Concrete CMS, a local Portland web agency, won its first Summit Creative Award – a silver in the Business to Business Web Site category. The 11-year-old competition is specially designed to celebrate the creative accomplishments of smaller advertising, public relations, and multimedia agencies around the world. Over 20 countries were represented through this year's submissions.
Concrete CMS presents web resources for writers at upcoming Wordstock Festival
Portland , OR – The first annual Wordstock book festival commences this April 19th through 24th in the South Wing of the Oregon Convention Center. Along with featuring prominent authors like Norman Mailer, John Irving, and Alice Sebold, the festival will also provide several workshop sessions for teachers and aspiring writers alike.
…or how a web shop can open an art gallery.
While moving their offices into the historic Merchant's Building in Old Town, the folks at Concrete CMS saw an opportunity. "The fourteen foot ceilings, brick walls, and open space lend themselves to a gallery setting. "For years, we've made art that works for our clients, and now we've got a chance to give something back to Portland," says Franz Maruna, Director. "Our studio receptions are a comfortable salon-like environment where local artists can connect with a diverse audience that many traditional galleries don't deliver."