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Parker Cann to Retire From BECU

The industry veteran is set to leave at the end of the year. John Stewart was named as his successor.

Rivermark Creates $100,000 Endowment With Oregon Community Foundation

The fund will provide grants to non-profit organizations that support small businesses with ready access to capital and other resources to succeed, resulting in improved economic vitality in the local community.

Metsger New NCUA Board Chair; NCUA to Open $2 Million Grant Round June 1

NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger has been appointed Chair of the NCUA Board. Also, low-income credit union grant round opens June 1.

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

Unitus Community Credit Union supports Doernbecher; Industrial Credit Union hosts shredding event; Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union CEO to Co-Chair business event; Columbia awards scholarships to Vancouver students; Rogue Credit Union honored; STCU promotes two to VP.

Blueprint for Success Offers Strategic Advice for Credit Unions

Now that the Fed has raised interest rates, what does that mean for credit unions? In January, balance sheet experts from your Strategic Link partner Catalyst Strategic Solutions and Catalyst Corporate will attempt to answer that question in their third annual Blueprint for Success multimedia production.

NCUA Vice Chair Metsger Outlines his Four Regulatory Relief Priorities

Along with the four priorities, Metsger said he wants to take certain issues out of the NCUA’s hands and put them in the hands of credit union directors, “where they belong.”

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

Peninsula Credit Union names new VP of member engagement and OnPoint Community Credit Union veteran becomes branch manager.

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

NW Plus Credit Union gives thousands in scholarships; Rachel Pross joins Oregon State Credit Union as AVP; BECU promotes Melanie Walsh to SVP of Human Resources.

Washington Legislative Update: Governor Signs Credit Union Bills

As the legislature heads into a special session, Governor Inslee signs two credit union bills into law.

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

Maps shreds 20 tons of documents; Gesa announces unique community partnership; STCU promotes Flood to VP of lending; Columbia welcomes new VP of business lending; Solarity hires new HR Manager.

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

Solarity hires two new VPs; STCU unleashes superheroes; and Harborstone hosts Member Appreciation Day.

NCUA Board to Vote on Vice Chair

NCUA Chair Debbie Matz’s designation of Rick Metsger as vice chair hit a speed bump this week, and awaits affirmation of the full board.

Metsger Named Vice Chair, NCUA

Rick Metsger, a native Oregonian and former Portland Teachers Credit Union board member, has been named vice chairman of the NCUA. The announcement was made by Chairman Debbie Matz Monday.

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

Numerica wins an AGORA Award for business excellence; St. Helens breaks ground on new branch; Fibre Federal to celebrate new Rainer branch with non-profit donations; OSU Federal plans community shred days; Unitus and Columbia credit unions make new lending hires.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Credit Union Movement

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards; Credit unions can help Filene test a new debit card designed to help prevent elder financial abuse; CUNA HR/TD Council’s 2014 Executive Committee includes NWCUA’s Jennifer Huggard; Membership in CUNA’s Lending Council now tops 1,200.

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

Point West Credit Union is going bowling for Credit Unions for Kids; Gesa Credit Union opens new branches in west Pasco and south Richland; St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union plans to open a new branch on Highway 30; Columbia Credit Union names Ron Bertolucci and Connie Preece to key leadership roles; Matthew Russell joins Solarity Credit Union as chief financial officer; Nick Leute has been elected to the board of directors and Christopher Stevens to the supervisory committee at STCU.

Enhance Members’ Financial Lives? Innovations at ‘FinovateSpring’ Can Point the Way

More than 70 companies will get seven minutes each to pitch the latest innovations in financial and banking technology at the FinovateSpring 2014 conference in April, and there’s still time for credit unions that want to hear those ideas to take advantage of a Northwest Credit Union Association registration discount.

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

Gesa Credit Union names Don Miller president and CEO after a nationwide search; Bill Before, STCU’s chief financial officer, is now also its chief lending officer; Columbia Credit Union names Paul Stednitz vice president of branch services; St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union promotes Steve Jensen to chief credit officer; Harborstone Credit Union, Numerica Credit Union, O Bee Credit Union, PrimeSource Credit Union and Rogue Credit Union make the season merry for Northwest families and nonprofits.