Columbia CU Supports Legacy Classic; NW Priority CU “Fill the Satchel”; First Tech FCU Named “Best CU” for Everyone

Columbia CU and NW Priority CU report impressive community support while First Tech FCU is recognized by a national publication.

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

Dave & Dan Classic raises $757K for Credit Unions for Kids; Red Canoe Credit Union awards $26K in college scholarships; Peninsula Credit Union announces IT Services Manager.

Credit Unions Swing for $1 Million Hole-in-One

The annual Dave & Dan Classic celebrity golf tournament aims to raise an unprecedented $1 million for Credit Unions for Kids.

Sargent: Credit Unions for Kids Golf Tournament was Mickey Mantle’s Idea

The numbers are official: The Dave & Dan Classic raised $408,000 for Credit Unions for Kids. Tom Sargent is often credited with giving birth to the golf event 14 years ago, but he has some surprising news about where he got the idea.

Dave & Dan Classic Sets Fundraising Record

The credit union community came together to raise an estimated $400,000 for Credit Unions for Kids this week. The Dave & Dan Classic continues a years-long tradition started by former First Tech CEO Tom Sargent.

First Tech’s “Dave and Dan” Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises over $380,000 for Credit Unions for Kids

The Dave and Dan Celebrity Golf Tournament raised nearly $400,000 for Credit Unions for Kids, and continued a 13-year fundraising tradition that to date has collected nearly $3 million. Formerly known as the “Hank and Moose Open” the tournament this year was named for Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Dave Wilcox and Dan Fouts.

First Tech Completes Unique ATM Fleet Upgrade

As part of its commitment to “making life easier, one transaction at a time,” First Tech Federal Credit Union completed the installation of an entirely new fleet of customized ATMs that are not only easier and faster to use, but also include increased fraud protection features.

Oregon Credit Unions Host Town Hall with Rep. Bonamici

Leaders from nine credit unions came together for a Credit Union Town Hall with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici at First Tech this week. The Congresswoman, back in the district until late November after Congress adjourned last week, updated credit union leaders on her experiences as a new members of Congress over the past eight months.

Gregory Mitchell Takes Helm at First Tech

First Tech Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of Gregory Mitchell to the position of president/CEO. Mitchell’s community banking and financial institution career spans more than three decades.

First Tech’s Porter to Succeed Oakland as BECU President and CEO

BECU announced this week that Benson Porter will succeed Gary Oakland as president and CEO. Porter most recently led the merger of First Tech and Addison Avenue federal credit unions in Oregon and California.

NW Chapter to Discuss Economic Trends at February 23rd Meeting

Oregon’s Northwest Chapter of Credit Unions is holding its first meeting of 2011 focusing on how current economic trends will affect credit union operations, and you are invited.