NCUA Budget Briefing Shows Both Progress, Areas for Improvement

The public review preceded a Board vote on the agency’s two-year budget, scheduled for Nov. 17. Public comment may be submitted until Nov. 4.

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Save the Date: OR and WA CU Days at the Capitol Around the Corner

Credit Union Day at the Capitol is the simplest, and most effective, way to engage in credit union advocacy. Find out how your involvement can make a difference.

NCUF Hosting Twitter Chat on Member, Staff Financial Health

During the Twitter chat, credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of their efforts to improve the financial health of members and staff

Revamped Manual Helps CUs Bring New Hires up to Speed on Philosophy

Updated manual covers the foundation of credit unions’ democratic structure, along with the value they bring to members.

Preparedness, Good Service Key for Robbery Training

USAgencies recently completed NWCUA robbery training, providing staff solid grounding should the situation arise, as it did for more than 340 credit unions nationally last year.

Does Your Bank or Credit Union Need a Chipotle Checkup?

Credit union marketers may have thanked their lucky stars they’re not the public relations agency for Chipotle. They can learn, however, from other businesses’ crisis. Learn more in this article shared by one of the presenters at next week’s NWCUA Marketers’ Conference.

Compliance Center: NCUA Releases Exam Priorities for 2016

The National Credit Union Administration recently released a letter highlighting their supervisory priorities for 2016; plus your question on IRS forms answered, and this week’s legal briefs.

USAgencies Credit Union Staff Volunteers at Homeless Resource Center

A team of USAgencies staff and family members spent a recent Saturday helping a Portland-based homeless-focused agency to prepare for the winter ahead. The event coincided with International Credit Union Day and won the credit union a $2,500 gift certificate to Strategic Link Consulting.

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Jim McCarthy Honored for Transforming Trailhead Credit Union

McCarthy, who led his credit union through a complete rebrand and charter change in order to respark membership growth, was honored with this year’s Innovation and Impact Award at Amplify.

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

Red Canoe sets fundraising record; Consolidated Community opens flagship branch with new brand.

Staff Direct Valley Credit Union’s Latest Video

Challenged to create their own attitude statement, the staff at Valley Credit Union created a beautiful video showing what makes their credit union special.

Northwest Credit Unions Aid Washington Flood Victims

After floods ravaged the homes of dozens in Grays Harbor County this winter, the credit unions of the Northwest united to help families affected by the disaster.

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.

NCUA Awards Grants to 11 Northwest Credit Unions

The grants fund staff training and student internships for low-income designated credit unions, and are focused on building capacity for the future.

Compliance Center: NCUA Priorities, 1099s, and More

Regulator to focus on cyber security, interest rate risk, among other priorities; question on mailing 1099 forms answered; plus legal briefs.

Two NW Credit Unions Win National CUNA OpSS Awards

Oregon Community Credit Union and Red Canoe Credit Union brought two of the six national awards to the Northwest with their innovative approaches to branch design and referrals.

Compliance Center: FinCEN Advisory on Promoting a Culture of BSA/AML Compliance

FinCEN recently issued an advisory to financial institutions, laying out guidelines that can help foster a strong culture of BSA/AML compliance. Also in the Compliance Center: legal briefs and the question of the week.

NCUA Has $1.2 Million Grant Fund for Low-Income Credit Unions

The NCUA has $1.2 million to give to low-income credit unions looking to launch new products, gain CDFI certification or develop staff. Grants are being accepted through June 30.