NWCUA’s Spectrum Awards Honor the Best in Northwest Credit Union Marketing

St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union’s “Wanted: Friends and Family” campaign was named Best in Show this week at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2014 Spectrum Awards dinner, where marketing professionals were dancing in the aisles – Gangnam Style! – and savoring the aroma of a “Keep Your Coffee” campaign that won high praise from judges in three different categories.

Horizon Credit Union Turns Financial Education into an Oinker of a Scavenger Hunt

“Find a Pig, Win Big” teaches participants about key financial concepts by having them compete in a fast-paced hunt for a hidden piggy bank. Find the pig and you get to bring home the bacon – for yourself and for a local nonprofit.

Horizon Credit Union, EDTECH Federal Credit Union Boards Approve Merger Plans

The boards of Horizon Credit Union and EDTECH Federal Credit Union have voted unanimously to merge, the credit unions announced this morning. If approved by regulators and EDTECH members, the combined credit union would approach $675 million in total assets and employ more than 225 people.

Horizon Completes Successful Merger with Montana First

Spokane-based Horizon Credit Union announced a long-awaited merger with Montana First Credit Union, a $63-million institution based in Missoula, Mont., expanding Horizon’s reach to three states.

St. Helens, Wauna Explore Merger Talks as Northwest Credit Unions Continue to Join Forces

Wauna and St. Helens credit unions’ boards have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore the benefits of merging. The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s news that Horizon successfully merged with Montana First Credit Union.

Piggy Hunt Has Washington Students Scavenging for Financial Literacy

A financial literacy initiative developed by Horizon Credit Union has students digging for gold in their middle school hallways and classrooms—and it’s getting national attention.

Low Membership Voter Turnout Results in Failure of Montana First–Horizon Credit Union Merger

A board-approved inter-state merger with Washington-based Horizon Credit Union fails, with less than 20 percent of Montana First members voting.

Horizon to Acquire Montana First CU, Extending Reach to Three States

Horizon Credit Union announced plans to acquire Montana First Credit Union, a $63 million institution based in Missoula, Mont. The deal has already been approved by both boards and is expected to be finalized early next year.

Horizon’s Allison Takes ‘Biz Kid$’ into the Classroom

The classroom was set up to look like a movie theater for students to watch episodes of the hit PBS show, which introduces kids to basic money management and entrepreneurial skills.

CUNA Honors Two Northwest Credit Unions

Calcoe Federal Credit Union and Horizon Credit Union were recognized at the CUNA National Awards reception last week for a fundraiser service project and financial literacy efforts.

Eight Washingonians Earn Credit Union Development Educator Status on Puget Sound Island

Eight credit union professionals from Washington earned their Development Educator (DE) designation after a week-long training at Islandwood, a school on Bainbridge Is., Wash.

Heard and Overheard July 15, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.