Two NW CU Execs Chosen for Filene i3 Program

Josh Sidell of Verity Credit Union and Melissa Vigil of Northwest Community Credit Union, will serve two-year terms starting in October.

Believe, Innovate, and Fight the War for Talent, Says Filene’s Meyer

During his Amplify keynote, Filene CEO Mark Meyer challenged Northwest credit unions to look to, and work towards, the future.

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.

Maps Wins Award for Innovation in Technology and Culture

The credit union’s Idea Lab brings together cutting edge financial services technology with a culture that draws out impactful innovation.

Filene Announces Next i³ Innovation Class

The credit union think tank’s innovation program will welcome two new participants from the Northwest.

Enhance Members’ Financial Lives? Innovations at ‘FinovateSpring’ Can Point the Way

More than 70 companies will get seven minutes each to pitch the latest innovations in financial and banking technology at the FinovateSpring 2014 conference in April, and there’s still time for credit unions that want to hear those ideas to take advantage of a Northwest Credit Union Association registration discount.

Filene’s i3: Here’s Your Chance to ‘Turn Consumer Finance Upside Down’

Filene Research Institute will soon begin recruiting the next class of innovators for its i3 program. It’s a unique chance for the next generation of credit union leaders to “change the world of consumer finance.”

Keynote Speakers at Amplify: Embrace Innovation But Always Remember, ‘The Messenger Is As Important As The Message’

“Winging it” might not work when credit unions want to share their story with the news media, but embracing innovation and quickly being able to think on your feet—and out of the box—can often be the key to success. Those were among the talents demonstrated last week at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Amplify Convention in Portland.

Bernard Lachance at Amplify: Music to Credit Union Innovators’ Ears

What can a French Canadian singer teach credit union leaders? Bernard Lachance’s story personifies the concept of thinking big, starting small, and getting results. He’ll serenade Amplify Convention attendees, who will be singing his praises by the time this Oprah-endorsed talent is done.

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.

NWCUF Awards Season Opens; Honors Professional Achievements and Credit Union Community Impact

Credit union professionals dedicate their careers and much of their personal time to fulfill the “People Helping People” philosophy. While some are modest about winning awards for their life’s work, such recognition helps to celebrate and tell the credit union story. Awards season is now open at the NWCUF.

Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit a Chance to Impact Statewide Economic Initiative

The Oregon Business Plan, an effort by the state’s business leaders to create 25,000 new jobs across Oregon each year and raise Oregon’s per capita income above the national average, is hosting a Leadership Summit on Dec. 3 to discuss opportunities and strategies for 2013.

Renowned Credit Union Innovator to Join NWCUA as COO

Denise Gabel, currently the chief finance and strategy officer at the Filene Research Institute, has been named the chief operating officer of the NWCUA, effective Nov. 5.

TwinStar’s Spuck Among 18 New Innovators to Join Filene’s i3

Mary Beth Spuck, vice president of organizational development for TwinStar Credit Union, was selected as one of 18 credit union professionals from around the country to join Filene’s prestigious i3 program.

Salim Ismail Stresses Importance of Innovation and Embracing Technology in Growing the Credit Union Movement

Futurist Salim Ismail wowed Convention attendees with jaw-dropping suggestions to push credit unions past simple, traditional member service and to push for true product innovation.

NYIB Conference Offers CUs Youthful Outlook

CU professionals on the leading edge of youth-based services and financial ed will converge in St. Louis July 26-29

Filene Seeking 17 new members for Exclusive i3 Innovation Program

Do you have what it takes to fill one of the 17 seats available on Filene’s i3 innovation program?