feel good checking articles


October 19th, 2012

Celebrate Bank Transfer Day on November 5

You’ve probably heard all the “big banks are bad; switch to a credit union” hype, but do you know why credit unions are better for consumers? In light of the second annual Bank Transfer Day coming up, let’s review the differences between banks and credit unions and why you should switch. Banks are for profit.… (keep reading)

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October 15th, 2012

Checking for Change: Nominations

Here at SMCU, giving back to the community we serve is more than just a goal; we make it a priority. One way we give back is through Feel Good Checking™. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, we donate $20 to one of our seven non-profit community partners, who are chosen each year by… (keep reading)


August 21st, 2012

Seattle Tilth’s Annual Harvest Fair

Seattle Tilth, one of our Feel Good Checking partners, is hosting its 25th Annual Harvest Fair on September 8th. This free event includes workshops, demonstrations, and fun activities for all ages that educate the community on creating a healthy local food system. Supporting local farms is a great way to fuel our local economy and… (keep reading)

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August 9th, 2012

Washington Business Week 2012

This year’s SMCU-sponsored professional, Jan Wanot, attended Washington Business Week at Western Washington University as a “Company Advisor.” In this role, Jan guided a student team through an interactive, real-world business simulation, helping them to develop leadership skills. Below is a photo of Jan with his team of ten students:


May 10th, 2012

Help the NALC and Food Lifeline Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 12, 2012, marks the return of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. In 2012 the nation’s largest one-day food drive is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This year they are looking for more help than ever to feed people in communities across the United States, many of whom have… (keep reading)

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March 2nd, 2012

SMCU Sponsors Exciting Volunteer Opportunity

SMCU’s Feel Good Checking® partner, Washington Business Week, is looking for volunteers to be Company Advisors (CAs) for their fun and rewarding summer programs. This year SMCU will once again be sponsoring registration and on-campus lodging for one lucky CA volunteer mentor. What is Washington Business Week? Washington Business Week provides week-long opportunities for high… (keep reading)


November 16th, 2011

Meet our new Feel Good Checking Partners

When SMCU sent out the word that we were looking for local non-profit groups as potential Feel Good Checking® partners, we got a response that far exceeded our expectations – over 100 nominations!  SMCU reviewed each one of those suggestions and created a list of 12 finalists in 4 categories. The finalists went before a… (keep reading)