Wauna Credit Union selects Corelation’s KeyStone to transcend its ‘full-service’ mission

CLATSKANIE , OR (October 7, 2019) — Wauna Credit Union (WCU) ($260M assets; 27,800 members; Clatskanie, OR) is a full-service credit union offering an array of banking, lending, investment, and insurance products and services. Boasting eight branches – nine with a November grand opening in Forest Grove – and a full-service virtual branch located in rural communities throughout Oregon and southwest Washington, WCU is committed to expanding its footprint with a focus on providing comprehensive financial opportunities not typically offered in remote localities.

WCU recognized Corelation, Inc., as its premier partner and Corelation’s flagship product, KeyStone, as the premier core processing platform to assist in evolving the WCU mission and vision.

“We certainly conducted our due diligence in the core selection process, and it was apparent that there was a strong cultural fit between our organizations,” acknowledged WCU President/CEO, Robert Blumberg. “It was important for us to partner with a company that not only values its team members, but also conducts business with an open approach in identifying and developing leading edge and innovative solutions.”

Danea Passmore, WCU Chief Operations Officer, added, “We have identified numerous efficiencies our financial cooperative will gain once we convert to the KeyStone core. We look forward to eliminating several manual processes and are enthusiastic to embark on this journey as the platform continues to grow.”

“When our company first started 10 years ago, we knew that KeyStone had to be the core solution that would allow our credit union partners to evolve as the advances in technology dictate. I am honored to say that we have and will continue to uphold our vision of KeyStone so that we can provide forward- thinking technologies with the utmost level of client service. Thank you, Wauna Credit Union, for selecting us and KeyStone as your partner and core processing system. We look forward to supporting your mission and vision in the years to come,” stated Corelation President/CEO Theresa Benavidez.

WCU President/CEO Robert Blumberg.

About Wauna Credit Union

WCU is a not-for-profit, member-owned, cooperative financial institution. Founded in 1967 by local mill workers, WCU delivers all annual profits back to its members via strong savings and loan rates, investment in technology, and highly rated personal service. Anyone who resides, is employed, attends school or worships in Clatsop, Columbia & Western Washington Counties in Oregon, or Pacific County, Washington, including businesses or qualifying organizations in the region, is eligible for membership. Oregon Branches are located in Astoria, Clatskanie, St Helens, Scappoose, Vernonia, Warrenton, Forest Grove, and Long Beach in Washington. For more information visit

About Corelation, Inc.

Based in San Diego, CA, Corelation is the innovative core processor for today’s credit union. This solution is a person-centric system that empowers credit unions to offer the best member service possible, enhancing their value for member attraction and retention. In terms of industry experience, Corelation’s staff has dedicated their careers to creating core systems and providing unparalleled client service. For more information, visit


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