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  • From our Fall 2017 Risk & Business Magazine THE EARLY YEARS In keeping with the entrepreneurial spirit of the late 1880s, William C. Donnell, the first cashier of the First National Bank of Houlton, seized the opportunity afforded by the increased growth and prosperity in Houlton to start an insurance agency. On October 29, 1887, […] The post F.A. Peabody Company: A Portrait of Growth And Diversi...

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  • ** Submit your entries through our Facebook page** F.A. Peabody Company (FAPCO) is holding its fifth annual Christmas Pet Photo Contest on Facebook, beginning December 4 and running through December 22. The proceeds from the contest will be going to humane societies/animal sanctuaries throughout the state of Maine. The greater the number of entries, the […] The post Fifth Annual Facebook Christmas...

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  • Unfortunately, if a quake damages your home, your basic homeowners policy will not protect you. Earthquakes can literally shake up your life.  Studies suggest that earthquakes have the potential to produce significant damage in 42 of the 50 U. S. states.  In Maine, earthquake coverage added to your homeowners policy is a very inexpensive option. […] The post Things Happen: Is Earthquake Damage Cov...

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  • BY: MATT FARNHAM, F. A. PEABODY INSURANCE Rhonda Brophy opened the doors on a blustery March morning for our Risk & Business interview, ready to talk about the exciting history of Patten Lumbermen’s Museum and upcoming museum events. Even though the museum is closed this time of year, Rhonda is very busy in her practically […] The post Patten Lumbermen’s Museum: Log On To History appeared first on...

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  • Lincoln, Maine – Cassie Fostun, commercial customer service agent of the F. A. Peabody Company (FAPCO) of Lincoln, was recently named the 2017 Outstanding CSR of the Year for the state of Maine by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.  Mrs. Fostun will be advancing to the national award competition where four finalists […] The post Cassie Fostun Named 2017 Outstanding CSR of th...

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  • BY: KEN WHITE, WCP, V.P. SALES, F. A. PEABODY INSURANCE Jeff Rawcliffe is the third-generation owner of what has become Rawcliffe’s Service Center, and he also owns Hampden Auto in Hampden. The origins of Rawcliffe’s goes back to the early 20th century when Jeff’s grandmother would head into Pickering Square in Bangor at four o’clock […] The post Rawcliffe’s Service Center: Offering More Than An O...

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  • BY: CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON, PRESIDENT, F. A. PEABODY INSURANCE In 1978, Brenda and Dana Brown of Houlton, Maine, established Madigan Health Care Facility after buying the former Madigan Hospital and building a new 50-bed nursing home. Brenda continued to operate the business after her husband’s death. She is now joined by her children, Jim and Debbie, […] The post Madigan Estates: A Business That Ne...

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  • BY: SCOTT AUSTIN, CIC, F. A. PEABODY INSURANCE In the 1950s and into the 60s, Ralph Lowell worked as a jack-of-all-trades while living in Buckfield, Maine, with his wife and eight children. He often labored in the woods and had an old sawmill that he used for small sawing jobs in the evenings and weekends. […] The post R. E. Lowell Lumber: Where Hard Work Is The Family Tradition appeared first on ...

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  • BY: STEVEN FITZPATRICK, F. A. PEABODY INSURANCE Patten, Maine, is a town of about one thousand people tucked into the scenic and rustic region of Mount Katahdin, Baxter State Park, and now the region’s newest recreational area, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Patten is at least a 40-minute drive from the larger towns of […] The post Ellis Family Market: Always In Good Taste appeared f...

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  • Madawaska, Maine – The F. A. Peabody Company (FAPCO) announces the acquisition of the Andy Daigle Agency’s independent insurance business and office location in Madawaska, Maine.  FAPCO will continue to operate the business from its current Main Street location in the heart of the downtown.  The agency business currently has one employee, Nicholas Thibodeau, a […] The post F. A. Peabody Company Ac...

