Northwest Credit Union Association and Zipwhip Form New Strategic Link Partnership

A new Strategic Link partner, Zipwhip, can enable your credit union to use existing infrastructure to send and receive text messages.

Maren Gatchell Joins NWCUA as Senior Accounting Specialist

Maren Gatchell, who has worked for state- and federally-chartered credit unions since 2003, has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as its senior accounting specialist.

NWCUA’s Improved Careers Website is the Go-To Resource for Job Seekers, Hiring Managers

Hiring managers can take control of their recruitment efforts and job seekers will find dozens of openings on the Northwest Credit Union Association’s redesigned Careers site, which also features informative blogs filled with plenty of useful tips and advice.

NWCUA Tool Kit Makes it Easy to Share the GAC Story with Colleagues Back Home

Heading to CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., next week? Share the experience with colleagues back home by posting to Facebook and using Twitter throughout the event.

NWCUA’s A/LM Conference to Address Interest Rate Risk, Mitigating Exposure

Interest rate risk and mitigating exposure will be among the key topics when the Northwest Credit Union Association hosts an interactive Asset/Liability Management Conference in March.

NWCUA’s Vu to Help Promote Financial Education in Washington Classrooms

Kim Vu, executive director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation and the NWCUA’s vice president for community investment and social impact, has been appointed to the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP) by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Amplify and Engage: NWCUA’s Annual Convention Kicks Off in Portland

NCUA board Chairman Debbie Matz will talk about her vision for the future of the regulatory agency and the challenges that lie ahead when the Northwest Credit Union Association kicks off its 2013 Amplify Convention in Portland this afternoon.

NWCUA’s Troy Stang Tells Fox Business: Loss of Tax Exemption Would Impact Members’ Wallets

Troy Stang, Northwest Credit Union Association president and CEO, told a nationwide audience on the Fox Business network this week that the loss of credit unions’ federal tax exemption would have a negative impact on the U.S. economy.

Round Two: ‘Don’t Tax Tuesday’ Targets Returning Congress

What better way to welcome Congress back from recess today than with this message: “Don’t tax my credit union!” The Northwest Credit Union Association can help with sample posts and Twitter handles.

Shelly Berryman Steps into New Role as NWCUA’s VP, Member Engagement & Advocacy

Shelly Berryman joins the NWCUA as vice president of member engagement & advocacy effective May 28. She brings 22 years of credit union leadership experience to serve the Association and its member credit unions.

NWCUA’s Partnership with CUES Kicks Off with Spring Leadership Symposium

The NWCUA is teaming with the OR/WA Northwest Council of CUES to present the Spring Leadership Symposium, which will feature a discussion with CUNA’s Paul Gentile about raising credit unions’ visibility in addition to legislative updates and networking opportunities.

NWCUA’s Stang States Case for Credit Union Tax Exemption

NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang published an op-ed column in The Oregonian last week outlining the benefits of the cooperative structure and refuting recent attacks on the credit union tax exemption. “The credit union model, regardless of a credit union’s size, is as relevant and critical to consumer choice as ever before,” he wrote.

A Day in the Life of an NWCUA Lobbyist

Feb. 22 was just another day at the Capitol for NWCUA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Mark Minickiello, one that saw him tangle with the Navy Band, sprint between legislators’ offices, and testify before the Senate on the Public Funds bill.

Redesigned Website Highlights NWCUA’s Ever-Expanding Service

A redesigned website and expanded Anthem coverage are among the upgraded features being rolled out by the NWCUA at the start of the New Year.

NWCUA’s Danielle Brown Accepts National Role in Taking ‘Biz Kid$’ to Next Level

NWCUA Vice President Danielle Brown has accepted a national position taking ‘Biz Kid$’ to the next level. In her role as a contractor for the National Credit Union Foundation, Brown will facilitate fundraising and will help to get the program’s curriculum into more classrooms across America.

NWCUA’s 2011 Volunteers Conference Dates Set

The 2011 Northwest Credit Union Association Volunteers Conference will be held June 23-25, at The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, Bend, Ore. Mark your calendar and plan to send your volunteers.