Insurance Immersion: Lunch n' Learn with Ian Edwards and Pat Duchette from Andover Insurance

Insurance Immersion: Lunch n' Learn with Ian Edwards and Pat Duchette from Andover Insurance

August 8, 2019
Remi and I recently sat down for lunch with Special Agent (what a cool title, am I right?) Ian Edwards and Director of Personal Lines Underwriting Pat Duchette from Andover Insurance. It was a lot of fun to learn about what a “day in the life” looks like in their positions.FUN FACT: Both Ian and Pat are graduates of Bowdoin College, just like our very own Steve Cote, Dottie Chalmers Cutter, and Jim Chalmers!Ian’s role can be compared to that of a marketing rep. His major… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: A Friday at the Office & a Monday in the Field

Insurance Immersion: A Friday at the Office & a Monday in the Field

July 29, 2019
                    Remi and I recently had a MEMIC-filled couple of days between job shadowing Underwriter Aaron Paiton at their office in Portland and tagging along with Safety Management Consultant Jayson Hebert on loss control jobsite visits. The timing of these job shadows worked out perfectly because it gave us a firsthand understanding of the relationship between underwriting and loss control.Aaron walked us… READ MORE
Community Spotlight: Habitat For Humanity

Community Spotlight: Habitat For Humanity

July 19, 2019
It was pouring rain but the MWV Habitat crew was working on their 21st build, with smiles on their faces. Anthony Ruddy, the project manager, took me for a tour of the house that will become home for owner, Ashley and her young family. It will be a solar powered, three bedroom, with a bathroom and a kitchen - living space. Anthony’s daughter, a KHS student, designed the interior layout and wants to be an engineer like her Dad. They have 20 volunteers or so each Thursday and the… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 5 - Kajsa Cudlitz, Client Service Associate

Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 5 - Kajsa Cudlitz, Client Service Associate

July 18, 2019
Hi again! This week's installment of the Employee Interview Video Series features Kajsa Cudlitz, a client service associate in our Bridgton Office. I hope you enjoy getting to know Kajsa just as much as I did! READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: A Guide to Renters Insurance for Young Adults

Insurance Immersion: A Guide to Renters Insurance for Young Adults

July 10, 2019
My name is Kelton Loper and I am a Summer Intern with Chalmers Insurance Group. I currently go to school at The University of Maine and live off campus. Recently it was brought to my attention that it would be beneficial to have a renter’s insurance policy to protect my belongings within my house. I went through the process of getting a renters insurance policy with the great help of Robin Carlson from Chalmers Insurance Group and decided to write a guide for other young adults looking for… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 4 - Kristen Svenson, Personal Lines Claims Manager

Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 4 - Kristen Svenson, Personal Lines Claims Manager

July 10, 2019
II'm back this week from the extra-long holiday weekend with the fourth episode in the Employee Interview Video Series!This week's interview is with Kristen Svenson, a personal lines claims manager in our Ossipee Office. My fellow intern Remi and I recently got to spend a few hours with Kristen in Ossipee to learn all about claims. Kristen had so much information and so many interesting stories to share with us. Kristen is part of what I like to call the "Dynamic Duo" of Chalmers. The other… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Toto, I Have a Feeling We're Not in

Insurance Immersion: Toto, I Have a Feeling We're Not in "The County" Anymore

June 28, 2019
Insurance Immersion Interns Taylor Kashmer and Remi  Leblanc with VP of Operations Dottie Chalmers Cutter at the MMG Portsmouth Office with Kayla Dill and her teamRemi and I got to visit MMG's home office last week up in "The County" as I've heard it called a few times now (you can read more about that here if you haven't already seen the post). This week, we got to see their new office in Portsmouth!Kayla Dill, a marketing rep for MMG, showed us around the office and introduced us… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Taylor and Remi Visit Presque Isle!

Insurance Immersion: Taylor and Remi Visit Presque Isle!

June 28, 2019
Last Tuesday, Remi and I had the opportunity to visit Presque Isle to work on the annual intern project! This year's project was a lot of fun, but we want the details to be a surprise, so I'll just tell you about all the other fun things we did on our little road trip!The trip started at the Gray Park and Ride where Remi and I met Tia Gagnon, our marketing manager here at Chalmers, to embark on a four-hour car ride up to Presque Isle. We made a couple pit stops of course, but only for the… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 3 - Heather Bedard, Commercial Lines Account Manager

Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 3 - Heather Bedard, Commercial Lines Account Manager

June 26, 2019
Hello and happy Wednesday!Insurance Immersion Intern Taylor Kashmer back again for another installment in the Employee Interview Video Series. In this video, I interview Commercial Lines Account Manager Heather Bedard in our Bridgton Office.Heather started her time in the insurance industry as a client service associate, eventually moving into her current role of commercial lines account manager. She is very happy in this position for now because she feels that she still has a lot to learn… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 2 - Robin Carlson, Personal Lines Account Manager

Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 2 - Robin Carlson, Personal Lines Account Manager

June 20, 2019
Hi, everyone - Insurance Immersion Intern Taylor Kashmer here!I'm excited to introduce Robin Carlson in the second episode of the Employee Interview Video Series!I had a wonderful time interviewing Robin. She is currently in her 19th year in the insurance industry. She has taken on many different roles over the years, working as a receptionist, a customer service representative, an account manager, and a producer. She is very happy in her current role as an account manager because she feels… READ MORE