Love of the outdoors is part of our culture here in Seattle. Lush forests, snow-capped peaks, and sparkling waters make the Pacific Northwest a fantastic place to live and play. Earth Day is a perfect time to consider how we can keep this landscape clean and beautiful for generations to come. One way is to make sure recyclable, reusable, and hazardous materials stay out of landfills and waterways.
You’ve been to most of Seattle’s must-eat food spots. You’ve seen the sunset from Gasworks. And you’ve explored every neighborhood and green space in Seattle proper. Now what? If you’ve explored the Seattle sights and are wondering where to have your next adventure, it’s time to get out of the city. Here are four weekend getaways within a 3-hour drive from Seattle.
It’s that time of year again—time for Blue Fridays, lucky socks, and weekends spent screaming at the television with fellow fans. If the experience of viewing the game is as important to you as the game itself, get up off the couch and head to one of these top spots for watching football in Seattle. Whether your priority is screen square footage, abundant beer, or mouthwatering eats, we’ve got the venue for you.
In 2013, 34% of Washington residents volunteered, ranking us 9th in the country for Volunteering and Civic Engagement. Can you imagine what it would be like if 100% of residents volunteered? With just a few hours of your time each week, or even each month, you can help make our community a better place. Here is a list of organizations, organized by cause, where you can volunteer in the Seattle area.
Welcome to the Emerald City, crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest. This is the land of NPR, bookstores, corporate giants, farmers’ markets, and copious amounts of caffeine. Yes, it does rain here, but that doesn’t stop Seattleites from enjoying life. In the winter, music, art, theater, and diverse cuisine keep the city buzzing. And when the sun comes out, you’ll find residents heading for the mountains and lakes, attending a festival, or flocking to the city’s many parks.
Last month you nominated nearly 300 non-profit organizations to be our 2016 Feel Good Checking partners. SMCU reviewed each one of these amazing organizations and narrowed them down to a list of 21 finalists, including our 2015 partners who were up for re-election. The finalists then went before a public vote to help determine the winners. And the winners are...
Sometimes a dog just needs to get outside and run with its own kind. When your dog is sitting by the door and begging for a game of fetch, visit one of these seven highly-rated dog parks in Seattle for some fun and exercise.
Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our new Beacon Hill branch. The new branch is located in Plaza Roberto Maestas across from the Beacon Hill LINK light rail station.
Looking for ways to spread good cheer in your community? Wintertime can be especially difficult for those who are hungry, homeless, or facing special challenges. If the holidays get you in a giving mood, consider volunteering or donating through one of these worthwhile Seattle-area nonprofits. Many offer one-time events and opportunities for the whole family.
SMCU was closed on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, but our employees didn’t take the day off. SMCU staff spent the day volunteering at local non-profit organizations. At the end of the day, our staff contributed a total of 750 hours of community service. Way to go, team SMCU!
From the classic to the bizarre, downtown Seattle restaurants offer something for everyone. Here are favorite lunchtime spots.
ECONorthwest, a firm specializing in evaluating public policies and investments, recently released a report measuring the economic impact of Northwest credit unions in their communities. In 2014, credit unions in Oregon and Washington had an economic impact of more than $6.8 billion. Washington’s 3.2 million credit union members alone received $249 million in direct benefits. These dollars went into members’ wallets, in the form of better...
SMCU is present on several social media channels where we demonstrate the 7 Cooperative Principles. Join us!
Learn the many benefits of green vehicles; save on electric and hybrid-electric vehicles with SMCU’s green loans.
What is e-Waste and how can you minimize your impact on the environment by handling e-Waste properly? Find out in this post.