Exporter Summit February 24, March 3

The SBA is letting interested companies know that the 2021 National Small Business Exporter Summit is February 24 and March 3. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices with the top small- and medium-sized exporters from across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Sessions will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 […]

Special ACCD and Department of Health Webinar for Vermont Manufacturers February 17

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has reached out to AIV to dedicate the next installment of their business webinar series to manufacturers and their issues and concerns.  The Vermont Department of Health and ACCD have been holding a mostly weekly webinar series focused on health and commerce pandemic updates for the business community. […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Culture comes first for precision metal fab shop Laystrom Manufacturing.  The Fabricator 2/8 “Laystrom Manufacturing Co. is in the middle of a Chicago neighborhood, just blocks from the city’s hipster hangout in Bucktown. While the location is unique when compared to hundreds of competitors in the metropolitan area and the Midwest, the inside of the Laystrom facility looks like […]

Upcoming National Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM are hosting the following webinars that might be of interest to Vermont employers: Reducing Legal Costs with an Integrated Resolution Program. February 18, 2:00 pm.  Click here. Leading Edge: Securing Your Smart Factory on February 25, 12:00 pm. Click here.

VT PTAC Webinars for February

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) is hosting the following seminars in February: The Quick Pitch – A Powerful Business Tool. February 10, 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Click here. Contacting the Contracting Officer. February 17, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Click here. Creating your Own Capability Statement. February 23, 11:00 am to 12:30 […]

Free Business Course for Vermont Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration is accepting applications for the 2021 Vermont Emerging Leaders Program which will be held virtually and is slated to begin in the spring. Emerging Leaders is an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities and rural areas. During the course, small business […]

New COVID-19 Workplace Guidance from OSHA

Responding to the recent executive order on worker health and safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued stronger guidance on identifying coronavirus exposure risks and implementing a COVID-19 Prevention Program at work.  Click here.

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer | Webinars

The following are provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Forced Labor: Emerging Developments in Your Supply Chain February 2, 2:00 to 3:00 pm This webinar will address recent developments in legislation and administrative actions (e.g., withhold release orders, importer questionnaires, detentions, etc.) regarding forced labor within supply chains, as well as due diligence steps that […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

US durable goods orders show modest 0.2% December gain.  AP 1/26 “Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a modest 0.2% in December, held back by a big drop in the volatile aircraft sector. A key category that tracks business investment decisions slowed. . . .” Labor market trends show emphasis on digital […]

PPP First and Second Draw Webinars on Wednesdays | Forgiveness Webinars Also Continue on Tuesdays

The SBA Vermont District Office is hosting free webinars from 9:00 to 10:30 am on Wednesdays addressing the Paycheck Protection Program First Draw and Second Draw options.  Addressed will be what is a PPP loan, terms, eligibility, the application process, what is the difference between them, what has changed with the Economic Aid Act, etc.  […]