Fibre Federal CU’s Shannon Cahoon Takes CUES Next Top CU Exec Competition

The Community Outreach Coordinator’s project to track the ROI on financial education investment put her over the top.

Two NW Entries Make Top 15 in CUES Next Top CU Exec Competition

What began as more than 200 young credit union leaders at the beginning of the nomination process has made it to the next round.

Fibre Federal and NW Priority CU Home to Candidates for 2016 CUES Next Top Credit Union Executive Search

The competition is hosted by CUES, in partnership with DDJ Myers and Currency, and features several phases of competition.

Jim Nussle to Speak at Amplify After Big First Year Changes at CUNA

Celebrating one year leading CUNA, President and CEO Jim Nussle announced big changes including a dues reduction, expense savings, expanded membership, and more. Next week he will address Northwest credit unions at Amplify Convention in Portland.

Must-Have Banking Experiences for Millennials

Online, mobile and fee-free: financial information company NerdWallet shares the must-haves that Millennials seek in their financial institutions.

What’s Next in Your Mobile Banking Strategy?

CO-OP recently conducted a quiz on mobile banking strategy. While 66 percent of credit union members are most concerned about convenience or speed, only 19 percent of credit unions called their mobile banking strategy “best in class.”

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.

CUNA Announces Jim Nussle, Former House Budget Chair, as New CEO

Jim Nussle, former eight-term congressman, House budget chair, White House Management and Budget Office director, named new CUNA CEO.

Next-Gen iPhone to Use NFC for Mobile Payments

The next generation iPhone, scheduled for a September launch, will feature a mobile payments solution, reports Wired.

National Credit Union Youth Week: Preparing the Next Generation for Financial Success

On the eve of National Credit Union Youth Week, Junior Achievement’s Amy Spencer takes a look at the current state of financial education and talks about some of the programs available now to help kids achieve a better financial future.

Catalyst Strategic Solutions Offers Six Economic Signposts for the Road Ahead

Brian Turner, chief strategist for Catalyst Strategic Solutions, looks ahead to 2014 and offers six economic road signs he sees in credit unions’ future.

What a Week at Maps Credit Union! Nowacki Will Lead Connecticut Credit Union League; Brenneman Named 2013 CUES Next Top Exec

Jill Nowacki, Maps Credit Union’s vice president of development, was named president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Maps Business Development Officer Amanda Brenneman was named the 2013 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec during ceremonies in San Diego.

First Tax-Reform Drafts Expected Soon; Credit Unions Urged to Prepare Next Round of ‘Don’t Tax’

National and regional advocacy leaders are urging credit unions to make plans now for the next “Don’t Tax My Credit Union!” campaign as Congress prepares to focus its attention—perhaps as soon as this week—on tax reform.

Help Credit Unions for Kids By Donating Auction Items

A “Real Housewives of Portland” basket, gift certificates to Portland’s trendiest restaurants, and an Arizona Spring Training Vacation are up for grabs at the Credit Unions for Kids Auction. Can you top that? Donations are still being accepted for the big event.

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.

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!

OSU Federal’s Peter Walker One of Five CUES ‘Next Top Exec’ Finalists

Peter Walker, a regional branch manager for OSU Federal Credit Union, is one of five finalists for the 2012 CUES “Next Top Credit Union Executive” challenge. He will travel to Florida in early November for the final round of judging.

Preparing for Next Week’s International Credit Union Day

Credit unions are getting ready for International Credit Union Day, set for Oct. 18. CUNA is providing free marketing and promotional materials, and CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney recorded a video greeting.