"Everybody likes Jennifer, if that matters to you. People like her personally because she sparkles. People like her professionally
(ah, now I've got your interest) because she has energy and resources. Loads of youthful energy, bulging rolodex of resources. Work with her;
Bob Killian, Owner, Killian & Company
"Our company, be.ology, has worked with Jennifer for close to two years. From the first moment she met us, she shared in our passion and enthusiasm to creatively market and spread the positive word on be.ology. She has helped us grow, build momentum and support us with creative and unique strategies. Each year our goals have changed and Jennifer has been sensitive to our changing needs. We look forward to more great successes together."
Linda Horwitz & Alison Smetana, Co-Owners, Creators be.ology
"Jennifer is very knowledgeable and pragmatic in her approach to finding cost-effective and innovative ways to help your business grow. Whether you're a start up or just looking to build on the PR and marketing you already have, her patience, enthusiasm, creativity, and excellent business sense has no boundaries."
Lisa Garvey, CEO, Life Made Simple
"Jennifer has always been very responsive and so much fun to work with. She is one of my go-to gals."
Kelly Aiglon, Freelance Writer
"Public relations is as much an artform as anything else and I know of no better 'artist' in the PR field than Jennifer Fortney of Cascade Communications. Having been a client of Ms. Fortney's for several years and utilizing her services on a variety of projects, I can state without reservation that she is the very best at what she does. Remarkably intelligent, hardworking and media-savvy, her greatest strength may lie in her uncanny ability to 'know' her client, while guiding them like a modern-day Lewis or Clark through the hazardous wilderness that awaits any business looking to conquer the competitive landscape of publicity/marketing. Whether you're a Fortune 500 company, a small business or non-profit you could not find more skilled representation. Even if one's resources allow for hiring a mega PR firm, I would suggest it vital to remember the words of Oscar Wilde: 'A cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.' Cascade Communications provides the highest value of your dollar."
Rick Roberts, Award-winning TV and film producer, CEO Horizons Communications Group
"I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer while I was scouting restaurants for the Food Network. Jennifer was helpful in pointing me towards the right venues and giving me ideas for future shows down the line. Her energy and passion made the project a success. Even though my business doesn't take me to Chicago as often as I would like, I still count on Jennifer to point me down the right paths for new restaurant talent and locations."
Emily Leahy Walker, Producer, RIVR Media
"It is always a great pleasure to work with Jennifer. She is a wonderful listener, making time to understand our needs and responding with impressive professionalism. She feels true passion and energy for her work. While working with us on our "green" geothermal initiative and our Break the Box program series, she secured great press placements--something we would never have been able to do alone. I wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer Fortney and Cascade Communications."
Emily Roth, Executive Director, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
"I have worked with Jennifer through my role as a board member/treasurer of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, where I brought her on back in 2004. Jennifer is a determined and creative PR professional and skilled at getting excellent placements for our message. She is a strong supporter in the development of that message as well. She has been with this museum through some of the hardest times and has managed to stay positive and supportive and see the good through all of the challenges. Most importantly, she has helped communicate that good to the public through her work. I would work with Jennifer any time and will in future opportunities. I recommend her without reservation and will be happy to discuss with anyone who would like to know more." Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative.
Jim Holtzman, Vice-President Board of Directors, NVVAM
"It was more than a pleasure to work with Jennifer Fortney during the tribute to Kanye West, Cheap Trick, and Joe Shanahan by the Recording Academy. I found Jennifer to be one of the most accommodating, efficient, and reliable people I have worked with. She did an outstanding job of coordinating the honorees with media interviews and even followed up after the event showing a great commitment to the satisfaction of those she works with. Jennifer has remained in contact by forwarding events to me that we may collaborate on since then, and I highly recommend her as a very kind, professional, and talented individual to work with. Best, Jennifer Christenson Television Producer On-Air Talent"
Jennifer Christenson, Producer, On-Air Personality, Sales Manager, Upscale TV
"I worked with Jennifer on the Jim Beam Brands' DeKuyper Pucker Schanapps "Longest Kiss" event. Jennifer's work is exceptional. Not a detail was left unattended to. She really makes the effort to go above and beyond. She wants her client to not only be happy with the end result, but to be happy with every step along the way. She is professional, honest and effecient. I highly recommend!" Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.
Kristin Cerwin, Area Manager for Beam Wine Estates
"Jennifer is an amazing marketing communications professional. From developing strategic programming down to the nitty gritty of securing media placements, Jennifer Fortney and Cascade Communications earn an A+++ in client service. Jennifer is a master at pitching high-end media like USA Today or New York Times as well as smaller local market media. I am always seeking out new opportunities to work with Cascade Communications." Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.
Al Martin, formerly of Kaplan Publishing
"It's a good thing when you establish a vendor relationship that meets expectations, but it's really gratifying when you actually like your provider. And that has certainly been our experience with Cascade Communications. Jennifer was sensitive to our entrepreneurial creativity while lending her professional experience and credibility to our public relations and promotional efforts. In addition, Cascade was fairly-priced and delivered value that exceeded expectations."
Paul Clem President, How America Thinks/RateMyBuilderOnline.com
"Jennifer is highly professional, has high attention to detail and produces results. I would recommend her without reservation!"
Michele Kehrer, Owner Lifestyle Physical Therapy and Balance Center
Cascade Communications Chicago, IL 773/529-7547, Email Us