How heartening it was to read Bill Nemitz’s column on Jim Wellehan, a man who genuinely cares not only about his employees but also about his country and planet (“Stingy CEOs should walk in his shoes,” July 16). His business model provides a win-win situation for both his company and his employees.

I’m quite averse to shopping, but I intend to head to a Lamey-Wellehan store the next time I need a pair of shoes.

Barbara Doughty

Portland