Columbia CU Supports Legacy Classic; NW Priority CU “Fill the Satchel”; First Tech FCU Named “Best CU” for Everyone

Columbia CU and NW Priority CU report impressive community support while First Tech FCU is recognized by a national publication.

Fibre Federal and NW Priority CU Home to Candidates for 2016 CUES Next Top Credit Union Executive Search

The competition is hosted by CUES, in partnership with DDJ Myers and Currency, and features several phases of competition.

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NW Priority Hosting Rooftop Grill-Off June 1

Event will support Portland Kitchen, a no-fee, comprehensive year-long after-school culinary program to low-income and at-risk youth ages 14-18.

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Financial Education Focus With NW Priority Credit Union

Last week, we showcased the collective efforts of 11 Northwest credit unions for the Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza, which hosted a dozen financial reality fairs at schools across the region, including nine in one day. One of those members, NW Priority Credit Union, shared their individual efforts from the day.

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

Inspirus pledges $25K to help teachers buy supplies; NW Priority raises over $8K to fight muscular dystrophy.

NW Priority Volunteers to Serve Veterans and Their Families

Michael Murdoch of NW Priority shares how his credit union’s team took the late shift at a telethon to raise funds for veterans fighting mental health challenges.

Washington Legislative Update: Special Session Begins

Budget negotiators are in Olympia for a special session of the legislature to bridge budget divides.

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

NW Priority Credit Union makes bicycle magic; Solarity Credit Union makes holiday feast for homeless youth.

FinCEN ‘Unlocks the Door’ to Serving Marijuana-Related Businesses, Attorney Says

FinCEN’s guidance for credit unions that want to serve marijuana-related businesses certainly provides clarity, attorney Hal Scoggins writes, but it brings minimal regulatory relief.

Public Relations Expert: Crisis Response is 99 Percent Planning, One Percent Execution

The recent Target breach is a good reason for credit unions to dust off their disaster-recovery and crisis-response plans. A public relations expert who consults credit unions shares a priority list for marketers.

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

Rivermark Community Credit Union lowers interest rates for more than 9,700 credit card holders; NW Priority Credit Union raises $5,481 for Muscular Dystrophy Association; More credit unions collect food, clothing and toys for neighbors in need.

New Wheels for NW Priority Credit Union Members — and for Kids at Doernbecher

An auto sales promotion this month is a win-win for NW Priority Credit Union members and for children at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The credit union is donating a new bike for every vehicle sold through Auto Solution and financed through NWPCU.

Northwest Credit Unions Give Back to Local Charities, National Relief Efforts

NW Priority Credit Union helped raise $6,200 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month, and Oregon Community Credit Union raised nearly $45,000 this year for United Way. Northwest credit unions also contributed more than $23,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief this fall.