Point West Among 28 CUs in U.S., Canada Participating in Filene Minority Household Incubator

Point West was chosen for the Non-Citizen Lending Program, which offers credit cards, personal loans, and vehicle loans to non-citizens at the same rates as traditional consumer lending products.

Miracle Treat Day Gives Sweet Boost to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

The awareness campaign by Dairy Queen provides $1 from Blizzard treat sales at participating Dairy Queen locations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Spots Still Open for Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

Credit unions can join an innovative one-day financial education event that will serve hundreds of youth and showcase the cooperative spirit in the Northwest.

Help Roll Back Regulatory Burden

CUNA is recruiting 150 credit unions to take part in a landmark study on the rising costs of unnecessary regulatory burden, the results of which will be powerful tools to advocate for regulatory relief.

CO-OP Surpasses Bank of America in Number of Branches

The credit union shared branching network is now third in the nation in number of branches.

CO-OP Financial Services Rebrands Its Shared-Branching Network

CU Service Centers and its “swirl” logo and signage are being replaced throughout its shared-branching network by CO-OP Shared Branch, but the mission of CO-OP Financial Services remains the same: to contribute to member convenience, and to help credit unions attract new members.

Sprint Offers Discounts to Members, and Income Incentives for Participating Credit Unions

Credit unions can earn non-interest income by offering Sprint discounts to their members. The deadline to sign up for 2013 benefits is May 30. Some of the credit unions that participated in 2012 received checks for more than $20,000.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Our credit union is participating in the Sprint Program with Invest in America. Do our members need to verify themselves as credit union members to continue receiving the monthly discount on their cell phone bill?

Appreciation Nights Keep Credit Unions Front and Center at Rose Garden

Nine Northwest credit unions are inviting NBA fans to “Credit Union Appreciation Night” at the Portland Trail Blazers game Jan. 16. Credit Unions for Kids will receive a $5 donation for every ticket sold through links on the participating credit unions’ sites.

Credit Union Appreciation Nights at Blazers Games Offer Perks, Discounts, Donations

A group of nine credit unions and the NWCUA are participating in two credit union appreciation nights during the Portland Trail Blazers season. Each game night features a bonus event for attendees, and $5 from each ticket purchased through sponsorship links will benefit Credit Unions for Kids.

Take Advantage of NWCUA Agreement with OfficeMax for Easy Savings

As a Strategic Link business partner, OfficeMax offers substantial discounts to credit unions on a variety of products and services.

Credit Unions Can Offer TurboTax, Jackson Hewitt Discounts Through Invest in America

Bob Bearden of CU Solutions Group explains how Invest in America’s TurboTax and Jackson Hewitt discount programs can help credit unions save their members money.

Submit Your Bottle: Get Creative for a Cause

The NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting includes a Friendraiser and Bottle Auction to support the Foundations.