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November 13th, 2012

Meet our 2013 Feel Good Checking Partners!

For the last four weeks, we’ve been on the hunt for our 2013 Feel Good Checking partners. More than 50 non-profit organizations were nominated by members of our community. SMCU reviewed each one of the nominees and created a list of 21 finalists, who went before a public vote to determine the winners. In each… (keep reading)

Feet First - Promoting Walkable Communities

April 5th, 2012

Going Green with Feet First

SMCU partners with local businesses to offer financial services as a benefit to their employees. It’s free, and these Select Employer Groups (SEGs) receive exclusive promotions, educational workshops and personalized visits from SMCU’s Business Development Specialists. SMCU’s newest SEG, Feet First, is Washington’s only non-profit that works to ensure that all communities throughout the state… (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)


November 9th, 2011

Checking 4 Change – Vote Now to Choose our Next Feel Good Checking® Partners

Go here to Vote! Over the past three weeks, you have nominated more than 100 amazing local non-profits. After a grueling process of reviewing all of these incredible organizations, we have chosen 12 finalists to be in the running to become one of SMCU’s four new Feel Good Checking® partners. To choose the finalists, we… (keep reading)


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)


October 19th, 2011

Checking for Change

One of the great things about being a credit union, created by the community we serve, is the opportunity to give back. There are a number of different ways we do that, but one of the most popular is through our Feel Good Checking™ product. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, SMCU donates $20… (keep reading)


November 8th, 2010

SMCU & Amara: A Home for Every Child

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union’s Feel Good Checking™ is proud to feature Amara as one of our non-profit community partners. For 90 years, Amara has been finding stable, loving homes for vulnerable children in our community. Amara is finding nurturing, adoptive families for children in foster care who are traditionally considered “harder to place,” such as… (keep reading)