Administration Announces New State Guidance and Requirements to Address Increase in COVID-19 Cases

To slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations rise in Vermont and throughout the nation, Governor Scott has implemented several temporary limitations on social gatherings and business operations.  Click here for the executive order addendum. This news follows daily case counts of 72 reported on Wednesday, 109 reported on Thursday and 84 on […]

Recorded Webinar on Vaccines and Workplace Testing

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM recently hosted a webinar with two panels comprised of business, health care and government leaders to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and how manufacturers are approaching workplace testing. You can watch a recording of the webinar clicking here.

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer | Webinar

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Webinar: Export Requirements & Strict Regulations November 18 2:00 to 2:30 pm Understanding the general requirements of exports is key to any export business. This webinar will go over those requirements and review export control and licensing requirements, special provisions, exemptions, penalties, and more. There will […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from the IRS

IRS reminds businesses to e-file payroll tax returns The IRS urges payroll professionals and businesses to use the speed and convenience of filing payroll tax returns (Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 or 945) electronically. An IRS new release (click here) provides information on business e-file and the two options for electronically filing payroll tax returns. […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: European Union Imposes Tariffs on $4 Billion Worth of US Goods In response to a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies, the European Union will imposes tariffs on $4 billion worth of US goods. Beginning November 10 there will be an additional 15% tariff on large aircraft […]

Mandatory Quarantine for Non-Essential Cross State Travel

The Administration has announced that the cross-state travel map is being temporarily suspended effective immediately (click here).  A 14-day quarantine (or 7 days followed by a negative COVID-19 test) is now required following any non-essential out-of-state travel by Vermonters and for all travelers entering Vermont from another state. NOTE:  Essential travel includes travel to attend […]

E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Grants Still Available

The Vermont Community Action Partnership and the Micro Business Development Program have come together to establish the Economic Micro Business Recovery Assistance for the COVID-19 Epidemic (E.M.B.R.A.C.E.) direct grant program to support the smallest Vermont micro businesses owned by an individual with a “household” income at or under 80% of state median “household” income. Grant […]

Upcoming VT Procurement Technical Assistance Center Webinars

Whether your business is new to government contracting or is a seasoned vendor, VT PTAC is offering a series of webinars over the next month featuring workshops and insights to help all businesses find pathways to government contracts. Visit the VT PTAC events page for a full listing of the upcoming webinars (click here).

Webinar Series on AI and Manufacturing

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM are joining with Microsoft Manufacturing and AI leaders for a virtual AI Business School virtual series dedicated to thinking big about the critical role of artificial intelligence in Manufacturing. As organizations navigate through these unprecedented times, manufacturing and other large-scale processes are at a pivotal point for the […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of November 2

Unemployment Rate Hits 6.9% As Manufacturing Adds 38,000 Jobs.  IndustryWeek 11/6 “The U.S. jobs market continued to improve in October. The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported November 6 that the U.S. economy added 638,000 new nonfarm jobs and the unemployment rate fell a full percentage point to 6.9%. . . .” Micro […]