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Franchot stops in Catonsville to encourage local spending
Franchot stops in Catonsville to encourage local spending

Stop shopping online and start shopping at local businesses. That was the message conveyed by Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot during a visit to Catonsville's small businesses along Frederick Road on Wednesday afternoon. "The Internet has proven to be a big threat to brick-and-mortar main street stores and we just have to make sure Marylanders — where possible — patronize the local stores," Franchot said while walking to Bill's Music to present the longtime business with a proclamation. Earlier, in the offices of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, Franchot told a group of business owners and public officials, "Very often,...

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