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Digital Mobile-First Revamp with Solarity CU

Anthem spoke with Solarity Credit Union about their recent project, an all-new mobile-first website.

Spokane Chapter ‘Hits Nail on the Head’ for ICU Day Playground Build

Spokane-area credit union staff, volunteers and resources are needed to join in the effort to build a new playground for the Northeast Youth Center on October 20.

Emerging Leaders: Reflection, Learning & Practice

This is the second installment of guest blogger Jennifer Smith from Maps Credit Union, as she works through the Emerging Leaders program.

Inspirus Credit Union Helps Refugee Children Share Their Stories

With a generous donation, Inspirus Credit Union supported a diverse group of students at a Tukwila high school in sharing their Stories of Arrival.

All-Team Push for High Tech Branch Wins Human Resources Award for Rivermark

The rally to create and open a cutting edge member resource center was recognized by CUNA’s council on human resources and organizational development.

Oregon State Credit Union Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

The LEED-certified facility will accommodate the credit union’s 30-year growth plan, accommodating over 200 staff at capacity.

Workgroup Convenes to Update Washington’s Model Bylaws

A workgroup to update Washington’s model bylaws for state charters is seeking input from Washington’s credit unions to create a flexible, future-focused document.

WCMS Graduates 89; STCU’s Gannon Wins Clark Award

Eighty-nine credit union professionals graduated from the Western CUNA Management School last week. Marci Gannon, a project manager for STCU, reflects on winning the Charles M. Clark Memorial Award, a high honor.

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

Cowlitz Credit Union members approve the merger with Red Canoe Credit Union; STCU’s ‘Hundred-Dollar Project’ awards $5,000 to help teens make a difference; WECU donates $42,775 to Bellingham-area nonprofits in first quarter of 2014; Red Canoe Credit Union wins Best of Show at CUNA HR/TD Council’s annual conference; Oregon Community Credit Union adds chief marketing officer, vice president of lending; Nicole Wait joins Solarity Credit Union as remote services manager.

Scholarship Contest Offers Free Tuition to 2014 Emerging Leaders Program

TAPCO Credit Union’s Heather Fate says winning an Emerging Leaders scholarship in 2013 “allowed me to recognize the potential in myself that others saw in me.” Will you be the next scholarship winner? Nominations are being accepted now.

Filene to Explain Innovative Incubator Project During Monday Webinar

Filene Research Institute has scheduled a webinar for Monday, Sept. 16, to explain its new Accessible Financial Services Incubator project. Northwest credit unions are being asked to submit creative ideas, help test the resulting innovations, and serve on an advisory panel.

Will 2013 Be the Year of the Cyber Threat?

In 2012, terms like “fiscal cliff” and “regulatory burden” became part of the credit union lexicon. With the threat of cyber attacks looming, 2013 may see terms like “Project Blitzkrieg,” “DDos,” and “Shamoom” added to the credit union vernacular. Is your credit union prepared?

Columbia Credit Union Begins Construction on Green Operations Center Addition

Columbia Credit Union has broken ground on a 20,000-square foot addition and remodel to its main Operations Center. The addition will be built to LEED Gold certification standards with expected completion in late 2013.

Valley, Maps Listed Among 100 Best Non-Profits to Work For in Oregon

Oregon Business Magazine honored Maps Credit Union and Valley Credit Union on its annual list of the top non-profits to work for in the state. Maps ranked 16th in the large non-profits category, while Valley checked in at No. 16 among small non-profits.

Members in the News

Your rundown on who’s doing what in the Northwest credit union movement.

CUNA Schedules Pair of Informational Webinars

CUNA has scheduled a free webinar featuring newly-installed CFPB Director Richard Cordray for Februrary, and a free webinar to familiarize credit unions with Project Zip Code is slated for late January.

Wauna’s Scappoose Branch Achieves LEED Silver Certification

The Wauna Federal Credit Union branch in Scappoose reached a milestone no other credit union building in Oregon has: LEED certification by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The LEED Silver Certification plaque will be unveiled at an invitation-only event Dec. 14.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.