Fran­chot honors three Dun­dalk small busi­nesses

The Dundalk Eagle - - FRONT PAGE - By: CHARLENE MAYO [email protected]­pub.com

In an ef­fort to rec­og­nize lo­cal busi­nesses, Comptroller Peter Fran­chot trav­eled to three Dun­dalk busi­nesses on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 3, pre­sent­ing them with procla­ma­tions ac­knowl­edg­ing that small busi­nesses like them are the back­bone of Mary­land’s econ­omy.

“It never hurts to thank peo­ple,” Fran­chot said.

First, Fran­chot vis­ited Dan Dawes, the owner of Dun­dalk Dan’s Awe­some Beef Jerky and his small­batch, hand­made prod­ucts.

“I’m de­lighted to give recog­ni­tion to this de­li­cious beef jerky, made lo­cally in Bal­ti­more, dis­trib­uted in­ter­na­tion­ally, avail­able for pur­chase in 60 re­tail lo­ca­tions across six states,” Fran­chot said. “We need the genus of the pri­vate sec­tor, which you are all apart of, to pro­pel our state for­ward. And to give the jobs and the eco­nomic growth that the state needs in or­der to be a won­der­ful place to live.”

“Thank you very much,” Dawes said, as he thanked the peo­ple he worked with and ex­plained how they help him move his busi­ness for­ward by tak­ing ad­van­tage of new tech­nol­ogy.

“Thank God we have this for­ward think­ing, in­no­va­tive en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit,” Fran­chot said.

Ac­cord­ing to Fran­chot, Dun­dalk Dan’s Awe­some Beef Jerky rep­re­sents a great small busi­ness and “we like it a lot.”

“Best wishes for many years and con­tin­ued growth suc­cess and prop­erty,” he added.

Next, Fran­chot trav­eled to Tulkoff Food Prod­ucts, a fam­i­ly­owned busi­ness that has been pro­duc­ing horse­rad­ish, fla­vored sauces, gar­lic and gin­ger prod­ucts for food ser­vice, re­tail, in­dus­trial, co-pack and pri­vate la­bel cus­tomers na­tion­wide for over 80 years.

Fran­chot pre­sented pres­i­dent and CEO Phill Tul­foff with a procla­ma­tion.

After that, Fran­cot stopped by Vinny’s Cafe, to present Vin­cenzo “Vinny” Scotto and his fam­ily with their procla­ma­tion.

Vinny’s Cafe had been serv­ing Ital­ian cui­sine since 1999.

Later that evening, Fran­chot held a Re­form on Tap Happy Hour at the Key Brew­ing Com­pany to dis­cuss his ef­forts in 2019, to re­form Mary­land’s craft beer laws.

“I’m try­ing to re­new our ef­forts and mod­ern­ize the states craft beer laws, not to pro­mote the drink­ing of al­co­hol, but pro­mote the drink­ing of Mary­land al­co­hol, as op­posed to out of state al­co­hol,” Fran­chot said.

Ac­cord­ing to Fran­chot, craft beer laws are a very con­tro­ver­sial is­sue in the leg­is­la­ture and “we’re op­ti­mistic that we’ll get it through the leg­is­la­ture this year.”

CHARLENE MAYO

Comptroller Peter Fra­chot presents CEO of Dun­dalk Dan’s Beef Jerky, Dan Dawes with a procla­ma­tion

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF PETER FRAN­CHOT

Fran­chot raises a glass at the Key Brew­ing Com­pany.

Comptroller Peter Fran­chot is proud of small busi­ness’

PHO­TOS BY CHARLENE MAYO

Comptroller Peter Fran­chot and Dun­dalk Dan’s Awe­some Beef Jerky owner, Dan Dawes greet each other

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