TH Becomes Bangor Arts Exchange Stage Sponsor

Thompson-Hamel, LLC partners Brian Hamel and Bryan Thompson are excited to announce Thompson-Hamel’s designation as the Bangor Arts Exchange Stage Sponsor at its new Exchange Street location in downtown Bangor in the historic Nichols Block. Thompson-Hamel’s $5,000 donation has allowed for the refurbishment of the stage and as you can see, our Thompson-Hamel colors look … Read More


Natalie Nadeau and Michael Marquis Earn Designations

Bangor and Presque Isle, ME – The Bangor and Presque Isle-based financial services firm of Thompson-Hamel, LLC is pleased to announce Natalie Nadeau and Michael Marquis have recently earned professional designations that will allow them to provide added services to Thompson-Hamel’s client base. Natalie Nadeau recently passed her Series 6 and Series 63 Registered Securities … Read More


ANM Properties Announces Addition To First Floor Of Bangor’s Historic Nichols Block

Bangor, Maine – Financial planning and payroll processing firm Thompson-Hamel has entered into a long-term lease with ANM Properties to move into the first floor of downtown Bangor’s historic Nichols Block on Exchange Street. “We will occupy the 1,600 square foot first floor,” said Brian Hamel, Managing Partner of Thompson-Hamel, “We are extremely excited to … Read More


What’s New at Thompson-Hamel in 2017

With spring now upon us and summer fast approaching, we thought we’d take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the happenings at Thompson-Hamel. You can read the full letter to our clients here.


Pam Scheppele and Natalie Nadeau Earn Designations

Presque Isle and Bangor, ME – The Bangor and Presque Isle-based financial services firm of Thompson-Hamel, LLC is pleased to announce Pam Scheppele and Natalie Nadeau have earned professional designations that will allow them to provide added services to Thompson-Hamel’s client base. Pam Scheppele has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation from the … Read More


Three Financial Issues to Watch Under the New Administration

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Between now and then, attention should largely focus on efforts to facilitate an orderly transfer of power, but there will be no shortage of conjecture over what may happen after the inauguration. While changes are likely, … Read More


Consider Munis for Tax-Free Income

The city of Detroit’s 2013 bankruptcy and the continuing debt crisis in Puerto Rico have cast municipal bonds in a negative light for some investors. In general, however, “munis” are considered to be a relatively safe investment and more stable than corporate bonds. A 2015 study found that only 0.14% of municipal bonds default within … Read More


Finding Lost Money

The idea of finding buried treasure or receiving an inheritance from a long-lost relative is a staple of fantasies and adventure stories. Though finding treasure is unlikely, discovering “lost” money or other assets from a relative, a business, or a government agency may not be a fantasy after all. The Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization estimates … Read More


Why You Need a Will, Even If You’re Not a Prince

The unexpected death of famed musician Prince in April 2016 put the importance of a will in the national spotlight. Prince, who apparently died intestate, without a legal will, left an estate worth an estimated $150 million – $300 million. The disposition of those assets will now be up to the state of Minnesota and … Read More


The Status of Women-Owned Businesses

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners, the total number of U.S. businesses grew just 2% between 2007 and 2012. Meanwhile, the number of women-owned businesses grew by about 27% to 9.9 million. At last count, women-owned businesses employed almost 9 million people and added more than $1.6 trillion annually to the … Read More


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