Did you relocate to Vermont?

We know it can take a little time to get settled and meet people, but one of the many great things about Vermont is how friendly its residents are. Whether you’re looking for your town clerk’s office, the library, the post office, or the community center, there’s plenty of folks who’ll be happy to point you toward the building where all four can be found (kidding, mostly).

We happen to know a few enthusiastic locals who, in addition to directing you to the best restaurants and outdoor recreation, could 100% moonlight as writers. We’ll be posting these updates on our blog each month and hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Southern Vermont Welcome Wagon Update 4/15/21

Hello Friends and Neighbors,

We come to you on the tail end of difficult times. We’re always told that life is about the journey, but in some instances, we would posit that the destination is worth mentioning. So in that spirit we look ahead. In a few short days, vaccine registration will be open to every Vermonter. If you’re reading this on or after Monday, April 19th, what are you waiting for?

As we see the horizons of our own calendars beginning to take shape, it’s the perfect time to think about the future of Vermont. We hope you’ll join us at the Southern Vermont Economy Summit May 12 – 14. With sessions like “Reframing Growth, Vetting our Values” and “Small Scale Changes to Strengthen our Towns” (and not to mention the New to Vermont Lunch Series), it’s an opportunity to get involved and find ways to contribute to your community—whether you’re just getting your feet wet or have seasoned muck boots.

We would be remiss if we didn’t encourage you to reach out to one or two (or five, why not?) of your new neighbors. We can speak with some authority when we say that making a connection with someone new is an experience you can really get lost in.

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— The SoVT Welcome Wagon Team: Alex, Casey, Jonathan, Matt, and Sarah

 

For New & Returning Vermonters: News & Happenings

Itching to get outside and enjoy some live music? Check out Next Stage Arts’ Summer Bandwagon Series for a wildly robust offering of events throughout Windham County.

Brattleboro Area Community Events Calendar: Find virtual and socially distant events—or post your own—for the southeast corner of Vermont

The Shires of Vermont Community Calendar: Up-to-date listings for the happenings in southwestern Vermont

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Events and Trainings: Looking to start a business or apply for a grant? Looking to connect with other young professionals in the area? Our events and trainings are a great place to start!

Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce Events: All chamber-related events, from the Winter Homebrew Festival and the Bennington Battle Day Celebration to B2B Business Golf Tournament and Restaurant Week– You’ll find it all here!

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