At their annual Selling Season Kick-Off Breakfast held at the Oysterhead Lounge in Newcastle recently, the 33 associates from Cheney Insurance, Newcastle Realty, and Newcastle Vacation Rentals gathered to honor their clients, to welcome spring, and to celebrate the success of their companies, which together make up the Cheney Financial Group.
Area native Dennis Hilton of Nobleboro has served as president and CEO of these Damariscotta-based service businesses for over 30 years, and during his remarks he recognized key employees, first-time attendees, and those staff members who had reached milestone years of service.
In addition, Hilton announced the following promotions of four members of their leadership team. Kristy Battles, who serves as chief administrative officer at Newcastle Realty, has been promoted to also be the manager of Newcastle Vacation Rentals. For Cheney Insurance, Jasmyn Rose was promoted to vice president of Business Insurance and Holly Harris was promoted to vice president of Personal Insurance. Lastly, Hannah Kutschinski was promoted to human resource manager for all of the Cheney Financial Group, and will also continue in her role as office administrator for Newcastle Realty.
“Our Chief Financial Officer Joe Ford and I are very proud of our staff and leadership team,” commented Hilton, “and we, along with the rest of our associates, are pleased to recognize the important contributions Kristy, Jasmyn, Holly, and Hannah make every day to our success. As an organization, we look forward to continuing to serve the insurance, real estate, and vacation rental needs of the area communities well into the future.”