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11 county businesses, 4 of them with local ties, get COVID-19 program loans, some for $100,000

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The Department of Community and Economic Development announced Sunday that 11 more Dauphin County companies — including several in the Hershey and Hummelstown area — have received funding during the second round of the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program.

In total, 160 companies in 43 counties received $13.5 million in funding during the second round. Funds awarded under the program to date total more than $23 million awarded to businesses such as restaurants, wellness centers, wineries and breweries, consulting firms, and salons and spas.

Here are the 11 new loans announced Sunday:

• Startup Harrisburg LLC, $ 36,310, April 20: Based in Harrisburg, it provides co-working facilities for companies or individuals.

• Classic Rock Fabrication LLC, $ 100,000, April 20: With headquarters in Harrisburg, its website says it’s one of the largest manufacturers of stone, quartz and solid surface applications in the East.

• SCR Foods Inc., $ 100,000, April 20: It is the business name of Fuddruckers, 1221 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey. Fuddruckers is known for its hamburgers.

• Stock’s on Second Inc., $ 100,000, April 21: Located at 211 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, it is a “a farm to fork gastropub, with a bar specializing in American whiskeys and bourbons,” according to its website.

• Lowee’s Group Tours LLC, $ 55,871, April 22: The Harrisburg-based company offers group tours and vacations.

• Greenlin II LLC, $ 100,000, April 22: The “pet resort” company has five locations, including Hershey.

• Express Dynamics LLC, $ 100,000, April 22: Based in Harrisburg, it works in software publishing, data processing, hosting and related services.

• PSBH LLC, $ 100,000, April 22: Headquartered at 600 W Chocolate Ave., Hershey, it works in the hotels and motels industry.

• Team One Auto Group, $ 100,000, April 22: The business offers a variety of vehicle maintenance services with locations in Harrisburg, York, Dillsburg and Mechanicsburg.

• Aumiller Auto Parts Inc., $ 100,000, April 23: The auto parts dealer is located in Halifax.

• ACS Consultants Inc., $ 100,000, April 24: Located at 100 W. Second St., Suite 200, Hummelstown, it is a health staffing organization specializing in contract placement.

They join Tradesman Building Group LLC, Prismworks Technology Inc., Wilson & Wood LLC and Klein Family Dentistry Inc., which all received $100,000 earlier this month during the first round of funding.

“These loans will help businesses in the commonwealth quickly access capital to address their critical needs while we continue to follow the governor and health secretary’s orders,” DCED Secretary Dennis Davin said. 

A full list of approved projects can be found here.

On March 25, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority authorized the transfer of $40 million to the Small Business First Fund for CWCA. The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority authorized making $61 million available to provide loans of $100,000 or less to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees.  

PIDA staff continue to review submitted applications for approval and are working with DCED’s Certified Economic Development Organizations to disburse CWCA loan funds.