On the Move: Unitus and OnPoint Welcome New Senior Leadership

Steven Stapp comes to Unitus from San Francisco Federal Credit Union, while Stephen Owen joins OnPoint as COO.

Oregon State Credit Union Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

The LEED-certified facility will accommodate the credit union’s 30-year growth plan, accommodating over 200 staff at capacity.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Numerica wins an AGORA Award for business excellence; St. Helens breaks ground on new branch; Fibre Federal to celebrate new Rainer branch with non-profit donations; OSU Federal plans community shred days; Unitus and Columbia credit unions make new lending hires.

Washington Division of Credit Unions to Continue Operations, Regardless of Budget Process

Even if the Washington State Legislature fails in its second session to pass a budget, the Department of Credit Unions will continue to operate without interruption, Anthem has learned.

Introducing Card Management Intelligence Reporting Module in Pass-Through Web

Credit unions with a bustling back office need effective solutions to manage their cardholder accounts, perform portfolio research and maintain data integrity between their core system and payment processor. Strategic Link business partner CSCU and FIS offer solutions.

Columbia Credit Union Begins Construction on Green Operations Center Addition

Columbia Credit Union has broken ground on a 20,000-square foot addition and remodel to its main Operations Center. The addition will be built to LEED Gold certification standards with expected completion in late 2013.

Three Northwest Credit Unions Earn CUNA Council Awards

OnPoint Community Credit Union and OSU Federal Credit Union were two of four credit unions honored with Excellence in Technology Awards by the CUNA Technology Council. Red Canoe Credit Union, meanwhile, was one of two credit unions to earn an award from CUNA’s OpSS Council, which recognizes innovative solutions optimizing credit union performance.

Eurozone Crisis Has U.S. Consumers Seeking Financial Safety

More than a direct effect on the operations of financial institutions or the U.S. economy, the Eurozone situation is beginning to create concern among consumers for the safety of their money and the stability of the economy.

Romero Tabbed as New President/CEO at SMCU

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union announced that Richard Romero, currently the COO of Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union, will take over as the new President and CEO. He replaces Bob Harvey, who retired in July 2011.

Credit Union Shared Branching Operations Officially Unified

CO-OP Financial Services and FSCC’s agreement to combine operations is now complete, and the two largest credit union shared-branching organizations are one company as of the New Year.

NCUA Announces Catalyst to Acquire Western Bridge Operation

The NCUA has awarded Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union the bid to acquire WesCorp’s operations in a move heralded as a solution for Northwest natural-person credit unions. Catalyst recently announced “well-capitalized” status.

Members in the News

Your rundown on who’s doing what and where.

Deciphering the Educational Sessions and Picking a Path for You

The Washington Credit Union League Convention educational sessions are among the most value-laden, credit union-specific learning opportunities around, and they are built for everyone working and volunteering in the system.

Member Directions July 1, 2010

Recent news of your colleagues and the credit union movement.