Finalists in 2013 Maps Community Challenge Focus on Helping Young People Transition Out Of Foster Care

Three finalists with unique ideas for helping youth transition out of foster care are now competing for the top prize in the 2013 Maps Community Challenge, the nationally recognized signature event of the Maps Community Foundation.

Why They Won: Credit Unions, Chapters Honored for Regional, National Efforts

Oregon and Washington credit unions and chapters take a home a pile of awards from the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention, cementing their leadership roles on regional and national stages.

Maps, Western Oregon University, and ‘BizKid$’ Partner to Prepare Teachers

A partnership between Maps Credit Union, Western Oregon University, and “Bizkid$” will better prepare teachers to help students grow their financial capabilities. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation reports on the unique program that could provide solutions for other credit unions hoping to partner with colleges and universities.

It’s Spring: Do You Know Where Your Flood Zones Are?

As most of the Northwest is experiencing a soggy May, it’s a good reminder for credit union lenders to shore up their flood zone data. This is critical information for mortgage approvals. In today’s Strategic Link business partner article, CUNA Mutual’s Kriss Besch shares some important insight.

Northwest Credit Unions Win Excellence Awards at the 19th Annual CUNA HR/TD Council Conference

Two Northwest credit unions—Red Canoe and Maps—won national human resources awards for multi-year wellness programs. The awards were presented at CUNA’s HR/TD conference in Anaheim.

Maps Partners with WOU to Bring Financial Literacy to University’s Mentoring Program

Maps Credit Union is helping to fund scholarships for student peer mentors at Western Oregon University, and the university, in turn, is working closely with Maps to add a financial literacy component to the mentoring program’s curriculum.

Valley, Maps Listed Among 100 Best Non-Profits to Work For in Oregon

Oregon Business Magazine honored Maps Credit Union and Valley Credit Union on its annual list of the top non-profits to work for in the state. Maps ranked 16th in the large non-profits category, while Valley checked in at No. 16 among small non-profits.

Maps’ Nowacki Earns ‘International’ DE Designation

Jill Nowacki was one of six Americans to earn an International Development Educator designation at the World Credit Union Conference in July.

Members in the News

Your rundown on who’s doing what in the Northwest credit union movement.

The Case for Supplemental Capital: A Credit Union Shares its Story

Credit unions face the prospect of turning away new members without the ability to raise supplemental capital. Asking for Congressional support is on the agenda for the June “Hike the Hill” event.

MAP Helps Unitus Launch ‘Design a Card’ Program

Unitus Community Credit Union launched a credit card personalization service this year using “Design A Card,” an easy-to-use web-based application available through Member Access Pacific, a Strategic Link business partner.

Members in the News

Your rundown on who’s doing what in the Northwest credit union movement.

Washington Congressional and Legislative Maps Finalized

This Washington legislative update explains the details of the new political map that was unanimously approved by the state’s Redistricting Commission Sunday evening.

NWCUA Eyes Newly-Proposed Washington Congressional Districts with Interest

This Washington legislative update explains the current status of the newly-proposed Washington congressional districts.