St. Helens CCU Employees Volunteer on Holiday

Employees partnered with Community Action Team on Columbus Day.

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BECU Foundation Awards 80 Scholarships to Student-Members

For over 21 years, the BECU Foundation has awarded these scholarships to outstanding high school and undergraduate college students.

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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.

Oregon Delegation to NCSL Leads Way on Cannabis Banking Policy

During the National Conference of State Legislatures, Oregon delegation members led a national resolution urging Congress to let states decide their own legal framework for cannabis banking, an issue front and center for Northwest credit union advocates.

Verity Nabs Spot on Top 100 Business List

Seattle Business Magazine selects the list that “every company wants to be on” and we talked to Verity about their spot on it.

Emerging Leaders: Reflection, Learning & Practice

This is the second installment of guest blogger Jennifer Smith from Maps Credit Union, as she works through the Emerging Leaders program.

‘Love My Credit Union’ Campaign Launches From CU Solutions Group

The campaign spotlights credit unions giving back to their communities.

Recent Filene Report Details How Culture Affects Performance

The report looks at how credit unions can foster a high-performance culture by strengthening their core values, accountability systems, boundaries, and employee selection.

Northwest Credit Unions Celebrate Financial Fitness Day

Credit Unions around the Northwest—and around the country—celebrated Financial Fitness Day on April 6. Here is a rundown of the stories shared on social media with the #FinancialFitnessDay hashtag.

Northwest Credit Union Leaders Speak at Korean Credit Union Conference

CEOs of two Northwest credit unions presented at a conference in Korea. In the process, they learned the issues credit unions around the world face aren’t so different after all.

Credit Unions ‘Shop for Miracles,’ Raise Over $50k for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Six credit unions raised over $52,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through the Credit Unions for Kids Shop for Miracles Campaign.

Old West Federal Team Member Builds Homes for Families in Bali

With support from her credit union, Tara Dreher traveled to the far side of the world with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for two Balinese families. She said the experience changed her forever.

Student Beats Odds to Start College—First in His Family—With Help From Maps IDA

Gilberto Celestino watched his immigrant parents struggle to provide. But rather than losing hope, he internalized the value of hard work. And with a hand from Maps Credit Union’s Community Foundation, he overcame enormous obstacles to become the first member of his family to enroll in college.

Point West #DriveHope Campaign to Raise Funds for Local Nonprofit

The campaign supports Metropolitan Family Services’ “Ways to Work” program by inspiring members and the community to share their answers to the question, “What drives you?”

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.

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.

OnPoint Member Invents ‘Complimentary Currency,’ Wins CO-OP THINK Prize

Justin Bean created Community Coin, a concept to allow communities to pay for community service work even when no money is available.

Minickiello Appointed to Financial Education Public Private Partnership

The Partnership provides teachers with the tools and training to teach students personal financial management.