In an email to his 30-plus associates this week, President and CEO Dennis Hilton explained that The Cheney Companies Financial Group has increased their CLC YMCA Pool fundraising pledge to $25,000.
“I firmly believe, as many do, that the CLC YMCA serves an important need in our communities. Now is the time for us to stretch beyond what we feel we can normally do, and help make this project happen,” said Hilton in an internal message to the staffs at Cheney Insurance, Newcastle Square Realty, and Newcastle Square Vacation Rentals, which together make up the CCFG.
He added, “We and other businesses clearly benefit by having the ‘Y’ as a prominent part of our community. The comprehensive nature of the facilities and the programs they offer serves the local population but also helps draw new residents and seasonal visitors, and the ‘Y’ is often an important consideration for families and retirees seeking to relocate here.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for our organization to step up and make a difference to hundreds of families, including our own associates and our children and grandchildren, who will be able to enjoy using the new CLC YMCA pool when it finally opens to the public,” he concluded.
Hilton is a native of the Damariscotta area. He attended local schools (including Franklin Grammar and Castner School) and grew up as an “in-town kid” with his parents and sisters on Glidden Street in Newcastle. He has served on the YMCA Board of Directors in the past and been involved with other community groups, and his companies have long maintained a strong commitment to providing financial and volunteer support to a wide-range of local organizations, food pantry’s, and non-profits.
Based in Damariscotta, The Cheney Companies Financial Group has over 32 professional associates who serve the property ownership and insurance needs of thousands of families and businesses throughout Maine. Together, the CCFG member companies handle annual sales in excess of $48 million. You can learn more by visiting www.cheneycompanies.com or viewing the Facebook pages for Cheney Insurance, Newcastle Square Realty, and Newcastle Square Vacation Rentals.