In addition to being a first-class auto dealer and service shop, there are two key characteristics of Cascade Auto Inc. in Cascade, Idaho. The first is that they have been family-owned for 73 years, and the second is that the shop is a morning coffee meet up for retirees around town. “You could say, that where you find cars and coffee, you are going to find some guys who want to hang out and talk shop,” says owner Kathy Hull. “That’s definitely the case for us.”

While the pandemic forced the shop to reduce hours to only two days per week initially, they are back to operating full-time. “Since May 1, its been go, go, go,” says Hull.

Their success is one of the reasons they want to help others in need and was excited to jump in and be a part of Columbia Bank’s Pass It On Project. “We are thriving and doing well, but we know that’s not the case for everyone,” says Hull. That is why Cascade Auto Inc. is providing free service to a customer who really needs the help and Columbia Bank is paying the bill. “Small town generosity is a very real thing, and with Columbia Bank’s help, we are going to make sure it benefits one of our customers,” says Hull.