Verity Nabs Spot on Top 100 Business List

Seattle Business Magazine selects the list that “every company wants to be on” and we talked to Verity about their spot on it.

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

NW Priority donates Santa-sized haul of toys and bikes; Kitsap Chapter celebrates emergency room doctors and nurses; Gesa supports culinary center in providing meals for homeless teens; Mid Oregon rolls out the dough for the holidays; and Christmas dinner is on the house, thanks to Wauna.

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

WSECU, Trailhead Credit Union, Global and Rivermark Community Credit Union are on the marketers’ honor roll for innovation, messaging and awards.

NWCUA’s Spectrum Awards Honor the Best in Northwest Credit Union Marketing

St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union’s “Wanted: Friends and Family” campaign was named Best in Show this week at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2014 Spectrum Awards dinner, where marketing professionals were dancing in the aisles – Gangnam Style! – and savoring the aroma of a “Keep Your Coffee” campaign that won high praise from judges in three different categories.

Why They Won: Credit Unions, Chapters Honored for Regional, National Efforts

Oregon and Washington credit unions and chapters take a home a pile of awards from the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention, cementing their leadership roles on regional and national stages.

Brandsma, Hein, Nowacki Win Summit Awards at Amplify Convention

Rick Brandsma, who led Sound Credit Union through 14 mergers to become a 21-branch operation with more than $1 billion in assets, was honored Thursday with the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Summit Awards Dinner & Gala in Portland. Jill Nowacki, vice president of development for Maps Credit Union, was honored as Young Credit Union Professional of the Year; Rick Hein, president and CEO of OSU Federal Credit Union, won the Innovation and Impact Award.

Boardwalk of Miracles Dinner and Auction: Will You be at the Table?

Northwest credit unions hope to raise $100,000 for Credit Unions for Kids at the Boardwalk of Miracles auction on Oct. 9. Seventeen sponsored tables have already been sold for the semi-formal dinner. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are still available.

U.S. District Court Delivers a Blow to Financial Institutions

A U.S. District court ruling strikes down the Federal Reserve’s price caps on debit interchange fees. The ruling could be devastating for some financial institutions. The NWCUA is working with CUNA to determine next steps.

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.

North Coast to Host Cash Mob in Bellingham

North Coast Credit Union is hosting a cash mob to collect cash and goods for donation to Lydia Place, which provides housing and education to homeless women and their children in a formal, six-month program. Donations will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 22.

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.

Linn-Co Honored with Second Place National Dora Maxwell Award

Linn-Co Federal Credit Union stepped into the national spotlight at the CUNA Awards Reception in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The Lebanon, Ore., credit union was recognized for its outreach to underprivileged school children in the community.

TurboTax Sweepstakes Enrollment Extended Until Dec. 9

Credit unions can offer members valuable discounts on TurboTax products and services as well as the chance to win $15,000 by enrolling in the new TurboTax Program by Dec. 9, 2011.

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.