Brian Haner is the CEO & Founder of Image Source (imagesourceteam.com), one of the 50 largest promotional marketing agencies in the nation. We recently had a moment to sit down with Mr. Haner to hear his story and learn more about SMCU’s role in his success. How did your relationship with Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union… (keep reading)
principle #1 (inclusiveness)
Membership should be open to all. At Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, membership is open to all who live or work in the State of Washington, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation. It is the mission of the credit union movement to offer financial alternatives to underbanked and credit-challenged members of our communities.
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)
On Thursday, May 19th, our Rainier Avenue Branch will be hosting an open house for local businesses from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. Join SMCU staff for an evening of networking and conversations about how to continue to make the Rainier Valley a great place to live and work.
Between February 14 and March 11, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union members participated in the 78th Annual Volunteer Elections. Being able to elect their Board representatives without respect to the volume of deposits or loans they hold in the credit union is an important difference between cooperatives of all types, including credit unions, and traditional for-profit… (keep reading)
To celebrate Earth Day 2011, staff and members from SMCU partnered with the same from Verity Credit Union to help clean up the Washington Park Arboretum. Directed by the Student Conservation Association, volunteers spent the day eradicating invasive species that can threaten the health of the Arboretum ecosystem, as well as a host of other… (keep reading)