Article Archive

Please check here for broadcast and print articles about Elevations Credit Union, in PDF format. Also, check out our recent press releases.





Elevations CU Promotes 2, Participates in BolderBOULDER 
CU Today

Elevations Credit Union had 40 BolderBusiness CHALLENGE participants at the 2015 BolderBOULDER, the third-largest 10K road race in the United States.

June 2015 Reward Members, Build Loyalty
Credit Union Magazine

How do you breathe new life into a stagnant credit card rewards program? Elevations Credit Union asked its cardholders.
6/4/15 With Your Help, Project Smile Helps Kids In Need

Project Smile is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that initially grew out of a partnership between the North Fort Collins Business Association and Irish Elementary School. The program provides an opportunity for area businesses, organizations and individuals, through donations, to provide dental care for those in serious need.

Writers of New York Great and Small 
The Washington Post

Bill Keys wrote thousands of poems on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colo., but it was unstable work. His career finally started to rhyme last year, when he won a $5,000 grant from the Elevations Credit Union in Boulder.


Why Reddit and Other Companies Don't Let Job Candidates Negotiate Their Salaries
Business Insider

Companies like,, Magoosh, and Elevations Credit Union refuse to haggle over money with potential recruits.


How a Role-Model Nonprofit Nurtures Employee Performance 
Blodgridge: The Official Baldrige Blog

If you want to foster talent and ultimately grow leaders in your organization, “culture is key.” That’s what you can learn from Baldrige Award-winning Elevations Credit Union.


Elevations CU Wins the Academy Award of Business Credit Union Times

It was a big, hairy, audacious goal for the $1.4 billion Elevations Credit Union. In fact, it was so audacious that Gerry Agnes, president/CEO, seriously doubted his Boulder, Colo.-based cooperative would achieve it before the sun set on his career. That goal was for Elevations Credit Union to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which is what some call the Academy Award of business.


Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Elevations Credit Union, based in Boulder, Colo. sets salary level based on title, which it publishes on its intranet. So effectively, there is no salary negotiation during hiring or promotion.

4/23/15 Insights from Leaders of 2014 Baldrige Award Recipients (Part 2)
Blogrige: The Official Baldrige Blog

In 1953, 12 individuals at the University of Colorado contributed about $50 to a cash box; individuals making deposits at 2014 Baldrige Award winner Elevations Credit Union now number about 180,000.
2/19/15 Need a Better Bank? Join a Credit Union
Collegian Central

Banking is a fact of life, but what kind of organization you bank with is a choice that you can make, and it matters. The two most popular forms of personal banking are credit unions and commercial banks.
2/10/15 Where Baldrige Makes Financial Services Better
Blogrige: The Official Baldrige Blog

Last year, two financial services organizations earned national recognition as Baldrige Award winners: Elevations Credit Union (ECU), headquartered in Boulder, Colorado; and PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice (PwC PSP), based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. No other organization in the same industry had received the prestigious national award for high performance since New Mexico-based Los Alamos National Bank did so in 2000.
1/15/15 Elevations Credit Union OK'd to Do Business in Denver
Denver Business Journal

The Colorado Division of Financial Services has given Elevations Credit Union the go-ahead to begin accepting members in Denver, Jefferson and Weld counties.
1/9/15 Companies to Watch in 2015

The Boulder-based credit union, a recent winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award that acknowledges performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership, is on a roll and expanding.
Boulder Chamber Greets New Year with New Leadership
Boulder Chamber Newsletter

The Boulder Chamber Board of Directors will welcome one new member and usher in the New Year with a new leadership team for 2015. Beginning this month, Gerry Agnes, President and CEO of Elevations Credit Union, assumes the role of Chair for the Chamber's Board of Directors.


