The wonderful people at our sister company, Newcastle Square Realty, recently held a holiday cocktail reception at their offices on Main Street in Damariscotta. Along with all of our associates from The Cheney Companies Financial Group, they invited area bankers, lawyers, title company employees, REALTORs, and other local professionals, as well as … [Read more...] about Newcastle Square Realty Hosts Holiday Reception
If you are planning to buy someone special an expensive Christmas gift this holiday season, now would be a good time to learn how to properly protect these cherished possessions. Standard Homeowners and Renters insurance policies can have limitations or exclusions that need to be addressed to be sure you have (or the recipient has) proper … [Read more...] about Holiday Shopping? Don’t Forget to Insure Those High Valued Gifts!
My new MailSwing mailbox was installed last Saturday at my home in Nobleboro by a crew of two (including the original inventor of the bearing-packed swivel joint that enables the arm to rotate in a 360 degree arc). Now, whenever my mailbox is struck by flying snow or the snowplow itself, it will absorb the impact and reset itself. It’s pretty … [Read more...] about An Afternoon Business Insurance Study: The MailSwing
Car crashes are the number one cause of death for Americans between the ages of 4 and 34. There were 33,808 people killed in automobile crashes in the United States during 2009 with 11,711 (over 31%) of those wrecks involving alcohol use. The Holiday season is one of the most deadly times of the year to be out on the highways, or even in our own … [Read more...] about Having a Holiday Party? Put Host Liquor Liability on Your Checklist…
This week Cheney Insurance, Newcastle Square Realty Associates, and Newcastle Square Vacation Rentals held their annual Staff Recognition Dinner at the 1812 Farm in Bristol Mills, with five distinguished associates being honored for their years of service with The Cheney Companies Financial Group. A wonderful prime rib buffet dinner was enjoyed … [Read more...] about CCFG Honors Five Associates For Their Years Of Service
There is no such thing. You either pay your insurance bill on time or it is late, and the penalty today for making a late insurance payment has far more implications than it did 10 or even five years ago. The concept of having a “grace period” was born way before we were worried about our credit ratings, credit histories, or credit scores. Yes, … [Read more...] about Let’s Kill the “Insurance Payment Grace Period” Myth
Cheney Insurance, Newcastle Square Realty Associates, and Newcastle Square Vacation Rentals has some of the hardest working employees and associates around, and we do our best to take care of them! Today, everyone is getting a very nice massage from one of our favorite clients, Darlene Terry from Waldoboro Massage. Thanks for stopping by to … [Read more...] about Staff Massage Day at Cheney Insurance!
An article I was reading in a trade journal recently stated that “consumers still have great misconceptions about home insurance despite the regular media coverage of real estate, home buying and finance.” We talk regularly here at Cheney Insurance about the importance of our role as trusted advisors—educating and helping our clients navigate the … [Read more...] about Major Misconceptions about Home Insurance Still Exist
Cheney Insurance staffers, spouses, and friends participated in the 2010 Walk for the Cure in Damariscotta on October 17, 2010, raising over $1,470 for the American Cancer Society! The sun emerged from an overcast sky just long enough to shine on the hundreds of participants who gathered in town for this years’ event. It was energizing for me … [Read more...] about 2010 Walk for the Cure
At Cheney Insurance, we are very fortunate to have a dedicated human resource manager who coordinates many areas of our employee relations, including payroll, benefits, staff education, mandated training, workstation ergonomic issues, disaster planning, and much more. Susan Dale also handles the same tasks for Newcastle Square Realty and Newcastle … [Read more...] about Cheney Insurance HR Manager Earns SPHR Designation
We are very pleased here at Cheney Insurance to have been nominated and accepted into a three-year study of independent insurance agencies across the country. Each year since 1993, IIABA (the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America) and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, have joined forces to study the … [Read more...] about Cheney Insurance Included in Best Practices Study