Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont

Governor Scott and the Department of Labor today marked the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont with a virtual proclamation signing (click here). Administered by the Department of Labor, the Vermont Registered Apprenticeship Program brings together businesses, job seekers, students and educators to develop apprenticeship opportunities to upskill the labor force to meet the […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from USDOL and OSHA

Resolving Potential Employment Discrimination The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a final rule codifying procedures to resolve potential employment discrimination. The rule will increase transparency and help to strategically allocate limited agency resources.  (Click here). Workplace Ventilation  OSHA has issued a new alert on workplace ventilation.  Click here.

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 […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from the IRS

IRS launches A Closer Look webpage on; new article focuses on audits The IRS unveiled a new online publication called “A Closer Look” (click here) to provide a more detailed look at some of the major issues facing IRS and tax administration. This week’s post focuses on compliance and audits. The post includes data about […]

Expanded Economic Recovery Grants Announced

ACCD and the Department of Taxes will administer a new round of grants for businesses: Expanded Economic Recovery Grants (click here). The Department of Taxes application is open now through the myVTax portal (click here) until midnight on October 30. ACCD will be opening their application in the next week and the window to submit […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following events that might be of interest: FAME Live: Providing interested companies, schools, and stakeholders an opportunity to preview elements of this apprenticeship program and learn how to partner on October 21 from 9:30 am to 12:30 […]