TOWSON, Md. — It's National Small Business Week and Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Ayd Hardware store in Towson on Wednesday for special recognition.
Franchot presented a proclamation to owner Vince Ayd for 45 years in business as an independent, family-owned hardware store.
Ayd Hardware store has been serving its customers since 1974 despite the spread of "big box" hardware stores that forced many smaller home improvement stores to close their doors.
The visit was part of a weeklong series of stops for Comptroller Franchot in honor of National Small Business Week.