Connecting has always been important at Tom’s of Maine. What started with Kate Cheney Chappell’s commitment to respond to consumers through hand written letters grew into company-wide discussions at our Mission Days. Today we keep this tradition alive by beginning our meetings with Connect Exercises. Whether employees are answering fun questions like ‘what is your favorite song” or sharing a fond memory of a time they saw something that was “Wicked Fresh”, these connects allow us to first gather as friends before jumping into the business at hand. Even at our busiest, the time spent learning more about what we each value and enjoy, is time well spent. With Kate as our inspiration, we are looking forward to sharing these moments and ideas with you! We will not only write about our shared values like a commitment to no animal testing and desire to give back in our communities, but we are excited to learn more about what is truly important to you! Technology may have changed from Kate’s first hand written letter, but our commitment to you remains…let’s talk!