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Lucas Dunbar Earns AAI Accreditation

Lucas DunbarLucas Dunbar has earned an Accredited Adviser in Insurance designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.
Dunbar joined the business insurance team at L.S. Robinson Co., our Southwest Harbor, Maine office, in 2016. He is a native of Southwest Harbor and a graduate of Mt. Desert Island High School. His great uncle Lawrence Robinson founded L.S. Robinson Co. in 1932.
Designations such as AAI demonstrate an insurance broker’s tested knowledge in their field. Allen Insurance and Financial supports all its employees in their efforts to continue their education.
The AAI program requires nine separate exams; the course outlines risk analysis techniques and tools, while providing an in-depth understanding of commercial insurance products and services.

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Lucas Dunbar Joins L.S. Robinson Co.

Lucas Dunbar has joined the commercial insurance division of L.S. Robinson Co., Mount Desert Island’s hometown insurance agency and the Southwest Harbor office of Allen Insurance and Financial.Lucas Dunbar
Dunbar is a native of Southwest Harbor and a graduate of Mt. Desert Island High School. While he is new to the insurance industry, he is excited to follow in the footsteps of Lawrence Robinson, a great uncle who founded the agency in 1932.
“I knew him as Uncle Skip. This is a great opportunity to work in my hometown, with business owners in my community,” said Dunbar.
Many in Southwest Harbor would recognize Dunbar from his time at West Marine, where he managed the Southwest Harbor retail store and worked as a salesman for boat yards and commercial fishermen. More recently, he and his father ran two Sears Hometown stores in Newport and Ellsworth.
Dunbar and his wife Sarah, a teacher at Mt. Desert Elementary School, live in Pretty Marsh with their four daughters. Outside of work, Dunbar spends time with his family and plays a round of golf when time and season permit.

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L.S. Robinson of Southwest Harbor joins Allen Insurance and Financial

L.S. Robinson, the seven-person insurance agency in Southwest Harbor is now part of Allen Insurance and Financial.
The purchase was finalized Nov. 18. Terms were not disclosed. L.S. Robinson will continue to operate under that name. All L. S. Robinson employees are being retained.
The deal brings together two companies each with a long history of serving the insurance needs of Maine people.
Founded in Camden in 1866, Allen Insurance and Financial is an employee-owned company with offices in Camden, Rockland and Saco. L. S. Robinson was founded in 1932 by Lawrence Robinson, a well-known Mt. Desert Island businessman who saw the need to provide his community with insurance services.
“Allen Insurance and Financial is a great fit for us,” said Bruce Bicknell, president of L.S. Robinson. “We will be able to provide a wider and more complete array of services for our clients while maintaining our focus on the unique needs of each client.

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