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Wed. 10/16/19
October is Cybersecurity Month. Credit Unions Have Your Back. Visit the MAXX Convention Today (Photo)
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 10/16/19 7:01 AM
Dr. Mary Kelly delivers an engaging approach to the economic outlook. She will forecast Northwest economic trends at MAXX today.
Dr. Mary Kelly delivers an engaging approach to the economic outlook. She will forecast Northwest economic trends at MAXX today.
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What we can expect from the economy, new technology helping credit unions help their members, and raising the roof for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

SPOKANE, Washington (Oct. 16,2019) —   Not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions are consumers’ best financial services partners. Come to the MAXX Convention to find out why credit unions are so popular here in Spokane.

Approximately 1,000 credit union enthusiasts are in town for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s MAXX Convention. Head over to the Spokane Convention Center for plenty of news.

Need consumer news? We have experts. Here’s what’s possible today:

    • It’s the economy! Especially with a presidential election on the horizon, consumers are focused on what’s in store for the economy, and how it impacts what’s in their wallet. Dr. Mary Kelly, who is an economist, best-selling author, and retired Naval Commander, breaks down trade, tariffs, investments, national and personal debt, and consumer trends. Her “FutureNomics” program helps credit unions to help their members.  Cover her keynote and ask some follow up questions in a one-on-one interview. (8:30 a.m.).
    • What’s new in financial technology? Stroll through the Strategic Link Trade Show and see 130 companies that support credit unions and their members with secure enterprise-level texting, integrated account opening, onboarding services, and more. (10: a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    • October is cybersecurity month. Nationally recognized speaker Scott Alldridge, CEO of IP Services talks about the five practices every credit union should implement to protect their operations and their members’ information. He can help your news audience with some valuable advice, too. (12:45 p.m.)
    • Why have more than 500,000 consumers in Spokane chosen not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions as their financial services partners? If you’re not a member of a not-for-profit, cooperative credit union, you’re missing out! We’re happy to tell you why. Call ahead and we’ll line up passionate credit union ambassadors to speak with you.

Need heartwarming news? We’ve got this.

    • Credit Unions for Kids is the national Credit Union Movement’s “charity of choice.” Since 1996, credit unions have raised nearly $200 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.  Tonight, they will raise hundreds of thousands more at the Masquerade Auction. (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)

Still to come at MAXX: Tomorrow we’ll have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expert on the mainstage, and a huge surprise honor for a local credit union professional. (Let’s keep that a secret for now).

If you’d like to interview representatives of Spokane credit unions, they’re here at MAXX. Please contact Lynn Heider for your coverage needs. lheider@nwcua.org (503) 329 7208.

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The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing more than 175 not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and their 7.3 million consumer members. From Oct. 15 to 17, the NWCUA will host its annual MAXX Convention and Strategic Link Trade Show, in Spokane. MAXX draws hundreds of credit union professionals across the region to the three-day event. The annual Convention and Trade Show provides advocacy, networking, and learning opportunities through engaging speakers, roundtables, workshops, and more. For details and registration, visit MAXX online.

 




Attached Media Files: News Release , Dr. Mary Kelly delivers an engaging approach to the economic outlook. She will forecast Northwest economic trends at MAXX today.

Tue. 10/15/19
SmileMobile - A Three Chair Dental Office On Wheels is Coming to Clarkston! (Photo)
Clarkston School District - 10/15/19 2:54 PM
SmileMobile
SmileMobile
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Clarkston, WA - The SmileMobile, a three chair dental office on wheels is coming to Clarkston October 22 - 25, 2019. The dentist and staff will see babies (first tooth) up through high school age and pregnant/postpartum women on WA Medicaid (Apple Health, Provider One, and uninsured) with limited access to dental care.

The staff will provide oral health education, examinations, x-rays, fluoride varnish, sealants, cleanings (if needed) fillings and simple extractions.  Students with comprehensive dental needs will be referred.

The SmileMobile will be parked at Grantham Elementary, 1253 Poplar Street, Clarkston, WA for this event.  If you would like to make an appointment, please call now - 1.888.286.9105.  The event is open to the community.

The SmileMobile, operated by Arcora Foundation in partnership with Seattle Children's Hospital, travels the state year-round and has examined and treated more than 44,000 youngsters in communities throughout Washington State.

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Why Every Spokane Resident Should Join a Credit Union
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 10/15/19 6:39 AM

MAXX Convention brings cybersecurity, economic, and financial technology experts to the Lilac City this week.

SPOKANE, Washington (Oct. 15,2019) — There’s no denying it: Spokane is a Credit Union Town. And that will be true to the max when the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) opens the curtains on its annual MAXX Convention at the Spokane Convention Center this afternoon.  it’s only fitting MAXX is in Spokane – where more than a half-million consumers have chosen not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions as their financial services partners.

Consumer news opportunities abound for Spokane reporters. Here’s what you can expect today:

    • Why credit unions are good for consumers. As not-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions have a “giveback DNA” that results in a better deal for consumers. With no Wall Street stockholders to pay, your credit union reinvests its earnings right back to Main Street. This means better loan rates and fewer fees. Credit unions listen to your story and tailor their services to your specific needs. All that, AND your credit union accounts are insured up to $250,000. We’ll find you a passionate credit union evangelist to interview.
    • The Power of Story. Three renowned keynote speakers demonstrate the power of storytelling. Through this art, we can create change and promote the benefits of credit unions to everyone. Hear from some Spokane credit union members who will join us “live” on stage. (3 p.m.)
    •  “CU Pitch.” The financial technology “fintech” space is exploding. Along with that a variety of innovative products and services are helping credit unions to help their members. Witness the “CU Pitch” contest which gives five emerging technology companies five minutes each to pitch their products to a panel of judges.  You’re welcome to witness this fast-paced, high energy event. (5 p.m.)

Tomorrow at MAXX: Economic and cybersecurity experts are in the house. The Strategic Link Tradeshow will unveil 130 business partners offering innovative technology and services that help credit unions serve their members. MAXX attendees will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the eight Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the Northwest. Tomorrow evening, credit unions will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the Masquerade Auction (6:30-9 pm).

If you’d like to interview representatives of Spokane credit unions, they’re here at MAXX. Please contact Lynn Heider for your coverage needs. lheider@nwcua.org (503) 329 7208.

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The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing more than 175 not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and their 7.3 million consumer members. From Oct. 15 to 17, the NWCUA will host its annual MAXX Convention and Strategic Link Trade Show, in Spokane. MAXX draws hundreds of credit union professionals across the region to the three-day event. The annual Convention and Trade Show provides advocacy, networking, and learning opportunities through engaging speakers, roundtables, workshops, and more. For details and registration, visit MAXX online.




Attached Media Files: 2019-10/4992/128479/Find_out_Why_Every_Spokane_Resident_Should_Belong_to_a_Credit_Union.docx