We successfully made it through our first “busy season” under our new brand. Our clients have provided positive feedback on our new business model, which reaffirms that our model is adding value to our clients and their businesses.
We ran our first annual Tax Clinic in conjunction with Norfolk Housing. Cascade volunteered early in April to provide personal tax services to those who may not have the ability or expertise to navigate their own tax returns. This can effect real change for these individuals, as 50% of Norfolk’s tenants are low-income and may be eligible for income supplements if they file their tax returns.
We’ve added a fantastic new staff member to our team.
After a great busy season, we found some time to enjoy a few Stampede events, meet some great people, and volunteer at Norfolk Housing’s annual Stampede breakfast, which had over 400 residents and community members stop by.
And most recently, the firm participated in and volunteered at the 6th annual Kenn Borek Air charity golf tournament, which was raising money for the Quinterra Legacy Garden. Cascade was able to contribute as a minor sponsor as well. In total, over $14,000 was raised for a memorial garden to provide a peaceful, contemplative and vibrant outdoor space for Calgarians to reflect, heal and remember.
With Cascade officially up and running, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our story and what exactly it is that we’re doing for our clients.
We have two updates today, the first being on our location.
Currently, we occupy a space in the Beltline that is centrally located and conveniently offers parking. This has worked well and we have been serving our clients from here. However, we’re happy to announce that we’re renovating our permanent location, located outside of the core but very central and with ample free parking. We’ll formally announce the location in the coming weeks so stay tuned for this.
And second, we wanted to say thank you to all of those who have supported us on our venture. Today, we’re especially thankful for our service partners who have been instrumental providing exceptional service for our clients. We work with teams of Financial Advisors, Bookkeepers, Contract CFOs, Bankers, Lawyers, and others to ensure that client needs are being met and expectations exceeded. We’ve had a number of meetings over the last two months with our service partners to ensure our service standards continue to be upheld, and these meetings have reaffirmed that we’ve surrounded ourselves with the right people.
If you want to give a shoutout to any of your favorite service partners, I encourage you to do so below.