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

Gesa Credit Union raises $10,000 for fire victims; Kitsap Chapter invites you to Credit Unions for Kids golf tourney; Red Canoe Credit Union collects seven tons of back-to-school supplies; Industrial Credit Union rounds up food trucks for charity.

Washington Credit Unions get CDFI Grants Totaling Over $3 Million

The CDFI Fund awarded grants to two Washington credit unions for work with underserved market niches, community development.

Industrial Credit Union’s 19th Annual Food Drive Spreads the ‘People Helping People’ Philosophy Across Washington’s Whatcom County

For Terri Salstrom, Kim Sutton, and the employees of Industrial Credit Union in Bellingham, the spirit of community involvement is very much alive, and the “Feed the Need” food drive they created 19 years ago is still bringing neighbors together to help families who are hungry.

Ferndale Refinery Credit Union, Industrial Credit Union of Whatcom County Announce Merger Plans

The trend of credit union mergers in the Northwest continues, as Ferndale Refinery Credit Union and Industrial Credit Union of Whatcom County have announced plans to combine operations on Oct. 1.

Industrial CU Teams With Filene to Pilot LIFT Program

Industrial Credit Union in Bellingham, Wash., is one of five credit unions piloting a program in conjunction with the Filene Research Institute to study auto loans held by members with low credit scores.

Industrial Credit Union Receives $1.5m Community Development Award

Industrial will use its award to establish a small business and microenterprise loan program, which should create 1,500 jobs in Whatcom County.