On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of April 8

U.S. Democrats seek up to $2 trillion to invest in aging infrastructure.  Reuters 4/11 “Democratic leaders in Congress said on Thursday they would seek President Donald Trump’s support in coming weeks for legislation to invest up to $2 trillion to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, including roads, bridges and schools. . . .” AI in Manufacturing: Nascent, […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of April 1

Caution ahead in petrochemicals.  Chemical & Engineering News 4/6 “The petrochemical industry is spooked.  Shale gas in the US and a long economic expansion brought a decade of unprecedented prosperity for the industry. But speakers at the World Petrochemical Conference, put on in San Antonio last month by the consulting group IHS Markit, warned of […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of March 18

Casting a Wide Net to Attract Manufacturing Talent.  IndustryWeek 3/21 “The light is a little too dim for Carolyn Lee, executive director of the  Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM.) She wants the industry to shine a brighter light on itself and attract the recognition it deserves. . . .” U.S. labor market solid; manufacturing […]

98th AIV Annual Meeting | Energy and Vermont’s Economy: Challenges and Responses for Competitiveness

98th AIV Annual Meeting _______________________________ Energy and Vermont’s Economy Challenges and Responses for Competitiveness _______________________________    Friday, March 8   |   Capitol Plaza, Montpelier _______________________________ AIV’s annual meeting is a premier forum for addressing critical economic issues facing Vermont, bringing together leaders from across business and public sectors, and we are holding our 98th Annual Meeting March 8 at […]

2019 Worksite Wellness Awards & Conference | March 21

2019 Worksite Wellness Awards & Conference March 21, 2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Registration for the 2019 Worksite Wellness Conference is open.  Register by March 1 to get an early bird discount. Click here to register and get more information.      

Information regarding Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration Penalties for 2019

The following links provide information on penalty adjustments for VOSHA penalties issued starting February 1, 2019. If you have any questions, contact us at info@aivt.org. http://labor.vermont.gov/new-adjusted-vosha-penalty-rates-as-of-2119/ http://labor.vermont.gov/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/VOSHA-FOM-Chapter-6_2019.pdf http://labor.vermont.gov/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/VOSHA-Penalty-Adjustments-2019.pdf    

IRS Resources for Business Owners

IRS Resources for Business Owners The IRS is reaching out with a small business initiative highlighting several tax law changes affecting business owners. Below are key items of interest. Some of the topics include: changes in depreciation/expensing, accounting methods, and the blended corporate tax rate.  AIV has been asked to share these resources with our […]

4th Annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont

This week is the fourth National Apprenticeship Week with the theme of “Apprenticeships: Creating Tomorrow.  National Apprenticeship Week provides an opportunity to showcase how businesses, labor, educational institutions, trade and industry groups, and public officials across the nation are expanding apprenticeships to develop a skilled, dedicated workforce. Also recognized by the state of Vermont, Apprenticeship […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of November 5

SEC to review corporate democracy rules risking investor clash.  Reuters 11/9 “The U.S. securities regulator is set to review this month rules on corporate democracy, setting it up for a clash with investors who worry the agency will side with companies to diminish voting rights on charged issues like climate change and gun violence. . . .” NSA official: […]

Worksite Wellness Award Application Period Open

The 2019 Worksite Wellness Award application period is open.  The application process has been revised this year, with a new Worksite Wellness Assessment tool created to help employers assess what policy, program, and environmental supports are currently in place to promote the health and wellness of employees.  It is broken down into seven sections that […]