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USACU Honored with Two Regional Awards

A press release from the Northwest Credit Union Association

We are honored to accept these first place awards in our asset category and are especially excited that they will go on to be judged nationally later this year. Hats off to our staff and members for the support of these efforts.

A special thanks to our partners Enterprise Car Sales and SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) for the collaboration on the “Drive Into Reading” Campaign.

October 9th, 2015

USAgencies Credit Union Wins Awards at Regional Association Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Northwest Credit Union Association presented USAgencies Credit Union with two prestigious awards at its annual Amplify Convention Awards Banquet last night.

USAgencies Credit Union won a Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for the work its staff has done to support their local community. Dora Maxwell was an early leader of the credit union movement. This award is given to credit unions that significantly improve the lives of members and non-members through community outreach. USAgencies’ staff members have given 100 volunteer hours serving more than 1,400 people and raising $10,500 to support various causes. In particular, the credit union used its social media presence and worked with its business partners to raise $3,000 to purchase books for young children.

The credit union also received a Desjardins Adult Financial Education award for its Feast and Forum program, in which staff members visit businesses to provide financial fitness programming during Financial Planning Month and Financial Literacy Month. The award is named after Alphonse Desjardins, who founded the first credit unions in the United States and Canada and who pioneered youth savings clubs and in-school banks.

Find out more about USAgencies Credit Union at usacu.org.

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 160 of Oregon and Washington’s credit unions and their 5.2 million members. The NWCUA is the voice of the Northwest credit union movement, providing legislative, regulatory and public advocacy in addition to education, compliance, networking support and business solutions to credit unions. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.

Bring the Credit Union to your Workplace

The benefits of membership at USAgencies run deep and make for a happier employee.

Whether you are a business owner looking for tools to improve your HR offerings, or you’re an employee who thinks you and your co-workers could benefit from some education, connect with us!

What We Offer:
New Employee Orientation: we can be a part of the onboarding process for new hires and even open accounts for them onsite.

Financial Newsletter: we can provide short article for publication in your employee communications with a focus on financial tips, upcoming promotions, and more.

Financial Education: free financial education seminars on a variety of topics such as “Understanding Your Credit Report,” “Social Security,” and many more.

How to Get Started:
Contact Kasey Rockwell, Director of Credit Union Relations at krockwell@usacu.org | (503) 275-0346

Financial Literacy Month

April Seminars & Webinars

Increase your financial knowledge by joining us for our Financial Literacy Month of Feast&Forum financial seminars and webinars.

When:
  • Every Wednesday in April from noon – 1pm
Where:
  • Brown Bag Lunch at the Credit Union: 95 SW Taylor Street | Portland, OR 97204
  • Webinar: join us remotely, wherever you are!

Want to Sign Up?
RSVP by clicking the link below for the seminar or webinar you’d like to attend – just follow the steps when prompted and you’ll be all set! Or, you can RSVP to Kasey Rockwell at (503) 275-0346 – or – events@usacu.org.


 

April 1 – Investing Concerns in a Fragile Market
Take a deep dive into common investing mistakes and discuss the importance of asset allocation.

April 8 – Roth IRA
Learn the benefits of Roth IRAs and how they are different from Traditional IRAs; plus learn about the TSP option with a Roth.

April 15 – Understanding Retirement Plan Rollovers
We’ll cover rolling over 401(k)s, IRAs, TSP accounts, and others.

April 22 – Asset Allocation
Discussion on how to utilize asset allocation to work toward your short, mid, and long-term goals; plus we’ll look at TSP L-Funds.

April 29 – Transition to Retirement
Learn ten critical factors to help you plan for your retirement.

2014 Community Impact

Thanks to members, staff, volunteers, and business partners!

Your credit union may be smaller, but our impact is big!
Here’s a visual of the Community Impact USAgencies had in 2014 #givingback

Learn more about the philosophy that informs our giving efforts and submit a giving request.

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