Touch A Truck – South Paris, ME

May 18, 2019 – Community Concepts hosted the Annual Touch A Truck Event at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.  Our Energy Office Team from South Paris participated in the event.  Kerri, Kevin, Randy, and Russell were there with three Energy vehicles, pictured below.  Over 200 balloons were given out to the children that visited their area, plus candy and delivery truck coloring sheets.  The children enjoyed sitting in the drivers seat and blowing the horns!  Several area fire departments were present doing presentations, to include a water rescue demonstration.

CN Brown Company is proud to be a partner in this community event.









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.


CN Brown Company supports the Horne Pond Derby, Maine

Over 500 participants enjoyed a fun day of ice fishing on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  It was a great day of fundraising for the VAST (Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training).  Enjoy the WICKED GOOD video below provided by Lloyd, of Maine Tackle.


Cody Welch, 1st Place Kids, 4.29 lb Large Mouth Bass 19.5″     /  Joseph Libby, 1st Place Adults, 3.08 lb Brown Trout, 20 “




2017, CN Brown Company sponsored the Horne Pond Derby on Saturday, January 28, 2017.    The event started on Friday night with a Camp Moy Mo Da Yo ICE BLOCK PARTY from 4-9pm.  Participants were able to ice skate, roast hot dogs at the campfire and enjoy in ice fishing stories.  The day of the derby North Woods Law Game Wardens joined the event.  Brittany Humphrey, the IFW Outreach Coordinator, attended from 9am-noon to teach ice fishing techniques.  Participants were invited to decorate their base camp in the SUMMERTIME ON ICE theme.  Over 600 participants registered for this event.  Fun was had by all that attended!


Derek Burnell  (Kids) First Place  4.88 lb. Large Mouth Bass 21.75 Inches

Kasey Johnson  (Adult) First Place  3.810 lb. Brown Trout  20.75 Inches

Horne Pond Derby Ice Fishing Sponsor 1.30.2017

Customer Appreciation Event – Berlin, NH


The home of our new Big Apple Store and CN Brown Heating Oil office in Berlin, NH hosted a Customer Appreciation Event on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th from 9am-4pm.  ATV Riders that filled up received a FREE hot dog!  The Heating Oil Team raffled off 100 gallons of heating oil, which Shirley Bertin won- congratulations Shirley!!  A Table Top Grill/Smoker donated by Budweiser was raffled off, and our partners at NH Lottery joined us from 11am-1pm on the 16th with their fun offering!  Coffee and Fountain drinks were be 25 cents to all customers.  We offered FREE popcorn plus had our prize wheel spinning with several great prizes from our partners at CITGO, and many vendors others!  Our heating oil team provided 15 customers with a $2 off coupon on the summer time grill fill.  Fun was had by customers and employees!  Many thanks to all our customers that attended the event.  We appreciate you!  A special shout out to the ATV clubs:  Androscoggin Valley ATV Club & Presidential OH RV Club for attending with all your ATV’s!





Grace for Veterans – 146 FREE Car Washes Provided


CN Brown Company proudly participated in the Grace for Vets FREE Car Wash event on Friday, November 11th.  As a result we provided 146 FREE Car Washes to Veteran’s throughout Maine!

We Thank Our Participating Locations:

Big Apple Brewer, 343 Wilson Street – 17 Car Washes

Big Apple Bath, 150 Leeman Highway – 16 Car Washes

Big Apple South Portland, 90 Western Avenue – 4 Car Washes

Big Apple Yarmouth, 936 US Route 1 – 12 Car Washes

Jay Service Station Car Wash, 94 Main Street – 36 Car Washes

Main Street Car Wash South Paris, 130 Main Street – 61 Car Washes!

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Pictures provided from our Main Street, South Paris, Maine location, November 11, 2016.


WPOR Visits Big Apple Stores in Maine

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WPOR visited 8 our of Big Apple Stores from June 23rd thru August 11th.  They gave away CN Brown Company gift cards, Big Apple Uncle Rick t-shirts, WPOR can koozies; plus signed customers up to win Concert at the Beach tickets!  Stores visited were: Park Avenue & Washington Avenue Portland, Windham, Yarmouth, Saco, Gray, Poland and Oxford, Maine.  80 $25 CNB gift cards were distributed, plus 250 Big Apple Uncle Rick t-shirts.

We appreciate our customers and thank them all for their business and loyalty to the Big Apple Stores!

WPOR reported that Jessica Flynn of Gray, ME was the winner of the Concert at the Beach tickets from the entries at our Big Apple Stores.

Congratulations Jessica!



MDA Show of Strength



August 28, 2014

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine will be featuring our 2014 Signature Sponsor, the C.N. Brown Company at the MDA of Maine Show of Strength Telethon Premiere Party. The event will be on Thursday, August 28th at the Ocean Gateway in Portland. We will be honoring the incredible 2013-2014 fundraising efforts of the People of C.N. Brown amounting to over $250,000. C.N. Brown Company has been a partner with the MDA for 28 years and has cumulatively fundraised over $4.7 Million Dollars.
Led by President, Jinger Duryea, the People of C.N. Brown’s compassion has allowed the MDA of Maine to continue to provide local services to families living with Muscle Disease throughout Maine. Several services include clinics at Maine Medical Center, equipment repairs, and the best week of the year, MDA Summer Camp in Sanford, Maine.
The C.N. Brown Company started out as a small lumber company in Lovell, Maine, back in 1948. It has diversified and grown into the Big Apple Stores, CN Brown Heating Oil and a number of major branded service stations throughout ME, NH & VT. In 2012, C.N. Brown added the C. N. Brown Electricity, LLC, and are now a full service energy provider.  The people of C.N. Brown play an important role in the communities they serve and continue to be the top sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Maine.