Northwest Matters

by John D. Iglesias

It’s hard to believe that just two years ago on October 22nd, we announced our intent to purchase the property for the new construction and relocation of the support center in Eugene. We broke ground on the project in June 2012.

We’re now only two months away from the move-in date in mid-December, and excitement is building as local community members and staff see tangible evidence of the finished structure taking place:

In June, signs of change began emerging in Northwest Community Credit Union branches across Oregon and in advertising markets statewide. New television and radio advertising tells a story highlighting the founders of the credit union, and branch signage features a new logo as well as enhancements to lobby décor.

Topping Out celebration defines high point of structure and path to completion

Friday, March 14th Northwest Community celebrated the midpoint of construction on the new support center at 8th Avenue & Ferry Street in downtown Eugene.

A topping out ceremony was held to mark the high point of the structure and featured beam signing by members of Northwest Community’s Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, and project teams.

Have you been dating someone online?  Has he or she ever asked you for your bank account information or asked you to “kindly” help with a financial transaction?  I see the devastating aftermath of online dating scams, or “sweetheart scams,” all too often.

People-focus continues to shape project

The form of the building to come is emerging at 8th Avenue and Ferry Street in Eugene, Oregon.

With first construction milestones completed ahead of schedule, Northwest Community design and operations teams are detailing the new building’s operational requirements for LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.

October 17, 2013: Federal workers have been recalled to work, and back pay has been approved by Congress.

Northwest Community ends our special furlough assistance program; however, we continue to work with members to address financial challenges.

If you experience difficulties, or simply want to improve financial planning for the future, be sure to contact your branch or call 1-800-452-9515. 

On Thursday, October 17th, credit unions in more than 100 countries will reflect on credit union history and promote International Credit Union (ICU) Day.

ICU Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948 to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world.

Credit Union National Association’s ongoing “Unite for Good” campaign underscores ways credit unions cooperate together to help remove barriers for people from all walks of life who are seeking financial services.

Northwest Community Credit Union hosted its annual volunteering party, Project Community, Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 8:30 AM to noon, in eight Oregon locations from Oregon City to Roseburg.

Project Community 2013 was dedicated to sprucing up educational facilities, social services agencies, and park environments directly serving youth, including:

When Northwest Community Credit Union members Marquetta and Dennis Bilderback stopped in at their North Roseburg branch this week to do some banking, they got more than their share of attention.

“It was a little scary at first to get the call from the branch,” said Marquetta “Kita” Bilderback. “At first I thought maybe there was some sort of problem with a deposit or some strange thing.”

Bilderback had submitted one of 48 applications the credit union accepted statewide since May for the What’s Your Dream? Home Improvement Grant. Her application proposed equipping their home bath for accessibility.