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Study: Near-Unanimous Support for CUs in Oregon, Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana Banking

Jointly conducted by LT Public Relations and DHM Research, the survey offers multiple key findings for Oregon credit unions interested in serving the growing industry.

Northwest CU Election Recap: Behind the Ballots

Credit union influence in Congress expanded last week, and the CUNA/League system has already hit the ground running on making the most of it.

Breaking Down Statewide Election Results in OR, WA

Pro credit union candidates posted strong showings in the Northwest. We broke down how your support translated at the ballot box, and how that advocacy will continue.

New CUNA Mutual Group CU Trends Report Shows Continued Membership, Loan Growth

The report offers an economic outlook for credit unions and their leaders.

Jim Nussle Testifies to HFSC on Regulatory Relief

Also, CUNA’s Ryan Donovan shares a recap of 2016’s 360-degree advocacy victories and charts a path forward.

ACUC Opens With Welcome From NWCUA President & CEO Troy Stang, Support From Congressman Denny Heck, and Powerful Keynote From Alex Sheen

The conference brings four days of educational content and idea-sharing to downtown Seattle for credit union leaders from around the country.

NCUA Notes: State-Level Quarterly Report Shows NW CU Strength

Northwest credit unions continue to lead the way by many metrics, according to the NCUA quarterly report released last week.

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4 Ways You Should Incorporate Marketing Goals Into Your Credit Union Strategic Planning

Strategic Link content partner Social Stairway shares ideas on how to weave marketing goals into your credit union’s larger strategic planning.

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Survey Shows Key Strengths, Challenges for Credit Unions With Engaging Members

Anthem talked to a few Northwest credit unions about how they handle member engagement, following a recent Gallup survey showing credit unions outpacing banks.

Video: Fibre Federal CU Member Wins Save to Win $5,000 Grand Prize

The Save to Win prize-backed savings program produced a grand prize winner with Fibre Federal credit union—to the surprise of Joyce Becker. See her reaction here.

In Final Days of Session, Oregon Legislature Passes Marijuana Banking Legislation

The Oregon Legislature ended its 2016 session on Thursday, March 3. In the final days, legislation passed removing criminal liability from financial institutions servicing legal marijuana businesses.

Rising Consumer Confidence Raises Spending, Auto Lending

Make sure your credit union capitalizes on boost in consumer spending. Harland Clarke offers the keys to loan marketing success.

Is Your Brand on Instagram? Millennials Are

A new report from marketing firm Brogan & Partners says that Instagram is an ideal platform to reach Millennials, enhance your visual marketing, and increase engagement.

Share Your Holiday Giving and Support Youth Financial Education

CUNA Mutual Group will donate to the National Credit Union Foundation for every credit union giving post tagged with #CUGiveBack, allowing the Foundation to support more financial reality fairs in 2016.

NCUA Proposes New Member Business Lending Rule

The proposal would remove or modify a number of prescriptive limitations to member business lending, opting for a principle-based approach. It would also do away with the 12.25 percent of assets limit, in favor of a net worth ratio.

Doernbecher: Credit Unions Among Most Generous Contributors to Knight Cancer Challenge

Credit Unions for Kids’ $12 million in contributions to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has helped to advance life-saving research and treatment for sick children, while also ensuring the future of “the best care possible,” the Ambassador Advisory Group learned this week.

What’s Next in Your Mobile Banking Strategy?

CO-OP recently conducted a quiz on mobile banking strategy. While 66 percent of credit union members are most concerned about convenience or speed, only 19 percent of credit unions called their mobile banking strategy “best in class.”

America Saves Week Starts February 23

The annual campaign to encourage better savings practices invites you to engage your members in savings best practices.