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Dear World MAXX Photos Available: What Next?

The dozens of attendees who shared their individual stories with the larger MAXX Convention audience can now download their images. What happens next? We talked to Dear World’s lead storyteller, Katie Greenman, to find out.

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Credit Union Leaders Engage With Gov. Kate Brown, Rep. Tobias Read, at Rivermark

Thirty credit union leaders—from Klamath Falls, Pendleton, and Salem to Eugene, St. Helens, and Portland—gathered to meet with Gov. Kate Brown and State Rep. Tobias Read, a candidate for State Treasurer.

Spokane Chapter ‘Hits Nail on the Head’ for ICU Day Playground Build

Spokane-area credit union staff, volunteers and resources are needed to join in the effort to build a new playground for the Northeast Youth Center on October 20.

One Month Left to Contribute to Credit Unions for Kids Auction at MAXX

Though tickets are available past September 16, the Hollywood Glamour-themed auction needs items by that date. It’s already seen impressive contributions, from dinner with Seahawks great Steve Largent to a basket drive and much more.

TAPCO CU’s New Brand: A Perfect Blend of “Where We Came From and Where We Are Going Together”

Tacoma-based TAPCO Credit Union’s rebranding process embraced marketing best practices with an all-inclusive engagement strategy and a local, resonate message.

Cooperatives Come Together With Oregon Legislators

Oregon legislators enthusiastically got a plateful of information about how cooperatives benefit communities last week. The Northwest Credit Union Association and other cooperatives hosted their 12th annual cooperative lunch in Salem.

CO-OPatopia to Highlight Impact of Cooperatives in the Northwest

Northwest credit unions and other cooperatives will turn Olympia intersection into “Co-op Street” as part of free regional event celebrating the impact of cooperative businesses.

Streifel: ‘We Win in Advocacy Only When We Work Together’

The Northwest credit union movement was prominently represented on stage as the America’s Credit Union Conference and World Credit Union Conference kicked off their joint event in Denver Sunday. Susan Streifel, CUNA Board Chair and CEO of Woodstone Credit Union, delivered one of the opening addresses.

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Northwest Credit Union Association and Idaho Credit Union League Erase State Lines in Favor of Professional Networking

Using cutting edge video conferencing technology, the two leagues will hold joint training and networking events across state lines.

CO-OP Taps Into Power of the Crowd for 2015 THINK Prize

Challenge to “use the power of community to financially empower, educate and protect those who need it most” is open to all, with $10,000 prize.

Lacamas Members Approve Merger Into iQ

Lacamas Community Credit Union members have approved a merger with iQ Credit Union. The new iQ will now serve 65,000 members in 15 branches.

Darigold Federal Credit Union Announces Plans to Merge Into Sound Credit Union

Darigold Federal Credit Union and Sound Credit Union announced today that they will merge later this year, pending regulatory approval and a vote by Darigold’s members. If approved, the consolidation would be the 15th merger for Sound in the past couple of decades.

Oregon Employees FCU is now Heritage Grove Federal Credit Union

Heritage Grove Federal Credit Union, formerly known as Oregon Employees FCU has launched with a new name and brand.

Oregon Students Embrace Budgeting Reality at Credit Union ‘Reality Fair’

While legislators struggled to patch together a balanced budget that addresses healthcare, education and other vital services, area high school students came to the Oregon State Capitol Wednesday to try their own hand at budgeting for life’s essential needs.

Mid Oregon Lands Dora Maxwell Award for ‘Credit Unions Working Together’

For its role in bringing an entire community of credit unions together for a charitable cause, Mid Oregon Credit Union won a first-place Dora Maxwell Award in Oregon. According to one of the masterminds, thinking “big,” leaving egos at the door and finding common ground make up the formula for success.

F.I.S.T. Brings Oregon Financial Institutions Together to Fight Crime

The Financial Institutions Security Task Force (F.I.S.T.) is a cooperative effort aimed at reducing crimes committed against financial institutions. The group includes representatives from banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, as well as from local, state and federal law enforcement.

North Coast to Host Cash Mob in Bellingham

North Coast Credit Union is hosting a cash mob to collect cash and goods for donation to Lydia Place, which provides housing and education to homeless women and their children in a formal, six-month program. Donations will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 22.

Bend Credit Unions Join Forces for Charity

A group of Bend credit unions demonstrated the “People Helping People” philosophy this month, setting aside competition to collaborate for charity.