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St. Helens Remodeling Downtown Rainier Branch

The project is slated to start this summer and be completed by year end.

The Credit Union Guide to Making Impactful Donations

Credit unions give millions to charitable organizations during the holidays. The National Credit Union Foundation shares some tips on making your donations count.

Strategic Link Spotlight: CO-OP Launches New ATM Signage Program With Enhanced Financial Support

Get the latest on CO-OP Financial Services’ new signage program, plus updates from other select Strategic Link Business Partners.

No Need to Bid: These ‘Boardwalk of Miracles’ Photos Are Free!

Dozens of photos from the Northwest Credit Union Association’s “Boardwalk of Miracles” auction are now online. Bidders raised more than $130,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Were you there?

Amplify & Engage: A Photographic Look at Convention Week

It was the place to be and be seen last week, and we can prove it: Dozens of photos from the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Amplify Convention are now online.

Compliance Question of the Week

How do I know whether someone has passed me counterfeit money, and what do I do if they have?

A Quick Look at Q1 2013: Looking Good for Northwest Credit Unions

Northwest credit unions are trending well according to an analysis of data by the NWCUA. Asset growth, ROA and net worth are increasing while charge-offs and delinquency ratios continue to decline.

Spokane Credit Union Uses New Brand to Create ‘Global Citizens’

When Global Credit Union publicly launched its new brand last month, it unveiled a new look and a new strategic vision that together embody the foundations of both the credit union itself and the broader credit union movement.

An Inside Look at How Spikes in Media Coverage Affect Visits to aSmarterChoice.org

The more often aSmarterChoice.org is seen in the media, at the top of search engines, and via social media, the easier it is for people to find a credit unioto join. Oregon and Washingtonn residents combined to make more than 20,000 visits to the site in 2012.

Getting Better Results in Today’s Environment Requires a More Systematic Approach

With many obstacles related to the economic downturn persisting into the New Year, credit unions need to examine their organization to find ways to improve performance and reduce expenses—from the executive suite to back-office operations and every branch facility—without damaging member service levels.

How to Grow Your Credit Union’s Lending Portfolio in Today’s Competitive Marketplace

Has your credit union implemented the right analytics to successfully drive its lending strategies? Can your credit union meet compliance standards and still experience loan portfolio growth in 2013? Lending Insights is hosting an hour-long webinar on Jan 8 to help your credit union meet regulatory requirements and improve overall loan portfolio performance.

Breakout Breakdown: Convention Sessions Offer Resources from All Angles

Want to take a sneak peek at the credit union of the future? Interested in establishing or growing an MBL portfolio? Looking for ways to curb plastic card fraud? These are just a few of the topics to be covered in breakout sessions at the NWCUA’s 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting.

Meet Regulatory Requirements and Build Portfolio Success with Lending Insights

Strategic Link business partner CUDirect invites credit unions to find out how Lending Insights can help them meet compliance standards while simultaneously growing lending portfolios in today’s competitive marketplace.

Miracle Jeans Day at Convention: Do These Jeans Make My Credit Union Look Good?

Wednesday, Oct. 3, is Miracle Jeans Day at the NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting. For a $20 donation to Credit Unions for Kids, attendees can wear jeans all day, along with a fundraising T-shirt that ties the whole promotion together.

The Nuts and Bolts of Credit Union Finances for Volunteers

Jim This, president of the Paragon Group and a featured presenter at the upcoming NWCUA Volunteers’ Conference, discusses the role a strong board can play in the day-to-day operations of a credit union.

Grow Lending Portfolios with Lending Insights First Look Webcast

Strategic Link business partner CU Direct Corporation invites you to find out how Lending Insights can help your credit union meet compliance standards and grow its lending portfolio in today’s competitive marketplace.

Lending Insights’ First Look Webcast Helps Credit Unions Grow Lending Portfolios

Strategic Link business partner CU Direct Corporation invites you to find out how Lending Insights can help your credit union meet compliance standards and grow its lending portfolio in today’s competitive marketplace.

Repossessions: Never a Preference, Sometimes a Reality

Repo Remarketing writes about how outsourcing tough delinquencies can be a key to the overall success of a collections department.