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Why join the Windsor Chamber of Commerce?

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization of business and professional people who seek to build a healthy, growing local economy and improve the quality of life in our community. By supporting the Windsor Chamber of Commerce you support its mission.

The Chamber strives to invest business insight into educational programs by developing and instituting programs whereby the business community can serve as an outside resource to the schools with the goal of helping to prepare students for today's job market. We do this through the following programs:

  • Student Job Shadowing - More than 80 students are placed in local businesses for a day of shadowing
  • School to Business Partnership - a 24 member board. This partnership developed the REAL program which has been recognized state wide.
  • Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books - Books are purchased for every classroom in each of the four elementary schools (80 classrooms). Business volunteers read the book to their assigned classroom and answer questions.
  • Mini Grants for creative and innovative projects - Grants up to $500 are given to innovative and career oriented programs.
  • New teachers reception - Businesses are invited to a luncheon for new teachers to Windsor.
    REAL program teachers one day visit with a business in their area of expertise.

    The Chamber provides programs and assistance to the business community with business seminars and lobbying in their interest on the local, state and national levels on issues such as signage, traffic and more. It also provides a variety of events and networking opportunities including:

  • Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
  • Business After Hours Networking Events
  • Tobacco Valley Chamber Alliance Networking events
  • "You Asked For It" Business Series

    The Chamber organizes many community events with the goal of bringing the community and businesses together. A few are:

  • Windsor Chili Challenge Chili Festival that attracts 3-6 thousand people.' Businesses and organizations are invited set up a booth which showcases their business or organization.
  • Windsor Wade and Tea Fair Only three in the US. Draws attendees from three countries and more than 8 states.
  • Summer Concert Series Organizes 8 Concerts on the Green securing business sponsorship.
  • Sidewalk Sale two days of specials and activities highlighting Windsor Businesses.
  • The Windsor Feud Businesses play against each other

    Promoting Your Business & Increasing Profits:
    Members gain valuable exposure through weekly email digests, newsletters, public service announcements, articles, press releases and our public access television station.

    Referrals:
    Thousands of people contact the Chamber office each year seeking information about local businesses the Chamber is in a prime position to spread the word about your business.

    Economic Success through Community Partnership:
    The Windsor Chamber of Commerce is closely linked with the Town of Windsor Economic Development Department, working together to create economic growth for our Town and community.

    The Chamber understands that an important part of our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community. The Windsor Chamber of Commerce strives to serve as an informational hub for your business, letting you know what community organizations are doing, enabling a greater degree of collaboration and success through partnership between the business community and nonprofit sector.

    Event Participation:
    Through active participation in events such as the Chili Fest, Windsor Chamber Cares Auction, The Windsor Feud, Annual Golf Tournament, Side Walk Sale and more, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce represents the voice of the business and professional community. Volunteer at a Chamber event and help the community while promoting your business. It's a win-win opportunity!

    Public Perception of Membership:
    A recent national study reveals that membership in a chamber of commerce can significantly boost a business's image among consumers, as well as other businesses.

    In a scientific survey of 2,000 U.S. adults, The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, found positive perceptions of chamber members in a number of areas, including overall favorability, consumer awareness and reputation, and likelihood of future patronage.
    The study showed that when respondents were told that a particular business was a of a chamber, they were 44 percent more likely to rate it favorably than study respondents who were not told of the chamber affiliation. Respondents were also 63 percent more likely to want to purchase goods or services from a small business that is a Chamber member.

