Our Community Commitment

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Columbia Credit Union is proud to contribute to the success of our members and our community. For our community to be successful, we believe ensuring the well-being of our residents and local businesses takes top priority. We form partnerships with organizations that share our vision of vitality to assist children and families, education, the local economy, arts and culture, physical and mental health, housing and the environment. For an overview of our accomplishments, please see our 2015 Annual Report.

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Everyday Green

Columbia Credit Union began instituting green practices years ago, when sustainability wasn’t an expected practice in the financial services industry. Our green practices continue today as an integral part of our operations and guide our approach to serving the needs of our community.

Upcoming Events

Home Buying Seminar

1/17/2017 | Location (Map)

Are you interested in buying a home but not sure how to get started?

We can help! Join us on Tuesday, January 17 at the Columbia Credit Union Operations Center, Mt. St. Helens Room, for a complimentary Home Buying Seminar. Our advisors will share information on the home buying process and answer questions you might have.

Enjoy refreshments while we provide information on following:

  • Pros and cons of home ownership
  • How to start the approval process
  • What does my credit need to look like?
  • Employment requirements
  • What is a debt ratio?
  • Loan options and down payment requirements
  • Approval process
  • Approved? Now what?

Register today and start the journey to your new home.

Race for Warmth

1/29/2017 | Location (Map)

Join us for the Race for Warmth to support Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities customer-funded program to help limited-income families in crisis situations who need help paying their electric bills.

Since 1985, Operation Warm Heart has provided nearly $2.4 million to over 11,000 customers who are barely making ends meet, but don't qualify for other government programs that could help them pay their winter bills. As other sources of aid continue to be cut, more of our neighbors rely on Operations Warm Heart for assistance. Every dollar of your Race for Warmth registration goes directly to Operations Warm Heart. Over the last two years the race alone has raised over $56,000 for local families.

Register today and join Columbia Credit Union in Making Life Better for families in our community keep warm.

 

Schedule of Events: Sunday, January 29, 2017
7:00 AM: Day of race registration/packet pick-up
8:15 AM: Day of registration closes
8:30 AM: Free Kids Run
9:00 AM: 10K/5K Run/Walk Start
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM: After Party

Maximizing Social Security & Managing Healthcare Costs in Retirement

2/7/2017 | Location (Map)

You are invited to join us at this complimentary educational seminar where you’ll learn how to maximize the benefits you get from Social Security and manage healthcare costs in retirement.

Presented by Dennis Kaiser, Vice President Prudential Annuities.
Hosted by Bob Adams,Vice President Columbia Wealth Management & Program Manager, CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS)*  at Columbia Credit Union

 

*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the Credit Union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Advisor Representatives are registered through CFS. Columbia Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to Credit Union members.

Latest Community News

Making Life Better For Our Members and Communities

12.22.2016 • Community

Since the founding of our credit union in 1952, we have been making life better for our members with a never failing focus on maintaining the overall strength of our credit union and the quality of our service.  The consistency of our vision has been rewarded with numerous accolades over the years and in 2016 we received confirmation of our value to the community through two awards.  In December of 2016, readers of the Vancouver Business Journa[...]

FOX 12 Toy Drive makes life better for children in need

11.4.2016 • Community, News

Many children in our community don’t receive any gifts for Christmas. They don’t experience the joy most of us had growing up – the excitement of unwrapping presents from Santa and having new toys, games and stuffed animals to play with. You can make a difference and bring joy this holiday season to children in our community who might otherwise go without, by taking part in the FOX 12 Toy Drive.You are invited to donate new, unwrapped toys [...]

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Support for Your Organization

At the heart of Columbia’s community support is the idea that being a good corporate citizen is an ongoing responsibility. We are committed to actively supporting events and causes that enhance the quality of life for our community.

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