News & Updates

Event planning tips, venue updates and exciting happenings from around the state.

 

Out of the box meeting and event locations, outstanding service, and state of the art conference facilities from branded hotels to luxury resorts to small inns and B&B’s.  Vermont has endless possibilities.  Natural beauty with rugged mountains, rolling hills, sparkling blue lakes and quaint cities and towns are a perfect backdrop for your meeting or event.  The Vermont Convention Bureau will help you create a meeting your attendees will not soon forget.

Meet New Partner Sterling Ridge Resort

Meet New Partner Sterling Ridge Resort

May 16, 2019
With stunning views of Mt. Mansfield, a tranquil atmosphere, and cozy log cabin lodging, Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville, VT is the perfect setting for corporate retreats, business meetings, and…
5 Ways to Reward or Build Your Team NOW!

5 Ways to Reward or Build Your Team NOW!

May 01, 2019
Bonding through shared experience improves communication and strengthens relationships. Vermont offers so many unique ways to bring your team together, break down barriers and improve their performance.…
Lake Champlain Featured on Outdoor Channel

Lake Champlain Featured on Outdoor Channel

Apr 03, 2019
After 9 long months, our work on Major League Fishing’s Challenge Select Event is finally hitting the air! The Vermont Convention Bureau helped produce the event, partnering with local hotels, restaurants,…
Food Friday at The Woodstock Inn

Food Friday at The Woodstock Inn

Mar 29, 2019
Shallow Poached Halibut and Oysters at the The Richardson Tavern
Is Safety a Concern for Your Meetings?

Is Safety a Concern for Your Meetings?

Mar 28, 2019
Safety is an important factor to consider when planning a meeting or event.  Respondents from a study by DCI - Development Counsellors International, reported that safety and security concerns keep meeting…
The Vermont Convention Bureau is Hiring!

The Vermont Convention Bureau is Hiring!

Mar 12, 2019
The Vermont Convention Bureau is hiring! We have a Sales Manager position open. We are looking for a dynamic individual to develop sales opportunities and lead generation for our members while assisting…
3 Ways to Sweeten Your Next Meeting

3 Ways to Sweeten Your Next Meeting

Feb 28, 2019
Spring in Vermont is a great time to hold a meeting. Take advantage of seasonal savings and some of the sweetest, freshest flavors and activities!  1. Save. Spring is value many season at many Vermont…
5 Reasons Vermont is the Right Destination for Your Next Small Meeting

5 Reasons Vermont is the Right Destination for Your Next Small Meeting

Jan 31, 2019
Whether you are organizing a retreat, strategic planning, board of directors or department meeting, the Vermont Convention Bureau team can help you find the ideal site to fit your needs.  1. Sense of…

Wednesday Is Wedding Day!

Jan 30, 2019
Basin Harbor From welcome parties to good-bye brunches, Basin Harbor is an extraordinary lakeside setting, perfect for your special day. The distant Adirondack mountains frame every Basin Harbor wedding…
Mistakes To Avoid

Mistakes To Avoid

Jan 16, 2019
When it comes to events, Murphy’s Law, “if something can go wrong it probably will,” almost always rears its ugly head
New Looks For The New Year!

New Looks For The New Year!

Jan 03, 2019
Over the course of the last year, some local hotels have made significant renovations. We highlight two in this blog - The Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester Village, Vermont and Trader Duke's in South Burlington, Vermont.
Trending Activities for your Next Winter Meeting

Trending Activities for your Next Winter Meeting

Dec 17, 2018
Trending Activities for your Next Winter Meeting Vermont offers so many ways to explore the great outdoors and to add an out of the ordinary experience to your program.  The Land Rover Experience at…
The Changing Landscape Of Corporate Events

The Changing Landscape Of Corporate Events

Dec 12, 2018
It's time to adapt to changes happening in the industry regarding event technology.
Entertainment For Event Attendees

Entertainment For Event Attendees

Nov 16, 2018
Every meeting or event should have a little entertainment to keep people engaged. We've got a couple of ideas for you to consider.
Getaway: Why Vermont Is Always A Good Idea

Getaway: Why Vermont Is Always A Good Idea

Nov 14, 2018
The two most popular destinations in Vermont—Stowe and Burlington—are only 35 miles from each other, but they offer two completely different vacation settings. Below are itinerary suggestions for a two-day stay in each place.
Shop Vermont

Shop Vermont

Oct 30, 2018
Whether you are looking for a gift for an attendee, a speaker, a VIP or gifts for your clients or employees, the Vermont Convention Bureau (VCB)  team can assist you in finding just the right item for…
Fall for Vermont: Okemo Mountain Resort

Fall for Vermont: Okemo Mountain Resort

Oct 24, 2018
Striking its pose among Vermont’s Green Mountains, Okemo Mountain Resort offers breathtaking beauty, rural charm and year-round full service sophistication. The resort offers seasonal activities and adventures,…
Conference to be held on severe weather

Conference to be held on severe weather

Oct 15, 2018
29th Conference on Severe Local Storms October 22 through October 26.
Up Your Event's Instagram Game

Up Your Event's Instagram Game

Oct 03, 2018
As made-for-Instagram pop-ups grow in popularity nationwide, it may be time for your association to make its next conference more photo- and selfie-friendly. A few ways to get it done.
Three Trends in Fall Event Décor Design

Three Trends in Fall Event Décor Design

Oct 02, 2018
According to CORT Events, the nation's leading rental company of furniture, lighting and accessories, the top event and meeting design trends this fall season will be art deco, mixing rustic with industrial and an homage to 80’s décor.