  • Events

    Hartford Parallax Opening Reception
    Thru Feb 23 at Windsor Art Center
    Register For Summer "Camp Foxfire"
    Feb 1 at Northwest Park & Nature Center
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
    CT Guitar Society Concert
    Feb 17 at Windsor Art Center
    Music Together Celebrates Get Baked
    Feb 17 at 25 Central St, Windsor, CT 06095
    Open Skate at Loomis Ice Rink
    Select Sundays at Loomis Chaffee Ice rink
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Candle-dipping Fun For All Ages!
    Feb 18 at Windsor Historical Society
    Jan's Sewing Hour
    Feb 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Needle Felting Workshop Day
    Feb 19 at Ewe & You Fiber Arts
    Northwest Park "Snow Moon" Hike
    Feb 19 at Northwest Park & Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor
    Oscar Nominee Series
    Feb 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Diabetic Support Group
    Feb 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
    Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
    Feb 19 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 20 at Windsor Public Library
    Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
    Feb 20 at Windsor Senior Center
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Little Picassos
    Feb 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
    Feb 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Taco Thursday
    Thursdays in February at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Tapping Into Your Water & Wallet
    Feb 21 at Art Center, 40 Mechanics Street, Windsor, CT
    Yoga--55 & Older
    Feb 21 at Windsor Senior Center
    All Day Happy Hour
    Fridays in February at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Tasting
    Feb 22 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Black History Jeopardy Game Night
    Feb 22 at Town Hall Council Chambers
    Book Babies
    Feb 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    WHS Drama Club Presents "OZ"
    Feb 22 at Windsor High School- 50 Sage Park Road, Windsor
    All you can eat Prime Rib Buffet
    Feb 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Book signing David Kantrowitz
    Feb 23 at House of Books and Games
    Boy Scout Troop 203 Pasta Supper
    Feb 23 at First Church in Windsor - Nelson Hall
    Windsor Cadets Spaghetti Supper
    Feb 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Anime/Manga Club
    Last Mondays at Windsor Public Library
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Feb 25 at Windsor Public Library
    Gut Health
    Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Stress Reduction Discussion Group
    2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Feb 27 at Windsor High School J113
    Taco Thursday
    Thursdays in February at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Yoga--55 & Older
    Feb 28 at Windsor Senior Center
    Book Babies
    Mar 1 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 1 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    10th Anniversary Benefit Concert
    Mar 2 at First Church in Windsor, 107 Palisado Ave. Windsor, CT 06095
    $5 after 5pm
    Mar 2 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Jolly Beggars
    Mar 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Mar 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Mar 6 at Windsor Public Library
    Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
    Mar 6 at Windsor Senior Center
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday at The Bean 226
    Little Picassos
    Mar 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Book Babies
    Mar 8 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 8 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    $5 after 5pm
    Mar 9 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    RPG Sale!
    Mar 9 at House of Books and Games
    Taste of Windsor
    Mar 9 at Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Cut the Cord
    Mar 11 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Mar 12 at Windsor Public Library
    Portugal Travel Presentation
    Mar 12 at Windsor Chamber of Commerce office
    Social Media 101 for your nonprofit
    Mar 12 at Windsor Community Television at LP Wilson Community Center
    Stress Reduction Discussion Group
    2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Mar 13 at Windsor Public Library
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
    Book Babies
    Mar 15 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 15 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    Memory Savers
    Mar 16 at Windsor Public Library
    St. Patty's Day
    Mar 16 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Jan's Sewing Hour
    Mar 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Mar 19 at Windsor Public Library
    TVCA Business After Hours
    Mar 19 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
    Windsor Diabetic Support Group
    Mar 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
    Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
    Mar 19 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Mar 20 at Windsor Public Library
    Lunch and Learn
    Mar 20 at Homewood Suites Windsor Locks, 65 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
    Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
    Mar 20 at Windsor Senior Center
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Little Picassos
    Mar 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Memory Savers
    Mar 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Book Babies
    Mar 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 22 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    $5 after 5pm
    Mar 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Mary's Place Annual Wine Tasting
    Mar 23 at he Riverfront Community Center, Glastonbury, CT.
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Anime/Manga Club
    Last Mondays at Windsor Public Library
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Mar 25 at Windsor Public Library
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Mar 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Skin Health
    Mar 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Stress Reduction Discussion Group
    2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Mar 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Book Babies
    Mar 29 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 29 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    $5 after 5pm
    Mar 30 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Easterseals Annual Crystal Ball
    Mar 30 at Hartford Marriott Downtown
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Apr 2 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Apr 3 at Windsor Public Library
    Job Search in the Digital Age
    Apr 3 at Marriott Windsor/Hartford Airport
    Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
    Apr 3 at Windsor Senior Center
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Apr 3 at Windsor High School J113
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday at The Bean 226
    Little Picassos
    Apr 4 at Windsor Public Library
    Book Babies
    Apr 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Apr 5 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    Artifex Custom Gallery Art Showcase
    Apr 6 at Nomads Adventure QUEST
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Young Artist Watercolor Bootcamp
    Apr 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Apr 9 at Windsor Public Library
    Stress Reduction Discussion Group
    2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Apr 10 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Apr 10 at Edward Jones, 645 Poquonock Ave, Windsor
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
    All Day Art
    Apr 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Book Babies
    Apr 12 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Finding Your Dream Job
    Apr 15 at Windsor Public Library
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Instagram for Small Business
    Apr 16 at Windsor Community Television at LP Wilson Community Center
    Jan's Sewing Hour
    Apr 16 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Apr 16 at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Diabetic Support Group
    Apr 16 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
    Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
    Apr 16 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Apr 17 at Windsor Public Library
    Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
    Apr 17 at Windsor Senior Center
    Little Picassos
    Apr 18 at Windsor Public Library
    Seat of Our Pants
    Apr 18 at Windsor Public Library