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Coming to Spokane: JA Finance Park Presented by BECU

Nearly 2,000 Spokane-area students will learn about finances in real-world simulations this fall and next spring.

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JA Finance Park Coming to Klamath Falls Oct. 24-27

The nonprofit has been serving Oregon and Southwest Washington for 64 years, partnering with schools and businesses to provide business, economics and life-skills programming for youth.

Fox Named New Inspirus CFO

Lesley Fox joins Inspirus Credit Union as CFO, focusing on accounting, treasury, investments, audits, taxes and accounting, purchasing and insurance initiatives.

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Call for Volunteers: Financial Education Events at Camp Withycombe with Local High Schools

NWCUF partner JA Finance Park is hosting upcoming financial education events. Check below for upcoming dates and partnering schools.

Oregon DCBS Announces Merging of Insurance, Finance Divisions

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services formally announced the merging of the Insurance Division and Division of Finance and Corporate Securities. Oregon credit union leaders expected the announcement and began offering input during late 2015.

Oregon Community’s Roberson Joins i3 to Inject Innovation into Credit Unions’ DNA

Through Filene’s two-year program, Roberson hopes to discover how credit unions can make innovation central to their operations in order to drive growth in an increasingly technological sector.

Canada’s First FinTech Conference This Week in Vancouver

The conference offers a look at the cutting edge of financial innovation and a glimpse of what’s to come, featuring top thinkers in the fintech space.

Lucy Ito Named New CEO of NASCUS

NASCUS said that Ito, of California and Nevada League, will replace retiring CEO Fortney later this year.

Collaborate With Schools on ‘Experiential Learning’ in Financial Literacy

Credit unions have long delivered on the financial education mission. CUNA Mutual Group’s Mark Lynch has some innovative ideas about credit unions collaborating to find out directly from the students what will keep them engaged in financial learning.

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.

Doug Page Takes the Helm as President/CEO of Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union

Doug Page became president and CEO of Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union on Jan. 1. Last week, he sat down with Anthem to reflect on his nearly 20 years at Great NorthWest and talk about what he sees in the credit union’s future.

Volunteers Needed to Help Guide Students Through JA Finance Park

The value of a dollar — and the idea of living within your means — isn’t even on the radar for most middle- and high-school students. Junior Achievement of Oregon & Southwest Washington is working to change that, and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is urging credit unions to join the effort by providing volunteers for JA Finance Park.

Artist’s Design Will Adorn International Credit Union Day Merchandise; Is Your Credit Union Joining the Celebration?

Northwest voters have spoken, choosing a bold design by Pennsylvania artist Boots to adorn T-shirts, hoodies, posters and more as part of NWCUA’s International Credit Union Day celebration. Those items will be available this afternoon, with 15 percent of all sales benefiting Credit Unions for Kids.

In Oregon, Cheap to Finance and Drive

Oregon credit unions offer among the least expensive auto loans in the country. And as a bonus, it’s the least expensive state in which to own and drive a vehicle according to two bank monitoring sites releasing studies this week. Take a ride on the savings highway.

Northwest Credit Unions Urge Continued Access to Secondary Market

An analysis of active mortgage lending by Northwest credit unions finds 84% of first mortgages are with institutions approved to sell on the secondary market. As Congress prioritizes GSE reform, the NWCUA and CUNA are advocating for legislation protecting credit unions’ access to the secondary market.

Cheney: All Credit Unions Lose if Any Credit Union is Taxed

Attendees to the NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit got a front row seat to see behind the scenes work CUNA is doing to preserve the tax status and to reduce the regulatory burden.

Stang to Senate: Make Credit Union Tax Exemption a Priority

From the C-suite to the front line, credit union leadership and members are being asked to tell Congress not to tax their credit unions. For NWCUA president/CEO Troy Stang, it’s a mission to walk the talk.

JA Finance Park as Rewarding for CU Volunteers as it is for Students

With Northwest Credit Union Foundation support, Junior Achievement will be able to bring its mobile “Finance Park” to communities of Southwest Washington and Oregon this coming school year. The realistic budgeting exercise is a great experience for students as well for credit union volunteers.