State and Federal COVID Guidance for Workplaces Continues to Evolve | Opportunities for Employer Input and Further Guidance, Including Upcoming Online Meeting with Agencies

The following provides a brief overview of changing COVID guidance and requirements at the federal and state levels, as well as information about opportunities to learn more about compliance and implementation issues and guidance from the state, including an online town hall meeting with state agencies scheduled for June 8. Federal and State Changes So […]

Regional Meetings on Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan

The Department of Public Service will be hosting four virtual regional forums in June focused on energy planning efforts by Regional Planning Commissions and municipalities.  You might consider attending the forum if you would like to engage on the key energy issues, elements, challenges, and considerations unique to your area of Vermont. The dates and […]

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 […]

Upcoming Webinars and Events

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following events that might be of interest to Vermont manufacturers and other employers: Spotlight on Smart Manufacturing. May 13, 12:00 pm. Click here. D&I Roundtable: Recruiting and Retaining Talent from the Military Veteran Community. May 14, 12:00 […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer | Webinars

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Webinar: Substantial Transformation Wednesday, May 19, 2:00 to 3:00 pm This webinar will review the substantial transformation determination of the country of origin generally, and then focus on how the concept works with assembly operations. Topics include: A four-step approach to breaking down a substantial transformation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Next Steps: Section 301 Investigations Regarding Countries Imposing Digital Service Taxes On March 26, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the next steps in the Section 301 investigations of countries that have adopted digital service taxes (DST). Click here for more. FDA Extends Time to […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

IRS provides guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit for first two quarters of 2021 The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance for employers (click here) claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) modified by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief […]