President Doug Barrett Honored at Celebration of Community Spirit Awards

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2011 by admin
Doug Barrett accepts Outstanding Business Leader Award

Cascade TEK President Doug Barrett was honored with the Outstanding Business Leader Award at the Celebration of Community Spirit Awards June 1, 2011. This event spotlights key partners who stand with Washington County social service agency Community Action in the battle to end poverty in Washington County. Doug received the award for being an active supporter of Community Action, including participating and sponsoring many events. An excerpt from the awards show, courtesy of Community Action Executive Director Jerralynn Ness: When Doug was deciding where to locate his business Hillsboro appealed to him because of the proximity to potential clients and the sense of community. After living all over the country, he was ready to put down roots and become active in his community. Cascade TEK just opened a second facility in Longmont, Colorado specializing in environmental test services for a wide range of products. Many manufacturers turn to Cascade TEK to find out how products will hold up against environmental conditions. Helping his employees thrive by providing generous benefits and pay and an appealing work environment is a source of pride for Doug. Cascade TEK cares about the entire package. This includes giving back to the community. Doug quickly became an active and engaged corporate citizen: “I had very humble beginnings–which is why I feel strongly about giving back.” In providing leadership and support as a member of the board of St Andrews Legal Clinic, Doug has made a commitment to ensure that legal assistance is available to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. When asked why he gives so generously, he said “we’ve done well and we should share”. And he went on to explain that “things come and go; I don’t care about that. I want to leave a lasting difference. I want Cascade TEK to be a good corporate citizen of Hillsboro and Washington County.”

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