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Former Red Canoe CEO Bob Kane Passes Away Unexpectedly

Kane began his Red Canoe career in 1972 as a loan interviewer.

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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.”

Seattle Area Credit Unions Commit $1 Million Toward Unfunded Care at Seattle Children’s

A milestone was reached in Credit Unions for Kids’ storied, 30 year Northwest history with a naming ceremony at Seattle Children’s Hospital June 29. Seattle area credit unions announced a $1 million, five-year commitment.

Compliance Center: Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Oregon’s new sick time law took effect January 1. Your compliance report this week details what credit unions need to know.

Compliance Center: Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Oregon’s new sick time law took effect January 1. Your compliance report this week details what credit unions need to know.

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.

Bruce Rouillard, Former Washington League CEO, Leaves Lofty Legacy

Rouillard, who passed away last week, leaves behind a loving family and a legacy of contributions to the Credit Union Movement. One story shows how deep his credit union commitment flowed.

Cancer Survivor, Family Proud to Serve as “Miracle Family” for Roaring ’20s Auction

A 16-year-old Leukemia survivor and his family will serve as the Miracle Family for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Roaring ’20s Auction benefiting Credit Unions for Kids. His family’s story is one of courage and strength—and partnership with the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital medical team.

Family Finds Credit Union to Rebuild After Recession

Getting no help from other financial institutions, the Lopez family found the financial expertise and attentive service they needed at Point West Credit Union.

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?”

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.

WSECU Members Dig Deep for Nonprofit Farm

For its first ever Member Volunteer Day, WSECU rallied its members to volunteer at Olympia-based nonprofit GRuB. A terrific video captures the day.

Oregon Credit Unions Bring Credit Union Difference to Elected Officials

Nearly 200 credit union advocates are in Salem today for Credit Union Day at the Capitol. Messaging the structure, value and impact of credit unions, prize-linked savings and charter enhancements top the agenda.

Credit Unions Support Tens of Thousands of Northwest Jobs

Credit unions provide over 15,000 family wage jobs in Oregon and Washington, finds ECONorthwest, jobs that have a huge impact on the region.

Harborstone Credit Union Pays it Forward 27 Times

With their internal competition and “12 Days of Pay it Forward,” Harborstone multiplied their impact.

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

Oregon Community Credit Union matches staff CULAC contributions with over $5K for Credit Unions for Kids and Industrial Credit Union plans the Epic Kite Flight for August 27.

Lower Valley Credit Union’s Suzy Fonseca: ‘Planting Seeds of Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow’

With 2013 in the rear-view mirror, Anthem asked Northwest credit union presidents and CEOs to reflect on the past, consider what lies ahead and talk about the challenges — and the opportunities — that await credit unions in 2014. Today: Suzy Fonseca, president and CEO of Lower Valley Credit Union, talks about what it means to “serve the underserved.”

National Credit Union Youth Week: Preparing the Next Generation for Financial Success

On the eve of National Credit Union Youth Week, Junior Achievement’s Amy Spencer takes a look at the current state of financial education and talks about some of the programs available now to help kids achieve a better financial future.