Comptroller Franchot to Keynote New Directions Breakfast; Issue Proclamations to Local Businesses

-Franchot to Discuss Financial Literacy and Commitment to Workforce Development-

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

State and Local Officials

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will deliver the keynote address Friday at the Maryland New Directions Appreciation Breakfast in Baltimore. New Directions, founded in 1973, is a grassroots organization that provides career counseling, employment assistance and post-employment support to residents who are in life and career transition. The Comptroller will talk about the need for greater emphasis on financial literacy programs, a strong commitment to improving workforce development, and continued support for community organizations.

The Comptroller will then visit two businesses in Owings Mills. At Advanced Video Systems, a multimedia services company that was founded in 1983, the Comptroller will meet with the business owners and present them with a proclamation. He will then visit Douron Inc., a commercial furniture dealer that has been in business for more than 45 years. He will meet with company leaders and present them with a proclamation.

WHEN:          TODAY, February 20, 2015


WHERE:       8:30 a.m.                                                         10 a.m.

                        New Directions                                              Advanced Video Systems

2700 N. Charles Street                                    11447 Cronhill Drive

Suite 200                                                         Suite G

Baltimore, MD 21218                                    Owings Mills, MD 21117

10:45 a.m.

Douron Inc.

10 Painters Mill Rd.

Owings Mills, MD 21117

CONTACT:  Jonathan Gold 410-260-7816 (office), 443-871-3435 (cell)