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Business Briefs

October 15, 2006

Roy Rogers Restaurant

FREDERICK, Md. - The National Restaurant Association named locally-based Roy Rogers Restaurant as one of three Maryland winners of the Good Neighbor Award.

The award is given to a restaurant that demonstrates outstanding community involvement. Criteria for winners include: Overall impact of their community program, duration and level of involvement, goals and innovation.

Roy Rogers received the award based on its Community Fundraising Program, which helps schools, civic groups and other nonprofit organizations raise money for their specific needs.

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Roy Rogers Restaurant promotes the program in the community, with the restaurant and an organization teaming up to host a "Family Night" at the restaurant.

In 2005, Roy Rogers donated more than $22,000 to local organizations, and nearly $15,000 has already been awarded in 2006 through community fundraising.

Based in Frederick, the Plamondon Companies own and operate 15 Roy Rogers Restaurants, 39 franchise locations and 3 Marriott hotel properties.

Prime Outlets

Prime Outlets-Hagerstown has announced that BCBG Max Azria Group, with upscale, stylish and modern women's ready-to-wear and accessory collections, will open a 2,531-square-foot store in the fall, according to a prepared release.

BCBG Max Azria will feature suits, jeans, outerwear, dresses, eveningwear, swimsuits, handbags, footwear, eyewear and accessories.

Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Prime Outlets-Hagerstown is at 495 Prime Outlets Boulevard in Hagerstown.

Citicorp

Citicorp employees earned $42,806 for the American Cancer Society during the Hagerstown site's Relay For Life.

Members of the team presented a check to Cathy Thomas, American Cancer Society-South Atlantic Division community manager, on Sept. 14.

Citi is a member of Citigroup, the leading global financial services company.

3 Roads Communications

FREDERICK, Md. - 3 Roads Communications Inc., a television production company in Frederick, announced that production has begun on a new series for public television entitled "100 Tips for Child Safety."

The series of 30 second interstitial videos is geared toward parents of children of all ages. The tips range from school bus safety to keeping teens safe from drugs and alcohol.

The series is to begin distribution on public television on Oct. 16. The distributor for the series is NETA, the National Educational Telecommunications Association. The series is being underwritten by Defywire Inc.

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