Stay to Stay Weekends
2019 Program Details
Stay to Stay Weekends are exploratory vacations designed for people who are interested in moving to Vermont. During a weekend away to the Green Mountains, networking events provide opportunities to connect with employers, realtors, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and potential neighbors who can provide insight about relocating to Vermont.
Here’s how Stay to Stay Weekends work:
Select a Stay to Stay Weekend from the dates below in the region of the state you would like to visit.
Your Stay to Stay Weekend begins with a welcome reception hosted by a local chamber of commerce or young professionals network on Friday evening. You’ll chat with community and business leaders, as well as others looking to relocate to Vermont. Saturday and Sunday are unscheduled, allowing you to explore the region and experience the local community as a potential Vermonter.
Monday morning you’ll have the option to meet with hiring managers and employer representatives, tour the area with realtors, or visit co-working and generator spaces.
2019 DATES AND LOCATIONS
- Bennington – 2/22 to 2/25 (Ski Weekend hosted at Bromley Mountain Resort)
- Brattleboro – 2/22 to 2/25 (Ski Weekend hosted at Mount Snow Resort)
- Rutland – 3/1 to 3/4 (Ski Weekend hosted at Killington Resort)
- Burlington – 4/12 to 4/15
- Rutland – 4/26 to 4/29
- Bennington – 6/14 to 6/17
- Brattleboro – 6/14 to 6/17
- Rutland – 6/21 to 6/24
- Bennington – 8/9 to 8/12
- Brattleboro – 8/9 to 8/12
- Rutland – 8/9 to 8/12
- Rutland – 10/18 to 10/21
- Bennington – 10/25 to 10/28
- Brattleboro – 10/25 to 10/28
- Burlington – 11/8 to 11/11
In the News
Robin Young, the host of Here and Now on National Public Radio, interviewed Wendy Knight, Vermont's tourism and marketing department commissioner, and new Vermont resident Nicole Smyth, who relocated from Denver, about the Stay to Stay Weekend. Listen to her story here.
Stay to Stay Weekends were featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. Vermont is inviting people from across the nation to come for a vacation and establish local connections to new jobs during their stay. Watch the story to learn about the experience from the perspective of some of the first participants.
Free Vermont Vacation Guide
Also available online, the Vermont Vacation Guide is filled with great content to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction.
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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