Northern Colorado CU recipient of spirit of CU*NorthWest award

LIBERTY LAKE, WA (August 2, 2017) — CU*NorthWest, a cooperative data processing CUSO, recognized Northern Colorado CU as the 2017 “Spirit of CU*NorthWest Award” winner. The credit union received the award for hitting the ground running with the adoption of CU*BASE® tools. At time of conversion they were able to implement a mobile app, remote deposit capture, an automated 5300 and several other staff efficiency pieces.

Russel Dalke, President & CEO of Northern Colorado Credit Union stated: “The financial services market is ever-changing. Technology changes at an amazing pace, and is a core driver of this change. Keeping an eye to the future, we were compelled to strategically partner with cooperatives devoted to sharing our aspirations, and collaborating to be on the forefront of technology to meet members’ needs. Choosing CU*Northwest as our partner makes it possible for a credit union 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 Greeley, Colorado-based Northern Colorado CU has been a CU*NorthWest partner/client since October of 2016. They are $53.15 million in assets, with 3,577 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 in exemplifying the following: CU*NorthWest’s Leadership Conference theme for the year; an especially strong and vital volunteer program; 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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