Monday, August 14 Our Bellingham BBQ was a BLAST. Thanks to all of our members for attending our Member Appreciation BBQs this year. Zap! We look forward to appreciating you all year long!
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 We had such a good time yesterday at the Ferndale Member Appreciation BBQ. Kudos to Katrina who designed Super Powerful capes just for Ferndale. Tomorrow is our Bellingham BBQ. See you tomorrow from 11am to 2pm in Fouts Park across the street from our Dupont Branch.
Monday, August 7, 2017 Ferndale Members - we are excited to see you tomorrow at our Member Appreciation BBQ. POW The fun starts at 11am and we serve our delicious BBQ until 2pm. Plus music from KISM and a chance to be an automatic qualifier for the 92 Days of Summer 10 Car Garage Giveaway. Imagine winning a $32,000 vehicle! HOLY COW BATMAN Every one gets a bag of Superhero fun giveaways too. See you tomorrow!
Monday, July 31, 2017 Thanks to everyone who came to our Member Appreciation BBQs last week. We had a SUPER good time and hope you did too. Ferndale members - your BBQ is set for Tuesday August 8 and Bellingham members - Thursday August 10.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 WOW, we had a great time at the Member Appreciation BBQ yesterday. It was so fun to visit with our members. The food was yummy, lots of fun give aways for our members and of course a SuperPower cake. Tomorrow we will be in Sedro-Woolley from 11an to 2pm. (Across the street from the branch at the middle school.) Zap!Come back on Friday to see some fun pictures.
Monday, July 24, 2017 BOOM, BAM, ZAP! Mount Vernon Members be sure and stop by tomorrow for our Annual Member Appreciation BBQ. Great food, great tunes from KISM - enter to win the 92 Days of Summer, meet our local firefighters and prepare to be appreciated! 11am - 2pm. Sedro-Woolley Members - we will see you on Thursday for your Appreciation BBQ. KAPOW!
Monday, July 17, 2017 North Coast members and their families and friends raised $973 last weekend at the Relay for Life in Bellingham. Thanks everyone for stopping by our tent. You all inspired us. Member Edna Harper had 4 generations of her family walking together. (pictured on the left). Special mention goes to Kevin's Team who logged 344 laps. We are so proud of our members who dedicated their time to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Not only for their teams but for the North Coast Team as well.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Walk the Relay for Life this Friday starting at 6pm. We will donate $1 per lap for our members and their families. Just stop by our tent and "log your laps". We will be there until Saturday morning at 10am. See you there!
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 We wish all of our members safe travels this summer. One way to travel safely is to use a Reloadable Prepaid Visa Card on your trip. This card provides the same security and acceptance of a Visa without the worry of carrying a card connected to your revolving credit or checking account. Put up to $2,000 on your reloadable card and it is easy to reload while on your trip.
Friday, June 30, 2017 Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July. Our branches will be closed for the holiday on Tuesday, July 4.
Monday, June 26, 2017 Summer Road Trip AND a new car? YES! When you are prequalified for a vehicle loan you can delay your first payment for 90 days. This offer is good through Labor Day, 2017. Make this a summer to remember! Apply for your Pre-Qualification Letter now!
Friday, June 23, 2017 Check the small stuff when you monitor your accounts. A thief may first charge a small amount to "test" out" using your card, just a dollar or two. Report these small amounts so you don't become a prime target for identity theft and fraud. Report these charges to us right away. 800-696-8830.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Remember, wherever you go this summer your North Coast Virtual Branch goes with you. Check Balances, Deposit Checks, Transfer Money, Pay Bills. What ever you need we are just a click or a phone call away. Enjoy your summer.
Monday, June 19, 2017 Member Appreciation BBQs start in just 5 short weeks. First up is the Mount Vernon BBQ on Tuesday July 25 followed on Thursday July 27 with the Sedro-Woolley BBQ. KISM will be there with music and a chance to be an Instant Qualifier in their 92 Days of Summer 10 Car Garage Contest. Get Ready for some Super Fun!
Friday, June 16, 2017 With all the news about criminals using high tech devices to steal personal financial information it is easy to forget about the traditional methods still being used including Mail Theft and Trash Theft. Using eStatements is the most secure way to keep your information secure. Your statements are stored in your Online Banking page. Opt in for eStatements and give it a try. You can always switch back to paper statements. Although that almost never happens.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Mark Favro, our VP of Information Technologies presented an interesting seminar on Cyber Security to the Northwest Corner Chapter of Credit Unions yesterday. The NWCCCU is an organization created by local credit unions to support the education and philosophy of the credit union way of life. In addition to North Coast, representatives from WECU, ICU and West Edge were also on hand to hear Marks presentation. Pictured are North Coast attendees. From left Derek Barnes, Board of Directors, Doug Scholten, Supervisory Committee, Rhonda Purdy, VP HR, Susan Lanahan, Executive Administrative Assistant and Mark Favor, VP IT.
