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

Spokane Federal named among best credit unions to work for; Industrial’s Food Truck Roundup raises $16k for food banks; St. Helens Community donates toy-filled wagons; and Consolidated Community preps new branch.

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

Gesa Credit Union raises $10,000 for fire victims; Kitsap Chapter invites you to Credit Unions for Kids golf tourney; Red Canoe Credit Union collects seven tons of back-to-school supplies; Industrial Credit Union rounds up food trucks for charity.

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

WECU donates $46,220 to local nonprofits in Q2; Unitus wins fans with “Free Lunch Fridays”; Gesa Credit Union Raises $90K to support community shelters and the Washington Asset Building Coalition invites credit unions to its summer meeting.

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.

Industrial Credit Union’s 19th Annual Food Drive Spreads the ‘People Helping People’ Philosophy Across Washington’s Whatcom County

For Terri Salstrom, Kim Sutton, and the employees of Industrial Credit Union in Bellingham, the spirit of community involvement is very much alive, and the “Feed the Need” food drive they created 19 years ago is still bringing neighbors together to help families who are hungry.

Ferndale Refinery Credit Union, Industrial Credit Union of Whatcom County Announce Merger Plans

The trend of credit union mergers in the Northwest continues, as Ferndale Refinery Credit Union and Industrial Credit Union of Whatcom County have announced plans to combine operations on Oct. 1.

Cooperative Day of Action Presents Volunteer Opportunities for Credit Union Members, Professionals

Bellingham’s credit unions and other cooperatives have set a high standard during the International Year of Cooperatives. The community will take things to an even higher level with the June 16 Cooperative Day of Action.

Co-Op Coalition Shines Spotlight on Cooperative Model

Known as the Co-Op Coalition, a group of co-ops in the Bellingham, Wash., including GaPac Community Federal, Industrial and Whatcom Educational Credit Unions, has teamed to promote the cooperative model during the International Year of Cooperatives.

Congressman Larsen Visits Whatcom Educational, North Coast Credit Unions

Rep. Rick Larsen of Washington’s Second District visited Whatcom Educational Credit Union and North Coast Credit Union as part of a visit to Bellingham to explore job creation opportunities in the region.