SMCU’s Romero, Lower Valley CU Take Honors; Rivermark Community CU Empowers New Entrepreneurs

Romero was recognized in mid-October, while Lower Valley Credit Union took home honorable mention during the recent National Federation Conference. Rivermark Community CU supported the next generation of business leaders.

Northwest CU Professionals Win Big at CUNA Lending Council Conference

Rivermark Community Credit Union’s Gayle Gustafson received the Phil Greer Award, while Lower Valley Credit Union was recognized for excellence in lending to members of low-to-modest means.

New Clackamas FCU Branch Coming Later This Summer

Clackamas Federal Credit Union is set to debut its seventh branch.

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

iQ Credit Union opens Vancouver-based Business Service Center; Sno Falls Credit Union wins “Best Financial Institution” in Snoqualmie.

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

Rogue reaches 100,000 membership milestone; Sno Falls and Rivermark open new branches; ACU hires new CFO; Industrial supports F.A.R.M. for Kids and Maps teams up with PEMCO to award $6K in grants to teachers.

Lower Valley Credit Union Proves Its Worth to the Hispanic Community

Washington’s Lower Valley Credit Union is the first in the Northwest to receive the Juntos Avanzamos designation, showing it is willing and able to be a strong partner to this growing community.

Yakima Valley Credit Unions Collaborate to Contribute to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital received some “credit union love” and generous Credit Unions for Kids contributions on January 13.

BECU to Expand Presence in the Greater Spokane Area

Washington State’s largest credit union plans to open three new financial centers in the Spokane area in 2016.

Staff Direct Valley Credit Union’s Latest Video

Challenged to create their own attitude statement, the staff at Valley Credit Union created a beautiful video showing what makes their credit union special.

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

STCU announces new branch; Clackamas Federal gives $50k to community college; Rivermark catalyzes library effort; TAPCO supports Apple-A-Day; Lower Valley gives big.

NCUA Awards Grants to 11 Northwest Credit Unions

The grants fund staff training and student internships for low-income designated credit unions, and are focused on building capacity for the future.

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.

Central Washington Federal to Merge With Gesa

Gesa will take over Central Washington Federal’s branch, which will be Gesa’s first in Yakima Valley.

Washington Credit Unions get CDFI Grants Totaling Over $3 Million

The CDFI Fund awarded grants to two Washington credit unions for work with underserved market niches, community development.

North Coast Credit Union’s Terry Belcoe: ‘Not for Profit, Not for Charity, But for Service’

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: President/CEO Terry Belcoe talks about North Coast Credit Union’s unique efforts to help Latino business owners in Skagit County and across the state of Washington.

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.

Lower Valley Credit Union Honored at GAC for ‘Service to the Underserved’

Lower Valley Credit Union was honored this week with Credit Union Times’ Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Service to the Underserved. The award, which was presented during the Governmental Affairs Conference, honors credit unions that promote change by creating and implementing innovative strategies and solutions.