SBA district director Greta Johansson visits Ava Marie’s Chocolates and owner Susan Mazzone last week in Peterborough to promote shopping local on Valentine’s Day. (Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE


PETERBOROUGH — Granite State representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration paid a visit to Ava Marie’s Chocolates last week, ahead of the shop’s busiest days of the year.

“Part of the appeal of New Hampshire is how many vibrant Main Streets that we have,” said SBA district director Greta Johansson at Ava Marie’s last week. “We don’t have those unless you come in and shop local.”

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