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Waterville's Bill Mitchell, guided by late father's example, making an impact on his hometown

Maureen Milliken |

Bill Mitchell started working at his father's Waterville insurance agency in 1982, when insurance advertising was word of mouth and the Yellow Pages.

Mainebiz's Business Leaders of the Year 2019

This year we recognize leaders who started a manufacturing business, are revitalizing a downtown and are leading investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in health care and veterans'...

Five Maine ‘healthy food’ nonprofits receive $125K from Harvard Pilgrim

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has awarded $125,000 to five Maine community food programs, part of the nearly $625,000 in new Healthy Food Fund grants awarded to 25 nonprofits in Connecticut,...

Geico enters Maine market with new Portland office

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Geico, the nationwide insurance company owned by Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has opened its first office in Maine, staffed by seven licensed agents.

Insurance: Clark Insurance's COO is betting on a strong year

William Hall |

Insurance is by definition a calculated risk, so Jeff Lind, COO at Clark Insurance, hedges his bets when he predicts what the year may hold for the state's businesses. Still, he can't...

Maine ACA enrollment down 5.5% from 2018

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Enrollment in Maine's Affordable Care Act marketplace for 2019 is down 5.5%, with 71,577 people enrolling by Saturday's deadline. By comparison, 75,089 Mainers enrolled for ACA health insurance in...

MEMIC named Maine’s ‘insurance company of the year’

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Members of the Maine Insurance Agents Association presented its “Insurance Company of the Year” award to MEMIC at the association’s recent Young Agents Sales & Leadership Conference.

Unum acquires California dental HMO

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Insurance provider Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), which employs 2,800 people in Maine, has acquired Jaimini Health Inc., a dental health maintenance organization headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Maine State Chamber honors John Leonard with its most prestigious award

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John T. Leonard, who stepped down in September 2017 after a 24-year tenure as president and CEO of The MEMIC Group, has received the Maine State Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious award for...

Old Orchard Beach appeals flood insurance rate map changes

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Old Orchard Beach filed a formal appeal of the proposed Federal Emergency Management Agency flood plain map on Oct. 26.