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

Point West “drives hope” to local nonprofit; Trailhead gets CDFI certified; Inspirus supports housing-insecure kids in Tukwila; Solarity announces winner of 2016-17 community partner vote.

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

Join Kitsap Chapter for charity golf tourney; Red Canoes overflow; Consolidated Community paints giant Rip City; ACU’s Leonard inducted into Hall of Honor; Volunteer with WSECU for financial reality fair; Solarity hires mortgage lending officer.

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

Cheney Federal unveils new branding; Solarity employees open wallets for wildfire victims; and Wauna matches member and public donations to Wildfire Relief Fund.

New Video From Solarity Shows Credit Union Value, Impact

Credit unions offer more than financial services. Solarity Credit Union’s new video spotlights the deep economic and community impact credit unions make.

Solarity Credit Union Awards Five Students With Scholarships

One recipient, who is studying to bring health care to underserved populations, lauds the credit union for supporting graduate students as well as others.

Solarity CEO Meets With State Representatives in Washington D.C.

Solarity Credit Union’s Mina Worthington reflects on her time in our nation’s capital and what it showed her about the future of the credit union movement.

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

Maps shreds 20 tons of documents; Gesa announces unique community partnership; STCU promotes Flood to VP of lending; Columbia welcomes new VP of business lending; Solarity hires new HR Manager.

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

STCU hits $2 billion; Solarity Credit Union delivers funds and fun to Yakima Valley Memorial; Columbia Credit Union hires new CIO.

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

NW Priority Credit Union makes bicycle magic; Solarity Credit Union makes holiday feast for homeless youth.

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

Solarity hires two new VPs; STCU unleashes superheroes; and Harborstone hosts Member Appreciation Day.

Brandsma, Hein, Nowacki Win Summit Awards at Amplify Convention

Rick Brandsma, who led Sound Credit Union through 14 mergers to become a 21-branch operation with more than $1 billion in assets, was honored Thursday with the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Summit Awards Dinner & Gala in Portland. Jill Nowacki, vice president of development for Maps Credit Union, was honored as Young Credit Union Professional of the Year; Rick Hein, president and CEO of OSU Federal Credit Union, won the Innovation and Impact Award.

Solarity Credit Union Positioned Among Yakima’s Mortgage Lending Leaders

Less than a month after receiving the Business Excellence Award from the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Solarity Credit Union announced this week that it issued 652 mortgage loans in 2012, positioning the credit union as one of the Yakima, Wash., area’s top mortgage lenders.

Solarity Credit Union Uses Foundation Grant to Boost Financial Education Programs

Solarity Credit Union kicked off its third-annual financial education season last Thursday with a no-cost seminar on personal financial record management.

Members in the News

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

Yakima Valley and Catholic Credit Unions Unveil New Name, Brand

Recently-merged Yakima Valley and Catholic Credit Unions announced that they will begin operating under the name Solarity Credit Union after the merger is complete on Oct. 1. Included is video footage of the brand launch.