Elevate Your Team’s Growth with GoWest Foundation Scholarships

As your credit union weighs its training budget for the year, remember the Foundation offers scholarship funding exclusively for 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 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.

Numerica Credit Union Announces Two Branch Manager Promotions

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

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.

iQ Credit Union Celebrates the Opening of its Newly Relocated Salmon Creek Branch

The new location will be in the Skyview Station development in Vancouver. 

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.


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.

Solarity Concludes Successful Coat Drive for YWCA Yakima

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

Annual Turkey Shoot Raises Nearly $900 for Blanchet House

This tradition, running since 2011, pays homage to the late Bob Burns, a revered credit union executive and community leader.

OnPoint Community Credit Union Donates $2.5M to Oregon and Southwest Washington Nonprofits in 2023

Meals on Wheels, Rose Haven and Portland Housing Center are among the latest recipients in a record year of giving for Oregon’s largest credit union.

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.

Southwest Washington, Cascadia Chapter of Credit Unions Team Up for International Credit Union Day

Volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank partnered together to help repack 5,624 pounds of food, which translated to 4,686 individual meals.

American Banker Names ‘Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions 2023’

Four women lead credit unions within the GoWest community.

BECU Welcomes Jason Rudman as Chief Member and Digital Experience Officer

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


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.

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.

iQ Credit Union Recognized as One of the Top Philanthropic Organizations by Portland Business Journal

iQ ranks sixth in the large company category.

iQ Credit Union Recognized as One of The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces

The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Top Workplaces competition, now in its 12th year, evaluates employers in Oregon and southwest Washington.