Greetings, Point West members, community partners and well-wishers! We are very excited to share our new website with you. First and foremost, you’ll notice a refreshed look and feel, and I’m happy to report that our site is now mobile-friendly, which will be great for checking in on the site from your phone.
The new site is more than just a new look and feel though – it’s part of our evolution as a member-owned cooperative to better reflect our beliefs and support for our members and our community. You’ll notice lots of wonderful photos and stories – these are the people that make Point West possible… YOU. Our fantastic members and staff. We’re so appreciative of everyone who has shared their story and participated in our “Faces of Point West” campaign to bring people to the forefront of our website, just as it must be at the forefront of all that we do as your not-for-profit credit union. We’re not stopping here either – in the coming weeks and months, we’ll continue to build out the site to make it more accessible and useful. Our next big push? Translating our entire site into Spanish!
Rather than focus solely on products and services as so many financial institutions do, you’ll notice we have imbued the site with lots of community impact, relevant stories, tools and resources, and connections to our numerous community partners. As a community development cooperative, we understand that our loans, deposit accounts and other services play a critical role in financial empowerment, but that they are also just part of the greater whole of needed support and services. Together with our community partners and our members, we’ll continue to find comprehensive ways to bring inclusion and equity to our work here at Point West.
Speaking of equity and inclusion, if you have not had a chance to check out our Declaration of Beliefs, I would encourage you to do so. We believe strongly in being a point of opportunity for everyone in our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or immigration status. No matter who you are, you are a citizen of Point West. As we continue our journey, I hope we can continue to count on your support and encouragement to build an organization based on Banking Without Borders.
Enjoy the new site, enjoy the day, and thank you for your continued support and membership here at Point West Credit Union.
Amy Nelson, President/CEO