First West Credit Union

January 13, 2015 - Ryan Visscher - in Lean
Slimming waste with a First West kaizen
November 20, 2014 - Susan Byrom - in Community
3 ways First West’s partnership approach enhanced our community impact.
November 14, 2014 - - in Model
Island Savings members approve by majority a special resolution to join First West
August 27, 2014 - Loree Gray - in Lean
3 reasons Lean does team and project work better
August 26, 2014 - - in People
Mentorship program reveals ocean of possibilities for Zimbabwe co-operative leader
July 16, 2014 - Launi Skinner - in Leadership
Corporate leaders and sports team coaches are often compared—so what have the top World Cup managers taught us?

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Winter is a hard time for me physically. Some people are affected by the dark nights. Others by the cold weather. For me, it’s the chocolate, the baking, the extra whip and marshmallows on the hot cocoa. It’s so hard, in fact, that I’ve been known to break out the “fat pants”—you know that go-to pair that’s ever-so-wonderfully less snug around the waste. Unfortunately, those extra pounds and inches that I almost magically accumulate can’t stay...


Not too long ago, I motored through town with a carload of coworkers on our way to a meeting with a community food bank. The crew of white-collar banker-types I was wheeling around wanted to meet this partner and I was only too happy to oblige and arrange the introduction. While we were stopped at a traffic light not too far from our destination, my car mates noticed a line was forming—one that snaked its way down the block. First they thought it was a sale at a big box store, but as...


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Members of Island Savings and First West Credit Union share how important being a credit union member is to them.