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MAXXimum Impact: 2016 MAXX Convention Brings Together Best of NW CU Movement

More than 150 credit unions, 500 Movement leaders, and 100 business partners gathered for the three day convention to share ideas, learn the newest operational solutions for their members, and glimpse at 2017 and beyond during Your Association’s Annual Business Meeting.

Dear World to Keynote MAXX Welcome Session

Led by Katie Greenman, Dear World will give attendees a chance to MAXXimize their experience through capturing their story in a powerful way.

Washington State Legislature Adjourns Sine Die after Passing Supplemental Budget and Overriding Governor’s Vetoes

The Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die after passing a supplemental operating budget with bipartisan support in both chambers. The supplemental budget, which makes midcourse adjustments to the two-year 2015-17 budget, will run through June 2017.

Emerging Credit Union Leaders, Take One

2016 Emerging Leaders scholarship recipient Jennifer Smith (Maps Credit Union) shares her experience in the first of a three-part blog series with Anthem on the Emerging Leaders program.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

Washington State Legislature called into special session.

Oregon Legislature Wraps Up Intense Session

After 32 intense days, the Oregon legislature adjourned March 3. In spite of a short session, some legislation of interest to credit unions passed. Now the focus is on preparing for 2017.

In Final Days of Session, Oregon Legislature Passes Marijuana Banking Legislation

The Oregon Legislature ended its 2016 session on Thursday, March 3. In the final days, legislation passed removing criminal liability from financial institutions servicing legal marijuana businesses.

Washington Credit Union Advocates Advance Fraud and Foreclosure Bills During Annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol

A grassroots army of 200 credit union advocates helped move the needle on the policy advancement strategy in the areas of fraud- and foreclosure-related legislation during last week’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.

Oregon Legislative Update

The Northwest Credit Union Association is tracking several bills important to credit unions during Oregon’s Legislative session.

Credit Unions’ Policy Agenda Front and Center in Oregon Legislature

With the Oregon Legislature scheduled to begin its session on February 1, the Northwest Credit Union Association is on alert, monitoring bills related to affordable housing, elder and vulnerable person abuse, the Oregon Growth Board, and student loans.

Washington Legislature Gavels Into Session

The Washington State legislature began its 2016 session in Olympia Monday, with lawmakers facing a large agenda and a tight, 60-day deadline. The Northwest Credit Union Movement is at the table.

Amplify Opens with All-Star Lineup on Advocacy, Regulatory Relief, and Innovation

The opening General Session of the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention featured presentations by CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle, Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger, and Filene CEO Mark Meyer.

Amplify Convention to Kick Off in Portland

The trademark annual gathering of Northwest credit unions comes to the City of Roses this week, kicking off three days of all-star presenters and rich content.

Emerging Leaders Journal: Take the First Step to a Lifetime of Growth

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson shares her three biggest takeaways from the final EL session, and how they prepare her for a lifetime of achieving goals.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

During a contentious session that had to weather the resignation of one governor, credit union bills prevailed thanks to strong advocates throughout the region.

Washington Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

Well into its third special session, the Washington State Legislature finally came to the agreements needed to adjourn. Thanks to advocates, credit unions saw important priorities passed this session.

Back by Popular Demand: Allison Clarke Set to Electrify Amplify Main Stage

The passionate entrepreneur and corporate trainer was a favorite at last year’s Amplify. This year she takes the main stage to get credit unions on their feet, talking to each other and learning deeply the power of effective communication, engagement and leadership.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Passed, but Special Session Continues

The two-year budget includes a tuition cut for college students and ends a handful of tax exemptions.