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2019 Stay to Stay Weekends

October 18–21, 2019


Welcome to the real Rutland County — a colorful combination of country roads, quaint villages, and historic downtown centers in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains.

Lifestyle freedom flourishes here — our residents can easily claim their very own home sweet home, enjoy a range of year-round outdoor activities, and raise families among a network of great K–12 and college-level schools. Whether you’re looking to take the next step in your career or launch that dream business, Rutland County is the perfect place to put down roots for young and seasoned professionals alike.


Did You Know?

  • Rutland is the solar capital of New England, with more solar power installed per capita than any other city in New England.
  • Rutland County has the largest four-season farmers market in the entire state.
  • John Deere, inventor of the steel plow, was born and raised on Main Street in Rutland in the early 1800s.

HERE'S WHAT THE WEEKEND LOOKS LIKE:


Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception usually takes place from 6:30–8 p.m. on Friday evening at Southside Steakhouse
170 South Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 772-7556

Weekend Activities

Saturday and Sunday are unscheduled so that guests can explore the community and its many attractions.

With dozens of shops and restaurants, as well as a world-class performing arts venue, downtown Rutland is the perfect destination to shop, eat, and be entertained. Visit one of the town's many unique shops as you make your way to the acclaimed Vermont Farmers Market in Depot Park. Grab a bite and maybe a local brew in one of many independently owned localvore restaurants before taking in a show at the brilliantly restored 1912 Paramount Theatre.

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.

Employer Industry Sectors

Monday at 9 a.m. at an employer from the following industry sectors offered on this weekend:
Manufacturing/Engineering
Health Care
Energy

Please note if you choose to meet with an employer, the local Chamber will request a copy of your resume.

Realtor

Monday at 11 a.m. at Sotheby’s Four Seasons International Realty
85 N. Main Street
Rutland, VT 05201

Co-working/Maker Space

Monday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at The Mint – Rutland’s Makerspace,
112 Quality Lane
Rutland, VT 05701

SIGN UP FOR A STAY TO STAY WEEKEND

The deadline to register is one week prior to the first day of each weekend.

The Rutland Chamber of Commerce logo.

RUTLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization whose purpose is to connect member business organizations with community and visitors, promoting the region as a great place to live, work, and play.

Rutland Young Professionals logo.

RUTLAND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

An all-volunteer, all-inclusive organization focused on creating a vibrant Rutland area and promoting that area to young professionals near and far. Founded in July of 2013 by a core group of energetic folks seeking a way to connect with other people, jobs, volunteer and mentor opportunities, professional development, and fun.


LODGING AVAILABILITY


Rutland offers an array of different lodging experiences, from commercial-sized hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts. You may find your home away from home by exploring lodging options available in the Rutland region, Brandon region, or Killington region.

Frequently Asked Questions for Stay to Stay Weekend.

Questions about Stay to Stay Weekends?

Thinking about signing up for a Stay to Stay Weekend but have some questions first? Please read these frequently asked questions.


ADDITIONAL STAY TO STAY WEEKEND LOCATIONS


Downtown Newport overlooking Lake Memphremagog.

GREATER NEWPORT AREA

December 13–16

Just south of the Canadian border, welcoming Newport straddles cultures and waterways. This small city, perched on jewel-like Lake Memphremagog, is surrounded by natural beauty and vast recreational opportunities.

Hotel Brooks in Brattleboro, Vermont.

SOUTHEASTERN VERMONT

October 25–28

Overlooking the Connecticut River, downtown Brattleboro is lined with buildings that house galleries, restaurants, shops, breweries, and a 1938 art deco hotel and movie theater.

The Equinox in Manchester, Vermont.

THE SHIRES OF VERMONT

October 25–28

Bennington and Manchester are located in the beautiful region between the Taconic Range and the Green Mountains.

Town of St. Johnsbury

GREATER ST. JOHNSBURY AREA

October 4–7

The southern gateway to the beautiful Northeast Kingdom, St. Johnsbury and its environs offer culture, recreation, delicious food, and modern amenities, combining economic opportunity with a rich quality of life.

A sunset over Lake Champlain from the Burlington waterfront.

BURLINGTON

November 8–11

Compact and beautiful, Burlington is home to a thriving arts scene, creative entrepreneurship, great shopping, three colleges and a university, and a full range of four-season outdoor pursuits.