CITGO Platinum Awards Goes to CN Brown Company

January 23, 2019 – CITGO awarded CN Brown Company the Platinum Award at the CITGO Round Table event in Portsmouth, NH.  This award is for outstanding service, dedication, and commitment to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Kurt Jones, President of CN Brown Company, accepted the award. We are such a proud supporter of the MDA! $298,239…Thanks to our Big Apple Stores and CN Brown Service Stations for making this level of accomplishment possible!

Local Food Pantry Support from the People of CN Brown

CN Brown Company’s Corporate Office Team hosted a Reverse Advent Calendar Food Drive during the month of December.  Each day team members brought in a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry on Christmas Eve.  The Energy Division management team made a decision to donate $100 to the project in place of their annual gift exchange with one another.

Pictured below are:  Pat Tibbetts, Susan Brown, Rachael Eastman, Sonia Smith, Shari O’Connor and Cara Kimball.  Several others made donations and were unavailable for the photo.


31st Annual MDA Golf Classic

Springbrook Golf Club

September 12, 2018



 To Benefit the

Muscular Dystrophy Association


We, at CN Brown Company, believe in our mission to help raise money for research and support of families in Maine that live with Muscular Dystrophy.   Our company has raised over $300,000 hosting an annual golf classic over the past 31 years.  This is made possible with support from over 80 employees and several teams of loyal vendors.

Thank you to all the participants at our 31st Annual Event! 

Please enjoy our gallery of photos provided by our partners at the MDA of Maine and New Hampshire.

Great Falls Brew Fest 2018

On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, a team from CN Brown Company visited with the guests, (over 2,500 guests!), at the Great Falls Brew Fest in Auburn, Maine.  Our Loyalty  Coordinator, Susan Goulet, Marketing Manager, David Roberts, Director of Retail Sales & Purchasing, Brandi Cushman, and President, Kurt Jones, all represented for Big Apple Stores and distributed Uncle Rick t-shirts to all that were present with a Rewards tag and that could answer some light Big Apple Rewards trivia.

    Susan Goulet, Loyalty Coodinator, with Matty from the Big Z

GULF Oil and CN Brown Company donate over $10K to MDA of Maine

Friday, June 1, 2018 – Gulf Oil awarded a $10,909.70 donation for CN Brown Company to provide to the charity of choice!  The MDA of Maine was chosen a the recipient of this funding.  CN Brown Company supports and partners in changing the lives of families living with muscle disease.

Pictured, Kurt Jones, President of CN Brown Company, and Jeff Jones, COO of CN Brown Company with MDA of Maine, State Ambassador, Evan Riley.

Meet CN Brown Company’s Stand Out Employees

The following employees were recognized at the CN Brown Company Annual Business Meeting on May 9, 2018,  for their Stand Out Performance in 2017.

Corporate Office Employee of the Year, Scott Morrissette, South Paris, ME

Big Apple Stores Manager of the Year, Wendi Marshall, Lancaster, NH

Transportation Driver of the Year, Cliff Pike, Poland, ME

CN Brown Energy Heating Oil Manager of the Year, Leona Eveson, Lewiston, ME

Most Improved Food Service Location, Gail Pulkkinen, Oxford, ME

Service Station Manager of the Year, Matthew Brewster, Turnpike, ME

Marketing Manager of the Year, Wanda Merrill – NH Region

Heating Oil Driver of the Year, Scott Pingree, Cornish, ME * Scott has received this award for 10+ years!

These are all the STAND OUT Employees for CN Brown Company, 2017.  If you see them in your travels, please give them a round of applause and thank them for a job well done as they are remarkably superior to others and have earned their place on the corporate office wall of fame!  Well done!

Continue to STAND OUT and shine!

2nd Annual Touch A Truck Event- South Paris, Maine

On Saturday, May 19th, CN Brown Energy in South Paris, joined the 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck event hosted by Community Concepts.  The event was free of charge and well attended!  There were lots of activities in addition to an amazing collection of cool cars and trucks. Face painting, bean bag toss, ring toss, sand box, bubbles, carnival games and more!

Guests that visited our trucks enjoyed over 300 prizes, Big Apple Store balloons and CN Brown Company thermometers.   “The event went really awesome this year“, per office manager, Morgan Kesseli.

We thank Community Concepts for inviting us and the visitors that stopped by to say hello and touch the trucks!


MDA of Maine & CN Brown Company visit The Jackson Laboratory

April 6, 2018 – Ashley King, Executive Director, MDA of Maine:  As the Executive Director of Maine for 6 years, raising money locally to fund a research grant to the caliber of which you have and are executing brings a whole new level of pride that I can’t wait to share with our families, sponsors, and MDA Team. It was a surreal experience of having a Q&A, hearing the work Cat has done with SMA, Robert has done with CMT, and Greg’s “deviant” defining at The Jackson Laboratory.  We are very lucky to have the 3 of you in our corner, fighting against the rare, terrible diseases that the MDA has exposed us to…as are other families and Organizations across the world that you all try to help.

Seeing the investment of our money in the lab yesterday allowed for a whole new appreciation for our staff and the people of CN Brown Company. It is always hard for some to understand the concept of our contribution to research due to the tangibility of our other services that we offer families; clinic visits, DME equipment and Summer Camp to name a few. Yesterday was monumental and I look forward to our next meeting in the Spring/early Summer when our Senior VP, Jeanne Zucker from Cambridge, MA can attend.

I have included Jeanne in along with our Executive Team at MDA. Bill our Regional Director and Karen our Executive VP and Chief Philanthropy Officer. All have formally or currently reside in the Northeast, they would be very proud of the prestige and advancements that I learned of yesterday about The Jackson Laboratory in Maine. The work you all do it truly remarkable, Thank You!

27th Annual CNB & MDA Miracle Ball


Saturday, March 10, 2018 was the 27th Annual CNB & MDA Miracle Ball to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine.  The Miracle Ball was held at the Marriott in South Portland, Maine.  The theme chosen this year was Vintage Las Vegas.  The decor of the evening was created by our vendor partners at Identity Group.  Over 300 guests attended the fundraiser.  We had an array of spectacular auction items and raised over $70,000; this was certainly a night to remember!  We thank our host partners from the MDA of Maine, plus all our vendors partners and their guests for attending the Miracle Ball.

Please enjoy the photo gallery below.