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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

    Spring Art Exhibit POSTPONED
    Apr 5 at Windsor Town Hall
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Start, Manage, &Grow Your Business
    Apr 6 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
    Learn to Crochet POSTPONED
    Apr 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Preparing Estate Plan POSTPONED
    Apr 7 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Wednesdays at Kimberly Hall North
    B.P. Educational Sessions
    Apr 8 at Windsor Town Hall
    Bring Gadgets to Geeks POSTPONED
    Apr 8 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Start, Manage, & Grow Your Business
    Apr 8 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
    Andy and Judy - Folk Music
    Apr 9 at Windsor Public Library
    Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
    Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Job Application Appointments
    Apr 13 at Windsor Public Library
    Kids Acting Workshop
    Apr 13 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
    Animal Friends Storytime
    Apr 14 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
    Board of Directors Mtg
    Apr 14 at Chamber Office
    Bring Gadgets to Geeks POSTPONED
    Apr 15 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Apr 15 at Windsor Station, 55 Mechanic St
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
    Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Programs Committee Mtg POSTPONED
    Apr 16 at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Toastmasters Meeting POSTPONED
    1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    POSTPONED: Wine & Beer Tasting
    Apr 18 at St. Gabriel Church Hall, 379 Broad Street, Windsor
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Lunch Program - 60+ DELIVERY/PickUp
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Learn to Crochet POSTPONED
    Apr 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Tourism Committee Meeting POSTPONED
    Apr 21 at Chamber office
    Bring Gadgets to Geeks POSTPONED
    Apr 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
    Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Job Application Appts POSTPONED
    Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Screenprinting &Sustainable Fashion
    Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Veterans Coffee Hour POSTPONED
    4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Apr 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet POSTPONED
    Apr 28 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Gadgets to Geeks POSTPONED
    Apr 29 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
    Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Blood Pressure Screening POSTPONED
    1st Wednesdays at Senior Center located at LP Wilson Community Center.
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Windsor Business Connection
    1st Wednesday at online
    Duck Delirium Exhibit last few days
    May 7 at 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor
    Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
    Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Toastmasters Meeting POSTPONED
    1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    HBG RPG Nights at the Bean
    May 9 at The Bean @ 226
    Windsor Pet Food Pantry and Shelter
    May 9 at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 12 at Windsor Public Library
    Board of Directors Mtg
    May 12 at Chamber Office
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Wednesdays at Kimberly Hall North
    B.P. Educational Sessions
    May 13 at Windsor Town Hall
    Business After Hours
    May 13 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Ave
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Art Demonstration
    May 14 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
    Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
    Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Tourism Committee Meeting POSTPONED
    May 19 at Chamber office
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Lunch Program - 60+ DELIVERY/PickUp
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
    Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Programs Committee Mtg POSTPONED
    May 21 at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Toastmasters Meeting POSTPONED
    1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Drop in Adult Games at Luppoleto
    May 23 at Luppoleto Brewery, 20 Main St Windsor Locks CT 06096
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
    Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Veterans Coffee Hour POSTPONED
    4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
    Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jun 2 at Windsor Public Library
    Blood Pressure Screening POSTPONED
    1st Wednesdays at Senior Center located at LP Wilson Community Center.
    Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Windsor Business Connection
    1st Wednesday at online
    Toastmasters Meeting POSTPONED
    1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Awards, Dinner & Dancing
    Jun 5 at Hartford/Windsor Marriott, 28 Day Hill Road