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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

    Kick-Off to Summer Art Week
    Jun 18 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Evolution of Bradley Airport
    Jun 19 at Windsor Historical Society
    Lunch & Learn: Business Financing
    Jun 19 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Dr
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Jun 20 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Strawberry Festival
    Jun 22 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
    Windsor Art Center Tag Sale
    Jun 22 at Windsor Art Center
    Call for Artists - Member Show
    Jun 23 at Windsor Art Center
    Keney Park PGA jr. League
    Jun 23 at Keney Park Golf Course
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Jun 24 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    How to Hire Top Talent
    Jun 24 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Ave
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Jun 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Summer Movie Series - Planet of the
    Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Veterans Coffee Hour
    Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Edward Jones Grand Opening
    Jun 28 at 697 Poquonock Ave (Price Choppers plaza), Windsor, CT 06095
    Mid-20th C. Tiki Drinks & Culture!
    Jun 28 at Windsor Historical Society
    Christopher Martin Art Show
    Jul 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
    Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Summer Movies Series
    Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays 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 Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Christopher Martin's Art Reception
    Jul 6 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Jul 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Summer Movie Series
    Jul 9 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Jul 10 at Northwest Park, Lang Rd, Windsor
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
    Friday at Windsor Art Center
    Windsor Art Center - Member Show
    Jul 13 at Windsor Art Center
    Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour
    Jul 13 at Windsor, CT
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Jul 15 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Diabetic Support Group
    Jul 16 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Summer Movie Series
    Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
    National Hot Dog Day
    Jul 17 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Jul 17 at Windsor High School J113
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Jul 18 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Windsor Art Center - Artist Talk
    Jul 20 at Windsor Art Center
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Jul 22 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Summer Movie Series
    Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Veterans Coffee Hour
    Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
    Friday at Windsor Art Center
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Jul 29 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Summer Movie Series
    Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
    Blood Drive Windsor Historical Soc.
    Jul 31 at Windsor Historical Society
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Photojournalist Jessica Hill Art
    Aug 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Aug 1 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Aug 5 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Summer Movie Series
    Aug 6 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays 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 Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
    Friday at Windsor Art Center
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Monster Madness Art Day
    Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Summer Movie Series
    Aug 13 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Aug 14 at Edward Jones, Poquonock Ave, Windsor
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Aug 15 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT