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Business Briefs

March 15, 2009

Giant Food Stores

CARLISLE, Pa. - Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets made more than $14.1 million in cash and product donations to charities in 2008.

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

Regional food banks received $2.4 million in donations, including 1,200 turkeys at Thanksgiving.

Children's Miracle Network hospitals received $2.3 million, through golf outings and $1 paper balloon and candle sales in stores.

Through the A+ School Rewards program, more than $1.5 million was contributed to school for educational programs and materials.

Others receiving donations include: United Way, more than $1 million; Multiple Sclerosis Society, more than $650,000; Jake Gittlen Memorial Cancer Institute at Hershey Medical Center, $401,000; and Support Our Troops, $200,000.

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JLG Industries

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc. recently received awards for product innovation from leading publications in the rental, construction, manufacturing and access industries.

The awards included:

· Two "Top 100 Products of 2008" awards from Construction Equipment

· "Product of the Year" award from Plant Engineering

· Two category winner awards and the overall grand winner award in Rental Equipment Register's "2008 Innovative Product Awards"

· Two gold awards and a silver award in Lift & Access magazine's "LLEAP Awards"

· Two gold awards, a silver award and a bronze award in Roads & Bridges' "Contractor's Choice Awards"

Shepherd University

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University donated nearly $8,000 to the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle in February.

Fifty-six Shepherd employees participated in the campaign, raising a university record $7,782.

The two previous campaigns raised $6,061 and $6,972.

Also, the university's office of admissions received a bronze award in the television advertising/series category of the 24th annual Admissions Advertising Awards.

The contest received more than 2,000 entries from 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide.

Creosote Affects of Emmitsburg, Md., created the ad using Shepherd's "Unexpected" student recruitment theme.

L and L Pawsabilities

Lori Smith and Lori Ashway of L and L Pawsabilities at 310 Frederick St. in Hagerstown asked customers to donate pet-related items for animals at the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) during the holidays.

The result was a truck filled with bags of kibbles and treats, toys, cat trees and pet beds. L and L Pawsabilities also donated a check for $200.

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