Dauphin County and CREDC Award Over $3 Million to 129 Hospitality Businesses Hurt by COVID-19 Pandemic

More than 100 Dauphin County hospitality industry businesses will receive funding under Pennsylvania’s Covid-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP).

Dauphin County accommodation and food service providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic were eligible to apply for the state funding.

The program allowed for awards ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 – 105 businesses have been awarded at least $25,000.

“We commend our area businesses for their resiliency and are hopeful this funding helps pave the way back to normalcy and prosperity,” Dauphin County Commissioner Chair Jeff Haste said.

The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC, an arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber) administered the program and started sending award notices this week to the recipients. The businesses are expected to receive checks in the coming weeks.

“The CHIRP grants will provide much-needed relief to the financial strain our hospitality businesses have experienced during the pandemic,” said Melissa Stone, Vice President of economic development at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC. “Many businesses are on their way to recovery, and we are looking for any opportunity we can to help strengthen our region’s economic revival.”

In all, $3,085,000 was awarded to 129 businesses.

“Of course, we would like to be able to provide even bigger sums to businesses facing unprecedented hardship,” Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries said. “But this funding could be vital to keeping doors open.”

Eligible businesses were required to show negative financial impact and intentions of staying open. Also, eligible businesses could not have more than 300 full-time employees or a tangible net worth over $15 million.

“Those receiving awards will have checks in a matter of weeks and can put those funds into preserving sustainability as we all look forward to our economy being reenergize by doors opening and streets bustling,” Commissioner George P. Hartwick III said.

CREDC processed and underwrote eligible applications, prioritized requests in accordance with program legislation and presented applications to Dauphin County for consideration. Grant awards were based on a company’s amount of eligible costs incurred between March 1, 2020 and the date of application minus any other Covid-19 relief assistance received for those same costs.

Receiving awards are:

$30,000 Awards:

Knead Broad Street LLC, Faye Kala Inc , SM Kelly Inc, Tom Sawyer Harrisburg LLC, DMP Hospitality LLC, Grand Cru Hospitality LLC, FH East LLC, Crawdaddys 6 LLC, PSBH LLC, 12 Harrisburg Investment, IK Second St Associates LLC, Hospitality Partners 1 LLC, Harrisburg Millworks LLC, Halsky Entertainment Inc, Stallions Inc, MR  North 2nd LNC, UD Mulligans LLC, FEJ Inc, Mangia Qui Inc, Stock’s On Second Inc.

VC Investments, Neapoli LLC, Kenbar Associates LLC, The Vineyard at Hershey LLC, OK Café Inc, Champions Sports Bar LLC, 60 Derry Street Inc, VLC Group LLC, ABCJLLc, C&J Catering LLC, SCR Foods Inc, Dodge City USA Restaurant, Stadium Club Sports Tavern Inc, Fresco CC LLC, Appalachian Brewing Company Inc, Downtown Deli and Eatery, Giottis Restaurant LLC, He Group Inc, Congolese Community of Cer, SSN Hershey LLC.

$25,000 Awards:

PROGYP Inc, Bhanu1K LLC, Phillip Arthur’s Inc, MI GENTE LLC, Pho Miss Saigon, Progress Grill Inc, Santram Food LLC, M Rae Inc, PCAC Inc, Avignam Inc, Rogers Family Group LTD, Hidden Still Inc, 39 Ventures LP, Mallios LLC, HNE Hotel Associates LLC, MLG Enterprises Inc, M57 Inc, Shaner Airport Hotel LP, Linglestown Hospitality Association, Chocolate Avenue LLC, Cloverleaf Motel Inc, K88 Inc, Staybridge Suites Harrisburg, BVM Lodging Group, Harrisburg Hospitality Group, IHM Hershey LLC, Suraj Management, Maa Annapurna LLC, Mangia 743 LLC, Central Pa Equities 29 LLC.

Dommel’s Real Estate & Development, DG Angelopoulos Inc, Hershey Pantry Inc, Kimlee LLC, Rotunda Enterprises Inc, 2nd Street Ventures LP, Bonefrog Brews LLC, 1313 Restaurant Enterprises, Yellow Bird Café LLC, Mikado 2 Inc, 4 Piers LLC, S&K Associates Inc, Devchand Hospitality Inc, All NK Hershey LLC, Columbia Properties Harrisburg, HHCP Management LLC, East Hanover Hotel Corp, Briarsdale Hotel, CH Wilmington LLC, Shree Nand LLC, Laxmi Vishnu LLC, 44 Hummelstown Associates, DreamStay Hotels LLC, Shri Sai Middletown LLC, Chiggy Enterprises Inc, Hospitality Associates of Harrisburg, Suleshwari Maa LLC, Hummelstown Hotel Association, LRSS LLC, Jaiyesha Management, Kane Hospitality LLC, Bears Creek Hershey Road LLC, Dhara Investment LLC, SNMA Reitz Inc, Little Amps Coffee .

$20,000 Awards:

Soul Burrito, Trinagra Enterprises LLC.

$15,000 Awards:

District 14 LLC, Bon Lieu of Harrisburg.

$10,000 Awards:

Bill’s Restaurant, Midtown on Eisenhower Inc, Mr G’s Place, 75 Inc, Alicia’s Deli Restaurant, 21 Colonial LLC, Maximus Investments Group, 5 2nd Street LLC, Dafnos Inc, Feed Your Soul LLC, Route 422 Ventures LP, Midtown Pizza of Middletown Inc, Crave and Co LLC, Brisenas Inc, Three Brothers Trattoria LLC, Alexander J. Owens, PAC Entertainment Inc, Boneshire Brew Works LLC.

$5,000 Awards:

Evanilla LLC, H&M Property Services.

CREDC is a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO) approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to provide and service business financing in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties. Under Act 1 of 2021, which created CHIRP, county governments were empowered to select CEDOs or Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to administer the program in their counties.