Mitchell wins national community service award

PHOTO: Bill Mitchell, center, seen here when he was presented the Central Maine Growth Council Developer of the Year Award in 2019, has been named recipient of the national Rough Notes Community Service Award. (Submitted photo)

WATERVILLE — Bill Mitchell, president & CEO of GHM Insurance, was recently selected to receive the Rough Notes Community Service Award. Chosen from more than 35,000 independent insurance agencies from across the country, Mitchell’s commitment to community service is reflected in the Rough Notes award.
Mitchell was nominated for the Rough Notes Community Service Award by Ken Walsh, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club YMCA of the Waterville Area at the Alfond Youth and Community Center. Walsh highlights many of the ways that Mitchell has given back including being a volunteer project manager for the construction of the AYCC’s current building to hosting the annual GHM Golf Classic to benefit the AYCC’s after school programs. According to Walsh, “unlike some donors who simply lend their name to an event and appear once the work is done to accept congratulations, Bill runs this (golf tournament) event from start to finish, we just show up to accept the check on the 18th hole. The grand total of the event’s contributions tops $500,000 to date.”
Mitchell said, “I am very grateful and humbled in receiving the Rough Notes Community Service Award. GHM is very fortunate to have a great group of employees who work hard every day to deliver exceptional service, and who volunteer time supporting many local organizations. And equally important we have an amazing customer base that supports GHM with their business, which allows us to give back to the communities in which we live and work. My late father, Paul Mitchell, was my mentor, who always urged me to give back to the community whenever possible.”
GHM has been serving the insurance needs of Maine families and business owners since 1901, through representing several of the finest insurance carriers in the marketplace, who also support a wide range of non-profit organizations across the state of Maine.
Since 1878, The Rough Notes Company has served the independent insurance agent market, responding to the evolving needs of agents as they work to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s insurance buyers.