Friday, March 10, 2017

Northern Savings looks for focus groups for April sessions

Prince Rupert based Northern Savings Credit Union is looking for
some members of the community to participate in focus groups in April

Northern Savings is looking for a collection of residents of the North Coast and Haida Gwaii willing to give some of their time to help the financial institution improve on how it delivers its services to the region.

The Prince Rupert based Credit Union has plans to host four Focus Groups next month, with each group to be made up of members and non-members, as well as personal business banking members or clients.

Those that have an interest in the project must be 18 years of age and reside in one of the four communities served by Northern Savings. Should you be selected to participate you will receive a 25 dollar gift card to a local business and be entered to win 50 dollars for providing your feedback.

The Focus Group sessions will take place in the following communities, if you are interested contact the name below to see if there is room in the group:

North Coast

Prince Rupert/Port Edward
April 19th or April 2th
Amber Sheasgreen

April 18th or April 19th
Amber Sheasgreen

Haida Gwaii

Sometime between April 18 to 23
Allison Smith

Queen Charlotte
Sometime between April 19 to 23
Allison Smith

Details on the focus group can be found here.

In other news from Northern Savings, March is dividend month for members, with the Credit Union beginning to pay out the financial return from 2016.

On March 1st, Northern Savings provided members with this years returns, with Class A Shares delivering a return of 1.5% and Class B shares returning 2.75% to members.

In a message for members, Flora D'Angelo, the Chair of the Board of Directors for Northern Savings outlined how the efforts of the last year provided  for over 85,000 dollars in dividends for the year.

"Thanks to the return of the Credit Union to its cooperative values and the focus of its business in our local communities and the ongoing commitment of our staff, the Board of Directors is pleased to report that we are able to share the success with our members by paying over $85,000 in dividends to our members" 

More background on Prince Rupert's Commercial sector can be found on our archive page here.

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