A Note from Chris McCormick
President and CEO, L.L.Bean, Inc.
As we begin our 100th year anniversary, I’m honored to kick off the company’s first official blog.
L.L.Bean enthusiasts know that our company founder, Leon Leonwood Bean, believed that time spent in the outdoors added value to one’s life. A century later we still believe this sentiment to be true.
L.L.’s grandson and current Chairman, Leon Gorman, followed in his grandfather’s footsteps of encouraging customers and employees to enjoy the great outdoors. He also expanded L.L.Bean’s commitment to the outdoors by making land preservation and outdoor stewardship the cornerstone of the company’s philanthropic efforts when he became President of L.L.Bean back in 1967.
Whether it’s stepping into your backyard for the first snowfall, summiting a mountain, walking the dog or crisscrossing the trails of your local park, there are endless ways to experience the world outside your front door.
Over the years we’ve collected stories about that outdoor spirit from our customers, employees and outdoor enthusiasts, alike. In honor of our celebration, this blog will share our stories and yours to inspire more outdoor moments and encourage you to discover the outdoors in brand new ways. We’ll also provide updates and highlights of our Anniversary activities so that you, too, can join in the celebration.
We welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage you to share your outdoor experiences. You’re invited to join us throughout the year as we all celebrate L.L.Bean’s 100 years of outdoor adventure.