Walk a short distance from the Beacon Hill light rail station, and you'll find yourself at El Centro de la Raza (the Center for People of All Races). In the courtyard are a spate of food carts; one of them, La Mesa Azul, or The Blue Table, is owned by Albert, a Seattle Credit Union member.
As the legal guardian of her three grandkids, 10, 8, and 4, Kim Parker’s top priority is to ensure they have a good, stable life. Kim works from home as a paralegal and in 2013, purchased a Subaru Outback to more safely transport the kids to school, extra-curricular activities, and various doctor appointments. Despite good credit, her interest rate was high, and making those payments was tough. She was just getting by month-to-month.
When the sun makes a welcome and overdue appearance in the Pacific Northwest, the open road beckons to even the most weather-weary driver. Whether you are seeking a roadside adventure, need a weekend getaway or just looking to enjoy the ride, here are a few ideas for exploring our scenic byways.
It’s no secret SMCU has great loan rates. But did you know your credit union has two different auto programs to help save you time and money? Depending on your car buying style, the two programs do the shopping for you, each with a different approach: one does the research for you based on your preferences; the other steps in once you settle on price. So whether you’re just starting to look, or ready to make a purchase, take a look at these two options.
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.
Seattle 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ken came to the US from Xian, China, at 19 years old, landing in Bellevue. Now he’s the owner of a thriving Asian grocery business, Asian Food Center, a destination market for a ‘taste of home’ with three locations in the Pacific Northwest—Bellevue, Seattle, and Beaverton, Oregon.
Most of us know by now that one of the best things we can do for our physical and mental well-being is get regular exercise. And still, it’s hard for some of us to fit in, or find something we like to do.
Veronica always dreamed of being her own boss and she knew she had the smarts, drive, and discipline to be successful. With her mom’s help, Veronica opened her first hot dog cart and named it Charlie’s Dog House, after her Yorkshire Terrier.
As Seattle continues to grow and transit races to catch up, parking in downtown Seattle can be a challenge at best. Many online parking sites offer an interactive experience to help you find a garage, compare rates, reserve a spot, and calculate your anticipated costs from arrival to departure time. Most let you choose by general area, e.g., Pioneer Square or the city’s retail core. Here are a few resources to help you find your spot.
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.
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...
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.