Credit Unions Help Washington Lumber Community Endure Job Losses

When a lumber mill and a plywood company announced closures and layoffs, local credit unions rallied the community to help.

Fibre Federal Acquisition of TLC Creates Big Benefits

Members of both credit unions will benefit from more branches, better offerings, and a stronger overall position.

An Ad Campaign for Millennials

Marketer Derek Gillette creates an ad campaign to speak to Millennials, as part of his ongoing series imagining what a credit union for Millennials might look like.

Oregon Legislative Update: Prize-Linked Savings Bill Passes Oregon House

The bill, which is supported by the NWCUA, now moves on to the Senate.

Today at CUNA GAC: Rapid-Fire Updates from Washington D.C.

We’re updating this post all week long with the latest news from CUNA’s GAC in our nation’s capital.

Compliance Center: Federal Regulators Issue Guidance on Youth Savings Programs

NCUA and others encourage youth financial empowerment; your question answered on multi-party checks with one signature; plus this week’s legal briefs.

The Difference: Peninsula Member Rebuilds His Business After Recession

Bryan Shorten lost his custom tile business and his impeccable credit history to the recession. His credit union helped him rebuild both.

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Worth More than the Money

Last year’s winner Jeremy Sankwich says the scholarship offers new opportunities, vision, and lasting relationships. Wednesday is the final day to nominate self or others.

Emerging Leaders Develops Next Wave of Transformational Leaders

DDJ Myers and the NWCUA combine transformational program with deep credit union experience to move the Northwest movement forward.

CO-OP Rolling Out New Millennial-Focused Content

Credit unions can repurpose CO-OP’s material for their own outreach to millennials.

Northwest Credit Unions Leave People ‘Stunned, Grateful’ with Pay it Forward

Credit unions “paid it forward” into their communities on International Credit Union Day, demonstrating the credit union difference with stacks of cash.

From Uganda to Seattle, A Cooperative Journey

James Pearson joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as member communications evangelist this summer, after working both as a journalist and as a catalyst for economic empowerment in Uganda.

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

Eight Northwest credit unions named among the nation’s healthiest; BECU awards $100,000 to nonprofits; USAgencies Credit Union launches social media campaign supporting Credit Unions for Kids; Verity Credit Union marketing chief sings national anthem at a Mariners game.

What the Deceased Can Teach Us About Listening

Corporate trainer Allison Clarke learned leadership lessons from the recently deceased. She’ll bring these lessons, and her decades of successful consulting and coaching, to her breakout session October 9 at Amplify Convention.

Save to Win Accounts Reach Million Dollar Milestone

Washington credit unions offering the Save to Win program have reached a major milestone: over $1 million in deposits. The program is designed to help under-banked consumers develop better savings habits.

Consumer Behavior Expert to Share Insight at Amplify

Combining the studies of psychology, sociology, finance, economics and marketing, consumer behavior expert Punam Keller can help credit unions understand what members want from their FIs. She’s a keynote speaker at Amplify Convention in October.

NCUA Director Metsger to Address Amplify Convention in Spokane

NCUA Director Rick Metsger, a native Oregonian, returns to the Northwest on October 7, to address the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Amplify Convention and Annual Business Meeting in Spokane. Now one year into his regulatory role, Metsger shares his perspective with Anthem.

CFPB Eyes Mobile Banking

Every enhanced member service presents an opportunity for more regulation. The CFPB is zeroing in on how mobile banking impacts unbanked and underserved consumers.