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Lean
January 13, 2015

Winter is a hard time for me physically. Some people are affected by the dark nights. Others by the cold weather. For me, it’s the chocolate, the baking, the extra whip and marshmallows on the hot cocoa. It’s so hard, in fact, that I’ve been known to break out the “fat pants”—you know that go-to pair that’s ever-so-wonderfully less snug around the waste. Unfortunately, those extra pounds and inches that I almost magically accumulate can’t stay...

November 20, 2014

Not too long ago, I motored through town with a carload of coworkers on our way to a meeting with a community food bank. The crew of white-collar banker-types I was wheeling around wanted to meet this partner and I was only too happy to oblige and arrange the introduction. While we were stopped at a traffic light not too far from our destination, my car mates noticed a line was forming—one that snaked its way down the block. First they thought it was a sale at a big box store, but as...

 
Model
November 14, 2014

Duncan, B.C. and Langley B.C. (Nov. 14, 2014) — After six weeks of information-sharing, public meetings and thoughtful conversation, Island Savings members have approved by majority a special resolution that will see the organization join First West Credit Union on January 1, 2015.

“This ‘yes’ from our members is really a vote for the continued success of Island Savings and for the cooperative roots that our credit union was founded on more than 60 years ago,...

 
Model
September 18, 2014

Strong majority of Island Savings employees indicate in recent employee engagement survey that senior leaders at Island Savings are positioning the credit union for long-term success

Island Savings and First West Credit Union today announced they are moving forward with next steps in their proposed merger.

As a democratically-led cooperative, Island Savings members must vote on special resolutions before the organizations can legally come together at year-end...

 
Model
September 18, 2014

Strong majority of Island Savings employees indicate in recent employee engagement survey that senior leaders at Island Savings are positioning the credit union for long-term success

Island Savings and First West Credit Union today announced they are moving forward with next steps in their proposed merger.

As a democratically-led cooperative, Island Savings members must vote on special resolutions before the organizations can legally come together at year-end...

 
People
September 8, 2014

Growing leaders, growing business is what it’s all about for SVP Loree Gray

Loree Gray’s notion of downtime often includes exercising her green thumb. On any given sunny Sunday, you’re likely to find First West’s senior vice president of operations puttering around in her garden, watering, pruning, weeding. Growing a healthy garden can make for tough, sometimes tedious, work, but Loree loves the challenge. Frankly, it’s in her nature to...