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  • ** Submit your entries through our Facebook page** F. A. Peabody Company (FAPCO) is holding its third annual Patriotic Pet Photo Contest on Facebook, beginning June 26 and running through July 6. The proceeds from the contest will be going to humane societies/animal sanctuaries throughout the state of Maine. The greater the number of entries, […] The post 2017 Patriotic Pet Photo Contest appeared ...

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  • BY: STEVEN FITZPATRICK, F. A. PEABODY INSURANCE John Clark, retired general manager of the Houlton Water Company, says he is glad to be starting out his retirement knowing he has left the company in good hands with new general manager, Greg Sherman. Greg is only the fifth general manager of the company since the town […] The post Houlton Water Company: Power to the People appeared first on F.A. Pe...

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Skimmer Protection

  • From the June Newsletter of Countryway Insurance: Credit/ Debit card skimmers are one of the most successful crimes today. Thieves attach them to or install them in ATVs, gas pumps, or almost anywhere you may swipe your cards. Anyone can buy skimmers online. Overlay skimmers are ones that fit over the card reader slot and […] The post Skimmer Protection appeared first on F.A. Peabody.

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Umbrella 101

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  • Honored in Top 10 for Outstanding Profitable Growth Houlton, ME –  F.A. Peabody Company has been recognized by Ohio Mutual Insurance Group President and CEO Mark C. Russell as one of the company’s top 10 agencies for Outstanding Profitable Growth in 2016.  Chris Anderson received the recognition on behalf of the agency at a recent […] The post F.A. Peabody Company Honored by Ohio Mutual Insurance ...

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Tick Borne Illnesses

  • May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and recent news has indicated that ticks that carry illnesses such as Lyme Disease are becoming much more common in Maine. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has resources available to Maine residents to help prevent such illnesses. In addition to Lyme Disease, a rare tick-borne illness […] The post Tick Borne Illnesses appeared first on F.A. Pe...

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  • We’ve all met drivers who are talking on their phones, or discreetly looking down at their laps instead of at the road. How often do we do the same thing? Just a few seconds of inattention could be the difference between life and death. According to the National Safety Council, there were about 40,000 motor […] The post “Just Drive” – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month appeared first on F...

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Springtime in Maine

  • Powerful 26-year-old video of what can happen when the ice lets go in Maine’s rivers in the Spring. The post Springtime in Maine appeared first on F.A. Peabody.

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  • BY: JULIE BRADSTREET CIC, BRANCH MANAGER Maine has 14,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails including 4,000 miles of Interconnected Trail System (ITS). The ITS trails connect the state of Maine from Fort Kent to Kittery in a similar fashion to the highway system. Maine’s trail system is maintained by over 280 Maine Snowmobile Association Clubs […] The post Central Aroostook Snowmobile Club: Alway...

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  • BY: KEN WHITE, WCP, V.P. SALES In 1986, Don Harvey was a self employed building contractor who thought it would be a great idea to build and sell picnic tables as a source of extra income. He and his wife, Nancy, lived on busy Route 15 in Glenburn and he would put the finished tables […] The post Harvey RVs: In For The Long Haul appeared first on F.A. Peabody.

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  • BY: JULIE BRADSTREET CIC, BRANCH MANAGER Big Rock Ski Area in Mars Hill was established in 1959 when selected as the highest eastern location to raise a flag in honor of our two newest states: Alaska and Hawaii. With that notoriety the owner of the land, Wendell Pierce, installed a Poma lift and operated Mars […] The post Big Rock Ski Area: Happy Trails To You appeared first on F.A. Peabody.

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  • BY: CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON, PRESIDENT, F. A. PEABODY INSURANCE In 1958, Bob Bartlett had just turned 17 years old and was a senior in high school. He had not learned the meaning of “You can’t do that”; therefore, he talked a wealthy fellow in Houlton into backing him in the farming business. His grandfather had an […] The post Bartlett Farms: Unearthing A Niche appeared first on F.A. Peabody.

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