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National Credit Union Foundation Board Nominations Open

Applications must be received by October 14.

Maps CU Branch Manager Wins Tuition-Free Registration to Emerging Leaders

Nearly two dozen credit union professionals who are on their way up the career ladder will soon begin six months of “transformational” training in the 2016 Emerging Leaders Program. Just three spots remain open.

Obama Signs Into Law Three Credit Union Regulatory Relief Measures

Modernizations to privacy notification requirements, opening of FHLB membership to privately insured credit unions, and changes to the CFPB’s treatment of “rural” areas were all signed into law as part of a comprehensive highway bill.

Emerging Leaders Journal: Take the First Step to a Lifetime of Growth

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson shares her three biggest takeaways from the final EL session, and how they prepare her for a lifetime of achieving goals.

Cloud-Based Tech Brings Three States of Credit Union Professionals Together

In collaboration with the Idaho Credit Union League, the Northwest Credit Union Association implemented cloud-based video conferencing to expand its Networking Councils to seven locations across three states.

WCMS Honors Northwest Graduates and Retiring President

Three students from the Northwest received honors, including one who became only the seventh person in WCMS history to receive the school’s highest honors.

Submit Your Entries and Nominations for the 2015 Amplify and CUNA Awards

The most prestigious awards program in the Northwest movement is now accepting nominations and entries. Awards will be announced at the 2015 Amplify Convention in Portland.

Millennials & Member Experience: CO-OP’s Top Ideas from 2014

Read the year’s top posts on connecting with millennials and reinvigorating your member experience, complements of CO-OP.

CFPB Report on Small Debit Purchases and Overdraft Charges

The CFPB is concerned about how consumers will be impacted by opting in to overdraft services for one-time debit card and ATM transactions. Also in the Compliance Center: legal briefs and the question of the week.

What Makes A Successful Credit Union CEO – Personality Traits or Leadership Skills?

Hiring and developing a successful credit union CEO can’t be reduced to a formula. But the surprising results of a recent Filene Research Institute study could help guide your credit union in the right direction during its next CEO search.

The Four Elements That Make Payment Protection a Solid Value for Members

There are three key elements that insurance or other financial-protection products must have to be a good value: accessibility, competitive pricing, and reliability. But if the recent struggles with health insurance exchanges have shown us anything, CUNA Mutual Group’s Rich Trace says, it’s that you should probably add a fourth element to the mix: convenience.

Whatcom Educational Credit Union CEO Wayne Langei to Retire

After 41 years at the helm, Wayne Langei has announced that he will step down as CEO of Bellingham’s WECU in 2014. One of three executive vice presidents will succeed Langei in August; he’ll stay on as a consultant through January 2015.

Compliance Question of the Week

When is a share certificate presumed abandoned?

Scholarship Contest Offers Free Tuition to 2014 Emerging Leaders Program

TAPCO Credit Union’s Heather Fate says winning an Emerging Leaders scholarship in 2013 “allowed me to recognize the potential in myself that others saw in me.” Will you be the next scholarship winner? Nominations are being accepted now.

Compliance Question of the Week

When is a certificate of deposit presumed abandoned?

Panels, Speakers Offer A Glimpse At What’s On the Regulatory Horizon

If you thought that the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual Amplify Convention was a chance for credit unions to take a break from thinking about regulations, well, think again. Three educational breakout sessions and a keynote address by NCUA Chair Debbie Matz drew standing-room-only crowds at the three-day gathering in Portland.

Worthington, Van Vleet, Cann Join NWCUA Board; Keesee Re-Elected Chair

Three new members were named to the Northwest Credit Union Association’s board of directors at the Association’s annual business meeting in Portland this week. Debie Keesee of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union will serve another term as board chair.

Kitsap Chapter Invites Colleagues to Tee Off for Credit Unions for Kids

The Kitsap County Chapter of Credit Unions is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for Credit Unions for Kids. Recognizing that Bremerton, Washington is a long trek for some, the chapter has arranged a block of hotel rooms and additional golf opportunities for the following day.