Senator Don Benton Honored

Washington State Senator Don Benton received the Community Impact Award for decades of service to consumers and credit unions. The honors were presented during Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia last week.

WSECU Members Dig Deep for Nonprofit Farm

For its first ever Member Volunteer Day, WSECU rallied its members to volunteer at Olympia-based nonprofit GRuB. A terrific video captures the day.

Nurturing Emotional Ownership Makes for a Stronger Organization

While economic conditions may be improving, credit unions continue to face challenges that can only be overcome with a completely dedicated workforce.

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Measuring the Success of Your IT Security Program

It may be difficult to measure the ROI on your credit union’s IT security program, but if you have solid answers to some key questions, you can make the case for keeping your budget and plan in place. In this week’s Strategic Link report, business partner Network Computing Architects, Inc. offers some tips.

Compliance Question of the Week

Are credit unions allowed to hold raffles?

Autoland Awards Third Charitable Grant to Credit Union-Sponsored Organization

Autoland, a Strategic Link business partner, donated $2,000 to the Center for Comprehensive Care and Diagnosis of Inherited Blood Disorders in Anaheim, Calif., after the center was nominated by Financial Partners Credit Union.

STCU Named on Great Place to Work® 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces List

Fortune magazine yesterday announced that STCU is one of America’s great places to work, ranking 16th nationally among medium-sized companies on the magazine’s “Great Place to Work: Best Small & Medium Workplaces” list.

Unitus Community Credit Union Says Goodbye to Barbara Leonard

The Portland credit union community mourns the passing of Barbara Leonard, a 20-year director for Unitus Community Credit Union. She is being remembered as a “celebrated wife, mother, professional and influential community partner.”

Autoland Awards $2,000 Grant to Credit Union-Sponsored Charity

Strategic Link business partner Autoland awarded its second-quarter charitable grant to the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division. The organization, which provides emergency food and clothing in Portland, was nominated by Advantis Credit Union.

Member Advocacy Executive Finds Fulfillment Mentoring Teens

Giving as little as an hour a week, credit union volunteers can mentor students and encourage their financial literacy efforts, college education and ethics.

Credit Unions for Kids Charts Sustainable Course

Credit Unions for Kids leadership is working to continue expanding its scope and effectiveness, looking to engage a growing number of credit union professionals as ambassadors on localized boards.

IRS Issues ‘Tax Exempt’ Correction to Credit Unions

The IRS sent a letter of correction to credit unions that had been erroneously informed last year that they had lost their tax-exempt status due to a filing error.

HRN Offers Comprehensive Human Resource Services

HRN Performance Solutions has been providing strategic HR solutions and consulting services for more than 20 years. As a Strategic Link business partner, NWCUA member credit unions have access to discounted products and services.

Top 10 Data Breach Questions for Your Organization

Kroll Fraud Solutions sheds some light on undiscovered risk by answering 10 pressing questions about data breach.

Bridging the Gap: Leveraging Generational Differences to Create a More Effective Workplace

As new generations join the workforce, employers face new challenges. Bob Saunders and Greg Barrett will lead a session entitled, “Changing Workspaces for the Changing Workforce” during the NWCUA 2011 Convention and Annual Business Meeting. It’s About Your People: Understanding Your Most Valuable Asset.

Oregon, Washington Merger Would Create Regional System of 200 Credit Unions

The Credit Union Association of Oregon and the Washington Credit Union League announced last week that their Boards of Directors have signed a letter of intent to merge after more than 20 years of on-again, off-again discussion.