picture of three candles

NWCUA Mourns Passing of Sen. Alan Bates

Well-regarded by colleagues, the legislator brought a physician’s background to his work in Oregon Senate. He was 71.

Merkley Tells GAC Delegates He Will Cosponsor Wyden’s MBL Parity Bill

The Northwest sent one of the largest delegations to CUNA GAC to message the Credit Union Difference. The group visited with all Northwest Members of Congress and U.S. Senators.

Emerging Leaders Journal: The Tiger or the Teacup

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson says that the key to becoming a great leader is learning to use the tools you already have, and putting what you learn into practice for the long run.

Don’t Let Your Budget Keep You From Emerging Leaders (Updated With New Deadline)

Scholarship contest, tuition discount, and grants available for those wishing to attend transformational leadership program.

Sankwich: Emerging Leaders Taught Me How to Build Leadership Presence

Verity’s Jeremy Sankwich describes ‘leadership presence’ and how Emerging Leaders taught him to build it.

Verity Credit Union’s Jeremy Sankwich Wins Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Jeremy Sankwich, a mortgage relationship officer at Verity Credit Union in Seattle, is this year’s winner of the Emerging Leadership Scholarship Contest. He’ll receive free tuition to a program that includes nine days of face-to-face training, project work, one-on-one coaching and mentoring.

Vote Now for the Northwest’s Next Emerging Credit Union Leader

Tiffany Pillars, Janell Saavedra and Jeremy Sankwich are the finalists in the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Emerging Leadership Scholarship Contest. On the line: free tuition, valued at $2,650, to the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program. Online voting is open now and runs through Jan. 31.

Marketing on a Shoestring, Cutting-Edge Technology and the Keys to Becoming a True Leader: What Will You Discover at Amplify?

How will interest rates impact credit unions and the economy in 2014? What do credit unions need to do now to make sure they’re in compliance when the examiner comes calling? And how do you become the kind of leader who inspires your team to follow you through adversity? You’ll find the answers to those questions and more at Amplify, the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual celebration of the credit union movement. Regular registration rates end soon!

Nominations Sought for Chapter Excellence Awards

Chapters of credit unions have an opportunity to be honored this fall at Amplify, the annual NWCUA convention. Nominations are now being accepted for the Chapter Excellence Awards.

Vote Now for the Northwest’s Next Emerging Credit Union Leader

Three finalists have been chosen for the NWCUA’s Emerging Leaders Contest. Visit the NWCUA online to learn more about each applicant and to cast your vote for the candidate you think deserves to attend the Emerging Leaders Program at no cost.

Sound’s Brandsma Honored as Business Leader of the Year

Richard Brandsma, president and CEO of Sound Credit Union, has been named the Business Leader of the Year by the University of Washington Tacoma Milgard School of Business.

Gary Oakland to Join Ranks of JA Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame

Former BECU President and CEO Gary Oakland will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame next month in honor of his “lasting impact on the region’s business and society.” Tickets are available to the induction dinner, with proceeds benefiting Junior Achievement programs in Washington.

The Search Begins for the Next Emerging Credit Union Leader

The NWCUA is launching a search to find the next emerging credit union leader. Cast your nominations now for a chance to send a co-worker, employee, boss, or peer—or yourself— to the 2013 Emerging Leaders Program tuition-free!

Oregon Legislature Meets for One-Day Special Session

This Oregon Legislative Update gives details on last Friday’s special legislative session and outlines all the leadership changes in the Oregon Legislature for 2013.

Ask the Foundation to Help Fund Your Professional Development

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for Western CUNA Management School until March 15. Scholarships can cover as much as $2000 per year, making the program affordable for credit unions of all sizes.

Association Announces Free Chapter Leader Webinar

The webinar will outline the Association’s new chapter support program, including liaisons, a new website, and a new chapter excellence award.