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Business Briefs

February 25, 2007

Giant Food Stores

CARLISLE, Pa. - Officials from Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets have announced their largest charitable donations ever, totaling more than $13.5 million in combined cash and product contributions in 2006.

The donations were given to beneficiaries of the "Living Here, Giving Here" program that includes local hunger-related organizations, Children's Miracle Network hospitals and local nonprofit groups.

In partnership with its operating company, TOPS Markets, the combined 2006 contribution between Giant/Martin's and TOPS totaled $25 million.

Applebee's

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - In connection with the opening of the Applebee's on Washington Township Boulevard, a local high school production received more than $3,000 in support.

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A Waynesboro Area Senior High School production was chosen because of the potential to affect the greater community through school and community involvement, according to a prepared release.

"Seussical the Musical" is the production that was chosen for the school's spring musical.

Hoffman Chrysler Jeep Dodge

In honor of a long-standing tradition of the Kentucky Derby, known for its fan's fashionable hats, the Chrysler brand and Hoffman Chrysler Jeep Dodge announce a nationwide hat design competition inspired by the brand's all-new 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible launching set for spring.

The top three finalists win tickets to the derby to wear their winning designs. One grand prize winner will be named in Louisville, Ky., during Kentucky Derby weekend and will receive a 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible.

Those interested may enter the contest by going to www.chryslersebringhatsofftothederby.com. Additional information can be found at the Web site.

Hirschmann Automation and Control

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH based in Neckartenzlingen, Germany, has teamed with the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation and Brechbill & Helman Construction Company Inc. to design and build an office in Chambersburg.

Hirschmann is a world leader in the communication and industrial electronics market.

The new facility will be the location for Hirschmann Automation and Control Inc, its subsidiary in the United States and headquarters for the Americas.

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