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.
More Than a Tile Store with Joe Capozza III
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter talks to Joe Capozza III, third generation and Vice President of Capozza Flooring. They discuss the importance of creating opportunities for co-workers, the value of a work-life balance, and his lessons learned for future business owners.
Starting Over with Margo Walsh
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter talks to Margo Walsh, founder and owner of MaineWorks—a company that helps employ people in recovery and reentry. They discuss the origin of MaineWorks’ mission, the social impact of becoming a B Corp, and how MaineWorks hopes to expand their footprint in the future.
Protecting Our Natural Environment with Lori Jean Kinsey
In this episode, Steve Cote has a conversation with Lori Jean Kinsey, Executive Director of Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, New Hampshire. They discuss exploring the natural environment with enthusiasts of all ages, collaborating with other non-profit organizations to share resources and enhance programming, and what Lori envisions for the organization in the future.
Turning Creativity into Opportunity with Taja Dockendorf
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter interviews Taja Dockendorf, Owner + Creative Conduit at Pulp + Wire in Portland, ME. They discuss why direct communication is especially important as women in business, creativity boosters, and why she cares deeply about improving the lives of disadvantaged children.
A Passion for Service with Joshua and Aaron Snell
In this episode, Steve Cote interviews Joshua and Aaron Snell, owners of ServiceMaster of Carroll and Coos County. They discuss the journey of a family-owned business, the importance of personal interests outside of their careers and supporting the creation of a skate park in the Mt. Washington Valley.
Thoughts Become Things with Sam Patel
In this episode, Ethan Johnson interviews Sam Patel, owner of Friendly Discount Beverage and Hilltop Superette in Portland, Maine. They discuss revolutionizing the local corner store and the values of risk-taking and persistency.
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.