Northwest Credit Unions Respond to Shutdown: USAgencies Eases Worker’s ‘Momentary Panic’ With Furlough Assistance Program

Barry Hansen is still on the job as a fire management officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Lakeview, Ore. But he won’t get a paycheck this week, thanks to the federal government’s shutdown. And that was cause for “momentary panic”—until USAgencies Credit Union stepped in to help.

NCA Security & Technology Insights: Work Your Way with Mobile Collaboration

With so many people working remotely, it can be difficult to foster collaboration and spontaneity in the virtual workplace. Strategic Link business partner NCA explains how mobile collaboration tools can re-introduce the human element—and face-to-face interaction—to a workflow dominated by email communications.

Credit Union Workers Association Honors NWCUA’s Rockwell at Final Meeting

Kasey Rockwell was honored with the Anna Read Award at the final annual meeting of the Credit Union Workers Association last week. CUWA has presented the annual award since 1986 for outstanding contributions to CUWA and the credit union movement.

Governor Kitzhaber Nominates Patrick Allen to Direct DCBS

Patrick Allen, recently nominated to direct Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), invites credit unions to help him truly understand their operations with the belief that regulation can be tailored to fit segments of the financial services industry.

BECU’s Gary Oakland Wins Credit Union Foundations’ Mark of Excellence Award

As CEO at BECU, Gary Oakland has navigated recessions, strikes and the housing market meltdown while growing assets to $9.5 billion and membership to more than 700,000, and he will be recognized with the Mark of Excellence honor next month.

Heard and Overheard August 2, 2010

Voices of the credit union movement, in Washington and beyond.