Dottie Chalmers Cutter Receives the 2023 Leaders & Luminaries Award from Camden National Bank
December 14, 2023 3 minute read

In the world of nonprofit organizations, there are unsung heroes who go above and beyond to make a significant impact on their communities. We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on Dottie Chalmers Cutter, 4th Generation Owner and Vice President of Chalmers Insurance Group, who has been honored with the prestigious 2023 Leaders & Luminaries Award from Camden National Bank.

The Leaders & Luminaries Awards recognize nonprofit board members who exemplify exceptional leadership, dedication, and passion. These individuals, like Dottie, are the driving force behind the success of nonprofit organizations, often working tirelessly behind the scenes to make a profound impact on their communities. They set the standard for strategic thinking, financial planning, and unwavering dedication to their organization's long-term growth.

Dottie's path with the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) began through her own experiences in a family-owned business. Her deep understanding of the sacrifices and commitment required in such enterprises drove her to become a voice for younger members in family businesses.

As Chair of IFOB, Dottie's leadership has been instrumental in not only keeping her fellow board members engaged and motivated but also in harnessing their unique skills to adapt and update IFOB's mission, strategic plans, and website. She has been at the forefront of recruiting new, high-performing board members who share her passion for IFOB's mission of supporting, strengthening, and empowering family-owned businesses throughout Maine.

During the pandemic, Dottie faced unprecedented challenges. Her innovative approach in leading the board through virtual meetings, and later organizing a retreat to refocus on the mission, was crucial for IFOB's sustainability. Moreover, Dottie spearheaded a strategic initiative to better understand and leverage the strengths of board members, significantly aiding in the future development of the organization.

Dottie's dedication to IFOB has made a profound impact on the Maine business community. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, she has been awarded a $5,000 grant for the Institute for Family-Owned Business. This financial contribution will further support IFOB's mission and enable them to continue providing vital resources, programs, and networking opportunities to Maine's family-owned businesses.

In her own words, Dottie expressed her gratitude, saying, "Thank you so much for selecting me. What an honor and a great privilege it has been to lead the IFOB. Thank you for your financial contribution to a very worthy non-profit organization!"

Congratulations once again to Dottie! Her dedication and leadership are truly commendable, and we look forward to witnessing her continued impact on the nonprofit sector and the Maine business community.


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