Meet Alexandria (Alex) Hinkson, who joined Red Canoe Credit Union in October 2023 as the Covington branch manager. If she looks familiar, Alexandria was the big winner of the Ugly Sweater contest at our nonprofit fundraiser. (Rumor has it, she made the sweater herself.) Alexandria and her husband moved to Washington from San Diego, where she had worked for another credit union for 16 years.
“I love working with credit unions – the community involvement and always putting our members first,” Alexandria said.
Red Canoe Credit Union (27022 176th Pl. SE, Covington, WA 98042) opened its Covington branch in October 2017. Celebrating six years in Covington, Red Canoe has been active in the community and with the Covington Chamber ever since. Bridget O’Connor, community engagement officer, is a local favorite, supporting community events including litter clean-up, Covington Days, Kids’ Fest and local career fairs as well as supporting nonprofit fundraisers including See Ya Later Foundation, Eileen & Callie’s Place and Vine Maple Place, to name a few.
One of the organization’s biggest annual initiatives is their Fill the Canoe school supply drive, done each summer to ensure all kids have the school supplies they need to start off the school year right. Bridget has also served as the Covington Chamber’s board chair since October 2022 and has been instrumental in helping the organization grow.
Originally launched in 1937, Red Canoe Credit Union is a non-for-profit financial cooperative, owned by its members. They are a full-service institution offering a range of products for individuals and businesses, including free financial wellness products for families and businesses. Some* of their products and services include:
Individual products include these products and more:
Business products include these products and more:
*This list of products and services is not exhaustive. Check with your local Red Canoe branch for more information.
Red Canoe Credit Union has 11 locations across Washington and in Oregon (in Linn, Benton, Lane, Marion and Polk Counties). This member-focused credit union is FDIC insured. To learn more, stop by and say “hi” to the friendly staff at the Covington branch or visit their booths at local Covington events. You’ll be sure to see them!
“We value our members, and our goal is fitting them to the best product for their needs,” Alexandria said. “Our employees really focus on educating our members on the products we have.”
The Covington branch has a team of six employees, including Alexandria, plus regional support from other branches and managers.
Thanks, Red Canoe, for all you do for the community.
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