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

Washington’s rural Vashon Island will have two credit unions when Our Community Credit Union opens a new branch there next week; Valley Credit Union helps raise more than $14,000 for crime victims and collects much-needed supplies for struggling families; Providence Federal Credit Union’s ‘Community Impact’ Committee sees immediate results; Next week’s Young Credit Union Professionals meeting will focus on advocacy.

So You Want to Start a Credit Union?

Despite a flailing financial sector and a business model that rewards economies of scale, a group of Whidby Island residents are pushing forward a plan to open a federally chartered credit union.

A Community Embraces Their New Credit Union

After being open only four months, PSCCU’s newest branch located on Vashon Island, Wash., has proven that the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” really means something these days.

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.

Puget Sound CCU Invited to Open Branch on Vashon Island

The creation of a new charter for a Vashon Island credit union may have gone as far as it will go after organizers recommend utilizing an existing credit union instead.

Heard and Overheard October 15, 2010

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