Credit Unions Celebrate International Credit Union Day Amidst Flurry of Media Coverage

As the credit union movement has benefited from increased media attention in recent weeks, one thing is clear: it’s a good time to be a credit union. Celebrate International Credit Union Day with a look at some of the movement’s recent media coverage.

Membership Movement: New Bank Fees Driving Renewed Consideration of Credit Unions

The court of public opinion says banks have erred in their belief that consumers would accept new fees sitting down. As those potential members stand up, are credit unions ready to move them to a better choice?

NWCUA Town Hall Meetings to Begin Next Week

Ten Town Hall Meetings beginning next week will give Washington and Oregon CEOs the opportunity to weigh in on regulation, advocacy, government budget wrangling and other issues impacting the credit union movement. Northwest Credit Union Association CEO John Annaloro and President Troy Stang will personally visit with the credit union leaders in convenient locations throughout the states.

Association Hires AVP Heider, Increase Focus on Communications

Just in time for the next stage in the interchange regulatory process, the Association has hired Lynn Heider as the new AVP of Communications to oversee the department and ensure the credit union message gets out to the press and the public.

Member & Chapter News

Mega-merger creates $1bn CU in WA, plus the Association launches a brand new Chapter website.

Puget Sound Area Economy Struggling to Rebound

The first article in our series on the region’s economic health focuses on Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett.

Member & Chapter News

OnPoint Community CU’s Educator of the Year wins a year’s worth of mortgage payments, plus a plethora of chapter events.

Member & Chapter News

Encouraging job training, Numerica gives 30 computers to the Neighborhood Networks group. Plus loads of May chapter meetings announcements…

National Industry News: Ex-NCUA Chairman Johnson takes on Iowa CU oversight

The Iowa Division of Credit Unions will soon be led by former National Credit Union Administration Chairman Joann Johnson. Johnson served the NCUA for a total of six years starting in 2002, and led the agency for her final four years.

Results are in for National GAC

Within one week of the conclusion of the GAC, Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) introduced legislation (the
Small Business Lending Enhancement Act, S509) increasing the authority of credit unions to make business
loans to their members. By the end of that week, 15 senators from both sides of the political aisle, had signed on as cosponsors.

Generationally Savvy Principals for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent to Improve Your Bottom Line

Effective communication in today’s multi-generational business world requires careful navigation. Leaders of healthy companies realize that when they proactively address the needs of their top talent their profitability and growth flourish.