Entrepreneurs Herald, Dec 16, 2021
Kristen Deptula and her husband bought the Canalside Inn in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, in October 2019, with little clue that the summer season would be primarily a bust owing to Covid-19.
The innkeepers were able to get support from the federal government through the Paycheck Protection Program. Deptula also attributes another move —providing their employees a $15 per hour minimum wage — to the company's ability to weather the pandemic.
That wage is far more than the state's current minimum wage of $9.25 per hour. Deptula, a native of Washington state, had seen the higher rate work in Seattle.
Deptula explained, "It was just something I thought was a decent practice." ...