A 93-year-old Grandmother’s Advice Earns Her and Her Grandson $50,000 Through New Program at Gesa Credit Union

The grandmother and grandson from Kennewick participated in Gesa Credit Union’s “Refer-a-Friend” promotion.

Solarity Credit Union, Yakima Federal Welcome Washington State Legislators to Discuss Community Empowerment

Committee members met with each organization to explore and discuss the role community-based financial institutions play in positively impacting our communities and providing banking services to the underserved.

Unitus Community Credit Union Opens New Branch at Cascade Station

Unitus’ new Cascade Station Branch will offer expanded services, including a Virtual Teller Machine (VTM) and Saturday hours.


Gesa Credit Union Announces Grand Opening of Renton High School Branch

The credit union’s history-making High School Credit Union Program now operates student-run branches at 13 schools across the state.

Unitus Community Credit Union Places Second in National Awards for Philosophy in Action

The award recognizes credit unions that do an extraordinary job incorporating credit union philosophy into daily operations.  

Solarity Concludes Successful Coat Drive for YWCA Yakima

The initiative aimed to collect essential cold weather gear for those in need as temperatures drop.

BECU Expands Footprint with New Financial Centers in Tacoma and Shoreline

Both locations will join over 60 existing financial centers serving BECU’s more than 1.4 million members.

First Sound Bank Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Harborstone Credit Union

Harborstone Credit Union will purchase substantially all assets and assume substantially all liabilities of First Sound Bank.

BECU Announces Beth Hale as Chief Consumer and Business Solutions Officer

Purpose-driven leader joins cooperative’s executive team in new role.

First Tech Reinforces Philanthropic Commitment, Contributing $3.6M to Nonprofits in 2023

Through collective efforts by First Tech’s dedicated members, employees, and community, the annual grant includes $2.23 million in direct charitable giving and $1.5 million in fundraising for Credit Unions for Kids.

Colorado Credit Union Collaboration: Supporting Hunger Initiatives with Social Media ‘Wrap Battle’

Northern Colorado Credit Union, based in Greeley, kicked off the giving event Nov. 17.

BECU Welcomes Jason Rudman as Chief Member and Digital Experience Officer

In his role, Rudman will oversee BECU’s member journey across all channels.

Mountain America Credit Union, First Tech Federal Credit Union Highlighted on Money’s ‘Best Credit Unions’ list

The ranking considered opening balance requirements, interest paid, fees, and other factors at 273 of the nation’s largest financial institutions.

OCCU Foundation Golf Classic Supports Hungry Local Families

Proceeds will go directly to local food security programs for children and families in need through the OCCU Foundation Feeding Families Fund.


Gesa Credit Union Launches Five New Commercial Banking Deposit Products

The credit union has added new products to its commercial banking line to better serve the diverse needs of its commercial members across all markets in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Forrit Credit Unions Participated in ‘Best Day Ever’

Mobilizing their passionate staff, they took to the streets of downtown Portland and Hillsboro in superhero capes, proudly displaying the Forrit name.

Numerica Credit Union Announces Two Branch Manager Promotions

Marco Espinoza and Martha Henry have each worked at Numerica for several years.


Lighting the Way for Leaders with ‘TORCH’

Individuals or credit unions interested in joining or supporting YCUP PDX are encouraged to contact them.

Canopy Credit Union Welcomes New Vice President of Finance

Most recently, Cindy Thompson served as treasurer at Horizon Credit Union for two years, following 16 years at Numerica Credit Union.

Kim Withers to Retire, Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union Names Bryan Thomas Next CEO

Withers has been with Meridian Trust for 32 years.