Welcome and thank you for tuning into the Community Cast, a podcast by Chalmers Insurance Group. Since 1857, Chalmers has helped Maine and New Hampshire businesses and families protect what is most important to them. Each episode will feature a team member from Chalmers interviewing entrepreneurs, neighbors and local leaders about their stories, lessons learned, and how they are paying it forward in their communities. Whether you run your own business, or steward a local passion project, this is the podcast for you.
Insights from a Six-Generation Family-Owned Business with Richard Hussey
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter interviews Richard Hussey, Vice President of Human Resources at Hussey Seating. They discuss what it truly means to be a six-generation family-owned business, how they encourage their employees to give back to their community, and how they foster leadership and growth within the company.
Connecting Kids with Farming with Stephanie McDonough
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter interviews Stephanie McDonough, Founder and CEO Farmer of Farm to Table Kids. They discuss how Steph had to re-launch her business after her son was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer, her passion for connecting kids with nature, and how she has built a community around farming.
Finding Happiness Through Community with Nathan Golon
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter interviews Nathan Golon, cinematographer and co-founder of GoodFight Media. They discuss Nate’s love for Maine, the importance of community and relationships, and how failure can lead to the best lessons.
Creating a Brighter Future One Book at a Time With Chuck Wilcoxen and Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen
In this episode, Carissa Chipman interviews Chuck Wilcoxen, Founder & Mission Director of Team Long Run, and Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen, Executive Director of Team Long Run. They discuss why Team Long Run was founded, the importance of creating early readers and their hopes and dreams for child literacy.
The Evolution of Grocery Stores with Hillary Dacko-Roy
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter interviews Hillary Dacko-Roy, Director of Retail Operations at Hannaford. They talk about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, meeting the needs of both consumers and employees and what leadership means to her.
Workforce Accountability with Jessica Estes
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter interviews Jessica Estes, President of The Boulos Company. They discuss the competition in commercial real estate, learning what drives your employees and cultivating your network.
Badger Realty with Brenda Leavitt
Great way to start this program from Chalmers! Nicely done.
Giving a voice to our awesome neighbors
Great job, Steve! So nice to hear from local business owners who help lead our community :)
Great to hear local voices!
Thanks Chalmers Insurance for bringing us these stories.