The Northwest Credit Union Association announced Thursday it will host “an extraordinary” closed door “Roundtable Forum” of credit union and business leaders next Monday that has fresh White House/SBA ties.
The invitation-only session in suburban Seattle is being billed as a White House/NWCUA event and linked to the Obama Administration effort to enact its new jobs bill.
Some 15 Seattle-area business and CU executives plus one CU volunteer, selected by the SBA and the White House, will meet with Calvin Goings, SBA regional administrator, to “get feedback on the economy and discuss job creation.”
The roundtable discussion, like a series of other such sessions conducted by the White House and the SBA across the country, will be held at a Tacoma hotel, the day before the NWCUA’s first annual convention begins.
The NWCUA was launched last January as a merger of the Washington Credit Union League and Credit Union Association of Oregon.
“We think it is important that the White House and SBA have recognized the role credit unions can play in support of jobs creation by helping sponsor this meeting,” said Troy Stang, the association's president.
The NWCUA said the trade group is pleased “to assist the White House and the Small Business Administration” in this effort while “sharing ideas” certain to include MBL legislation.
That topic will come later in the week in speech-making during the NWCUA meeting being held at the Murano Hotel with Bill Cheney, CUNA president/CEO, one of the keynoters on Tuesday.
Earlier this week CUNA unveiled a new ad campaign in Capitol Hill publications urging lawmakers to approve pending legislation that would raise the cap on MBLs from 12.25% to 27.5% of assets.