St. Helens CCU Employees Volunteer on Holiday

Employees partnered with Community Action Team on Columbus Day.

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President’s Vision a Call to Action for CU Professionals to ‘Connect & Influence’

In setting the tone for the next three years, NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang challenged Northwest credit union leaders to continue to grow the Movement and reach toward 75% market share by 2025.

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By the Numbers: Credit Unions Surpass Fundraising Target at Hollywood Glamour Auction

A capacity crowd raised a record amount for Credit Unions for Kids and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the Hollywood Glamour Auction, an event that fittingly punctuated 30 years of Credit Unions for Kids, the charity that started right here in the Northwest.

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.

Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge Represents Collaboration and Refocus on Mission

In late-June, credit union leaders will come together at Seattle Children’s Hospital to dedicate the Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge in recognition of a five-year, $1 million fundraising commitment. We looked at what that represents and how credit unions can help.

Scott Haeg of Connection Credit Union Earns WCMS Scholarship

The three-year tuition scholarship gives Haeg a strong step toward high-level credit union management.

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.

Updated: Oregon Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4094 into law on March 29. NWCUA lauded the news as an “important first step” for credit unions looking to provide financial services to legal marijuana businesses.

Verity Credit Union Collaborates With Local Artists on Truth Campaign

The campaign includes television spots in select Seattle markets and represents a deep investment in brand and community.

After Devastating Wenatchee Fire, Credit Unions Offer Relief

The credit unions of Oregon and Washington launched the Wenatchee Wildfire Relief Fund to support victims of the ongoing fires east of the Cascades.

Credit Unions Open Their Throttles for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

For the staff of Fibre Federal, raising funds for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is personal — some of their own children have received lifesaving care at the hospital. Join them on August 22 for Ride & Rock, a motorcycle-and-music-filled fundraiser.

Congressman Heck: Credit Unions Part of the Solution

Speaking at the NWCUA’s annual Amplify Convention, Congressman Denny Heck of Washington spoke against unnecessary regulation and praised credit unions’ commitment to their members.

Ride & Rock’s Concert an Option for Those Not Riding Motorcycles

The annual Ride & Rock sponsored by Fibre Federal and iQ credit unions is a win for motorcycle enthusiasts, live music fans and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The event is one of the year’s key Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers.

Merkley to Matz: Listen Carefully to Credit Unions’ Concerns

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, in a letter to NCUA Chair Debbie Matz, supported credit unions’ concerns with the regulator’s proposed risk-based capital rule. Merkley noted current capital regulation is “a source of strength for their balance sheets.”

Advocates in Action: WECU Walks the Talk

When it comes to advocacy in action, WECU sets a gold standard. In this month’s profile, Anthem tags along for a candidate visit to the credit union, and celebrates the advocacy philosophy of President & CEO Wayne Langei.

CFPB Eyes Mobile Banking

Every enhanced member service presents an opportunity for more regulation. The CFPB is zeroing in on how mobile banking impacts unbanked and underserved consumers.

Lower Valley Credit Union’s Suzy Fonseca: ‘Planting Seeds of Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow’

With 2013 in the rear-view mirror, Anthem asked Northwest credit union presidents and CEOs to reflect on the past, consider what lies ahead and talk about the challenges — and the opportunities — that await credit unions in 2014. Today: Suzy Fonseca, president and CEO of Lower Valley Credit Union, talks about what it means to “serve the underserved.”

‘Life on the Edge 2’ Generates a Wealth of Ideas for the Fight Against Poverty

Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson, who created “Life on the Edge” as a Development Educator project to engage her community in the fight against poverty, reports back on the results of “Life on the Edge 2.” The ripple effect, she says, could be unending.