11/19/14 Elevations Credit Union Receives Baldrige Award
Broomfield Enterprise
11/19/14 Credit Unions Appoint Veeps: People
Credit Union Times
11/17/14 Loveland-Area Business Briefs
Loveland Reporter-Herald
11/16/14 Elevations CU Elevates, Wins Baldrige Quality Award
CU Today
11/14/14 Elevations 1st CU to Win Cross-Industry Excellence Award
Credit Union National Association
11/14/14 Elevations Credit Union Receives Prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Award
Colorado News
11/14/14 Elevations Credit Union Wins Baldrige Award
The Coloradoan
11/14/14 Faces of Boulder: Technology Bridges
About Boulder
11/13/14 Elevations Credit Union Wins Malcolm Baldrige Award
Daily Camera
11/13/14 Elevations Credit Union Receives Prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Award
Denver Business Journal
11/13/14 Elevations Credit Union Wins Malcolm Baldrige Award
Longmont Times-Call
11/12/14 Elevations CU Receives Baldrige Award from Commerce Department
Credit Union Journal
11/12/14 Elevations Credit Union Wins Baldrige Award
11/12/14 Four U.S. Organizations Honored With 2014 Baldrige National Quality Award
NIST, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
10/14/14 RewardsNow Launches New and Enhanced Loyalty Programs
Business Wire
8/8/14 Credit Union Monitors Energy with Power Takeoff
Energy Manager Today
8/6/14 Elevations Credit Union Implements an Energy Management Dashboard
Energy Central
7/25/14 Small Aussie lenders, facing greying customer base, hear strategies to attract gen Y at World Credit Union Conference
The Courier-Mail
7/14/14 Power 100 Social Media Rankings for Credit Unions
The Financial Brand
7/14/14 Top 100 Most Liked Credit Unions
The Financial Brand
7/14/14 Top 100 Credit Unions on Twitter With The Most Followers
The Financial Brand
7/14/14 Top 100 Most Watched Credit Union YouTube Channels
The Financial Brand
7/8/14 Even With Expired Grant, Boulder County EnergySmart Still Offers Savings
Longmont Times-Call
6/23/14 Corporate Gardening for a Sustainable World
Boulder Weekly
6/20/14 Got Process? How Using Process Frameworks Can Improve Business Performance
6/18/14 The Future of the 9-5
The Boulder Source
6/16/14 Elevations Credit Union Enhances Service with New ATM
5/13/14 Bring Them Aboard
5/1/14 Program Managers: Best of the Best
5/1/14 The Stars of Credit Union Mortgages Originators
4/27/14 Call Centers Still Integral to Digital Banking - Tracking Online Finance
4/27/14 Elevations Digs Deeper for Member Growth: Billionaires Club
Credit Union Times
4/4/14 BCBR On the Job Updates
Boulder County Business Report
3/26/14 Retirement Apps Keeping Pace
CU Times
 3/3/14 Banks and Credit Unions Cast Weary Eye Towards Marijuana Market
The Financial Brand
 2/28/14 Credit union helps with Read Aloud Loveland
Loveland Reporter-Herald
 1/30/14 Elevations Achieves Peak Award
Credit Union Times
 1/27/14 Elevations Credit Union considering Fort Collins Location
Northern Colorado Business Report
1/21/14 Elevations Holding "Funding the Extraordinary" Contest
Broomfield County Business Report


11/1/13 Double the Power of Your Donation in November
Longmont Humane Society
10/16/13 Keller Williams Realty Helps Raise $350,000 for Colorado Flood Relief
Lyons Recorder
10/7/13 CUAid Update: At least $100k+ needed for CU Members affected by Colorado flooding
Credit Union Insight
10/4/13 Elevations Distributes $350,000 for Flood Relief
Northern Colorado Business Report
10/3/13 Update: Businesses Pitch in for Flood Relief
Boulder County Business Report
10/1/13 Update: Businesses Pitch in for Flood Relief
Boulder County Business Report
9/30/13 Elevations Credit Union Sets Goal to Raise $100,000 for Flood Victims
Credit Union Times
9/25/13 NCUF Activates Disaster Relief to Aid Colorado Flood Victims
Credit Union Times
9/24/13 Companies donating to flood relief efforts in Boulder and Broomfield Counties
The Daily Camera
9/23/13 Update: Businesses Pitch In for Flood Relief
Boulder County Business Report
9/18/13 Elevations Credit Union is Matching Donations
Staufer Team Real Estate
9/17/13 CU Employees Take Brunt of Boulder Flooding
Credit Union Times
9/13/13 Boulder County Business Report, Awards September 13, 2013
Boulder County Business Report
8/30/13 Veep walks CU campus for Buff One promotion
Boulder County Business Report
8/25/13 David Gardner: Credit Unions a Great Banking Option
Daily Camera, Business Columnists
8/19/13 Filene Welcomes Three New Research Council Members
Credit Union Times
8/10/13 Broomfield Small Business Success Chat | Elevations Credit Union Audio Interview
Broomfield Small Business Success Chat
7/18/13 Go Green with a Credit Union Green Energy Loan
Nerd Wallet
7/17/13 Why do we ride thee? Let us count the ways! 
Buffalo Bicycle Classic
6/17/13 Elevations Credit Union's Board Chairman, Senior Vice President Receive Honors
Longmont Times-Call
6/14/13 Energy Loans: Home Owners Reduce Carbon Footprint
CU Management
6/1/13 Ready, set, climb! You win. Students win. Epic!
Buffalo Bicycle Classic
4/26/13 Bridgeline Digital Honored with Fifteen Horizon Interactive Awards for iAPPS Driven Websites or Web Stores
Bridgeline Digital News
4/25/13 Best of Boulder 2013: Bank, Festival, & Nonprofit
Boulder Weekly
3/28/13 Boulder County Youth Job Fair Sees Larger Crowd at New Site
Longmont Times-Call
3/11/13 50 Of The Most Spectacular Website Designs In Banking
The Financial Brand
3/7/13 Elevations Energy Loan Program Now Available to all Xcel Energy Trade Partners
3/1/13 Business Digest March 1, 2013
Boulder County Business Report
2/27/13  13-Point Financial Marketing Checklist for 2013
The Financial Brand
2/27/13 Trailblazer Award: Volunteer Carroll Beach Asks Management the Tough Questions
Credit Union Times
2/27/13 Onsite Coverage: Trailblazers Award Reception at GAC Photos
Credit Union Times
2/19/13 Credit Union Reports Elevated Numbers
Boulder County Business Report
2/11/13 Elevations Credit Union wins CGBC Pioneer Award
Longmont Times-Call
1/22/13 Incentives and Loans for Energy Efficiency
The Daily Camera
1/10/13 Buffalo Bicycle Classic to present $230,000 check to CU-Boulder on Saturday
The Daily Camera
1/7/13 Elevations Credit Union's Longmont Random Acts of Kindness - Via Boulder's Room 214
The Denver Egotist


