Who's Who in Federal Stimulus Cash

From A&A Crane and Rigging in Bridgeport to Zysk Brothers Landscaping in West Hartford, 8,595 Connecticut companies, schools, churches and more received major cash from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

The Small Business Administration released the data on Monday, months after delivering the loans from more than $650 billion approved in the early weeks of the U.S. coronavirus surge.

Even now, the report does not disclose the specific amount distributed to each group; it breaks up the list by the ranges of cash paid. Here's a short list of random highlights (If you prefer to plow through the entire filing from SBA, click on the "Read More" link below):


Caffeine, Inc., Madison: A small "integrated marketing services" firm.

Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation, Wallingford: Funds the elite boarding school, which has a $392 million endowment.

Day Pitney LLP, Hartford: A large multi-state law firm.

Gengras Motor Cars., Inc., East Hartford: Owns car and motorcycle dealerships in CT, MA and NH.


Acme United Corp., Fairfield: A multi-national company that makes cutting, measuring and safety products. Listed on the New York Stock exchange.

Albertus Magnus College, New Haven: A small Catholic school (a little more than 1,000 undergrads).

Michell Wolf LLC, Windsor Locks: McDonald's franchisee.

Scapa Tapes North America, LLC, Windsor: A multi-national based in the UK, making industrial tapes and adhesives, including "lane marking tapes for social distancing."