Ann Marie started Cascade Valley Designs in 2001 with a passion for web design and the intention to help small businesses develop their well deserved presence online. As a busy mom and small business owner herself, Ann Marie understands the challenges of staying on top of the fast changes within the online world. She guides her clients through the overwhelming information by providing clear advice and easy tools to help their business grow online.
Cascade Valley Designs is proud to have a variety of happy clients from an avid interior design blogger to a music school director, from a gourmet butter entrepreneur to a massage therapist. Whether it is an ecommerce site, school forum, custom email newsletter, integration of blogging with Facebook and Twitter, a full scale easy to maintain website, logo and header design, or adding mobile features to your existing business, Cascade Valley Design is there for you. By understanding the latest design and online communication advancements, Ann Marie has crafted Cascade Valley Designs to be an easy to use one stop shop for any small business wanting online solutions.
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Why the name?
The origin of company names has always fascinated me so I will share our story.
Thirty miles east of Seattle, in the beautiful, forested foothills of western Washington’s Cascade Mountains, lay the quaint small towns of Carnation and Duvall. My family makes its home, and my business its headquarters, between these two towns, in a beautiful valley full of scenic vistas and picturesque farms. The Snoqualmie Valley – named after the river at its heart – is called SnoValley for short.
When deciding on a name for my business, I thought it would be hard enough getting people to spell “Snoqualmie,” let alone confusing them by spelling “Sno” without a “w.” But being surrounded by giant cedar trees in the Cascade Mountains is comforting and I find it suitable to pay them my respect. The reference to trees is found in our logo, colors and solutions page. Tall trees have always inspired me ( I once worked in a redwood forest, after all) because of their grandeur, protection and peacefulness.