SBA Releases Guidance to Support Application Form for PPP Loan Forgiveness and Review

The SBA has released new guidance on loan forgiveness (click here) and loan review (click here) under the Paycheck Protection Program. This guidance is meant to help inform borrowers who are completing the recently released loan forgiveness application form (click here). The loan forgiveness rule provides further instructions for filling out the forgiveness application, and the loan review rule outlines […]

DEC Issues Reminder on Water Quality Checks at Reopening Businesses

The Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding businesses that are reopening to check, and if needed, flush their water systems to ensure the best water quality for employees or patrons.  DEC has issued guidance to help businesses (click here) ensure their systems are functioning properly upon restart of operations.

Roundup of US Department of Labor and OSHA Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Updates Protecting Meat Processing and Assembly Line Workers OSHA released a new video outlining ways employers can protect meat processing and assembly line workers from exposure to the coronavirus.  Click here. Preventing Unemployment Fraud and Abuse  The Department has released online resources to prevent unemployment insurance fraud or misuse.  Click here. COVID-19 Benefit Plans […]

US Commerce Seeks Input on Section 232 Transformer Investigation

On May 19, the US Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a notice in the Federal Register (click here) soliciting public comment on the Section 232 investigation recently launched (click here for more) into possible national security risks associated with the importation of laminations for stacked cores for incorporation into transformers, stacked and wound cores for incorporation […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering April. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for April was 15.6%. This reflects an increase of twelve and five-tenths percentage points from the prior month’s estimate of 3.1%. The Vermont seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate increased twelve and […]

New Online Resource for Operational Practices and Other Guidelines for Manufacturers

AIV’s national allies at NAM’s Manufacturing Leadership Council have posted a new online information center dedicated to COVID-19 operational resources.  Among the new resources, a report “New Operational Practices to Consider in the Time of COVID-19” provides key shared practices to assist manufacturers in meeting or exceeding federal guidelines while also reducing operational and business […]

Webinars on the Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has announced two upcoming opportunities for businesses to learn more about the Main Street Lending Program: a webinar on May 29 and a drop-in session on June 3. More information is available at the events page for the Main Street program (click here). The Federal Reserve has said that it intends to […]

Webinar: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and Getting Back to Work

AIV’s national allies at NAM will host a webinar on the state of the manufacturing economy and business considerations as workplaces begin to reopen. The webinar will be held on May 28 at 1:00 pm.   Register for the webinar clicking here.  If you cannot make this event, let us know at and we will […]

Extension of Travel Restrictions for Canada and Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the temporary travel restrictions between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico will be extended to June 22, 2020. Click here for the announcement for Canada. Click here for the announcement for Mexico.