National Truck Driving Championship 2023 – Columbus, OH – James Banville, CN Brown Company Transportation Division.

Congratulations to James Banville, CN Brown Company Transport Division. James earned 23rd in the Tanker Division at the event August 16-19, 2023. Truck Driver, James, his wife, Toi, and Brian Phinney, Director of Transportation, attended the event representing for CN Brown Company. Well Done, James!

2023 National Truck Driving & Step Van Driving Championships

The American Trucking Associations announced that James “Gragg” Wilson of Nevada, a professional driver for United Parcel Service, was named the Bendix Grand Champion of the 2023 National Truck Driving Championships. The competition took place Aug. 16-19 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

This competition has a long history – dating back to 1937 when it was known as the National Truck Rodeo. The NTDC competitors are made up of the winners in eight classes of competition from 50 State Trucking Associations’ Truck Driving Championships. During the TDC and NTDC competition, each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of tests. The drivers undergo a written examination, pre-trip inspection test and finally, the most visible – the skills test. These annual competitions inspire tens of thousands of drivers to operate accident-free for the right to compete.


The Championships are a great incentive for professional truck drivers to operate safely, because they must be accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition. Many of the competitors have millions of accident-free driving miles to their credit.

When asked, professional drivers will tell you that they are drawn to the Championships by the spirit of competition and by the prestige of being named the best of the best. It is described by drivers as being like the Olympics, where they come to win but revel in the camaraderie and excitement. In addition to First, Second and Third Place titles, drivers vie for the Professional Excellence Award, the Vehicle Condition Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the ultimate designation – The Grand Champion award.

Big Apple Store and CN Brown Energy, Wilson Street, Brewer – CLOSING FOR REBUILD.

July 6, 2023 – Loyal Brewer Customers – We’re upgrading our facility in the near future. The Big Apple Store will close to the public on Sunday, July 9th at 11:45pm.

The CN Brown Energy Office will be closed by the end of July to walk-in traffic. Our energy team will still be able to serve your contract needs. Please email Jordan at or call 207-989-4367 Jordan and his team will be happy to provide all your needs.

Energy Customers , if you need to make a payment or schedule a delivery, we encourage you to use our online system: or if you prefer to call a payment in, please use 207-989-4367.

We look forward to serving you in 2024!

2023 Great Falls Brewfest

Saturday, June 24, 2023 – CN Brown Company enjoyed being a Gold Sponsor for the 8th Annual Baxter Brewing Great Falls Brewfest. The Great Falls Brewfest has been a staple of the Lewiston/Auburn area since 2014 and is one of Maine’s largest and most reputable beer events.

Folks that stopped by the Big Apple Store booth were asked: “Which Big Apple Store do you shop at? OR What do you purchase most?” Our team enjoyed engaging with the guests and chatting about our loyalty program. The volunteers handed out cinch saks as a token of our appreciation…plus to keep them hands free to enjoy the Brew fest!

Great Falls Brew Fest – Let’s talk Rewards!

It’s almost June and you know what that means- the Annual Great Falls Brew Fest! Susan Goulet, our Big Apple Rewards Loyalty Coordinator, will be on-site with a team from CN Brown Company to answer any questions you might have about our loyalty program. If you are going for the spirits, and not so much about chatting, that’s ok too – you can check us out online FMI:

We’re proud to be a sponsor of this awesome networking event in the L/A area. See you soon!

For full 2023 event details:

Susan Goulet, Loyalty Coodinator, with Matty from the Big Z 2018

Susan Goulet, Loyalty Coodinator, with Matty from the Big Z 2018

2022 Great Falls Brew Fest - Susan Goulet, Loyalty Coordinator - Event Lead

2022 Great Falls Brew Fest – Susan Goulet, Loyalty Coordinator – Event Lead

Great Falls Brew Fest 2022 Banner

Great Falls Brew Fest 2022 Banner

Terry, Vickie, Karla, Susan - Your 2022 Event Team!

Terry, Vickie, Karla, Susan – Your 2022 Event Team!

Motor Mayhem at Oxford Plain Speedway

Monday, May 29, 2023- Our partners at CITGO sponsored the Memorial Day Motor Mayhem at Oxford Plains Speedway. The event was attended by approximately 3,000 race fans.

Thank you to the awesome team from the CN Brown Company Wellness Committee! They passed out all kinds of CITGO promotional items. The team also raffled off a CITGO YETI Cooler. Everyone that stopped by the Wellness Committee’s table at the entry gate had an opportunity to sign up to win that fantastic prize!

Congratulations, Tia Swain! She was the lucky recipient!

Pictured below: Tim Stevens, Karla Blackman, Brandy Fiedler Clukey, and Terry Stevens. Along with Tia Swain, prize winner.

Touch A Truck Event – CN Brown Energy Division

May 20, 2023 – Community Concepts hosted their annual Touch A Truck event at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

Thank you for everyone that stopped by to see Kerri and Russell from our South Paris Energy Office. They had on display a variety of vehicles: propane truck, heating oil truck, and the crane truck for spectators to enjoy.

Great job, Community Concepts on organizing this awesome event! ?

Photos courtesy of Kerri R., Office Manager, CN Brown Energy South Paris ?