Northwest Community Moving Headquarters to Downtown Eugene

Northwest Community Credit Union broke ground on a new headquarters in downtown Eugene, Ore. this week, offering not just a facility for staff and members, but a community meeting resource as well.

SELCO, Greater Oregon Announce Merger Plans

Eugene-based SELCO Community Credit Union has confirmed plans for a merger with Greater Oregon Federal Credit Union of Burns. The merger would increase member access to 18 branches.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Grant Lifts JA Finance Park

A grant from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation has helped Junior Achievement create JA Finance Park, a mobile, hands-on venue that will bring lessons in financial responsibility to middle and high school students across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Seven Northwest Credit Unions Honored with CUNA Awards

Kitsap, Columbia, Linn-Co, Valley, Mid Oregon, BECU and Horizon Credit Unions were all recognized at Wednesday’s CUNA Awards Luncheon for their outstanding commitments to community involvement and member financial education.

Convention Kicks Off with Farewell Tribute to Annaloro at Annual Business Meeting

Recognizing retiring CEO John Annaloro for his 15 years of leadership was top bill at the NWCUA’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday afternoon. President Troy Stang officially assumed CEO duties during the meeting.

Brooke Van Vleet Appointed President/CEO at St. Helens Community Federal, Board Terminates Merger Talks

Brooke Van Vleet brings 20 years of credit union experience to her new role as president/CEO at St. Helens Community FCU. Upon Van Vleet’s recommendation, the St. Helens board terminated a recent letter of intent to explore a merger with Wauna FCU.

Northwest Strongly Represented on CUNA National Committees

Twelve credit union professionals from the Northwest have been appointed to serve on national committees serving the Credit Union National Association.

Uncontested Election Means Most of Current NWCUA Board Will be Re-Seated in October

The NWCUA finalized its new board of directors this week, moving to an 11-member board from the initial 18-member board that came together with the January 2011 merger. Ten of the 11 newly chosen members were incumbents, and all 11 ran unopposed.

Compliance Question of the Week

Who is the “member/customer” when an account is opened by an individual who has power of attorney (POA)?

Compliance Question of the Week

If we open an estate account, do we qualify the executor or the deceased member for eligibility?

Credit Unions Strut Their Stuff at 2011 NWCUA Convention

This Awards Roundup has the skinny on everyone who took home hardware at the 2011 NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting.

Calling All Oregon Golfers!

Upcoming golf tournaments offer important opportunities for networking and political advocacy in support of credit unions.