updated 11/10/2010 6:46:30 PM ET 2010-11-10T23:46:30

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cascade Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:CASB), the parent company of Cascade Bank, today announced that Cascade Bank has been voted Favorite Snohomish County Company (with fewer than 250 employees) in NWjobs.com's 2010 People's Picks campaign for the second year in a row. For the past four years, this online contest has highlighted favorite Northwest employers. According to NWjobs.com, "At these Northwest companies, work is good so life is better." 

"Cascade Bank is excited and honored to again be named Favorite Snohomish County Company," said Carol K. Nelson, president and CEO. "Winning this award for the second year reflects our employees' enthusiastic support for Cascade as their favorite Northwest employer and their passion for providing extraordinary service to our customers and community. This is a significant accomplishment in light of the current challenges associated with the economy and the banking industry."

Voters were asked to submit comments while casting their ballots for their favorite employers. Recurring comments for Cascade Bank included praise for the Bank's leadership and communication, encouragement to participate in community volunteer efforts and maintaining an overall positive work environment. Cascade's winning profile can be viewed in its entirety online at www.nwjobs.com.

About NWjobs.com

NWjobs.com, a part of The Seattle Times Company, is a local online resource for individuals looking for job listings, employment advice and job search tips. 

About Cascade Financial

Established in 1916, Cascade Bank, the only operating subsidiary of Cascade Financial Corporation, is a state chartered commercial bank headquartered in Everett, Washington. Cascade Bank maintains an "Outstanding" CRA rating and has proudly served the Puget Sound region for over 90 years. Cascade Bank operates 22 full service branches in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Smokey Point, Issaquah, Clearview, Woodinville, Lake Stevens, Bellevue, Snohomish, North Bend, Burlington and Edmonds.

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