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Economic Disaster Relief Loan

We trust that everyone is safe and well. Today’s discussion is on the Economic Disaster Relief Loan (EDRL) Program, which is a long-standing program offered directly by the SBA for businesses located in Federally Designated Disaster Areas.    A key additional element added by the CARES Act is a $10,000 grant available to all applicants, regardless […]

Payroll Protection Plan

We trust that everyone is safe and well. Things are starting to clear regarding the options for relief that are available to businesses under the CARES Act. It looks like the key program will be the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP). Under PPP, eligible businesses are entitled to obtain loans from SBA approved lenders for up […]

Covid-19 Update

Dear Clients and Friends: We live in unprecedented times. With events moving at a fast and furious pace, we are trying to stay ahead of the most recent developments and provide solid information and guidance to our clients. With Congress finally passing legislation last night (actually at 1 am), there will need to be another […]

Delaware Launches Emergency Loan Program

To assist hospitality-related businesses in Delaware that have been economically impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Division of Small Business is launching the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP). The state will be making available no-interest loans of up to $10,000 per business per month to help the estimated 2,700 affected Delaware businesses in the hospitality industry […]

Safety Guidelines for Essential Businesses

The following COVID-19 infection control measures must be enforced for businesses providing essential services to remain open. Teleworking must be maximized, especially for individuals at the highest risk of poor outcomes, such as those over age 60 and those with chronic underlying conditions. Follow all State and CDC guidelines and recommendations for social distancing for staff and […]

Pennsylvania Business Update

Originally posted by the PA Department of Labor on March 18, 2020 Governor Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Due to the high volume of waiver requests, the Wolf Administration is delaying enforcement of Governor Wolf’s […]

Delaware Expands Unemployment Benefits

Originally posted by the DE Department of Labor on March 17, 2020 In accordance with the Governor’s amended State of Emergency declaration, the Honorable Cerron Cade, Secretary of Labor for the State of Delaware has issued new guidelines to enhance the flexibility of Delaware’s unemployment insurance program to provide cash assistance to many Delaware workers […]

Coronavirus and Your Taxes

As with the rest of the world, we here at WHC are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and how it will affect your tax situation. There have been rumors that the tax payment deadline will be extended past April 15th, but as of this writing, no new date has been officially confirmed. For us, it […]

New Year, New Name

We take great pride in announcing that Williams Humphreys and Company will now be known as Williams Houck and Company, effective January 1, 2020. The name change has been in the works for a while now, and it reflects a management shift with the elevation of Rob Houck to partner at the beginning of 2018, and […]

Saturday Night’s Alright

Yes, we do get out of the office from time to time! Besides our annual Christmas party, the employees at WHC enjoy social events with each other every few months! Recently, we’ve really enjoyed attending the Movies on Tap series at the Penn Cinema Riverfront here in Wilmington – most recently seeing the musical comedy […]