Convenience Store News Rising Star, Brandi Cushman

Atlanta, GA, October 19, 2016 – CN Brown Company’s Brandi Cushman was celebrated at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, during the annual NACS convention.  Brandi Cushman was recognized as one of twenty-one Rising Stars by the Convenience Store News editorial staff in conjunction with the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and the 2016 Top Women in Convenience Advisory Board.  Brandi was nominated by her peers drawing from her achievements during the last 12 months.  Nominators were asked to illustrate the candidate’s innovative corporate initiatives, extraordinary financial and strategic accomplishments, astute problem solving acumen, exceptional performance and selfless charitable participation, along with other attributes that go above and beyond the call of duty.  As one of two category managers at C. N. Brown Company, Brandi manages a variety of categories, including tobacco.  She is a 20 year veteran with 77 C-Stores in Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont.  Brandi is recognized each year for her work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association as she and her team coordinate an annual event, the C. N. Brown Company Miracle Ball.  C. N. Brown Company would also like to give an additional shout out for Brandi’s efforts on our Annual Golf Tournament and Trade Show.  We are honored to have Brandi on our team!


Picture taken at the Omni Atlanta Hotel, CNN Center, Wednesday, October 19th

CN Brown Company’s Corporate Office Employee of the Year 2015: Pat Tibbetts


Pat  answers the phone and welcomes visitors to the Corporate Office.  She gives the first impression of C N Brown Company, and what an impression it is!  She is the poster child for professionalism, positive attitude and hospitality.  From the appearance and mannerisms she chooses for herself,  the voice she sends across the phone line to those calling in, to the hospitality she extends to visitors, Pat is an excellent representative of CN Brown Company.

Pat is an invaluable asset to the company, and we are so lucky to have her!

Congratulations on a job well done, Pat!


Customer Appreciation Event, Mattawamkeag, ME

On Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th our Mattawamkeag  Maine location hosted a Customer Appreciation event.  This location was rebuilt in early 2016 and is the home of our Big Apple Store and CN Brown Heating Oil office.  Over 1,400 customers attended the event over the two day period.  Big Apple Uncle Rick t-shirts and popcorn were given away as a thank you to the customers; plus several deeply discounted items.  The CN Brown team had fun with the prize wheel which was onsite for all customers to spin & win a prize!

CN Brown Company thanks all our loyal customers that attended this fun event.  We appreciate your loyalty to our company!

Pictured below:  Store Manager, Gail Seavey, and Territory Managers, Kyle Frith and Nikki King.


7.30.2016 #8


Big Apple Store in Poland with McDonald’s


Ian is six years old and lives at 240 Pigeon Hill Road Mechanic Falls, Maine, just up the hill from the newest Big Apple and McDonald’s. He goes to Elm Street School in Mechanic Falls and is in the 1st grade. One of his favorite past times is getting Nannie and Poppie to bring him to McDonald’s for the ever famous cheeseburger happy meal. He has been watching every day as the buildings have gone up and very animatedly lets his Nannie know every detail as he sees it. He considers the Poland McDonald’s his own personal close to home restaurant!


Thank you to the Dave & Lisa Berry, along with their grandchildren, for being our first Big Apple Food Store Customers, December 18, 2014.

A special thank you to Ian for being our ribbon cutter!

Maine Heritage Policy Chairperson, Jinger Duryea

October 16, 2014

PORTLAND – The Maine Heritage Policy Center,
Maine’s preeminent free-market think tank,
announced today the election of Mrs. Jinger Duryea,
president, C.N. Brown Company to
Chair MHPC’s Board of Directors.

“Jinger will bring energy and enthusiasm to MHPC at a critical time for the state of Maine. Under her leadership, I am confident that MHPC will continue to grow and advocate fiercely for economic freedom,” said MHPC’s outgoing Chairman Peter Anania.

Anania served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from January of 2012 to October 14, 2014. Duryea joined MHPC’s Board of Directors in May 2007.

“MHPC could not have chosen a more capable Chair, in Jinger Duryea.  She is a successful businesswoman, a strong leader, and an eloquent champion of free markets. Mrs. Duryea brings with her a wealth of experience and an intimate knowledge of policy that will be critical for us in leading the conservative movement in Maine,” said Chief Executive Officer Matthew Gagnon.

Duryea retired as the President of C.N. Brown Company, a South Paris, Maine-based family business that operates all Big Apple Stores and CN Brown Heating Oil locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont.  She has the distinction of having been the first female Chairman of the Maine Oil Dealers Association, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Convenience Stores.