Beth Chenette

Beth Chenette

Beth is the director of digital channel management at National Life Group. She has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, web strategy and management, and digital marketing. She is a firm believer in the importance of effective communication and the power of information.

Active in the community, she has served and continues to serve on several non-profit boards and marketing committees in the area, and actively volunteers her time for web and marketing related projects and special events.

Beth holds an A.S. in public relations and communications and a B.S. in business management from Champlain College, as well as an M.B.A., from Ashford University in organizational leadership and media management. She has also earned several insurance industry designations.

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Do You Have A Will?

Last year, I picked up a recreational hobby that provides tremendous fun and enjoyment, but I knew it also introduced a certain amount of risk into my life. As a result, I made a deal with myself that this would be the catalyst for the much-needed task of getting my affairs in order. I knew how important it was to do, but it was also something I had been putting off for a long time. Sound familiar? (more…)

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What Is An Advance Directive and Why Do I Need One?

An advance directive, also known as a living will or medical directive, is a legal document that outlines your wishes about health care if you are unable to speak or make decisions for yourself. Additionally, it allows you to further specify your requests and preferences in the event of incapacitation or death. Fun stuff, right? The reality is that life-changing events can happen quickly and unexpectedly. (more…)

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What is a Pension?

At a recent event, I was chatting with a woman who was telling me how she had recently retired. She was travelling the country with her husband, and enjoying this new chapter of her life. She explained how she had been with her company for almost 30 years, and how thrilled she was to recently learn that “the company had been putting half of her paycheck away for her all those years.” While that was not exactly the case, what she was describing was a defined benefit plan, or your “grandfather’s pension” as you may sometimes hear it referred to. (more…)

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Thinking of Going Back to School? Advice for Adult Learners

Last fall, I made the decision to return to school and pursue my MBA.  As someone who has been in the work force for some time and out of college for many years, this was not a decision I made lightly. Work-life balance is hard enough, but adding the equivalent of a part time job on top of everything else was sure to be challenging. I’m fortunate that National Life offers an excellent tuition reimbursement program, so the main investment came down to my time and commitment to personal and professional development. As my colleague Mary Putnam has recounted in the past, “If you’re not green and growing, you’re ripe and rotting,” -Ray Kroc. (more…)

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The Benefits of Adopting a Shelter Pet

In January, more than 700 animals were found living in appalling conditions and without proper care at an unlicensed facility in Raeford, North Carolina. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) stepped in, performing the largest companion animal rescue in the organization’s 150 year history.* Several months later after the dogs, cats (and horses) had received proper care and evaluation, a weekend-long adoption event drew thousands of people hoping to be able to find a match for a pet and provide them a forever home. (more…)

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