Inspirus CU Hosts Second Flash Fund, Committing $35K to Local Schools

The credit union fully-funded 100 percent of the 29 teacher project requests posted, where funds for each project range from $ 200 to $ 3,342 for books, tablets, field trips and more.

Quick Four: Q&A With SMCU on Their New Seattle HQ

After four decades at 801 Third Ave, SMCU moved across from Seattle’s Safeco Field.

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King County Legislative Event to Feature Congressional Contender Pramila Jayapal

The Washington State legislator is a contender for the 7th District seat after finishing first in the primary, following an endorsement from former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

SMCU Reviews Recent Citizenship Loan Program

Anthem talked to SMCU President & CEO Richard Romero on the heels of their recent partnership with the City of Seattle on providing loans to help finance the first step on the path to U.S. citizenship.

Seattle Area Credit Unions Commit $1 Million Toward Unfunded Care at Seattle Children’s

A milestone was reached in Credit Unions for Kids’ storied, 30 year Northwest history with a naming ceremony at Seattle Children’s Hospital June 29. Seattle area credit unions announced a $1 million, five-year commitment.

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NWCUA Set to Welcome ACUC to Pacific Northwest

America’s Credit Union Conference will come together in Seattle, billed as one of the most ‘innovative’ conferences of the year.

Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge Represents Collaboration and Refocus on Mission

In late-June, credit union leaders will come together at Seattle Children’s Hospital to dedicate the Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge in recognition of a five-year, $1 million fundraising commitment. We looked at what that represents and how credit unions can help.

Fox Named New Inspirus CFO

Lesley Fox joins Inspirus Credit Union as CFO, focusing on accounting, treasury, investments, audits, taxes and accounting, purchasing and insurance initiatives.

Education-Based Membership? Credit Unions Celebrate Teachers Financial Education Event Geared Toward Your Members

The free event during ACUC brings financial education tools to teachers and is sponsored by America’s Credit Unions and spearheaded by Northwest credit unions.

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Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union Recognized at FinXTech Awards

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union was named a finalist for FinXTech “Best of FinXTech” awards in March. Erica Erdozain, Vice President of Commercial Lending, represented SMCU in New York City at the event, which recognized the credit union’s work in streamlining its commercial lending processes.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Receives $64,000 Donation from Credit Unions for Kids, Toy Donation From Seattle-Area Credit Unions

Two Seattle area credit unions donated toys, red wagons, and delivered a donation of more than $64,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital as part of Credit Unions for Kids.

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

Sound opens West Seattle Branch; Gesa will match donations for Habitat for Humanity through December 24.

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

Former Plaza Bank CEO joins Harborstone as SVP; Port of Seattle Federal completes merger with Sound.

Credit Union Value Greets Lawmakers at Flagship National Conference

State leagues, CUNA, AACUL, CUNA Mutual Group and Washington State Credit Unions join forces to put America’s credit unions front and center at state lawmakers’ conference.

National Financial Education Tour Comes to the Northwest

Phroogal’s Road to Financial Wellness tour is criss-crossing the country to engage Millennials in conversations about their financial needs. The tour hits Seattle and Corvallis this week.

FHLB Des Moines Completes Merger with FHLB Seattle

The merger, the first voluntary merger in the history of the FHLB system, closed on May 31.

Port of Seattle Federal Credit Union Announces Plans to Merge With Sound Credit Union

Leaders from both credit unions agree that the merger is the best way to serve Port of Seattle members.

BECU and Financial Beginnings Bring Free Fin-Ed to Seattle Youth

The credit union and nonprofit financial education group will connect classrooms with free, quality curriculum and qualified volunteers.