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Oregonians Credit Union was featured in the December issue of Kiplinger News. The article discusses how Oregonians takes a different approach to member relationships by focusing on financial guidance rather than sales.
“We view every member contact as an opportunity to find ways we can improve lives,” says CEO, Sam Launius. “For example, a member visited one of our branches to ask about a home equity loan. By taking the time to dig a little deeper, asking more questions, we found we could offer her a much better alternative. By refinancing her first mortgage, she got the funds she needed while reducing her mortgage payments, saving $72,000 over the life of the loan and allowing her to pay off the mortgage five years sooner. We could have easily approved the home equity loan and she would have been satisfied, but our purpose is to explore every avenue to find member savings.” Read the full article here. Watch the video here.
2020 Calendars for a Cause
We want to help you #OwnTheWeekend, every weekend, in 2020 with the Oregonians CU Special Edition of the Portland Events 2020 Calendar. For each calendar sold, $10 will be donated to one of three charitable organizations: Special Olympics Oregon, Oregon Humane Society, or Oregon Food Bank. Stop by any branch beginning December 1st to purchase yours! Visit our Charity page to learn more.
The 37th annual Gresham Teddy Bear Parade was on Saturday, September 28th in Downtown hosted by the Soroptimist Club. We collected monetary donations and teddy bears throughout the month of September to be donated to the NW Trauma Intervention Program. TIP gives first responders teddy bears to give out to children in traumatic situations. Our Gresham staff collected $530 in donations and over 100 bears for TIP! We also had members sign up to walk in the parade with us and each member received an "It's Great Being an Oregonian" t-shirt. TIP was thrilled to receive our donation. View our parade video here. This fundraiser has concluded but if you would like to learn more please visit www.tipnw.org.
Miracle Jeans Day
In the Month of September we participated in Miracle Jeans Day, a fundraiser where employees wear jeans to work on September 11th by donating $5 to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. To amplify our contributions we decided to have jeans days every Friday throughout the month.
Our members joined us by making donations and in return received a Miracle Jeans Day paper icon with their name to display in the branch. The paper heart icons helped show that we are all in this together. We also had an online personal fundraising page! By the end of the month we raised a total of $2,548.86 for Doernbecher Children's Hospital! We are so thankful to everyone who helped us with our fundraising efforts.
Want to see who your money is helping? Meet the kids at CMNHospitals.org. Every dollar makes a difference, and when we all come together – employees and members alike - those dollars add up quickly! Thank you for helping us make miracles happen!