2019 Stay to Stay Weekends
October 25–28, 2019
Whether you are looking for outdoor recreation, arts and culture, or small town vibes, we've got it all here in Southeastern Vermont, one of the most accessible regions of the state. Through the Stay to Stay weekends you can sample the region’s offerings. Stay to Stay weekends take place in Brattleboro, the first exit in Vermont for travelers heading north on I-91, and in Wilmington/Dover in the Deerfield Valley region of the Green Mountains.
The one and only Brattleboro dances on the edge of Vermont — an urban arts oasis located in the foothills, where you can find cows on parade, the Metropolitan Opera and Vermont Jazz Center, and world-class aerial circus arts all comfortably side-by-side in a vibrant, historic downtown. Overlooking the Connecticut River, Main Street is lined with buildings that house galleries, restaurants, shops, breweries, and a 1938 art deco hotel and movie theater.
Businesses small and large, from manufacturing, health care, and education to the arts, make Brattleboro the economic hub of southeastern Vermont. Many of the region’s jobs are located here, an easy commute from nearby communities. Many choose “live-work” convenience of living here, and the ability to walk or bike to work in town. With easy access to major cities like New York and Boston, you can get here via trains, planes and automobiles! It’s no wonder Fodor’s named Brattleboro “One of the Best Small Towns in America.”
Just west of Brattleboro, nestled in the Green Mountains, you will find endless trails great for hiking and exploring in Wilmington/Dover. While known as a winter wonderland with outstanding ski resorts, we absolutely shine in the summertime. Rent a bike, kayak or paddle board to really get to know the valley. With great shopping and galleries, these towns provide a doorway to local talent and unique treasures. Foodies take heart! It’s also home to an amazing amount of farm to table businesses and restaurants that will provide you with innovative, delicious and fresh local fare. Many people choose the wonderful lifestyle, small schools and tight-knit communities of the valley, where they can take a run on the slopes before heading to work and enjoy a beautiful mountain top sunset view every evening from their own backyard.
HERE'S WHAT THE WEEKEND LOOKS LIKE:
Saturday and Sunday are unscheduled so that guests can explore the community and its many attractions.
Experience the just plain goodness of small-town living, friendly neighbors, an exemplary library, lots of well-kept and stocked parks and play areas, and a great school system. Our neighborhoods come in all shapes and sizes. Wind your way through our many side streets, and you’ll soon discover Brattleboro’s hidden gems. Catch a movie or concert at the Latchis Theatre, view the ever-changing exhibits at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Enjoy a tasting at Whetsone Station Restaurant and Brewery, Hermit Thrush Brewery, or at Saxtons River Distillery. There are plenty of forested trails that offer hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing, or you can swim in one of the many rivers and ponds.
To take full advantage of the many resources available to you throughout the weekend, we encourage you to connect with the community and business leaders you meet at the reception event and make plans with them for additional conversation and introductions. Also, scheduling a visit with a local realtor on Saturday and Sunday when employers and incubator spaces are closed, might be a good use of weekend time.
Monday Morning Networking
Wrap up your weekend with a solid sense of the employment opportunities in the region. Monday morning is your chance to meet with employers in specific sectors and with business owners who can discuss what it’s like to work in the community. You can also sign up to meet with a local realtor who can show you potential housing options, or to visit a co-working or maker space.
Coffee & Conversations
Monday, at 9 a.m. at the Brattleboro Food Co-op
2 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Employer Industry Sectors
Meet with employers during the Monday morning Coffee and Conversations from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Brattleboro Food Co-op. Participating employer industry sectors offered include:
Tech and Finance
Manufacturing Food & Beverage
Please note if you choose to meet with employers, the local Development Corp. will request a copy of your resume. This will be shared with employers who will be attending the Coffee and Conversations on Monday morning.
Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at The Cotton Mill,
74 Cotton Mill Hill
Brattleboro, VT 05301
BRATTLEBORO DEVELOPMENT CREDIT CORPORATION
The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) is dedicated to assisting start-up companies, growing companies, and global businesses alike, in order to support continued success stories in the region. Their primary objective is to create and retain a flourishing business community that supports vibrant fiscal activity and improves the quality of life of all its residents.
BRATTLEBORO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber is proud to be one of the leading business and community organizations in Windham County. The Chamber’s mission is to promote and enhance a thriving business community. They work with their 400-plus member businesses and organizations to articulate the region’s needs and find creative solutions.
Brattleboro offers many different lodging experiences, from commercial-sized hotels to the quaint bed and breakfasts. You may find your home away from home on the list of lodging available in the area.