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 with an easy-to-implement recovery solution should the unthinkable occur.
Listen to our agency President Dennis Hilton: “We take business planning very seriously, and there is nothing more important than planning for a potential disaster. Our offices could be shut down or affected by any number of perils, yet our customers and clients still need and expect us to perform for them–and that is what we are committed to doing. By aligning ourselves with Agility Recovery, we can be confident in our ability to be up and running quickly–even in mobile offices if needed–should disaster strike.”
Agility Recovery is in the business of saving businesses, and they have a number of staging locations throughout North America. If we need them, Agility can begin moving computer workstations, satellite-based telecommunications systems for phone and internet, generators, and even mobile workspaces toward our location.
Being in the insurance business, we know what havoc can be created by unexpected events–even minor ones can cause a small business to falter. We know that the services Agility Recovery provides could be the difference between us really struggling through a crisis and confidently surviving one.
According to a recent study, 90 percent of small to mid-size businesses are completely unprepared for a business interruption or disaster. Most commonly these ‘disasters’ are everyday events that can have crippling effects on a business: a broken water pipe, a building fire, a power surge, or power outage – not necessarily the natural disasters and regional events dominating the headlines. We know this well from our work every day helping clients with insurance claims.
Cheney Insurance has been an integral part of the Damariscotta business community since 1954 and is a member of The Cheney Companies Financial Group, together with sister firms Newcastle Square Realty and Newcastle Square Vacation Rentals (both of which are also protected by Agility Recovery).
Agility Recovery Solutions, a former division of GE, has over 21 years of disaster recovery and business continuity experience. Since 1989, Agility has provided comprehensive, packaged recovery solutions and testing options to businesses across North America. Agility revolutionized the disaster recovery and business continuity industries by developing a simple, cost-effective and easy-to-use recovery solution called ReadySuite. In the past three years, Agility has responded to over 700 disaster events and performed over 900 test simulations. For more information, visit www.agilityrecovery.com.
Pam Gaeth, Operations Manager