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LifeCounts Represents ‘Best of Breed’ in Growth of Strategic Link’s betaSpace Program

The LifeCounts mobile service gathers all of a user’s financial accounts across all institutions into one easy place, providing alerts and making their financial lives easier to monitor.

Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge Represents Collaboration and Refocus on Mission

In late-June, credit union leaders will come together at Seattle Children’s Hospital to dedicate the Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge in recognition of a five-year, $1 million fundraising commitment. We looked at what that represents and how credit unions can help.

From Robbery to Advocacy: Rachel Pross Honored as Young CU Pro of the Year

From a small, struggling credit union in Arizona to a leading role in the Northwest movement, Rachel Pross has made a huge impact in a short time. And it all started with a robbery.

Family Finds Credit Union to Rebuild After Recession

Getting no help from other financial institutions, the Lopez family found the financial expertise and attentive service they needed at Point West Credit Union.

New Video From Solarity Shows Credit Union Value, Impact

Credit unions offer more than financial services. Solarity Credit Union’s new video spotlights the deep economic and community impact credit unions make.

Small Loan Makes Lifelong Memory for High School Couple

With homecoming approaching, one high school student decided to make it a special night. All he needed was a small loan from his credit union.

Five Tips for Credit Union Marketing on a Budget

Marketer Derek Gillette offers five practical tips for branding and marketing on a budget. Get his “Branding Without a Budget” ebook for free here.

Credit Unions Help South Albany High Rebuild After Arson

After fire destroyed a critical building, Northwest credit unions raced to the aid of the school and the district.

Harborstone Credit Union Pays it Forward 27 Times

With their internal competition and “12 Days of Pay it Forward,” Harborstone multiplied their impact.

Emerging Leaders, Session 3: Truly Effective Leaders Seek out the Assessments of Others

Jeremy Sankwich reports on the third Emerging Leaders session: Assessments grounded in tangible examples help leaders grow.

Northwest Credit Unions to Hand Out Stacks of Cash for International Credit Union Day

Credit unions preparing to “pay it forward” to community members, make the credit union difference tangible and memorable.

ICU Day: Pay it Forward

The NWCUA is urging credit unions to “pay it forward” on International Credit Union Day. Cash seed money will be offered randomly to credit union attendees at Amplify Convention in Spokane next month.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Gives Spokane Teachers a Dose of (Financial) Reality

What happens when teachers experience the real-life scenarios of a Financial Reality Fair that’s usually geared toward students? They learn the kinds of lessons, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation believes, that find their way back to personal-finance classes and curriculum.

Credit Union Day at the Capitol Matters – for Legislators and Advocates

Harborstone Credit Union’s Steve Kirby won’t be “hiking the hill” with advocates during Credit Union Day at the Capitol next week. That’s because Kirby will be in his office in Olympia, where he represents Washington’s 29th District and serves as chair of the House Business and Financial Services Committee. It’s an important event, he says – for legislators and for advocates.

‘Save to Win’ Leverages the Desire to Win Big; Deposits Now Top $565,000 in Washington

Nearly 800 members have opened accounts at the six credit unions that helped launch Washington’s “Save to Win” program in April. The program, which offers cash prizes as an incentive for opening and maintaining a savings account, has grown to more than $565,000.

Increase your Branch Network to 5,000 Overnight

While credit union membership continues to grow, consumers still may not be aware of the greatest convenience that separates credit unions from banks: shared branching. Our Strategic Link business partner, CO-OP, wrote the book on shared branching. Read this short article to find out what your credit union and your members may be missing.

Solarity Credit Union Positioned Among Yakima’s Mortgage Lending Leaders

Less than a month after receiving the Business Excellence Award from the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Solarity Credit Union announced this week that it issued 652 mortgage loans in 2012, positioning the credit union as one of the Yakima, Wash., area’s top mortgage lenders.

Credit Unions Find Success Marketing with Consumers in Mind

With the early-entry deadline for the 2013 Spectrum Marketing Awards just 10 days away, O Bee’s Lee Wojnar, whose credit union won “Best of Show” honors in 2011, discussed some of the keys to successful marketing efforts for credit unions: “You have to make it relevant for the user.”