The Cascade Blog

On the Train//Five Questions with Rachel

On the Train: Five Questions Rachel Brenner Earlier this spring we welcomed Rachel Brenner to the team as our newest Project Manager. When she's not busy keeping us on track, she's out enjoying travels near and far. We sat down with Rachel to hear what...

Open Source: The Cost of Free

A frequent conversation we have with potential clients is the difference between open source software and closed source, or proprietary software, as it relates to budget and fit for the client’s needs. Each option offers pros and cons, but for today,...

Our B Corp Commitment // Employee Focus

One element of our B Corporation ranking is based on our employee satisfaction and engagement. When we went through the evaluation process to receive our certification, our Employee Engagement ranking score was 24, compared to the median score of 18 for all B Corps...

Puzzled about choosing the right CMS? Eight key areas to consider.

What should be considered when making the important decision of selecting the development framework (commonly known as content management system–CMS) for your next web solution? We decided to delve into the topic with a list of key concerns we think every...

Outdoor Retailer/SIA: 2018 Reflections

I’d call the 2018 SIA/OR Show a success based upon energy, people in attendance, support of nonprofit organizations doing vital work, and lusty new product offerings by brands. I’m just very unclear on how we should refer to the actual event itself....

Guest Blog: Q&A with Friends of the Columbia Gorge // How Web Solutions can Support Wild Places

With my four-cylinder pickup truck loaded to the brim and my grad school textbooks in tow, I drove through the Columbia River Gorge for the first time on September 1, 2017. As anyone who has hiked, climbed, kayaked, or stopped to take a picture in the gorge knows,...

Becoming a B Corp: Putting a Value on Our Values

In 2017, Cascade Web Development saw a lot of changes with new clients, existing clients coming to us with interesting challenges and continued pursuit of that elusive work/life balance with a healthy dose of outdoor fun. One of the most exciting parts of the year...

PRESS RELEASE: Cascade Web Development Achieves Certified B Corporation Status

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ben McKinley, Founder/CEO Ph: 503-517-2700 Em: ben@cascadewebdev.com   CASCADE WEB DEVELOPMENT ACHIEVES CERTIFIED B CORPORATION STATUS Portland Web Development Firm Meets Higher Standards of Social and Environmental...