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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.
  • Internship Program - to support 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
  • Lunch and Learn Seminars

    The Chamber organizes community events with the goal of bringing the community and businesses together, like:
  • The Windsor Feud Businesses and organizations 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 Windsor Chamber Cares Auction, The Windsor Feud, Annual Golf Tournament 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

    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Bridge-Builder Awards Reception
    Jan 23 at Town Hall Council Chambers
    Burgers & Brews
    Jan 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Veterans Coffee Hour
    4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Lobster Fest
    Jan 24 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Money Matters (& So Does Food)
    Jan 25 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Jan 26 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Jan 27 at Windsor Public Library
    360FCU Business Summit 2020
    Jan 28 at 360 Federal Credit Union, 191 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks
    Learn to Crochet
    Jan 28 at Windsor Public Library
    Beer, Bourbon, Bacon Dinner
    Jan 29 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 29 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Regional Legislative Breakfast
    Jan 29 at DoubleTree Hotel, 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks CT 06096
    Book Buzz Event
    Jan 30 at Windsor Public Library
    Burgers & Brews
    Jan 30 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Beer, Wine, & Tavern Games Night
    Jan 31 at Windsor Historical Society
    Lobster Fest
    Jan 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    WWC Tag & Vendor Sale
    Feb 1 at L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Wndsor
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Feb 2 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Feb 2 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
    Super Bowl Munchie Buffet
    Feb 2 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Ave, Windsor CT 06095
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 4 at Windsor Public Library
    Transportation Committee Meeting
    Feb 4 at Chamber office
    Windsor Center Complete Street
    Feb 4 at Windsor Station Apartments, 69 Mechanic St, Windsor
    Blood Pressure Screenings
    Feb 5 at Senior Center located at LP Wilson Community Center.
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Windsor Business Connection
    1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave
    Genealogy Support Group 2.6.20
    Feb 6 at Windsor Historical Society
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    HBG RPG nights at the Bean
    Feb 8 at The Bean @ 226
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Feb 9 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Feb 9 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
    Cut the Cord
    Feb 10 at Windsor Public Library
    Job Application Appointments
    Feb 10 at Windsor Public Library
    Chamber Board of Directors meeting
    Feb 11 at Chamber Office
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 11 at Windsor Public Library
    Tourism Committee Meeting
    Feb 11 at Chamber office
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Wednesdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Ambassadors Committee Meeting
    Feb 12 at Chamber office
    B.P. Educational Sessions.
    Feb 12 at Windsor Town Hall
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 12 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Feb 12 at TLD ACE Corporation, 805 Bloomfield Avenue in Windsor
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Valentines Day Dinner
    Feb 14 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Ave, Windsor CT 06095
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Feb 16 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Feb 16 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
    Diabetic Support Group
    Feb 18 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 18 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Konmari Presentation
    Feb 20 at Windsor Public Library
    Programs Committee Meeting
    3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Feb 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Feb 23 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Feb 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 25 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Job Application Appointments
    Feb 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Veterans Coffee Hour
    4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    The Windsor Feud
    Feb 29 at Windsor Town Hall
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Mar 1 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 1 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    Learn to Crochet
    Mar 3 at Windsor Public Library
    Transportation Committee Meeting
    Mar 3 at Chamber office
    Blood Pressure Screenings
    Mar 4 at Senior Center located at LP Wilson Community Center.
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Mar 4 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Windsor Business Connection
    1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave
    Windsor Center Complete Street 2
    Mar 4 at Jim's Pizza, 124 Poquonock Ave
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    HBG RPG nights at the Bean
    Mar 7 at The Bean @ 226
    Irish Step Dancing Performance
    Mar 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Mar 8 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 8 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    Cut the Cord
    Mar 9 at Windsor Public Library
    Job Application Appointments
    Mar 9 at Windsor Public Library
    Art Demonstration
    Mar 10 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
    Chamber Board of Directors meeting
    Mar 10 at Chamber Office
    Jolly Beggars
    Mar 10 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Mar 10 at Windsor Public Library
    Tourism Committee Meeting
    Mar 10 at Chamber office
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Wednesdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Ambassadors Committee Meeting
    Mar 11 at Chamber office
    B.P. Educational Sessions
    Mar 11 at Windsor Town Hall
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Mar 11 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Mar 11 at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Taste of Windsor
    Mar 14 at Loomis Chaffee School
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Mar 15 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 15 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    Diabetic Support Group
    Mar 17 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Learn to Crochet
    Mar 17 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Mar 18 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Programs Committee Meeting
    3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Chinese Paper Cutting
    Mar 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Mary's Place Wine Tasting
    Mar 21 at Farmington Gardens; 999 Farmington Ave, Farmington CT 06032
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
    Mar 22 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 22 at Windsor High School Cafeteria