Monday, June 12, 2017 It was great to see everyone at the Relay for Life in Burlington this weekend. Special thanks to Mandy Drake, IT Support Specalists, and her family, Matt List, Manager Ferndale Branch and pictured, Kim Bucannan, Senior MSR Mount Vernon and Lisa Dillinger, MSR Mount Vernon for helping out. We will be making a $500 donation to the American Cancer Society in recognition for the laps our members walked on Saturday. We loved seeing you. Plan now to walk at the Bellingham Relay for Life July 14 and 15.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Be sure to come and see us at the Burlington Relay for Life this Saturday from noon to midnight. For every lap our members walk, we will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society. Hope to see you there.
Monday, June 5, 2017 Many members are taking advantage of our Home Improvement Lines of Credit (HELOC) to help with their summer projects. Our HELOC is an affordable and flexible option. This is a 5-year Line of Credit, you pay interest only on the money you use for those 5 years. Members also take advantage of this low cost Line of Credit for vacations, college tuition and debt reduction.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 Is there a Graduate in your family? A North Coast Visa Gift Card is something everyone one appreciates. Graduates can use it like a regular Visa at stores, restaurants, concerts or online shopping. Visa Gift Cards are available at your neighborhood branch.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Join us for Relay for Life in Skagit County. Saturday June 10, Burlington High School from noon to midnight. For every lap North Coast Credit Union members walk, we will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society. After you walk stop by the North Coast Tent to log your laps. If you are walking for another group please stop by and log your laps because they count toward the North Coast donation too.
Friday, May 26, 2017 Happy Memorial Day.
We honor the memory of service members and their families who have sacrificed
to protect the freedom we enjoy.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Member Services Representative, Sinnead Cruz, pictured middle left, and Executive Administrative Assistant, Susan Lanahan, pictured middle right, recently taught a Budgeting and Debt Reduction class for Skagit Habitat for Humanity. This home building program requires all of its client to complete financial education classes. Habitat also requires training on home insurance, home maintenance and landscaping prior to taking possession of a new home. Also pictured far left is Rita Ordenez, Financial PEOPLE Project Coordinator, far right is Teresa Pugh, Executive Director for Skagit Habitat for Humanity.
Monday, May 22, 2017 14 North Coast staff members recently completed CPR training. Congratulations to Dani Hull, Jen Day, Justin Prause, Kacy Kadow, Lisa Dillinger, Margaret Hardiman, Mark Favro, Susanne Banks. Pictured are Virginia Garza, Catherine Holden, Sinnead Cruz, Debbie Nissen, Maria Alvarado and Carol Anderson.
Friday, May 19 2017 Happy Anniversary to our members. North Coast was created 78 years ago today as the City of Bellingham Employees Credit Union. The first Annual Meeting was held at the Bellingham Fire Department headquarters, now the location of the Syre Educational Center next to the Whatcom Museum. (pictured) In 1954 membership was expanded to include local postal employees, and other public employees, and by 1970 assets had more than doubled, reaching one million dollars. In 1982 we became Public Employees Credit Union (PECU) to reflect our broader membership. In 1988, PECU became North Coast Credit Union, to reflect our community charter that now includes anyone that lives, goes to school, works or worships in Washington. North Coast currently has assets over 200 million dollars.
Monday, May 8, 2017 Take a Bite for Skagit Day is just around the corner on Thursday May 18. Plan to eat all your meals at participating restaurants on Thursday May 18. We created, organize and host Take a Bite for Skagit in support of Skagit Food Banks. Funds raised are used by Community Action of Skagit County to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers for local food banks. Who knew dining out could be such a helpful activity for the health of our community!
Tuesday May 2, 2017 We had a great time last Thursday at the Live United Rally for United Way of Skagit County. One of the programs highlighted was Financial PEOPLE. PEOPLE stands for Peers Empowering Others by Providing Leadership and Education. This is a pilot project designed to support financial literacy through peer led financial education for Low to Moderate Income individuals and families. North Coast has been very involved in creating this program and we have several staff who help teach classes. Thank you to Virginia Garza, Olivo Flores and Susan Lanahan. You are making a positive impact on our communities.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Today is SHRED DAY. Happy Shredding!
Friday, April 21, 2017 We hope everyone gets out and celebrates Earth Day tomorrow. At North Coast we celebrate by offering paperless options for eStatements, eReceipts and eBills. Shred Day is next Tuesday April 25. And please bring your old batteries and light bulbs to your neighborhood branch for recycling.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Verified by Visa is designed to make shopping with your Visa card more secure. When there is a unique charge made to your Visa card you may receive a text or phone call asking if your are making this purchase. Be sure and respond quickly so the charge can go through or be stopped right away as needed. Sign up for Verified by Visa by clicking the logo at the bottom of our website.
Monday, April 17, 2017 Did Aunt Ruthie give you a nice check for Easter? Use Mobile Check Deposit and your Smart Phone to deposit the check in your North Coast Account. It's quick and easy to get started. Or give us a call and we can walk you through it.
Friday, April 14, 2017 Have a beautiful spring weekend.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Share a photo of places you like in our Wherever you like to go Photo Contest. You could win one of ten $50 gift certificates from local restaurants. We can't wait to see your favorite places.
