Following a period of unprecedented growth coupled with preparations for the retirement of one of their longest serving employees, Cheney Insurance announced the following changes to their staff. Pam Gaeth, who has been with the company for 37 years, was promoted to Vice Pesident of Administrative Services. Susan Dale, an eight year veteran, is … [Read more...] about Exciting Promotions and Staffing Changes
...it really gets the attention of everyone at work! And it generally means that you did something pretty special--something your customer appreciated enough to call a florist! On Monday, I looked up from my desk and watched as a delivery of flowers was made to my co-worker Rosemary Campbell, who had so impressed a very nice couple with the … [Read more...] about When a Client Sends Flowers…
Many of our insurance clients know that Newcastle Square Realty is a sister company to us--along with Newcastle Square Vacation Rentals. Together with Cheney Insurance, these companies make up The Cheney Companies Financial Group, providing a variety of important homeownership services to property owners here in Lincoln County. Each of our … [Read more...] about GUEST BLOG POST: NSRA’s Jim Cosgrove on Selling Your Home
Generally, I don't pay close attention to politics. It is not that I don't care or have concerns about decisions made by politicians that could affect my family, business, or customers. I just choose to spend most of my energy and time running and caring for the businesses I am connected to. That is what makes attending the IIABA (Independent … [Read more...] about The Importance of Political Awareness
While I did not expect to be addressing a group of non-English speaking Japanese independent insurance agents during my time at the IIABA Legislative Conference in Washington this week, that is exactly what I did this morning. And it was just the exciting experience I expected it to be when I was asked to do this yesterday. Once again, I get to … [Read more...] about Speaking Japanese About Insurance
I traveled to Washington DC on Tuesday afternoon to participate in the IIABA's Legislative Conference this week, where independent insurance agents from all corners of the US and beyond descend upon our nations capital to learn about legislation affecting our business. I knew our Maine delegation had meetings scheduled with the offices of Snowe, … [Read more...] about Meeting Chellie Pingree On The Way To Meet Chellie Pingree
Having served in the insurance business for over 25 years, I have long been a part of the struggle that is common among my industry peers. Local independent insurance agencies (just like Cheney Insurance) have always worked hard to differentiate themselves from our larger, direct writing competitors (such as Geico, who has no Main Street presence, … [Read more...] about What is Trusted Choice, Anyway?
I feel very fortunate these days. Not because I am in Palm Springs, but because I am in the insurance business. I am independent, I am a Trusted Choice agent, and I get to work in in the beautiful coastal Maine town of Damariscotta. I am part of a great team of friendly, smart, and capable people at Cheney Insurance, and (despite being in a … [Read more...] about The 2011 IIABA Best Practices Symposium? Yeah, I Was There.
I have a history of trying to wrap a little adventure into my business travel. Currently, I am attending the IIABA Best Practices Symposium in Rancho Mirage, California and had made arrangements a few months back to have breakfast during my trip with a former Cheney Insurance client; someone whom I have never met but now lives in this stunning … [Read more...] about The Wrong Dennis
Like most small businesses, our company receives many requests each year for financial support. These come from community groups, non-profits, schools, and other area organizations. Cheney Insurance has been a member of the Damariscotta business community for many years. A lot of people know us personally, and it is important to spend enough … [Read more...] about Our Charitable Giving Committee Reflects on 2010
In a planned internal restructuring, Harbor Insurance Agency was merged with Cheney Insurance Agency on January 1, 2011. HIA has operated from CIA's Damariscotta office since closing their Boothbay Harbor office in 2008, so very little change will be apparent to the HIA customers, all of whom were advised of this change last … [Read more...] about Harbor Insurance Merges With Cheney Insurance
Cheney Insurance Agency is more than a business that needs to be protected; we are an essential resource to our clients. That’s why we have recently partnered with Agility Recovery, North America’s premier business continuity and disaster recovery company. We have had a written disaster plan since 2007 but now we have backed that up … [Read more...] about Cheney Insurance Partners with Agility Recovery to Expand Disaster Recovery Capabilities