2019 Stay to Stay Weekends
November 8-11, 2019
Burlington is vibrant, entrepreneurial and historic, yet innovative. It's a city that has kept its charm while also being positively edgy. Locals and visitors alike enjoy Burlington's walkable downtown, its abundance of parks and cheerful streets ripe for exploring the city's dining, shopping and abundance of arts. Foodies will savor exploring the chocolateries, breweries and farm-to-table restaurants offering local meats, the freshest produce and world-renowned cheeses and maple. Outdoors enthusiasts are drawn to Waterfront Park, where in addition to miles of recreation paths north and southbound, the city's nearby beaches are prime for an afternoon swim, kayak or paddleboard. There are also opportunities to learn to sail or take a sunset cruise. Of course, after sunset, enjoy downtown Burlington's nightlife at its theaters, bars and brew pubs - many of which are host to a festive live music scene.
Did You Know?
- In 1978, childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened an ice cream shop in a renovated gas station. While the pairs' experience was limited to a $5 correspondence course in ice-cream making, Ben and Jerry's became a worldwide sensation. The rest is sweet, sweet history.
- Burlington was the first city in the US to source 100% of its residential electric energy from renewable sources.
- Burlington is home to gigabit internet and is part of a network of more than 25 communities committed to accelerating the development, deployment and sharing of smart community technology solutions.
HERE'S WHAT THE WEEKEND LOOKS LIKE:
The Welcome Reception will take place 5–7 p.m. on Friday evening in Burlington.
Please join us for an informal gathering to welcome you to Burlington. Light snacks and refreshments, cash bar.
Saturday and Sunday are unscheduled so that guests can explore the community and its many attractions.
Browse the many different shops on Church Street Marketplace; the epicenter of shopping in Vermont. From restaurants with outside seating to winding your way around street performers between visiting one artisan shop after another, Church Street is a must-visit attraction during the weekend. Take a break at one of the many breweries, wineries, or distilleries in the area before you move onto a gallery, museum, or farmers market.
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.
Monday, November 11 10–11 a.m.
Realtors, recruiters and local companies will gather to answer your questions about housing, employment, and more. This is a great opportunity to build your network in Burlington.
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Vermont’s most beloved features combine in the treasured small city of Burlington and its surrounding region; from the mountains overlooking the Mad River Valley, southbound to Addison County and northward to the Lake Champlain Islands and beyond. The Lake Champlain region is a vibrant and thriving place to live, visit and do business.
Burlington 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.