Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following webinars that might be of interest to Vermont manufacturers and other employers: Making Zero Defects Possible: A Quest for Manufacturing. January 27 at 11:00 am.  Click here. The Way Forward: The State of Manufacturing in 2021 […]

This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

Webinar on Veterans Business Training

The Small Business Administration is hosting a two-day webinar from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm February 24 to 25 for veterans wanting to learn about the fundamentals of starting a small business. Boots to Business is a free SBA training program for transitioning service members, veterans, and family members to assist understanding the steps, stages, […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System Launch Delayed Until March 2021 The Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) System launch has been delayed from January 25, 2021, to March 29, 2021. The new system will act similarly to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System: it […]

Legislation Passed Extending Workers’ Compensation Presumptions | Employers Should Document Compliance with State Guidance on COVID-19 Protocols; Consideration of Vaccination Still Unresolved

After quick action by the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, the House and Senate this week passed S.9, with only technical amendments to the version of the bill passed the previous week by the Senate, to extend provisions enacted last year to provide a presumption for workers’ compensation of COVID-19 under certain circumstances.  The […]

DEC Clean Water Webinars

The Department of Environmental Conservation hosts a monthly webinar on a variety of clean water-related topics. Webinars are free and open to the public. Click here for more information on upcoming clean water lectures, as well as materials and recordings from past events, including the January 7 webinar addressing the new stormwater rules.

Trade Update from A.N. Deringer | Webinar

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Webinar January 27, 2:00 to 2:30 pm This webinar will address the nuances of USMCA, how it differs from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), recent legislation affecting merchandise processing fees and foreign trade zones, and more. Webinar will include time for Q&A. You can […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are offering the following webinars that might be of interest to Vermont manufacturers and other employers: D&I Roundtable: How to Engage and Include Production Employees. January 22, 12:00 to 1:00 pm.  Click here. Making Zero Defects Possible: A Quest for […]

Paycheck Protection Program Resources

The US Small Business Administration lender portal is now fully open for all participating Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders for First and Second Draw loan applications. Businesses can learn more about First and Second Draw loans at the SBA website. (Click here) A presentation offering additional insights into the program can be found on the […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

Additional Relief with Respect to Employment Tax Deadlines Applicable to Employers Affected by the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Notice 2021-11 (click here) provides that the end date of the period during which employers must withhold and pay the deferred taxes is postponed from April 30, 2021, to December 31, 2021, and associated interest, penalties, and additions […]