Insurance Immersion: A Visit to the Maine Insurance Agents Association

Insurance Immersion: A Visit to the Maine Insurance Agents Association

June 18, 2019
            Left Picture: Remi and Taylor with interns from Clark Insurance and Allen Agency, Middle Picture: Remi and Taylor with Shannon Gorman of the Maine Insurance Agents Association, Right Picture: Young Agents Committee and interns with their donations for the Kennebec Valley Humane SocietyLast Wednesday, Remi and I got to attend a Young Agents Committee (YAC) Meeting at the Maine Insurance Agents Association (MIAA) in Hallowell, Maine. It was wonderful to… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Lunch n' Learn with Lena Murch & Alletta Kimball

Insurance Immersion: Lunch n' Learn with Lena Murch & Alletta Kimball

June 17, 2019
Pictured from left to right: Kelton Loper, Remi Leblanc, Alletta Kimball, Lena Murch, Taylor KashmerRemi, Kelton, and I had the opportunity to chat with commercial lines account managers Lena Murch and Alletta Kimball over lunch last week. It was so cool to hear their stories and learn more about their backgrounds in the insurance industry! Both Lena and Alletta have high school educations. During high school, Lena was involved with a business administration group that allowed her to… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Our Day at Patrons Oxford Insurance Company

Insurance Immersion: Our Day at Patrons Oxford Insurance Company

June 14, 2019
Taylor and I spent last Friday over at Patrons Oxford Insurance Company. We had no idea what to expect but we left impressed by all they have to offer. Everyone one was very welcoming and actually wanted to talk with us. Patrons Oxford moved into a new building in Portland a few years ago and it was nothing like we have seen before. It is open all the way around and has many features that make this place special. They have a gym, large open kitchen, and instead of cubicles they have work… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 1 - Pam Fuller, Commercial Lines Account Manager

Insurance Immersion: Employee Interview Video Series Episode 1 - Pam Fuller, Commercial Lines Account Manager

June 13, 2019
What's the beauty of working for a family-owned company like Chalmers? Employees are treated like one of our own! Because of this, we thought it would be interesting to learn more about the wonderful people who work here at Chalmers.With the help of Insurance Immersion Intern Taylor Kashmer, we are launching the Employee Interview Video Series! You can look forward to seeing a video interview with a different employee every week of the summer. We hope you enjoy getting to know the incredible… READ MORE
Insurance Immersion: Welcome Remi and Taylor!

Insurance Immersion: Welcome Remi and Taylor!

May 31, 2019
Welcome Summer 2019 Insurance Immersion Interns!Remi Leblanc, Quinnipiac UniversityI am Remi Leblanc, one of the summer insurance immersion interns here at Chalmers. I will be working out of the Bridgton office this summer and look forward to learning as much as I can about this field.A little bit about me, I live in Yarmouth and graduated from Yarmouth High School in 2017. Before that I lived in Massachusetts about 40 minutes south of Boston.  I just finished my second year of college… READ MORE
Remodeling Your Home: Insurance Considerations

Remodeling Your Home: Insurance Considerations

May 27, 2019
You’ve hired a reputable builder, collected paint swatches and selected the siding and now you’re finally ready to start that long-awaited remodeling project.What Protection Does it Offer?Whether your addition budget is large or small, you are adding both the value of your home and your exposure to risk. To ensure that your project goes smoothly and that you have the coverage you need, here’s what you need to know.Working with General ContractorsThe best way to minimize… READ MORE
Green Living Tips

Green Living Tips

April 29, 2019
Live Green in Every Room in Your HomeLiving green, building green and surrounding yourself with earth-friendly products minimizes the negative impact you have on the natural world. By abiding by green principles, not only are you keeping your family from getting sick, you are also looking out for Mother Nature’s limited resourcesGREEN LIVING TIPS FOR YOUR HOMEHere are some earth-friendly tips for your home:Install Energy Star appliances certified by the Environmental Protection… READ MORE
How To Protect Your Home From Snowmelt

How To Protect Your Home From Snowmelt

March 18, 2019
Be PreparedAs winter ends and temperatures begin to rise, the accumulating water from melting snow and ice leaves your home susceptible to damage. Protect your home ahead of time to minimize your risk.SNOWMELT PROTECTION TIPSUse these four tips to help reduce your home’s risk of snowmelt damage:Clear snow from your home’s foundation. Shovel snow away from your home, including stairwells, window wells, downspouts and doors to help prevent water from seeping in through… READ MORE
Insuring A Second Home

Insuring A Second Home

February 10, 2019
What Coverage Options Are There For Second Homes?At a minimum, your lender will require that you carry hazard insurance to protect your property against damage from fires, earthquakes or severe storms. It is also a good idea to add liability insurance, which covers you and members of your household for accidental injuries to your visitors. Opting for property plus liability insurance adds up to a standard homeowners insurance package. For an extra layer of protection, a personal umbrella… READ MORE
Managing E-commerce Risks in Foreign Markets

Managing E-commerce Risks in Foreign Markets

January 7, 2019
An important factor of business growth is finding new markets for expansion, and often these new markets are found outside of the United States. However, when retailers and wholesalers begin to expand beyond U.S. borders, they are exposed to a new variety of risks and liabilities.Offering your products and services in a foreign country involves complying with new regulations for how your business must be run. While you may be able to prepare for a certain degree of change, there is always a… READ MORE