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. 

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.


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.

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.

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.

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).

OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrates 90 Years and 500,000 Members with $500 Giveaways

Ninety winners’ names will be drawn at the end of the day on November 30, 2022. Branch staff will also give away OnPoint branded merchandise throughout the month.

Unitus Community Credit Union Ranked Third Most Philanthropic Corporation, Earns Innovation in Philanthropy Award

Unitus celebrated its largest year of giving in 2021, donating more than $464,000 to community partners and organizations. It marked a 47% increase in community giving over 2020.

First Community Credit Union Announces Two New Leadership Team Members

Crissie Files was promoted to Branch Manager at the Florence, Oregon branch, and Riley Maciel was promoted to Branch Manager at the Grants Pass South, Oregon branch.

Interested in Joining the YCUP PDX Board?

Join the Young Credit Union Professionals of Portland at 6:30pm PST on Tuesday, November 15 via Zoom to chat about the exciting openings available on the YCUP PDX Board in 2023.

Credit Unions Collaborate to Support Salem Health Respite Garden and Chapel

In keeping with their not-for-profit, cooperative structure and “People Helping People” mission, eight Salem credit unions banded together to support the Salem Health Foundation’s Respite Garden and Chapel.

Longtime InRoads Credit Union President/CEO and CLO Announce Retirement

Both Brooke Van Vleet-Pearson, president and CEO, and Robin Balza, chief lending officer, have announced plans to retire in 2023. Combined, the two represent over 70 years of industry expertise and leadership.

CCCU Announces Melissa Vigil as New Chief Operating Officer

Vigil has more than seventeen years of leadership experience in operations and human resources and comes from Northwest Community Credit Union in Eugene, OR, where she was Chief Operating Officer of the $1.9 billion organization since 2017.

First Tech Federal Credit Union Earns a 2022 Top Workplace in Oregon Award

The award celebrates employers with 150+ employees with an employee-centered work culture and creates a platform for employee feedback.

OCCU Uses Machine Learning to Reduce Holds on Deposits

The new program scans a database to determine if the member qualifies and finds the unique hold limit attributed to the account.

OnPoint Launches eBook to Help Guard Against Evolving Tactics in Cybercrime

From ransomware-for-hire to smishing attacks, OnPoint provides guidance on protecting against the newest cybersecurity threats.

Oregon State Credit Union wins White Hat award

A combined match from NAFCU and the credit union totaling $72,394 was distributed in Oregon through CU4Kids to support nonprofit children’s hospitals.