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Give Your Wallet Some Love This Valentine's Day (Photo)
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 02/13/18 8:03 AM
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Join an Idaho Credit Union and Ditch Those Annoying Fees!
BOISE, ID.--. Flowers, chocolates, engagement rings, and acts of kindness are all great on Valentine's Day, but we have another idea: show your wallet some love. If your heart is broken over the high price of roses and candy, know that those treats might be more affordable if you avoid bank fees and join a local credit union.

Wouldn't you love to save over $100 a year in interest on your car loan? Don't you pine for free checking? Wouldn't it be sweet to use an ATM when you travel and not pay a fee for it? Couldn't you just kiss a credit card with a lower interest rate than other financial institutions are charging--up to 2.44 percent lower? Those are the benefits nearly one million Idahoans are loving, because they are credit union members.

The key difference between credit unions and other financial institutions is that credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives. If you're a member, you're an owner. Instead of paying Wall St. stockholders, credit unions return direct benefits to Main St. owners and that means you. Lower interest rates on loans and credit cards, networked, surcharge-free ATMs, and higher interest on your savings are just some of the benefits of credit union membership. That's a relationship worth being in!

Nearly all Idaho residents are eligible for credit union membership. Be #CUobsessed and own your money. To find a credit union that's convenient for you, please visit www.asmarterchoice.org.

" Idaho Membership Benefits Report," Credit Union National Association study based on Dratatrac, NCUA, and CUNA comparison of bank and credit union rates, for 12 months ending in Sept 2017.


The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 180 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 6.5 million consumer members. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.
Judge's Choice for Top High School Artists: Regional Art Exhibit to Open at CBC (Photo)
ESD 123 - 02/13/18 8:00 AM
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PASCO, WA - On Friday, February 16, judges will be at Columbia Basin College (CBC) in Pasco to determine which pieces of art by high school students will receive the Judge's Choice award at the 45th Annual Regional High School Art Show. The annual art show, to be hung for display at the CBC Gjerde Center the afternoon of February 15, represents the outstanding talent of high school artists from school districts across Southeast Washington. The exhibit normally includes over 500 pieces of art -- the largest regional show in the state.

Columbia Basin College and Educational Service District (ESD) 123 host the art show every year to celebrate student art. An award ceremony honoring the top Judge's Choice, Honorable Mention, and Superintendent's Choice awards will take place at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 28 at the Gjerde Center. The art will be on display in the Gjerde Center until March 2.

To further honor students at the February 28 award ceremony, four lucky junior and senior students will receive scholarships from Central Washington University (CWU). Faculty of the CWU Department of Art will award three $1,000 scholarships and one $2,000 scholarship to students at the ceremony. The scholarships will remain eligible until the student's first year of college at CWU, regardless of the major of study chosen. CWU has implemented these scholarships throughout all ESD Art Shows across the state and will continue these awards annually in support of young artists.

Gregg Schlanger, CWU Art Department Chair, says choosing just four students to receive scholarships has been a difficult task with such enormous talent on display.

"We are honored to recognize these talented young artists who are already showing such promise," Schlanger said.

Students whose artworks are selected as Judge's Choice winners and are approved for sale will advance on to the state competition in Olympia in April. Both the art exhibit and February 28 award ceremony are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Molly Curtiss, ESD Communication & Graphics Coordinator, at 509.544.5787 or mcurtiss@esd123.org.

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About ESD 123: Educational Service District 123, based in Pasco, WA, is one of nine ESDs in Washington. Dedicated to delivering collaborative solutions that promote learning, ESD 123 serves 23 school districts in seven counties of Southeastern Washington. Under Superintendent Darcy Weisner and its board of directors, this legislatively mandated, not-for-profit educational organization provides efficiency of educational systems and equity of learning opportunities for over 70,000 Washington students. For more information about ESD 123, please call 509-544-5700 or 888-547-8441 or visit www.esd123.org.



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Give Your Wallet Some Love This Valentine's Day (Photo)
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 02/13/18 7:58 AM
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Join a Washington Credit Union and Ditch Those Annoying Fees!
SEATAC, WA--. Flowers, chocolates, engagement rings, and acts of kindness are all great on Valentine's Day, but we have another idea: show your wallet some love. If your heart is broken over the high price of roses and candy, know that those treats might be more affordable if you avoid bank fees and join a local credit union.

Wouldn't you love to save $195 a year in interest on your car loan? Don't you pine for free checking? Wouldn't it be sweet to use an ATM when you travel and not pay a fee for it? Couldn't you just kiss a credit card with a lower interest rate than other financial institutions are charging--up to 2.46 percent lower? Those are the benefits 3.5 million Washingtonians are loving, because they are credit union members.

The key difference between credit unions and other financial institutions is that credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives. If you're a member, you're an owner. Instead of paying Wall St. stockholders, credit unions return direct benefits to Main St. owners and that means you. Lower interest rates on loans and credit cards, networked, surcharge-free ATMs, and higher interest on your savings are just some of the benefits of credit union membership. That's a relationship worth being in!

Nearly all Washington residents are eligible for credit union membership. Be #CUobsessed and own your money. To find a credit union that's convenient for you, please visit www.asmarterchoice.org.

" Washington Membership Benefits Report," Credit Union National Association study based on Dratatrac, NCUA, and CUNA comparison of bank and credit union rates, for 12 months ending in Sept 2017.


The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 180 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 6.5 million consumer members. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.