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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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    Non-profit Spotlight: Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

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    Small businesses are a large part of building sustainable and resilient communities, which is why we are proud to partner with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE). This amazing non-profit organization offers business training, mentorship, and support to rural and underserved businesses and communities in Clallam, Jefferson, Skagit, and Island Counties.

    CIE puts a priority on helping people with barriers to financial self-sufficiency and who have limited access to other business support. That's why they offer all their programs at no cost to the participants. They help budding … more

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    Identity Theft: What is Your Liability

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    If a thief stole your debit card do you know what your liability is? For most signature-based Visa transactions it's nothing as long as you haven't been careless. If you wait until after 60 days of receiving your statement, liability can be unlimited.

    If your credit card was stolen, you still have no liability as long as you report the loss or theft before it is used. Be sure to call immediately when you discover your card is missing. Also, make sure to keep numbers to report a loss or theft in a safe place other than your wallet. 

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    Top 5 Money Matters for High School Grads

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    Congratulations — you’ve just made it through 12 years of school. Whew! You’ve been busy mastering Algebra II or studying finals, but don’t forget about your financial wellness. Here’s the lowdown on what you need to know now about money.

      1. Open an Account

    Whether you’re going away to school or staying close to home, it’s time to start managing your own money. Open a checking account with North Coast and get a debit card. Chances are you already have a savings account, but if not, it’s time to start one. Put some money away every month to build an emergency fund for unexpected expenses. … more

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    6 Key Money Management Tips for College Grads

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    You did it! You graduated from college. All that hard work finally paid off. Now that you don’t have to spent hours writing essays and taking exams, it’s a great time to focus on something else — your financial wellness. Take control of your finances and set yourself up for success with these key money management tips.

    Know What You Owe

    If you’ve taken out student loans, whether federal or private, you’ll need to understand how much you owe in total. You can find your federal student loan balance and repayment information online at studentaid.gov. Be sure to check with private lenders, … more

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    Recovering Together: Thank You Public Employees

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      Every year, our Annual Meeting makes us thankful for our firefighters and other public employees. North Coast Credit Union began at the Bellingham Firehouse in 1939 (we're 82 this year!). Back then, we made loans out of a single cash drawer kept in a desk at the Firehouse and a deposit might be interrupted by the fire bell. We held our first Annual Meeting at the Bellingham Fire Department headquarters, now the location of the Syre Educational Building.

    Public employees have always responded to our needs in the community and last year was no different. Our hearts are full of gratitude for … more

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    Photo Contest: Share Your Home Project

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    North Coast Credit Union invites you to submit a photo of your favorite DIY or home improvement project for a chance to win a $500 Judd & Black Appliance gift certificate!

    Anyone in Skagit and Whatcom County can submit a photo! Share favorite DIY or home improvement project that you completed, that you are in the middle of doing, or a before photo of a project you want to do. The contest begins May 3rd and will end on May 28th. We will randomly select and announce the winner on May 31st.

    We love to say YES!

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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.

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