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North Coast Connection

Welcome to the North Coast Connection. Here you will find more information about our involvement with the community and the products and services we offer.

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    Recovering Together: Thank You Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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    Businesses all over Skagit and Whatcom county are excited for the tulips to be back this year and provide a much-needed boost to our local economy. Thomas Boucher, our Community Development Officer, serves on the Tulip Festival Board of Directors and proud to help plan this local event so we can have fun and stay safe.

    The Tulip Festival is a huge draw for tourists from all 50 states and from 85+ foreign countries, bringing them from all across the world to enjoy the beautiful fields of tulips.  The festival is already designed as a driving tour with fields scattered throughout Skagit … more

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    FREE Shred Day + A Free Gift for Members!

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    Please join us as we celebrate our Members and Earth Day with our annual FREE Shred Day on Thursday April 22. Bring in your confidential documents to shred and recycle. You can also bring in your old household lightbulbs and batteries to recycle at all branches. We accept any batteries sized D or smaller and non-commercial lightbulbs up to 8” x 8” in size. And as a bonus, we will be giving out free reusable straw kits that include a carrying case, a collapsible straw and cleaning tool. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

    Bring your shred to these branches:

    Mount Vernon:  9 – … more

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    Recovering Together: Thank You Chambers of Commerce

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    During 2020, the local Chambers including the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Ferndale Chamber and Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce (and others!) worked hard to keep residents and visitors up-to-date on ways to support local businesses while preventing the spread of COVID-19. Chamber staff spoke with legislators on behalf of businesses at the city, county, state and federal levels. They worked hard to ensure the small businesses had access to information they needed. Chambers worked with other organizations to help get state and federal grants to … more

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    Get Your Maximum Refund and Special Savings on TurboTax

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    North Coast Credit Union works with TurboTax to provide special savings for our valued members -- get up to $15 off TurboTax federal products. Start today! 

    Getting your biggest possible tax refund has never been easier. From simple to complex taxes, TurboTax® has you covered. Taxes made easy. Just answer questions about your year, anytime and from any device, and TurboTax fills in all the right forms for you.

    Real experts standing by. With TurboTax Live, get unlimited advice from tax experts as you do your taxes -- or have everything done for you, start to finish.

    Done right, … more

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    Opt-In to receive the North Coast Connection

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    Be the first to know! Opt-in to our North Coast Connection email to receive the latest in promotional offers, member-only offers and benefits, and invites to our events and giveaways! 

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    Nonprofits Fighting Hunger in Our Communities

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    During times of great need, like now, it's even more important that we address food insecurity in our community.  A big part of this is supporting our future farmers, especially in agricultural areas like Skagit and Whatcom.  We wanted to shine the spotlight on a few great nonprofits who are helping to prevent hunger in our communities.

    Viva Farms is a farm incubator in Skagit county, which provides aspiring and limited-resource farmers with training on organic farming methods, access to low-cost land and equipment for rental.  They provide a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box to … more

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    2020 North Coast Cares Fund Update

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    North Coast Cares Fund gives each North Coast Credit Union employee the opportunity to give $250 to local non-profits of their choice to celebrate their work anniversary. These organizations support our communities by providing food, shelter, and care for both humans and animals. North Coast is grateful for the important work of so many in our community!

    In 2020 our employees have donated to 43 different nonprofits:

    Alternative Human Society

    Animals as Natural Therapy

    Behind the Badge

    Bellingham Food Bank

    Boys & Girls Club of Sedro-Woolley

    Boys and Girls Club of Skagit County … more

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    Protect Yourself. Beware of Spooky Scams

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    Scammers are using every tool they can to get people to give away their information and money. They target people of all ages by call, text, email, social media, or even snail mail hoping for people to fall victim to their scams. But don’t fear! You can protect yourself and learn how to spot a scam!

    DON’T

    Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request.

    Don’t share passwords, account information, or anything sensitive via social media.

    Don’t deposit a check and wire money back.

    Don’t pay upfront for a promise.

    Don’t accept a job that asks you … more

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    Technical Upgrade Changes and Benefits

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    On October 5th, 2020 we launched a technical upgrade for our entire system. This improves our security and accommodates growth in membership. It also simplifies and enhances member experience. Below are some changes you may notice.

    Names Only

    When you call or visit North Coast, all your accounts and information can be found under your name as well as your account number. This means you will not need to remember your member or account numbers.

    Statements 

    Month End and Credit Card Statements will look a little different. This will not be a dramatic change, but we want you to be aware … more

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    Food First Responders

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    One of the core pillars of North Coast Credit Union's community impact is in making sure our communities have access to the healthy food they need to sustain themselves. Food banks are our first line of defense against people going hungry, during these times of financial hardship and social distancing.

    We want to shine the light on the amazing work being done by two Food First Responders who are providing for our hungry neighbors in Skagit and Whatcom county.

    "Helping Hands Food Bank of Skagit County began to see the impact of COVID-19 in early March. Before March, the average number … more