2019 Stay to Stay Weekends Announced
February 22-25 (Stay to Stay Ski Weekend), June 14-17, August 9-12, and October 25-28, 2019
The one and only Brattleboro dances on the edge of Vermont — an urban arts oasis nestled in the foothills, where you can find cows on parade, the Metropolitan Opera, and world-class aerial circus arts all living comfortably in a vibrant, historic downtown.
Overlooking the Connecticut River, this downtown is lined with buildings that house galleries, restaurants, shops, breweries, 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. And 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.”
Did You Know?
- The first civil union joining a same-sex couple in the United State was performed in Brattleboro on July 1, 2000.
- Brattleboro is home to New England’s only Olympic-size ski jump. For 95 years, world-class jumpers have flocked to Brattleboro to take part in the annual Harris Hill Ski Jump Competition.
- The first U.S. edition of the Harry Potter series was printed in Brattleboro in 1997.
HERE'S WHAT THE WEEKEND LOOKS LIKE:
The Welcome Reception usually takes place at 5 p.m. at The Lounge4 High Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Après Ski Reception
A special Stay to Stay Weekend reception at Mount Snow Resort will take place on Saturday, February 23 instead of Friday evening.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 4-7 p.m.
Iron Loft at Mount Snow
3rd Floor in the Carinthia Lodge
1 Carinthia Road, West Dover, VT 05356
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-maker or incubator 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.
Questions About Stay to Stay?
Thinking about signing up for a Stay to Stay Weekend but have some questions first? Please read these frequently asked questions.
The cost will vary depending on which accommodation you select. To qualify for the program, guests book their own 3-night stay at a commercial lodging property to gain access to the networking receptions, employer visits, and connections with community leaders who can facilitate your relocation to Vermont.
Can I sign up for the Stay to Stay weekend if I am not a U.S. resident?
The Stay to Stay Weekend is not an immigration or work visa program. Citizens of foreign countries interested in traveling, living or working in Vermont need to secure the appropriate visa from the U.S. State Department. You can find more information here.
I read about Vermont paying people $10,000 to move there. How can I apply?
The Remote Worker Grant Program officially began accepting applications January 1, 2019. Please visit ThinkVermont.com for program information including frequently asked questions, applications, and instructions.
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