Three Northwest Credit Unions Recognized at CUNA HR & Organizational Development Conference

Verity Credit Union, Rivermark Community Credit Union, and Advantis Credit Union received awards for employee engagement and management practices, respectively, at the 22nd Annual Conference in Orlando this week.

Senator Don Benton Honored

Washington State Senator Don Benton received the Community Impact Award for decades of service to consumers and credit unions. The honors were presented during Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia last week.

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STCU’s Johnson and Pacific Crest Federal’s Philp Honored for Credit Union Advocacy

Philp’s outreach and education with members sets a standard for engagement. Johnson extols the benefits of consistent, in-person advocacy. Each was honored as their respective state’s Credit Union Advocate of the Year.

BECU Honored for Excellence in Lending to Business Members

CUNA Mutual Group and the CUNA Lending Council honored six credit unions with Excellence in Lending Awards, highlighting BECU’s efforts to connect with and serve existing business members.

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Jim McCarthy Honored for Transforming Trailhead Credit Union

McCarthy, who led his credit union through a complete rebrand and charter change in order to respark membership growth, was honored with this year’s Innovation and Impact Award at Amplify.

Northwest Credit Union Association Board Reorganizes for 2015-2016

The evolved Board will guide the Association in its mission to help Northwest credit unions thrive.

Credit Unions, Chapters, Professionals Honored at Amplify Awards Dinner

Patricia E. Smith, President/CEO of Portland-based Unitus Community Credit Union, received the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Lifetime Achievement honor at the Amplify Awards Dinner & Gala. Four other high performing credit union executives were also honored and numerous CUNA Awards were presented to credit unions.

Outstanding Credit Union Marketing Efforts Honored at Spectrum Awards

Northwest credit unions were celebrated by their peers for outstanding marketing efforts in branding, broadcast, new media, and more.

GAC: Northwest Credit Unions Bring Powerful Message to D.C. and Come Home with Honors

Over 200 credit union advocates from Oregon and Washington attended CUNA’s GAC, sharing the credit union difference in our nation’s capital and being honored for their accomplishments.

Northwest Chapters Honored for Excellence in Collaboration

Southwest Washington, Spokane, and Willamette Chapters receive Chapter Excellence Awards for fostering credit union cooperation.

Jones and Streifel Honored for Uniting Credit Unions in Advocacy

Mandy Jones and Susan Streifel were honored as Advocates of the Year for their personal dedication to the collective voice of advocacy.

Northwest Credit Unions and Leaders Honored at Amplify Awards Gala

Innovation, Advocacy, and Lifetime Achievement were a few of the categories in which Northwest leaders were honored last week.

Why They Won: Credit Unions, Chapters Honored for Regional, National Efforts

Oregon and Washington credit unions and chapters take a home a pile of awards from the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention, cementing their leadership roles on regional and national stages.

Oregon Community, Unitus Community, Advantis Honored for Philanthropy

Oregon Community Credit Union, Advantis Credit Union, and Unitus Community Credit Union all have been honored with the Portland Business Journal’s 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Awards, which recognize local companies that direct the most money to nonprofits.

Vance, Wooden Join Esteemed Colleagues in Filene’s i3 Program

Two credit union thought leaders with Northwest ties are among the 15 executives selected for membership in the Filene Research Institute’s i3 program. Matt Vance of Salal and Brett Wooden, formerly of Unitus and now with a Texas credit union, will make a two year commitment to help develop new ideas and innovations for credit unions.

Deadline Nears for Herb Wegner Award Nominations

Nominations are due June 28 for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards—the credit union movement’s highest national honors. Categories include Individual Achievement, Outstanding Organization/Program and Lifetime Achievement.

Credit Union Marketers Honored at Spectrum Awards Dinner

The best of marketing, public relations and communications by Northwest credit unions was celebrated at the 2013 Spectrum Marketing Awards dinner in Portland Wednesday evening. More than 40 awards were presented at a dinner attended by more than 90 credit union professionals and business partners.

Sound’s Brandsma Honored as Business Leader of the Year

Richard Brandsma, president and CEO of Sound Credit Union, has been named the Business Leader of the Year by the University of Washington Tacoma Milgard School of Business.