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May 16, 2012

We’re sharing some of the best, current content on the web that resonate with the things we believe and our journey to do financial services differently—and have significance for you, your credit union or business. The views expressed don’t necessarily reflect official First West positions, but we value the facts and thought leadership nonetheless.

Caring about your customers...

May 10, 2012

We’re sharing some of the best, current content on the web that resonate with the things we believe and our journey to do financial services differently—and have significance for you, your credit union or business. The views expressed don’t necessarily reflect official First West positions, but we value the facts and thought leadership nonetheless.

What do customers really want? Simplicity...

May 3, 2012

Central 1 Credit Union announced today that current board vice-chairperson Terry Enns, also a director of First West credit union, has been elected board chairperson. Terry replaces retiring chairperson Jack Smit.

Terry is a long-time credit union member and has served on First West's board for many years. In recent years, he’s played a key role in advancing the case for legislative and regulatory changes at both the federal and provincial levels.

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April 26, 2012

In 1985, I began a new career as a service representative at a local credit union in Hope. In 2012, I’m excited to be starting a new journey as the president of the very same credit union I joined twenty-seven years ago. Envision Financial is a big part of my life. I love this organization and the employees and members here who make it what it is. It’s an honour to be leading a high-performing team that believes in making a real difference in the lives of our members and in...

April 24, 2012

While we take great pride in our past achievements, Valley First entered 2011 challenging ourselves to be even better. We wanted to better meet our members’ needs, make our services more accessible and improve our efficiency so we could spend more time with our members and clients. I’m proud to say we were better.

For example, take the way in which we recognized the need for greater accessibility to financial expertise and advice by introducing a new wealth...

April 18, 2012

Nothing beats a good novel or a well-developed storyline on the big screen—particularly those epic tales where the future of a people, country, or even the world hangs in the balance. What I love about these stories isn’t just the unexpected plot twists, rebel leaders or underdog victors—it’s the journey. It’s how the characters persevere, sacrifice and understand a deeper purpose that moves them towards a goal.

I’m drawn to stories where...