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Young CU Professional? Here’s How to Score Free Auction Seats!

A select few will get the chance to mingle with credit union leaders during the Hollywood Glamour Credit Unions for Kids Auction at the MAXX Convention. Apply now, and one of those select few could be you.

Rogue Student Teller Rises to Manage Branch Where He Started

Derek Reeser of Rogue Credit Union says that working at his high school’s student branch changed his life, and his career trajectory.

Tattoos: Taboo or Cool in the Credit Union Culture?

When it comes to top-flight member service and philosophy in action, credit union HR departments have training nailed. Oh, but what to do about tattoos is another question. What say the legal eagles?

Nationally Recognized Innovator, Seasoned Customer Support Professional Now At Your Service

“How may we help you?” That’s the question two NWCUA employees in new program roles will be asking credit unions, and they will follow up with hands-on help.

Jamie Dedmon Joins Northwest Credit Union Association as Community Manager

Jamie Dedmon has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as its community manager, a role that will help grow, advance and provide a sense of community for the NWCUA’s 165 member credit unions.

CUNA Training Offers Professional Certifications in Business Development, Business Lending

Credit union employees who specialize in business lending or business development can earn professional certifications from the Credit Union National Association at training sessions scheduled for this summer.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Board Seat Open in District Four

An open seat on the Northwest Credit Union Foundation board presents an opportunity for a passionate credit union professional to make a difference. The person appointed to the District 4 seat will serve on an interim basis until October 2014.

Advantis CU is Founding Partner of New Professional Baseball Franchise

Advantis Credit Union has signed on as a “Founding Corporate Partner” of the Hillsboro Hops. The Hops, a professional baseball team, debut June 14, ending a nearly three-year dry spell of professional baseball in the Portland area.

NWCUF Awards Season Opens; Honors Professional Achievements and Credit Union Community Impact

Credit union professionals dedicate their careers and much of their personal time to fulfill the “People Helping People” philosophy. While some are modest about winning awards for their life’s work, such recognition helps to celebrate and tell the credit union story. Awards season is now open at the NWCUF.

World Council Interns from Costa Rica Intern with Four Northwest Credit Unions

Four credit union professionals from Costa Rica have enjoyed a rich experience interning at Northwest credit unions the past several weeks, as part of the World Council’s International Credit Union Leadership program. The host credit unions report getting as much out of the program as the visitors did.

Registration Open for Fall 2013 DE Training

Registration is now open for the Credit Union Development Education (DE) training scheduled for the week of Sept. 4, 2013. Scholarships for the six-day total immersion experience are available through the Northwest Credit Union Foundation.

Continuing Education Funds Available Through Revamped NWCUF Scholarship Programs

Professional Development and Quik-App scholarship applications will now be reviewed and funds awarded on a monthly basis, part of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s revamped scholarship program.

Gregory Mitchell Takes Helm at First Tech

First Tech Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of Gregory Mitchell to the position of president/CEO. Mitchell’s community banking and financial institution career spans more than three decades.

Picture This: A Look Back at the 2012 Summit Awards

The annual Summit Awards Dinner is one of Convention’s most iconic events, honoring the leaders in the Northwest credit union movement. Relive this year’s event through this series of equally iconic photos, which capture the spirit and power of last week’s celebration.

On Lessons Learned: Annaloro Reflects on a Storied Career

With his retirement now just a week away, NWCUA CEO John Annaloro talks about the past, present and future with the same lighthearted wisdom and insightful wit the credit union community has enjoyed for the past 15 years.

Unitus’ Irvine Named Credit Union Professional of the Year

Brian Irvine, vice president and chief information officer at Unitus Community Credit Union, is the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Professional of the Year in recognition of his forward-thinking use of technology to support credit union operations and members.

Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline Set for July 13

The deadline to apply for Northwest Credit Union Foundation professional development scholarships for events Aug. 1 – Dec. 31, which includes the NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting, is less than a month away.

1 Day Left! Crasher Scholarships Offered to Young CU Professionals

Young credit union professionals have 1 day to apply for a scholarship to America’s Credit Union Conference June 17-20 in San Diego. Crashers will have the opportunity attend the conference and be a part of a Design Thinking Workshop.