12/3/12 Living Better Electrically AND Efficiently - Elevations Credit Union and the Denver Energy Challenge Team Up
Rocky Mountain Energy Blog
11/23/12 Credit Unions Can Grow
Boulder County Business Report
11/12/12 Elevations' Beach honored with service award
Longmont Times-Call
11/2/12 Credit Unions get OK to Expand Membership
Boulder County Business Report
10/3/12 Elevations Credit Union celebrates new Longmont Location
Longmont Times-Call
9/28/12 Credit Union Elevates Its Mortgage Game
Boulder County Business Report
9/27/12 Boulder Launches Energy Tracking Pilot Program for Businesses, Offers 'Coaches'
The Daily Camera
9/20/12 Five Awards Issues to iAPPS Driven Websites From the Web Marketing Association
MarketWatch | The Wall Street Journal
9/17/12 Colorado: Economy on a Rocky Mountain High or just Rocky?
Credit Union Times
9/13/12 Todd Gleeson and Frank Banta: Kudos to Buffalo Bicycle Classic participants
The Daily Camera
8/24/12 Pro Cycling Challenge Racers Warm Up Route for Inclusive CU- Boulder Scholarship Ride
Univeristy of Colorado
8/23/12 Broomfield Enterprise briefcase
Broomfield Enterprise
8/16/12 Best Student Perks at University Credit Unions
8/15/12 Elevations CU Donates $36K to Wildfire Victims
Credit Union National Association
8/14/12 Elevations CU Debuts Energy Loan
Credit Union Times
 8/7/12 Energy Savings Touted With Help of Rebates
Boulder County Business Report
8/7/12 Boulder County's New Energy Efficency Loan Program Kicks Off
The Daily Camera
8/1/12 New Loan Program Helps Offset Cost of Energy Efficiency Improvements
GreenPrint Denver
7/31/12 Credit Unions More Collaboritve and Productive with Smartsheet
PR Web
7/29/12 Boulder and Broomfeild Counties' Top 50 Businesses
The Daily Camera
6/26/12 High Park Fire Donations
6/21/12 Heating Up Alternative Energy
Boulder Weekly
6/11/12 Todd Gleeson to join Elevations Credit Union Board
The Daily Camera
4/18/12 CU-Boulder to host 'Money Smart Week' to help students excel financially
University of Colorado at Boulder
Loveland Business Briefs
Reporter Herald
4/11/12  Facebook 'Likes' Grow With Community Links
Credit Union Times
4/9/12  Boulder on the Cheap: Credit Unions vs. Banks
Colorado Daily
3/29/12  Team up to ride better change lives
Buffalo Bicycle Classic
Room 214's growth leads to relocation
Boulder County Business Report
1/30/12  Tap Into Renewable Energy Loan Market


12/28/11 Energy Smart Loan Program
Elevations Selected for Administration of New Loan Program
Credit Union Times
12/12/11 Elevations partners with city of Boulder to finance upgrades
Boulder County Business Report
12/12/11 EnergySmart seeks building contractors
Boulder County Business Report
11/30/11 Boulder County close to offering new EnergySmart loan program
The Daily Camera
9/6/11  Elevations Credit Union deploys MeridianLink, Financial Services intergrated into one easy-to-use platform
7/21/11  Elevations, St. Vrain credit unions to merge
Denver Business Journal

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