Most of us have seen the commercials on TV about Mayhem getting into some terrible situation, or the pig driving a convertible, but what you may not realize is what these companies spend in advertisement each year. The cost may astound you. While each of them are trying to outdo one another with the best this and cheapest that, you should begin to … [Read more...] about Insurance Advertising Dollars and Customer Service
Overlooking discounts for your Maine home insurance is easy to do. I often hear, “I didn’t know that!” when talking to customers about discounts. Especially when they hear something as standard as a smoke detector or fire extinguisher can take a percentage off of your premium. Taking advantage of all offered discounts is an easy way to save … [Read more...] about Overlooked Discount for Your Maine Home Insurance
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 … [Read more...] about THE CHENEY COMPANIES COMMITS $25,000 TOWARD CLC YMCA POOL
The first week in August is dedicated to simplifying your life. Professional organizers and scientist agree that stress can be directly linked to being unorganized. Who wants to be stressed when they can take small easy steps to be stress free? One place to start is by organizing your life. Sure that may seem like a pretty heavy task, but if you … [Read more...] about NATIONAL SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE WEEK
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
Last week we learned of two horrible fires in Augusta and Orrington. The first fire reported took the lives of four people and the second left a man critically injured. Investigators believe both fires could have been prevented. With Old Man Winter creeping in and our temperatures dropping, it is important to remember some basic steps so you and … [Read more...] about WOOD STOVE SAFETY
This week is Fire Prevention Week. Originally started to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, it is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Each year has a theme and this year the theme is, Have 2 Ways Out. It is imperative that you and your family have a plan in place in the event of a fire. Wouldn’t it be even … [Read more...] about DO YOU HAVE TWO WAYS OUT?
June is National Safety Month. This year’s message is Safety 24/7. Each week in June, the National Safety Council has set up a theme. The last week in June has been dedicated to safe driving. The goal is to raise awareness and educate the public. Road traffic increases during the summer months as people are heading to the beach among other … [Read more...] about KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD
Graduation is an exciting time for parents and their children. Wanting to claim their independence, college graduates may not return home to live. While you are checking off the list of all the things your child will need to move out into the world alone, be sure to have them obtain Maine renters insurance. A common misconception is that the … [Read more...] about RENTERS INSURANCE FOR THE GRADUATE
Homes without a security system in place are three times more likely to be burglarized than homes with. One home is burgled every 13 seconds in the United States. With numbers like these, installing a home security system is as important as having a solid homeowner’s insurance policy. Not only does a security system provide you with peace of mind, … [Read more...] about LOWER RISK CAN EQUAL LOWER PREMIUMS
The battle of the sexes has been raging since the dawn of time. The 1946 musical, Annie Get Your Gun, is a classic example of anything you can do I can do better. Pun intended. One gender related topic that can get even the most relaxed person going is; are men better drivers than women? According to the statistics of the insurance industry, men … [Read more...] about CHEAPER YOU SAY, BECAUSE I’M A FEMALE?
Robin Williams once said “spring is nature’s way of saying Let’s Party!” Looking out a window will tell you, nature has definitely begun to party. Maine’s wildlife has also begun to party as well. Black bears are waking from a short nap. A mild winter and warm temperatures during the past few weeks roused the bears and they are hungry. During … [Read more...] about SPRINGS ARRIVAL AND HUNGRY BEARS