Jumpstart Your Entrepreneurial Dream Today With the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP

SBA Regional Administrator Calvin Goings writes about the wave of successful entrepreneurs over 50. Learn more about resources for these members.

LINC Up With the U.S. Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration is launching a new online tool to connect entrepreneurs with lenders. Credit unions are invited to join.

Small Business Administration Calls for Ideas to Reach Underserved Entrepreneurs

The regional SBA team is asking credit unions to share their knowledge of the needs of underserved entrepreneurs.

SBA Launches New Web Tool to Educate Business Owners about the Affordable Care Act

The SBA has issued a resource tool regarding the Affordable Care Act that may be helpful to credit unions and small businesses considering their health care options. The Compliance Center provides all the convenient links.

STCU’s Tom Johnson Seizes the Moment to Talk MBLs with SBA Administrator

Being prepared at any time to beat the drum for MBL legislation pays off. During the recent spring Hike the Hill trip, the CEO of a large Spokane credit union quite literally gave the “elevator speech” to an influential government leader.

Calvin Goings Promoted to National Leadership Role at SBA

Calvin Goings, a longtime advocate for business in the Northwest, has been appointed the assistant associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Member & Chapter News

Columbia CU won two SBA awards and a Seattle CU professional was a finalist for the COOP THINK prize, plus the usual trove of chapter announcements.

NW Executive Summit Nearly Here, Still Time to Register

The inaugural gatherings of the Northwest Executive Summit are next week and registration is still open.

Heard and Overheard July 15, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.