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Community Business Partnerships

Partnering to Make a Difference

Through our Community Business Partnerships, we work to enhance the lives, careers, and financial wellbeing of people in the communities we serve. It’s our goal to empower your employees through direct support of career development opportunities, along with providing access to quality financial tools, services, and education. We partner with businesses of all kinds, with a special focus on healthcare professionals and cannabis industry employees.

A Collaborative Approach

Our approach to partnership is flexible and collaborative, with customized plans designed to augment and supplement the employee wellness and education programs of our partner organizations. This support often takes the form of funding for scholarships, grants, and continuing education opportunities, as well as free on-site financial education classes and special offers on many of Salal’s financial services.

Expand the Benefits You Offer Your Employees

A growing body of research points to links between financial wellbeing and employee health and productivity.1 Becoming a Salal Community Business Partner gives your employees the tools to effectively manage their money and make well-informed financial decisions. It also gives your staff access to exclusive perks and extra benefits, including a $75 account opening bonus2 and 5,000 Salal Rewards Points. And you can offer these benefits at no extra cost to your business or your employees.

Learn More About Employee Perks

“King County Nurses Association is grateful for the partnership with Salal Credit Union because it allowed us to expand our opportunities in continuing nursing education, scholarships for nursing students, and community projects. These programs would not have taken place without the funds from Salal Credit Union and we really appreciate the assistance!”

—Sue Vermeulen, Executive Director, King County Nurses Association

Becoming a Community Business Partner

We continue to look for opportunities to provide access to quality financial tools, services, and education to more people in the communities we serve. To learn more about how to become a Salal Community Business Partner, contact our program coordinator Amy Ridley.

Contact Amy

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Amy Ridley

Sr. Business Development Specialist

P: 206.650.1306
aridley@salalcu.org

About Amy: The credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” is a big part of why Amy has continued to work in the financial industry for nearly 30 years. Beginning her career as a teller, Amy has always followed her passion for helping people gain access to essential banking services and improve their financial wellbeing.


1. PwC 2019 Employee Financial Wellness Survey
2. To be eligible for $75, you cannot have had a Salal checking account in the prior 6 months, the account must be open and in good standing at least 90 days, and you must make at least 30 debit card transactions within first 90 days. This special cash offer is subject to IRS reporting and will be reflected on your 1099. Limit one per household. A minimum of $25 is required to open a Salal Premier Checking account. Deposits will be made to eligible accounts within four months of opening. All Salal accounts are subject to approval.