On the Move: STCU Gains Three in Leadership, Community Development Roles

The credit union added two new managers and a community development officer to its team.

News & Notes From Around the Northwest: CU Expansions and ‘The Big Float’

Columbia expands to Oregon; STCU opens new branch; Point West hosting ‘The Big Float’ down Willamette.

Scones and Loans: STCU, Rocket Bakery Form ‘Sweet Partnership’

Spokane’s STCU announced a co-located downtown branch with Rocket Bakery, with construction to be completed by fall.

People Helping People Spotlight: STCU Steps Up with Low-Interest Storm Loans

When a deadly windstorm pummeled the Inland Northwest, STCU quickly offered members low cost emergency loans. The results: 200 loans and $1 million to “get it fixed.”

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

Salal moves to First Hill; STCU gets neighborly with Urban Outfitters; Red Canoe hosts car seat safety clinic; and ACU team member receives JBLM Hall of Fame honors.

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

STCU surprises teachers with back-to-school grants, Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union and Columbia Credit Union welcome new VPs, Georgia Miller retires from STCU board.

STCU Begins Issuing Secure, Microchip Credit Cards

As data breaches continue to make news, STCU has begun issuing new, more secure credit cards. But merchants are slow to upgrade.

Who Do You Love? STCU Members Respond in Droves to Contest Benefiting Nonprofits

STCU asked community members to help decide which nonprofits should receive donations in a unique online promotion called “Who do you love?” The results were overwhelming.

Tax Advocacy Spotlight: Spokane Credit Unions Deliver a Huge Message

When the credit union tax model flew through Congress’—and the bank lobby’s—radar screen earlier this summer, a cell of Spokane credit unions decided to take the high road with positive messaging. They delivered this week—with weigh in from over 13,000 constituents.

Spokane Gears Up for Tax Effort with a “Love Letter” Campaign

Spokane’s united credit union community is working together to preserve the credit union tax model. Messaging congress in a method that is comfortable for credit union leadership and members, they’re proposing a “Credit Union Love Letters” campaign.

STCU Unveils Plans for Spokane’s Storied Hutton Building

Spokane Teachers Credit Union announced plans last week to open a new branch and house its commercial lending program in downtown Spokane’s historic Hutton Building, a move CEO Tom Johnson said “gives STCU an opportunity to reclaim an architectural treasure.”

STCU Named on Great Place to Work® 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces List

Fortune magazine yesterday announced that STCU is one of America’s great places to work, ranking 16th nationally among medium-sized companies on the magazine’s “Great Place to Work: Best Small & Medium Workplaces” list.

Numerica, STCU Adopt Lead-Generation Loan Calculator for Facebook

Numerica and Spokane Teachers Credit Unions are among the first financial institutions to begin using Calcubot, an affordable Facebook widget that is both a next-generation viral loan calculator and a powerful lead-generation system.

Members in the News

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

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.

Inside the CUNA GAC: STCU Business Members Urge Support of Bill to Raise Lending Cap

Dan Hansen, sr. communications officer for Spokane Teachers Credit Union, offers an insider’s view of credit union advocacy efforts in the face of staunch bank opposition at last week’s CUNA GAC.

Members in the News – Dec 28 2011

Your rundown on who’s doing what and where.