Oregon Cooperatives Collaborate to Host Legislators

Engaging the community and lawmakers, this event has become a long-standing display of the Credit Union Difference.

How Credit Unions are Offering Free Tax Preparation to Qualified Individuals

The program offers free tax return support to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.

Valley Credit Union Gives Back $1 Million

The majority of the credit union’s members – 75% – received an ownership dividend and the average payout was $52.74.

Kevin Cole Assumes Duties as Mid Oregon Credit Union’s President & CEO

Cole replaces long-time CEO Bill Anderson who retired at the end of 2022, completing a distinguished 32-year career of service to Mid Oregon and the Central Oregon community.

InRoads Credit Union Gives Back Over $161,000 to the Community

Donations included over $100,000 to local schools, $45,816 to non-profit organizations, $5,000 to college bound students and 625 random acts of kindness.

Unitus Community Credit Union Announces New Branch

Opening a new branch at Bridgeport Village is part of their strategic growth plans to engage current and future members in the communities where they live.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Announces Patty Groman as Chief People Officer

She will oversee the talent strategy and culture with a people-centric and innovative approach, leads talent development and acquisition, organizational and performance management, and more.

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OCCU Announces Nine New Leadership Assignments

The credit union implemented structural leadership changes to ensure organizational readiness and sustain innovation.

Unitus Community Credit Union Focuses on Giving to Conclude 2022

Combined with the additional food and fund drive gifts, this culminated in $23,024 in 2022 holiday giving.

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Six Portland Credit Unions Unite to Address Homeownership Gap in Latinx and BIPOC Communities with $75K Donation

Funds support a new Oregon lending program to be launched by Hacienda CDC for first-time homebuyers earning up to 120% of AMI, with a focus on Latinx and BIPOC families.

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OnPoint Community Credit Union Named One of Oregon’s Most Admired Financial Services Companies in 2022

Portland Business Journal ranked Oregon’s largest credit union as second in financial services.

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iQ Credit Union Announces the Opening of its Third Oregon Branch in Happy Valley

The community branch offers a full suite of financial products and services. iQ works hard to staff local to the area, creating a familiar experience for all members. 

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Columbia Credit Union Recognized for Corporate Philanthropy by Portland Business Journal

During 2021, Columbia Credit Union helped raise $8.3 million for local organizations, donated to 43 nonprofits, and volunteered 1,038 hours of time working to improve education, housing access, environmental protections, and more across the community.

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New Business Practices Inspired by Credit Unions’ Visit to South Korea

GoWest credit unions explored the principles, best practices, structure, and values of South Korean credit unions through the Global Bridges Program.

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How to Develop Contact Center Employees for a Stellar Member Experience

Five credit union leaders reflect on how to best train and support remote workers in ways that promote outstanding member service.

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OnPoint Community Credit Union Donates $100,000 to Local Non-profits on Giving Tuesday

Blanchet House, Habitat for Humanity Oregon, and New Avenues for Youth are among the latest recipients in a record year of giving for OnPoint Credit Union.

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How Wauna’s CADET Program is Developing Future Credit Union Leaders

GoWest’s president and CEO visited the cadets and was impressed by the level of education and training received – resulting in an 80% promotion rate for graduates.

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Unitus’s Plans New Facility in Second Phase of its Distributed Administrative Network

The credit union’s Distributed Administrative Network establishes multiple locations for employees to work, collaborate, and connect in flexible spaces across the region.

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First Community Credit Union Promotes Investment Services Team Member

First Community is pleased to introduce investment services team member and CFS investment advisor, Blake Smith.

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OCCU Issues Inaugural Auto Asset-Backed Securities

Oregon Community Credit Union, based in Eugene, Oregon, has become the first state-chartered U.S. credit union to issue auto asset-backed securities (auto ABS).