Cal Poly Federal Credit Union recipient of Spirit of CU*NorthWest Award

LIBERTY LAKE, WA (July 19, 2016) — CU*NorthWest, a cooperative data processing CUSO, recognized Cal Poly FCU as the 2016 “Spirit of CU*NorthWest Award” winner. The credit union received the award for their strong execution and effort to constantly demonstrate the principle of being “all about the member,” for “being an example of collaboration and cooperation”, and for having “plunged into the tools in a new way.”

Barbara A. Bean, President & CEO of Cal Poly Federal Credit Union stated, “The financial services market is ever-changing. Technology is a core driver of this change. Cal Poly Federal Credit Union strategically partners with cooperatives which share our aspirations to be on the forefront of technology to meet members’ needs. Our partnership with CU*Northwest makes it possible for a credit of our asset size, to deliver products and services that support a 24/7 needs environment. We are honored to be recognized for our quick adaption and delivery of the services offered by CU*Northwest to our membership.”

The Pomona, California-based credit union has been a CU*NorthWest client since August 2011. They are $13.2 million in assets, with 2,479 members.

Introduced in 2011, the Spirit of CU*NorthWest Award is presented at the CUSO’s annual Leadership Conference. The award recognizes a client for excellence that exemplifies the following: the CUSO’s Leadership Conference theme for the year; an especially strong and vital volunteer program; demonstrates the principle of being all about the member; an innovative example of collaboration and cooperation (the highest collaborative score); has started a business in the network; shows strong execution and performance (especially in the face of adversity or despite overcoming a significant challenge); a newly converted CU that hit the ground running with adoption of CU*BASE®tools (or an existing CU that has plunged into the tools in a new way); started a new initiative that really demonstrates the credit union spirit; moves the industry in a positive direction; or that is inspirational to other CUs.

About CU*NorthWest

CU*NorthWest was founded in 2005 as a part of the network of credit unions and CUSO’s. It is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO located in Liberty Lake, Washington. CU*NorthWest offers a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring the It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web site development, network design and security, execution services, and a complete eDocument solution. CU*NorthWest provides expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and helps credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. For more information, visit


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