Comptroller Franchot to Honor Two Local Businesses, Visit Coppin State University

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will visit Frank’s Pizza & Pasta to present a proclamation to owners Armando and JoAnn Buontempo for their success in the northeast Baltimore community. The Buontempo family has been in business for 31 years. Frank’s Pizza & Pasta is named after Armando’s cousin and original co-owner, who passed away in the late 1980s..

The Comptroller then will visit Mark’s Body Shop to present a proclamation to owner Mark Schaech for the business’ success as a family-owned auto repair shop for more than 35 years. Mark’s Body Shop is certified I-Car Gold Class, the highest level of training recognized in the industry. The shop has also received certifications from major automotive manufacturers.

The Comptroller’s next stop will be at Coppin State University to meet and thank the volunteers of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The VITA program offers free tax assistance to families with incomes less than $54,000, the disabled and limited English-speaking taxpayers. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

WHEN           Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WHERE:       11 a.m.                                    12:15 p.m.                              1 p.m.

Frank’s Pizza and Pasta          Mark’s Body Shop                  Coppin State University
6620 Belair Road                    4025 Mortimer Ave.               2500 W North Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21206             Baltimore, MD 21215             Baltimore, MD 21216

CONTACT:  Vicki Fisher 410-260-7816 (office), 443-534-6259 (cell)