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June 8, 2016

PENTICTON, B.C. (June 7, 2016) — First West Credit Union today shared Susan Ewanick has been appointed as president of its Valley First and Enderby & District Financial divisions.

As regional president, Ewanick will lead a team of close to 300 First West employees across the...

June 1, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (June 1, 2016) — First West Credit Union has announced that Robin Middleton and Ken Voth have been re-elected by acclamation to the credit union’s board of directors.

The full First West board of directors now includes:

Shawn Neumann,...

May 10, 2016

PENTICTON B.C. (May 10, 2016)—During the First West Credit Union AGM session in Kelowna on May 9, Paulette Rennie—a 25-year veteran of the B.C. credit union system—publicly announced her retirement.

Rennie, who is president of the Valley First and Enderby & District...

May 10, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (May 10, 2016) — This past weekend, First West Insurance Services Ltd. successfully completed a multi-phase, multi-region conversion to Applied Epic, the fastest-growing cloud-based brokerage management system in the world.

Although it’s one of the largest...

May 5, 2016

LANGLEY, B.C. (May 5, 2016) — First West Credit Union was recognized with two National Credit Union Awards at the industry’s national conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. These awards acknowledge credit unions that exemplify the true nature of the cooperative spirit, highlight...