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Maybe Gov. Malloy will throw $100,000 your way

By David Collins

Publication: theday.com

Published 04/01/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 04/01/2012 09:08 AM

No one is apparnetly more surprised that the Malloy Administration would toss $100,000 to a new paintball business than the owner.

Chuck Potter  reports here that the recipient of the money, business owner Tom Vignato, was startled to get it.


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced earlier this week that Fields of Fire was among five small businesses to receive grants through the state's Small Business Express Program, which was established as part of the jobs bill passed during the October special legislative session. Vignato's paintball facility was awarded $100,000, while small businesses in Bridgeport, Cheshire, Marlborough and Middletown also earned awards. ...


Vignato said he really hadn't planned on applying for the grant, but a friend who also owns a business was going to an Express Program workshop and suggested he come along.

"I said, 'Sure, I'll take the ride. But they're not going to give money to a paintball business.'"


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