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Where Are They Now? Bank Transfer Day Five Years Later

A flood of members joined credit unions because of Bank Transfer Day five years ago. Where are they now? How have their financial lives improved? Share their stories for the anniversary.

Two of Top Five in CUES Top CU Exec Contest Hail from Northwest

As the finalist list moves from 15 to five, young credit union professionals from Oregon and Washington advanced.

Amplify’s Small Credit Union Round Table to Focus on Shared Economy, Sustainability

Small credit unions are finding secret sauce in the age of a sharing economy, while also struggling with sustainability in the age of consolidation. The Small Credit Union Round Table kicking off Amplify 2015 will focus on those issues.

Five Tips for Credit Union Marketing on a Budget

Marketer Derek Gillette offers five practical tips for branding and marketing on a budget. Get his “Branding Without a Budget” ebook for free here.

Fibre Federal Acquisition of TLC Creates Big Benefits

Members of both credit unions will benefit from more branches, better offerings, and a stronger overall position.

New NCUA Board Member McWatters Shares Five Areas of Focus

Newly sworn-in NCUA board member Mark McWatters shared five areas of focus on Wednesday, including regulatory relief, low-income services and diversity.

NWCUA Makes 2014 Networking Councils More Affordable, Easier to Attend

A new pricing structure and improved video-conferencing capabilities will make it possible for more credit union professionals to attend the NWCUA’s Networking Councils in 2014. Membership packages are available now, and registration for Council sessions begins Jan. 27.

Oregon Senate Approves Funding Package, Ends Special Session

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to sign a package of five bills aimed at providing more money for education, senior programs, and other state services after the state Senate gave its approval Wednesday to the legislation.

WCMS Graduates 89 Professionals; Five from Northwest Receive High Honors

Fifteen Northwest credit union professionals were among 89 graduating from the Western CUNA Management School. The Lambda Class of 2013 included five high honors students from the Northwest.

First Save to Win Prize Drawings Scheduled for May 14

More than 200 Washington consumers have opened Save to Win accounts since the program launched just a month ago. The first cash prize drawings will put $50 into the hands of five lucky winners May 14.

OSU Federal’s Peter Walker One of Five CUES ‘Next Top Exec’ Finalists

Peter Walker, a regional branch manager for OSU Federal Credit Union, is one of five finalists for the 2012 CUES “Next Top Credit Union Executive” challenge. He will travel to Florida in early November for the final round of judging.

Oregon Credit Unions Submit Groundbreaking Paperwork to Accept and Safely Hold Public Funds

Five Oregon credit unions have submitted the required notice and paperwork with the Oregon State Treasury to allow them to accept and safely hold large public fund deposits. New collateral protection will allow credit unions to accept public deposits above the current $250,000 beginning April 1, 2013.

Five Northwest Credit Union Pros Earn Coveted ‘Development Educator’ Designation

Five credit union professionals from the Northwest recently earned the title of Credit Union Development Educator: Steve Pagenstecher (Valley), Teresa Shively (Gesa), Sasha Kemble (Verity), Mitzi Smith (Maps) and Josh Bergman (WSECU).

Three Investment Resolutions for the New Year

Catalyst Corporate Credit Union offers three simple strategies to help credit unions maximize investment returns in 2012.

Top Five Stories of 2011 from the Northwest Credit Union Movement

Between increasing regulatory pressure and an influx of new members greater than any in history, 2011 was a memorable year for credit unions. Five stories stood out as events that shaped 2011 for the Oregon and Washington credit union community.

Five Elements of a Good Auto-Loan Refinance Campaign

CUNA Mutual Group’s Stephanie Christensen writes about the unique opportunity presented by the new liquidity resulting from mass consumer deposit shifts.

Association Holds Meeting on Oregon Public Funds Program

The NWCUA’s Regulatory Advocacy team works with state and federal regulators to help reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions and protect the credit union movement. Included here are updates on the Oregon Public Funds Program and same-day clearing house services.

Make Social Media Your Friend During Convention

There are lots of ways to stay plugged in during Convention. Stay tuned to the NWCUA Facebook page and Twitter feed for real-time updates, and use your smartphone to help navigate all the week’s events by downloading the Convention App.