C.N. Brown Company Opens New CITGO Big Apple Location in Augusta

Local CITGO Marketer, Miss Maine 2013 and Miss Maine's Outstanding Teen to Host Grand Opening Events
Feb 11, 2014 10:10 AM ET

AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Marketer C.N. Brown Company will host three days of events Feb. 13-15 at the newest CITGO Big Apple Food Store location at 362 Riverside Drive in Augusta, Maine.  Customers can enjoy special pricing on fuel and items inside the store as well as chances to win C.N. Brown Gas Cards, CITGO Gift Cards, and 100 gallons of heating oil.

"We thought Valentine's Day weekend would be the perfect time for us to show our love for our customers, including our new neighbors in Augusta," said Jeffrey Jones, general manager of C.N. Brown Company. "Our partnership with CITGO allows us to make a huge local impact. The CITGO sponsorship of Miss Maine, whose platform is 'Big Brothers Big Sisters: Start Something Big,' really resonates with our mission to better our community through social programs."

Miss Maine 2013, Kristin Korda, will co-host the grand opening events, welcome customers and promote special discounts from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15. On Saturday, she will be joined by Miss Maine's Outstanding Teen, Daphne Ellis.

All three days, visitors will be able to enter a raffle to win $25 C.N. Brown Gas Cards, $5CITGO Gift Cards, and 100 gallons of heating oil. In addition, C.N. Brown representatives will pump gas and model proper use of the new dispensers, show guests around the new facilities, including the Dunkin Donuts® franchise, and sign-up customers for the C.N. Brown rewards tag loyalty program, the CITGO Rewards Card, and the C.N. Brown "Bundle and Save" electricity and heating oil package.

"At our new Big Apple Food Store, customers can take care of their energy needs in one convenient stop: gasoline, heating oil and electricity. The friendly staff is committed to legendary customer service and to making a difference in the community by supporting organizations like Miss America and the Muscular Dystrophy Association," added Jones.

Since 1948, C.N. Brown Company has provided quality products, employment opportunities and community support with 140 stations across New England. As the owner of Big Apple Food Stores, Red Shield heating oil locations and independently operated gasoline stations across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts, the locally owned, family business plays an important role in the communities it serves. The more than 900 C.N. Brown Company employees are also committed to fueling good by supporting a wide range of charitable and community programs.

CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned CITGO locations. Independent CITGO Marketers, such as C.N. Brown, own and operate more than 400 CITGO locations in Maine, New Hampshire,Vermont and Massachusetts and are proud to support their neighborhoods.

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.

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