Friday, April 7, 2017 A wonderful time was had by all who attended our Annual Meeting last night at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Members enjoyed a delicious dinner of salmon and prime rib. Randy Watts, Chair, Board of Directors and Marilyn Brink, President and CEO shared the success we enjoyed in 2016 and plans to continue our growth in 2017.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 We know members like to win so we offer a special savings account where members are selected each month to win cash prizes. It's a Save to Win 12 Month Certificate account. Every month you make a deposit of $25 your name is entered in a monthly drawing for Cash Prizes. The more $25 deposits, them more opportunities to win. At least one North Coast member will win each month. Check it out April is a good monthly to start your Save to Win Account.
Monday, April 3, 2017 Taxes still on your to-do list? Turbo Tax makes it easy. North Coast Members receive a discount when they use Turbo Tax. To receive your discount access Turbo Tax here.
Friday, March 30, 2017 Susan Lanahan, Executive Administrative Assistant and Irene Millay, Member Services Manager for our Sedro-Woolley branch enjoyed helping out this week at the Junior Achievement Finance Park. They taught financial concepts to high school students.
Monday, March 27, 2017 Only one week left to take advantage of our Balance Transfer Offer and our Save 1% Auto Refi Offer. The Fed increased interest rates a bit recently...take advantage of these low rates now.
Friday, March 24, 2017 Today is the last day we can accept reservations for our Annual Meeting scheduled for April 6. Be sure and call Susan Lanahan at 360-685-4005 or email her at email@example.com
Monday, March 20, 2017 Happy Spring. At last. Make shredding your confidential information part of your plans for spring cleaning. North Coast Shred Day is Tuesday April 25. Get all the details.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Happy Saint Patrick's day tomorrow. Don't forget to wear your green. We won't!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Congratulations to Rebound of Whatcom County and all of our members who participated in this years Cups of Hope fundraising event. Working together our community raised $25,000. Thanks to Woods for generously donating all of the coffee for this wonderful event. All of the money raised will be used by Rebound for the kids and families they support.
Friday, March 10, 2017 Today is Cups of Hope Day! Use your Cups Coupons or just stop by any Woods Coffee today, donate $5 and receive a free 12 oz cup of your favorite coffee beverage. All of your donation benefits Rebound of Whatcom County and their efforts to support kids and families. We are a proud sponsor of Cups of Hope.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 This could be a great time for you to buy a new car, a new home or invest in an IRA. It's easy to know for sure with our Loan Calculators. Try these calculators to estimate your payments for loans and returns on your IRA and CD investments.
Monday, March 6, 2017 We are again partnering with Rebound of Whatcom County in their annual Cups of Hope fundraiser. This Friday when you make a $5 donation at any Woods Coffee location you receive a free 12 oz. coffee drink of your choice. We are a sponsor of this event so we have a special offer for our members. Come to your neighborhood branch this week and purchase Cups of Hope Coupons. These are $5 each and these coupons are valid for your free coffee until March 17th. What a nice gift for friends and family and you are supporting a wonderful organization that makes a big difference in our community.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 Plan now to attend our Annual Meeting Thursday, April 6. This year we are hosting members to a delicious dinner at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. We have a charter bus available for our Whatcom County members. We do need your RSVP by March 24th, but why wait? The bus will fill up fast so contact Susan Lanahan sooner rather than later. Call her at (360) 685-4005 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 As an additional service to our members we offer Magic Wrighter Automated Loan Payment Services. Use Magic Wrighter to make a payment using your debit/credit card or your checking/savings accounts from another financial institution to your North Coast Credit Union Loan or Visa Card. Let us know if you need help getting started.
Friday, February 17, 2017 Our branches will be closed Monday February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents Day. We will reopen on Tuesday February 21, 2017. Enjoy the long weekend.
Monday, February 13, 2017 Don't forget tomorrow is Valentines Day. A North Coast Gift Card is a thoughtful gift, guaranteed to please. You can pick one up in your neighborhood branch.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 Nominations due tomorrow! Tomorrow is the last day you can submit nominations for a position on our Board of Directors or our Supervisory Committee. During our Annual Meeting members will be voting for 3 positions on our Board of Directors and 1 position on our Supervisory Committee. If you are interested in running for one of these positions please contact Susan: email@example.com or (360) 685-4005. And by the way, it'is not too early to RSVP with Susan for our annual meeting.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Presidents Day weekend is coming up quickly. If you are looking for a getaway check on your BIG Reward Points earned with your North Coast BIG Rewards credit card. A ticket on Alaska Airlines from Bellingham to San Francisco, leaving Friday 2/17 and returning Tuesday 2/21 is 15,130 points plus $31. No matter where or when you plan to travel use your BIG Reward points and save. Book your travel through the BIG Rewards site. There are no blackout dates, no advance notice, round trip or Saturday night stay requirements. Access your Big Reward points now.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Wear Red on Friday! Celebrate National Wear Red Day this Friday to raise awareness of women's heart health. Did you know heart disease and stroke affects more women than cancer? 80% of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines