Having recently attended an inspiring event at which Poland Spring recognized the 72 community partners in Maine it helped with critically important contributions in 2009, I was astonished to read the nasty attack on the company from Howard Corwin of Center Lovell in the July 26 edition of the Sun Journal.
It just proves the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished, at least in Maine.
At the event I attended, Kim Jeffries, CEO of Nestle Waters North America, gave one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard, speaking from the heart about how much he values the company's employees; speaking with pride about how they have grown their business and become an international success; speaking with compassion about the company’s donations to people struck by disasters such as the BP oil spill; and speaking with commitment about their partnerships with good causes in our local communities.
The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine is one of those good causes that is blessed by its partnership with Poland Spring — and we are proud to represent 50 Poland Spring employees who are members of our organization.
Sportsmen understand the concept of using renewable resources on a sustainable basis to offer economic opportunity to our friends and neighbors in Maine. Whether it's water or wind, trees, moose, deer or brook trout, our state has strong protections in place to assure that these resources are sustained for future generation.
I know Mr. Jeffries is proud of that. So am I.
George Smith, Mount Vernon, executive director
Sportsman's Alliance of Maine