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March 11, 2014

Pining over what was won’t help credit unions face what is

We’ve all experienced them. Those events in time that forever change the course of the road you’re travelling down—in your own life, with your family, at work.

I know I have. One example that comes to mind readily is when I was at Starbucks. The organization was opening stores in key markets in the U.S. and Canada and knew it had something special—but it wasn’t sure...

March 4, 2014

Credit unions need to rediscover the pioneering spirit

It was one of those news stories that made me go “wow!” The world’s largest online retailer—Amazon—unveiled their Prime Air drone project to the world in December. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you need to. In the near future, Amazon could be offering store-to-door delivery within hours (possibly minutes) of placing...

 
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March 4, 2014

Remember that old Remington commercial where the owner claims, ‘I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company’? The sentiment rings true for First West CIO Darrell Jaggers, who, after years of interacting with First West, loved the credit union so much he joined them.

From across the Georgia Straight, as the CIO of Island Savings Credit Union (Island Savings), Darrell had admired First West’s steady growth and innovation. When the opportunity presented itself, he...

 
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December 4, 2013

Credit unions now seeking regulator’s consent and member approval

Langley, B.C.— Following several months of due diligence, the boards of Island Savings and First West Credit Union have unanimously approved the business case that would see Island Savings join First West.

Through First West’s unique partnership model, Island Savings would retain its local brand, local leadership, local decision-making and Island-centred community focus.

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October 14, 2013

About the Enderby Letters
Over the weeks ahead, you’ll get a glimpse of the experiences of team members who are working to bring Enderby & District Financial into the First West family. Throughout the series, you’ll hear from a number of people in different roles as they reflect on the changes, emotions, and overall experience of embarking on a new journey and starting something new.

 

October 15, 2013 | Hitting the...

 
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October 14, 2013

About the Enderby Letters
Over the weeks ahead, you’ll get a glimpse of the experiences of team members who are working to bring Enderby & District Financial into the First West family. Throughout the series, you’ll hear from a number of people in different roles as they reflect on the changes, emotions, and overall experience of embarking on a new journey and starting something new.

 

October 15, 2013 | Hitting the...