Maine Agents Discuss How Technology Helps and Hinders Their Jobs

May 9, 2017
SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Technology has proven to be a double-edged sword for many independent insurance agents, both helping to simplify some tasks while simultaneously creating more work in other areas, according to the agents who took part in a panel discussion at the Maine Insurance Agents Association (MIAA) convention.When asked by moderator Ken White of F.A. Peabody about the role technology plays in their agencies, panelists revealed that it has both helped and hindered selling… READ MORE

Who are the 20 Maine Family Business Awards finalists?

May 2, 2017
The Institute for Family-Owned Businesses has selected 20 finalists for its 18th annual Maine Family Business Awards, which honor exemplary companies that demonstrate excellence in family involvement, business success and commitment to employees, customers and community.The top 20 were chosen from 166 nominations and a record 52 semi-finalists.Here are this year's finalists:AC Inc., Beals IslandCapozza Tile and Floor Covering Center, PortlandCook's Lobster and Ale House, Bailey… READ MORE
2017 IFOB MAINE FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS

2017 IFOB MAINE FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS

April 25, 2017
Maine firms with shiny resumes will vie for honors on May 17th when the Maine Family Business Awards’ red carpet is rolled out to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the event.Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, MaineThe Awards, presented by the Maine Institute for Family-Owned Business in partnership with MEMIC takes place at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, beginning with 5:00 networking, then winding its way to… READ MORE

MWVCC Chili Cook Off benefits End 68 Hours of Hunger

March 22, 2017
At Chalmers Insurance Group, we are digging out our big tasting spoons for a Conway NH classic, the MWVCC Chili Cook Off. As Platinum sponsors of the chamber, we have entry into the contest! We are especially excited this year, not only because our agents have some seriously spicy family recipes for you to try but because our Chalmers Cares non-profit, End 68 Hours of Hunger, is benefiting from this huge event. Bring an item from the End 68 shopping list and take a $1 off admission to… READ MORE

Bates Educational Series - How to Adult

March 14, 2017
Dottie Chalmers Cutter and Lexi Richardson presented Why Insure? at Bates College.
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Upcoming Spring Charity Events

March 1, 2017
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITIESAt Chalmers, we take pride in being involved with each community we serve. For decades, we have donated time and funds to over 50 different local charitable organizations in Maine and New Hampshire each year. In 2017, we have started an annual effort we call Chalmers Cares, under which we pledge to make an impact on one local non-profit by partnering with them throughout the year. We are excited to partner with End 68 Hours of Hunger as our… READ MORE

Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court

November 28, 2016
On Nov. 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction, halting the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule until further notice.
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KENNEBUNK YOUTH MAKING WAVES AS LOBSTERMAN

November 4, 2016
Fourteen-year-old Charlie Spinney of Kennebunk, a freshman at Kennebunk High School, started lobstering out of Kennebunkport this past May.
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Chalmers Culture Spotlight with IFOB

November 1, 2016
Throughout the year, the IFOB highlights a family business on the web, in social media and various websites culminating in an event held at the company’s location.
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OSHA and DOT Clarify Hazardous Chemical Labeling Requirements

October 3, 2016
OSHA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have separate requirements for labeling hazardous chemicals, which can make it difficult to know how containers should be labeled.
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