#MembershipMatters at BECU. As a credit union, we work each day to ensure our members have a bright financial future and a solid financial foundation. How do we do that? By offering our members unique and exclusive opportunities to learn and grow at events like our annual Member Summit.
2017 Member Summit - Wednesday, April 19 - McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
We have #LocalPride and we know our members do, too! Each year our Member Summit moves locations and this year we will be on the Seattle Center campus at McCaw Hall – look for us to one day be in your neighborhood. This year's local speakers include the Seattle Sounders, the Seattle Storm, KEXP radio and a musical performance from members of Hey Marseilles.
At our Member Summit, we have opportunities for members to engage in educational activities on a range of topics, participate in our annual meeting, interact with local BECU small-business members in our expo, have a bite to eat, listen to notable speakers from the Seattle Sounders, Seattle Storm and KEXP – not to mention a performance from members of the local band, Hey Marseilles.
Pick your favorite breakout session and learn from great minds lending their expertise to the BECU Member Summit. Sessions range from homebuying, retirement planning, estate services, entrepreneurialism to a forum to listen and talk with our executives.
Space is limited for this exciting event – don't miss out! Last year's Member Summit sold out quickly, so we have expanded our event this year to allow more members to attend. Sign up today to reserve a spot for you and a guest.
Can't Attend in Person? Watch Live on Facebook!
We'll be live streaming sections of the Member Summit starting at 7 PM on April 19. Watch live on BECU's Facebook page (and don't forget to click "Like").
All Day – April 19: BECU Member Day – 50% off at Seattle Center Museums
Members gain 50% off admittance fees to Seattle Center attractions all day leading up to the summit on Wednesday, April 19. You don't even have to attend the night's events to take advantage of the great discount! Just show your debit/credit card or a paper statement to receive the discount for up to four people.
Seattle Center has something for everyone – members receive 50% on April 19th, 2017 at Pacific Science Center, MoPop (formerly EMP), Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Seattle Children's Museum*. Visit the websites of each attraction to find more details on exhibitions, hours and directions.
*Children's Museum requires one adult 18 or older and one child 10 or younger per group.
Members also can sign up for free 30 minute tours at the new home of KEXP radio on the Seattle Center campus at 10am or 2pm by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
4:30 PM: Doors open to the Member Summit at McCaw Hall. Check in and receive your agenda, map and information on your breakout session. Stroll through the small business expo and learn more about BECU member businesses while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres. This is a ticketed event and pre-registration is required.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Attend the breakout session of your choice, or continue to enjoy refreshments while checking out the small business expo. Make sure you reserve your seat in the ticketed break-out sessions. Tickets sell out fast!
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Learn and be inspired at BECU's Annual Meeting and State of the Credit Union presentation. BECU's CEO Benson Porter will review 2016 and highlight what's new in 2017. You're invited, as an eligible member, to elect candidates for open seats on BECU's Board of Directors and Audit Committee for the coming year. Learn more about voting here.
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Keynote session – enjoy local notables, including the Sounders, the Storm, KEXP and a private performance from members of the band, Hey Marseilles.
The breakout sessions occur simultaneously (you will only be able to attend one). Sign up for one of the offered sessions below by first registering for your tickets (you and a guest) through our EventBrite page. All tickets include access to the business expo, state of the credit union address, annual meeting and keynote session.
Don't wish to sit in on a class? Explore our expo and grab a bite to eat, offering information on a variety of member needs, samples and sales from our business members.
Admittance is free, however, registration is required for this exclusive member event. Please note that breakout sessions cater to the 18+ crowd. Families are welcome, but no childcare will be provided.
Breakout sessions are subject to minimum and maximum registration thresholds and will be canceled or expanded based on member signups (you will be contacted if your session changes). We will adjust room layouts to accommodate more attendees wherever possible.
Breakout Session Options - Advance Signup Required
What to Consider When Starting a Business
Thinking of starting a small business? This webinar will help you understand what constitutes a marketable idea, what it takes to launch a business in today's world, the type of support you'll need to successfully operate your business, and other useful tips. Don't forget to support and meet other business members in our expo!
- Ron Claude, SCORE
- Hosted by: Debbie Taglialavore, Director Business Lending
Home Buying 101
This seminar covers it all: how to prepare your credit, develop a budget, apply for a mortgage, present your offer, undergo the appraisal and inspection, and more. Whether this is your first home or it's been a while since your last purchase, walk away feeling prepared for the process!
- Carla Miller, BECU Mortgage Advisor
- Hosted by: Ruth Ridgeway, BECU Financial Educator
Join BECU Executives for a lively, moderated discussion covering current trends, market and product expansions, what makes BECU different, and more. Tell us what's important to you and we will address as many topics as time allows. Submit your topic idea by emailing email@example.com.
- BECU Executive Management Team Members
- Hosted by: Sara Moorehead, BECU Vice President of Cooperative Affairs
Retirement Reality Fair
Plan ahead for your retirement! In this simulation, visit stations and consider what type of lifestyle you'd like to live during retirement; the cost of your chosen lifestyle; and how much savings you'll need to fund it. This retirement reality fair is a first step in the journey toward retirement planning, and is applicable to people of all ages: individuals in their 20s, 30s and 40s benefit the most from money compounding over time.
- BECU Investment Services
- Hosted by: Stacey Black, BECU Financial Educator
You've worked hard to accumulate and grow your retirement savings nest egg. But what is going to happen to your retirement savings after your death? With a Trusteed IRA, you can easily provide protection for your beneficiaries, avoid guardianship and probate proceedings, ensure extended tax advantages, and create a lasting legacy for your heirs. This session is most appropriate for IRA owners or retirees with significant retirement savings in 401k (or 403b) plans.
- BECU Trust Services
- Hosted by: Mike Teramoto, BECU Trust Services Senior Trust Officer
Business Advice from Industry Experts
Owning a business comes with a lot of questions – luckily we've got answers. Come hear from industry experts on various topics such as marketing; business law; HR issues such as healthcare, benefits and compliance; employee retention, succession planning and more. This session is best suited for members with established companies who are considering expanding or outsourcing parts of their business.
- Evan Marques, Attorney Business and Real Estate Law
- Randy Howard, Accountant Business and Tax
- Connor Haffey, HR and Employee Benefit Expert
- Alan Brown, Business Marketing Expert and Co-Founder/CEO DNA
- Hosted by: Dana Grey, BECU Vice President of Business Services
- Business Members
- Local community partners
- Member-exclusive deals and discounts
- Careers at BECU
- Investment Services
- Trust Services
- Mortgage Services
- BECU Business Services
- BECU Member Services and mobile application assistance