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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

    e-Passport to Summer Fun in Windsor
    June 22 - Aug 31 at Town of Windsor
    Tour Windsor Rocks!
    through Aug 23 at TourWindsorCT.org Locations
    Local Artist Art Exhibit
    through Labor Day
    2018 Annual Mums Sale
    Aug 3 at Windsor Woman’s Club
    Learn About Our China Trip
    Aug 20 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Aug 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Yoga on the Green
    Aug 23 at Windsor Town Green
    Concert on the Green
    Aug 23 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Aug 23 at 240 Broad Street
    New Teachers Reception
    Aug 23 at Windsor Historical Society
    Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
    4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
    Park Here - Fly There
    Aug 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
    Study Spencer Repeating Rifles!
    Aug 24 at Windsor Historical Society
    Surf and Turf
    Saturdays in August at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Aug 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Mobile Mammography
    Aug 28 at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Aug 28 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Farmers’ Market
    Aug 30 at 240 Broad Street
    Lobster Roll Mania
    Sep 1 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Still Young Book Club
    Sep 4 at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Sep 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Sep 5 at Windsor High School J113
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday unless noted
    Farmers’ Market
    Sep 6 at 240 Broad Street
    Wine Bottle Bingo
    Sep 7 at Northwest Park Pavilion, Windsor, CT
    Serial Surface Design Paint Play
    Sep 8 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095
    Windsor Fife & Drum Parade & Muster
    Sep 8 at Windsor Town Green
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Keeping You & Your Heart Healthy
    Sep 10 at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Sep 12 at Windsor Public Library
    Financial Talk with John Sheerin
    Sep 12 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Farmers’ Market
    Sep 13 at 240 Broad Street
    Jan's Sewing Hour
    Sep 13 at Windsor Public Library
    Connect with Spirit Under the Stars
    Sep 14 at Brown's Harvest
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    TVCA Table Top Expo
    Sep 18 at La Notte, 17 Thompson Rd, East Windsor
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Sep 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Farmers’ Market
    Sep 20 at 240 Broad Street
    Windsor Citizens Academy
    Sep 20 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
    Free Film Friday
    Sep 21 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095
    Touch-A-Truck
    Sep 22 at Brown's Harvest
    British Wives & the American Rev
    Sep 23 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Cut the Cord
    Sep 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
    Sep 24 at 97 B Pierson Lane
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Sep 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Park Here - Fly There
    Sep 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Sep 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Farmers’ Market
    Sep 27 at 240 Broad Street
    From Jazz to Soul
    Sep 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Citizens Academy
    Sep 27 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
    Ray of Hope Celebration Bash
    Sep 28 at The North House 1 Nod Road Avon, CT 06001
    Maple To Table Fundraising Dinner
    Sep 28 at Northwest Park
    Take Apart Workshop
    Sep 29 at Windsor Public Library
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Still Young Book Club
    Oct 2 at Tunxis Grill, 3 Tunxis Avenue
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 3 at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday unless noted
    Farmers’ Market
    Oct 4 at 240 Broad Street
    Windsor Citizens Academy
    Oct 4 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
    Chili Challenge
    Oct 6 at Windsor Town Green
    Windsor Lions Fall Craft Fair
    Oct 6 at Town Greene
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Essential Oils 101
    Oct 9 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 10 at Windsor Public Library
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Oct 10 at Windsor High School J113
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Farmers’ Market
    Oct 11 at 240 Broad Street
    Windsor Citizens Academy
    Oct 11 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Healthy Minds
    Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Magic of Communication
    Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 17 at Windsor Public Library
    Farmers’ Market
    Oct 18 at 240 Broad Street
    Windsor Citizens Academy
    Oct 18 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities