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  • NEW BERLIN, Wis. (9/11/12)--Landmark CU, based in New Berlin, Wis., has reached the $2 billion in assets milestone.  CEO Ron Kase attributed the growth to several factors. "We continue to execute on our brand promise, which is all about bringing consistent value and convenience to our members. We do this in the form of great rates on loans and deposits, a very favorable fee structure, and we continue to offer excellent service. We have also had the great fortune over the past three years to complete mergers with 10 area credit unions, which has allowed us to offer additional branches and convenience to our members throughout communities in Southeastern Wisconsin." At $2 billion, Landmark is the largest credit union in the state and among the top 100 credit unions in the U.S., based on asset size. IT has 489 employees serving more than 193,000 members at 25 locations …
  • FEDERAL WAY, Wash., and BEAVERTON, Ore. (9/11/12)--The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) has begun interviewing various Washington state and federal election candidates, including Washington Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna, shown here. He met with a group of about two dozen credit union advocates and indicated his support of the Washington State chartered credit union business and occupation (B&O) tax exemption and said he would work to resist sweeping of funds out of dedicated accounts into the state's general fund. He also expressed concern over the lack of economic literacy of teens and young adults (Anthem Recap Sept. 7).  NWCUA also scheduled interviews with seven other candidates for governor, state auditor, state attorney general, and Washington's lst Congressional District. (Photo provided by the Northwest Credit Union Association)…
  • FEDERAL WAY, Wash., and BEAVERTON, Ore. (9/11/12)--A five-alarm fire in North Portland early Sunday at a Red Lion hotel facility will not impact the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting.  The fire destroyed a vacant building that was a former Red Lion hotel. It was being used as a storage facility for mattresses and furniture, said NWCUA (Anthem Recap Sept.7).  The convention is set for Oct. 2-4 at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, Wash. Because that hotel is fully booked, arrangements have been made for attendees at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, said the association.  Investigators still haven't determined the cost of the fire …


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