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 That Just a Pretty Basket with Brittany Cyr
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter and her daughter, Sofia Cutter, interview Brittany Cyr, owner of East Coast Organizer. Brittany is a professional organizer who helps families stay organized, allowing more time for what really matters. Dottie, Sofia and Brittany discuss how she started her business through a Facebook post; how she uses the “Three Second Rule;” her tips for keeping playrooms in order, and much more!
Making Meaningful Decisions with Craig Freshley
In this episode, Steve Cote interviews Craig Freshley, founder and owner of Good Group Decisions. Craig is a professional meeting facilitator, speaker, trainer, and author of "Together We Decide." Steve and Craig discuss the importance of defining meeting objectives; why disagreements and conflicts can result in breakthroughs; and how Craig weaves his work as a facilitator into his neighborhood and community.
From Salsa to Radio with Kelly Towle
In this episode, Carissa Chipman interviews Kelly Towle, co-owner of Plucked Fresh Salsa and co-host of The Blake Show with Kelly & Todd. They discuss how Plucked Fresh Salsa came to fruition; how persistency and determination helped her business grow; and how she went from salsa girl to morning radio personality.
Building Your Personal Brand with Debra Boggs
In this episode, Carissa Chipman interviews Debra Boggs, Co-Founder of D&S Professional Coaching. They discuss tips for using LinkedIn for networking; how you can grow in your current role; and managing tasks as an entrepreneur.
Grain to Glass with Christopher Burk
In this episode, Steve Cote interviews Christopher Burk, owner of Cathedral Ledge Distillery in North Conway, NH. They discuss Chris’s transition from finance to the craft spirit industry; the labor of love that goes into production; and the development of the Jazz Residency at Fryeburg Academy.
Building Community Through Food with Cherie Scott
In this episode, Dottie Chalmers Cutter, interviews Cherie Scott, owner of Mumbai to Maine. In this episode they discussed how Cherie’s recipes came to fruition; how community has been the foundation of her success; and her advice for entrepreneurs.
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.