Metrum Community CU recipient of Spirit of CU*NorthWest Award

LIBERTY LAKE, WA (August 3, 2018) — CU*NorthWest, a cooperative data processing CUSO, recognized Metrum Community CU as the 2018 “Spirit of CU*NorthWest Award” winner. The credit union received the award for very actively collaborating to enhance CU*BASE® tools. At time of conversion their team was energized and enthusiastically embraced all the new features, functionality and efficiencies of their new core software.

Steve Kelly, President & CEO of Metrum Community Credit Union stated: “The recognition of this award solidifies our decision to convert to CU*NorthWest and the CU*BASE tools! Our team recognized the product offerings of CU*BASE that would allow us to better serve our membership and data mine our relationships, giving us the ability to better understand our members’ needs. Our staff, in conjunction with our partner, CU*NorthWest, completed implementation after implementation (Drive It) rolling out several internal and external offerings. The cooperative spirit is alive at both of our organizations!”

The Centennial, Colorado-based CU has been a CU*NorthWest partner/client since February 2016. They are currently $71 million in assets, with 5,225 members, and growing.

Introduced in 2011, the Spirit of CU*NorthWest Award is presented at the annual Leadership Conference. This award lets us recognize a client for excellence that exemplifies the following, our 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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