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October 20th, 2011

SMCU is a proud Title Sponsor of SLICE

Have you ever wondered about starting a co-op? Are you interested in learning more about how to successfully manage a cooperative organization or in discussing the issues that co-ops face? On Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, our friends at Central Co-op are presenting the 3rd Annual SLICE Conference (Strengthening Local Independent Co-ops Everywhere).… (keep reading)

Co-opalooza Sunday October 16

October 7th, 2011

Co-opalooza: A Celebration of Community and Co-ops

Members of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union will tell you that we are a different kind of financial institution. We are a financial co-op, and being a co-op means doing right by our members. Being a co-op means that we do business according to a set of time-tested principles, none of which is focusing on maximizing… (keep reading)


October 4th, 2011

Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest

October 3rd thru October 21st Dress your pooch in their frightening best and have their snapshot taken for our first Howloween Dog Costume Contest. And just for participating – we will enter you in our grand prize drawing for a basket filled with doggy delights! Prizes will be awarded for Scariest Costume Funniest Costume Most… (keep reading)


September 30th, 2011

The 7th Annual Latino Heritage Award Celebration

On Saturday, October 15, the City of Seattle Latino City Employees (LCE) will be presenting the 7th Annual Latino Heritage Award Celebration. Seattle Mayor, Mike McGinn, will be presenting the award. The evening’s program features keynote speaker, Luis R. Fraga, PHD, presenting “Latinos and the Reshaping of American Politics”.


July 11th, 2011

Help Provide 1 Million Meals For Hungry Children This Summer

Hunger can affect anyone. According to Food Lifeline’s 2010 Hunger in America Study, More than 45% of the individuals using a food bank, meal program or shelter in Western Washington have some form of post-secondary education. Only 9% are actually homeless. 37% of the people Food Lifeline serves are children. 12% of the people Food… (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

July 8th, 2011

SMCU Welcomes DocuSign as Our Newest SEG Partner

DocuSign, SMCU’s most recent SEG partner, believes that the time of paper-and-ink document signing has passed. With more and more of the world’s documents being produced online, DocuSign is working to ensure that they can be signed, routed and tracked online as well. Since 2003 DocuSign has been helping businesses use the internet to make… (keep reading)