SBA Webinar on Surety Bond Guarantee Program and Contract Bonds

The Small Business Administration is hosting a webinar about its Surety Bond Guarantee Program and Contract Bonds from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on June 3.  Surety bonds help small businesses win contracts by providing the customer with a guarantee that the work will be completed. Through the Surety Bond Guarantee Program, the SBA guarantees […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

#MentalHealthMatters During Mental Health Awareness Month, here are five tips to help you make the most of mental health benefits and other resources in your workplace health plan.  Click here. NDEAM’s 2021 theme is… The Office of Disability Employment Policy announced the 2021 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, celebrated every year in October. […]

Upcoming Webinars from the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Program

VT PTAC is planning to announce new events in the upcoming weeks.  Interested companies should regularly visit their events page (click here) to stay updated on new events. Some upcoming events: Submitting Alternate Offer and Source Approval Requests to the Defense Logistics Agency. May 19, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Click here. How to Respond […]

UPDATE | Corporate and Sales Tax Provisions Benefiting Manufacturers Back on the Table, Complicated with Other Tax Proposals

The House Ways and Means Committee has revived work on corporate and sales tax reforms that would benefit Vermont manufacturers.  Earlier this year, AIV outlined changes to the apportionment of corporate taxable income as well as expansion and clarification of the sales tax exemption for machinery and equipment that we have long advocated for and […]

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: Digital Transformation: Practical Methods of Achieving Scalable Results. April 14 at 2:00 pm.  Click here. Beyond Reskilling in Manufacturing: Creating Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce […]

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 […]

PPP Extended; Timely Applications Encouraged | PPP Webinars Continue

Although the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act recently extended the timeframe to apply for PPP to May 31, there is no guarantee allocated funds will be available through that deadline. Small business owners in particular wanting to obtain a PPP loan should apply immediately. To learn more about PPP and your eligibility, join the SBA […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]