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Business Briefs

November 26, 2006

Glessner Alarm & Communications



Glessner Alarm & Communications received a 2006 Dealer of the Year third- place award at First Alert Professional Security Systems' annual convention in Boca Raton, Fla.

The award was given to Glessner Alarm & Communications for achievements in the First Alert Professional's sales contest for 2006.

The First Alert Professional organization is made up of more than 350 independent companies with 500 dealer locations around the world.

Giant Food Stores



CARLISLE, Pa. - Associates of Giant Food Stores, TOPS Markets and Martin's Food Markets raised a total of $1,197,671 in the companies' 2006 United Way campaign.

In addition, throughout 2006, Giant and TOPS associates at the store and the corporate levels volunteered with approximately 70 United Way agencies across the stores' operating areas.

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For the third year in a row, Team Giant was named the No. 1 walk team in the United States by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

This year, a record 2,736 Giant and Martin's associates, friends, family members and customers raised $541,830, which was donated to six Multiple Sclerosis Society chapters throughout the company's operating areas.

Money raised goes toward education, advocacy, research and local programs that enhance the quality of life for those with multiple sclerosis.

Food Lion



SALISBURY, N.C. - Now through Dec. 30, all Food Lion stores are participating in the "Shopping for Second Harvest" campaign to support local food banks affiliated with the America's Second Harvest Network.

All donations will stay in the communities in which they are collected.

Food Lion customers can support their local food banks during the six-week campaign by purchasing ready-made boxes of food for $4.99.

The boxes contain high-protein items, meal stretchers and holiday items, such as gravy mix. The boxes of food will go directly to a local food bank affiliated with America's Second Harvest, according to a prepared release.

During the 2005 campaign, Food Lion customers and employees donated more than 47,300 boxes of food, worth approximately $735,080.

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