olympia, where he represents Washington’s 29th District and serves as chair of the House Business and Financial Services Committee. It’s an important event, he says – for legislators and for advocates.

The Financial Check-in: Get Personal with Your Lending Marketing

Personal, one-on-one service is a cornerstone of the credit union brand, but not enough credit unions extend the personal touch into their lending marketing. One great tool for establishing a direct link is the “financial check-in.”

Round Two: ‘Don’t Tax Tuesday’ Targets Returning Congress

What better way to welcome Congress back from recess today than with this message: “Don’t tax my credit union!” The Northwest Credit Union Association can help with sample posts and Twitter handles.

iQ Credit Union Raises the Bar for Credit Union Day at the Capitol

When iQ Credit Union Staff saw the challenge to bring record numbers of advocates to Credit Union Day at the Capitol Feb. 7th, they answered in big numbers. Can any other Washington credit union top that? Registration is still open.

Compliance Question of the Week

Where on our website do we have to include the NCUA and Equal Housing logos?

CUNA Mutual Group Strengthens its Lending Platform

CUNA Mutual Group has committed to helping credit unions address their top three challenges—growing loans, growing non-interest income and managing lending compliance risks—through an enhanced lending platform that enables credit unions to make the most of every lending opportunity.

Convention Trade Show to Feature More Than 100 Industry Providers

More than 100 industry providers will be on hand to showcase their products and services during the trade show at the 2011 NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting.

15 Ratios Every Board Member Should Know

For volunteer board members, understanding the finance and accounting policies of their credit unions can seem daunting and it is complex. A breakout session on “15 Ratios Every Board Member Should Know” is a can’t-miss opportunity at the Association’s Convention and Annual Business Meeting September 20-22.

Credit Union Community Service Month Coming this October

This October, the Washington Credit Union League launches its inaugural effort with about 30 of the state’s credit unions (so far) to track and coordinate credit union community service efforts with a goal to quantify the good work they do, and then tell the world!