co-ops articles

No Monthlyl Debit Card Fees at SMCU

October 7th, 2011

Debit Card Fees Illustrate the SMCU Difference

Debit card fees have been in the news quite a bit during the last week. Changes in federal regulations are leading some banks to shift the task of generating debit-card revenue from the merchants accepting debit cards to the consumers using them. Several national banks have recently announced plans to charge their customers a monthly… (keep reading)


July 10th, 2011

Co-opalooza: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Are you looking for a free, fun, family-friendly event this Fall? Check out Co-opalooza, presented by Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center.

Hosted by Northwest comedy legend Pat Cashman, Co-opalooza is a celebration of cooperatives and the wonderful things that they do for their communities. Co-ops from around the region and across the country will participate in this one-of-a-kind festival showcasing the different types of co-ops as well as the wide variety of industries they represent.

Popular co-ops you’ll see at Co-opalooza include…

  • PCC Natural Markets
  • Group Health
  • Central Co-op
  • Organic Valley
  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
  • Equal Exchange
International Day Of Cooperatives 2011-"Youth. The Future of Cooperative Enterprise"

June 29th, 2011

Are we teaching our children about the co-op difference?

Saturday, July 2, 2011, is the International Day of Cooperatives, as designated by both the United Nations and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). This year’s theme “Youth, the future of cooperative enterprise,” is tied to the UN’s celebration of 2011 as the International Year of Youth. Focusing on the next generation brings up an interesting… (keep reading)