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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New State Guidance on Social Gatherings

The Administration today announced an advisory on social gatherings, strongly recommending they be limited to 10 or fewer people. Noting that Vermont has seen an increasing number of cases as a result of socializing, and many states are now pointing to private social gatherings as a contributor to spread of COVID-19, the state is providing […]

REMINDER | Expanded Economic Recovery Grant Application Closing

A reminder that the application window for businesses applying through ACCD closes on Monday, November 9. Visit the ACCD COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center (click here) for full details, eligibility requirements, how to apply, FAQs for businesses (click here), webinar recordings (click here) and translated fact sheets. The application window for those businesses applying through the […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Transshipping, Expedited Service, and More Time is money in the supply chain industry. Join us and learn a few ways to potentially create a more flexible, reliable, and efficient supply chain. Transportation agility takes planning, so having a “Plan B” in mind can help you react […]

Vermont Receives $300,000 for Small Business Exporting

ACCD has received a $300,000 exporting grant to assist small businesses in the state. The grant is awarded through the Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program, a federal-state partnership initiative to increase the number of small businesses exporting their products. Since STEP was established in 2010, Vermont has received a STEP grant each year. […]

Veteran SmallBiz Webinar

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office and the Veteran Business Outreach Center are hosting a free small business webinar for Veterans and service-related members at 1:30 pm on November 2. Webinar topics include: Risks and rewards of self-employment Business plan basics Financing a small business Classes (Boots to Business and Start Your Own Business […]