Stay to Stay Weekend
2019 Dates and Locations Will Be Announced Soon
Have you ever considered moving to Vermont? Or visited for a weekend getaway, then spent the drive home thinking how you could live here full time? We have a program to help you do just that.
Stay to Stay Weekends are exploratory vacations designed for people who are interested in moving to Vermont. The 3-day lodging and networking packages connect guests to employers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and potential neighbors in local communities around Vermont.
Here’s how Stay to Stay Weekends work:
You select the region where you might be interested in living. Sign up for the date of the Stay to Stay Weekend in that community that works for you. Select your Monday excursion and lodging accommodations. Once you book your 3-night stay at one of the participating lodging properties, you’ll have access to networking receptions and meetings with people who can facilitate your move to Vermont.
Your Stay to Stay Weekend begins with a warm welcome on Friday evening at a reception hosted by a local chamber of commerce or young professionals network where you’ll meet community and business leaders. Spend Saturday and Sunday exploring the community and it’s many attractions on your own. On Monday, you’ll have the option to meet with employers that are hiring, take a driving/walking tour with a realtor, or visit an incubator/co-maker space to meet with entrepreneurs and other professionals.
The scheduled 2018 dates have already taken place and we are currently planning the 2019 weekends. To stay up to date with new information for 2019 as it becomes available, including a list of dates and participating locations, please sign up to receive the 802+You newsletter. In the meantime, please visit the community pages below to see a sample Stay to Stay Weekend schedule.
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.What is the cost of the Stay to Stay Weekend?
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 Stay to Stay Weekend is not part of recently announced remote worker grant program that goes into effect January 1, 2019. You can find details on that program at ThinkVermont.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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