SPOKANE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, BECU, Washington state’s largest credit union, announced a new program created with Spokane-based Associated Industries to provide financial services and support to Associated Industries members statewide. Associated Industries provides services for businesses in need of human resources, employment law, safety and healthcare benefits expertise.
BECU will provide Associated Industries members a variety of financial services and offers throughout the year to help member businesses grow and compete, including commercial real estate loans, equipment financing and special business credit card offers.
“Working with Associated Industries is a perfect fit for BECU’s mission to support the people and businesses that help our community succeed,” said Steve Hauschild, BECU’s director of business lending and Eastern Washington market leader. “We’re excited to be a resource for Associated Industries members for financial services, financial tools and education to help their employees.”
The program will also extend benefits to employees of Associated Industries member businesses, such as reduced rates on mortgages and vehicle loans (auto, boat, RV and sport), and financial education tools and webinars.
“From our first interaction, I was impressed by the similarities shared by BECU and Associated Industries. Both organizations share a commitment to their members and the communities they serve,” said Jim DeWalt, President and CEO of Associated Industries. “This partnership allows us to provide our members with banking services geared toward their needs and their employees’ needs now and into the future. The benefits of this relationship will reach beyond the employers and support growth across our community. Associated Industries is extremely proud to partner with BECU and we look forward to growing our relationship as we build resources for our members across the state of Washington.”
With about 5,000 members in the Spokane area, BECU opened its first locations in Spokane on September 19, 2016. Since that time it has undertaken several community initiatives, including donating more than $75,000 in grants to Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners to save the non-profit’s financial counselling program and help support small businesses.
BECU will announce its first offers for Associated Industries members in the first quarter of 2017, with new benefits rolling out at the start of each quarter in 2017.
BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by its members. Earnings are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With nearly 1 million members and more than $15 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country. BECU currently operates over 40 locations in the Puget Sound region. All Washington state residents, Boeing employees and their families and students attending Washington colleges and universities are eligible to join. For more information, visit www.becu.org.
About Associated Industries
Since 1910, Associated Industries has helped more than 1,200 member organizations in the Inland Northwest and beyond thrive as responsible employers with safe, hospitable workplaces. It serves as an outsourced team or extension of its members’ HR, employment law, safety, and health benefit administration groups to protect and support their workforces. As the business environment changes and becomes ever more complex and regulated, Associated Industries keeps its members informed, prepared, and adaptive so they can stay productive and effective, no matter what comes their way. Learn more at aiin.com or via LinkedIn or Facebook.