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Junior Achievement Seeking Volunteers to Teach Financial Literacy

The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of Junior Achievement is seeking volunteers in Gresham, Portland and Beaverton, OR.

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Credit Unions for Kids Celebrates 30 Years With $5 Million Commitment to the OHSU Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion

For three decades, Northwest credit unions’ “charity of choice” has supported OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, embodying the cooperative principle of “people helping people.”

NWCUF Grants $11,800 for Spokane Windstorm Relief

Spokane-area credit union employees suffered tens of thousands of dollars in property damage in the historic windstorm. The NWCUF and regional credit unions stepped up to help.

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.

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek Shares Why She’s a ‘Big Fan’ of Credit Unions

Kotek shared her top three reasons for being a fan of credit unions, as well as two of her priorities for the 2016 Oregon legislative session.

Peninsula Credit Union Receives $2 Million for Financial Education and Low Income Outreach

The credit union will use the funds to expand access to affordable loans for families in need in their communities, and to increase financial education and outreach.

Point West #DriveHope Campaign to Raise Funds for Local Nonprofit

The campaign supports Metropolitan Family Services’ “Ways to Work” program by inspiring members and the community to share their answers to the question, “What drives you?”

Oregon Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.

NW Priority Volunteers to Serve Veterans and Their Families

Michael Murdoch of NW Priority shares how his credit union’s team took the late shift at a telethon to raise funds for veterans fighting mental health challenges.

Northwest Credit Unions Aid Washington Flood Victims

After floods ravaged the homes of dozens in Grays Harbor County this winter, the credit unions of the Northwest united to help families affected by the disaster.

A Message From Troy Stang

As credit unions strengthen our families and communities, business partners also strengthen the credit union movement. The first in a three part series.

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

Point West Credit Union takes wraps off the Caring Tree; Fibre Federal pays out Save-to-Winners; Gesa Credit Union invites families to the carousel.

CALCOE Federal Credit Union’s Non-Prime Auto Loans Put Members on Road to a Better Future

CALCOE Federal Credit Union is partnering with the National Credit Union Foundation and the Filene Research Institute to pilot two new products that it hopes will promote thrift and provide greater access to credit. One will offer affordable auto loans to credit-challenged consumers; the other will reward borrowers who make payments on time with rates that can go even lower.

Bake Sales, Raffles and Big-Time Contributions: Credit Unions’ Mudslide Fund Tops $64,800

In countless ways big and small, Northwest credit unions have come together in the spirit of “people helping people” to make sure their neighbors have what they need in the wake of one of the deadliest mudslides in U.S. history.

Northwest Credit Unions Raising Funds for Survivors of Deadly Washington Mudslide

Contributions are now being accepted by the Northwest Credit Union Foundation to help survivors of the massive mudslide in Oso, Washington, which has left at least 33 people dead. Funds will be used to help pay for housing, supplies and other immediate needs.

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

Washington’s rural Vashon Island will have two credit unions when Our Community Credit Union opens a new branch there next week; Valley Credit Union helps raise more than $14,000 for crime victims and collects much-needed supplies for struggling families; Providence Federal Credit Union’s ‘Community Impact’ Committee sees immediate results; Next week’s Young Credit Union Professionals meeting will focus on advocacy.

Mother Knows Best? Verity, Spokane Federal Bloggers Target the Mom Market

If mothers control more than 80 percent of household spending and are the No. 1 driver of where their children will do their future banking, doesn’t it make sense for credit unions to target the mom market? Verity Credit Union and Spokane Federal Credit Union think so, and their Verity Mom and Momcents blogs are doing it with wit and wisdom.

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

Gesa Credit Union names Don Miller president and CEO after a nationwide search; Bill Before, STCU’s chief financial officer, is now also its chief lending officer; Columbia Credit Union names Paul Stednitz vice president of branch services; St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union promotes Steve Jensen to chief credit officer; Harborstone Credit Union, Numerica Credit Union, O Bee Credit Union, PrimeSource Credit Union and Rogue Credit Union make the season merry for Northwest families and nonprofits.