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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

    Spring Art Exhibition
    Apr 8 at Windsor Town Hall
    Book Babies
    Fridays at Windsor Public Library
    Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
    Fridays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
    EuroTrip 2018 Dinner
    Apr 20 at Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Ave Windsor, CT
    Bus Trip to Boston Museum of Fine A
    Apr 21 at Boston Museum of Fine Art.
    Annual Windsor Police Cadets 1040EZ
    Apr 21 at Oliver Ellsworth School
    Book Signing - Che'L' Mora
    Apr 21 at Windsor Art Center
    Free Shred It and E-Recycling
    Apr 21 at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    Apr 21 at Boston Museum of Fine Art.
    Steak Dinner
    Apr 21 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Windsor Police Cadets 1040EZ Run 5K
    Apr 21 at Oliver Ellsworth School
    Earth Day Bus Tour: Windsor's Trees
    Apr 22 at Windsor Historical Society
    Spring Vendor/Craft Fair
    Apr 22 at Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Corporate Drive, Windsor CT
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Ballroom Dancing for Beginners
    Apr 23 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
    Apr 23 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
    Talk & Toys
    Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Young Artists' After School Class
    Apr 23 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Jewelry Making Class!
    Apr 24 at Windsor Sr. Ctr. @ LP Wilson Community Ctr., 599 Matianuck Ave, Windsor, CT
    Trinity Christian School Open House
    Apr 24 at Trinity Chrisian School
    Women's Financial Career Seminar
    Apr 24 at Hartford Marriott Downtown at 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Community Budget Meeting
    Apr 25 at Sage Park Middle School Auditorium
    CT Homes through Centuries
    Apr 25 at Windsor Historical Society
    Evening Bird Walk at Northwest Park
    Apr 25 at Northwest Park
    Is Your Financial House in Order?
    Apr 25 at Windsor Chamber of Commerce Building - 261 Broad Street, Windsor, CT 06095
    Jewelry Making Class!
    Apr 25 at Windsor Sr. Ctr. @ LP Wilson Community Ctr., 599 Matianuck Ave, Windsor, CT
    Prime Rib Buffet
    Apr 25 at Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Ave Windsor, CT
    Jewelry Making Class!
    Apr 26 at Windsor Sr. Ctr. @ LP Wilson Community Ctr., 599 Matianuck Ave, Windsor, CT
    #tbt movie series
    Apr 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Wow! Art After School Program
    Apr 26 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Book Babies
    Fridays at Windsor Public Library
    Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
    Fridays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
    Shad Derby Lobster Dinner Night
    Apr 27 at Masonic Lodge at 153 Broad Street
    2018 Historic House Tour
    Apr 28 at Windsor Historical Society
    Cherry Blossom Festival
    Apr 28 at Brooklyn Botanical Garden
    Dining & Dancing in the Dark
    Apr 28 at Bond Ballroom
    Steak Dinner
    Apr 28 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Free Landscape Painting Demo
    Apr 29 at Windsor Art Center
    Open House
    Apr 29 at 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
    Apr 30 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
    Talk & Toys
    Apr 30 at Windsor Public Library
    Young Artists' After School Class
    Apr 30 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Long Term Care Services For Seniors
    May 2 at Windsor Senior Center, L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave., Windsor, CT
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday unless noted
    FREE Genealogy Support Group
    May 3 at Windsor Historical Society
    Still Young Book Club
    May 3 at Get Baked 20 Central Street
    Wow! Art After School Program
    May 3 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Book Babies
    Fridays at Windsor Public Library
    Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
    Fridays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
    Movie Under The Stars Ni
    May 4 at L.P. Wilson Community Center at 599 Matianuck Avenue
    Shad Derby Live Theatre Nights
    May 4 at L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, Connecticut.
    Shad Derby Senior Bingo
    May 4 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
    Windsor Rod & Gun Club Fishing Tour
    May 4 at Official Headquarters are located at the boat launching area on Route 159, Windsor, CT
    Annual Shad Derby Coronation Ball
    May 5 at Hartford / Windsor Marriott
    Easterseals Walk With Me Mystic
    May 5 at Olde Mistick Village
    It'$ My Money
    May 5 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave
    Rabies Vaccination Clinic
    May 5 at Windsor Firehouse, 340 Bloomfield Avenue
    Steak Dinner
    May 5 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Windsor Rod & Gun Club Fishing Tour
    May 5 at Official Headquarters are located at the boat launching area on Route 159, Windsor, CT
    Not-So-Good Life- Colonial GoodWife
    May 6 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Matthies Hall 778 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Windsor Rod & Gun Club Fishing Tour
    May 6 at Official Headquarters are located at the boat launching area on Route 159, Windsor, CT
    Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
    May 7 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
    Talk & Toys
    May 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Young Artists' After School Class
    May 7 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Trinity Christian School Open House
    May 8 at Trinity Chrisian School
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    May 9 at 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor, CT
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Basketball Skills Challenge
    May 10 at Windsor Community Center (330 Windsor Ave.)
    Geography of Wine
    May 10 at Windsor Public Library
    Wow! Art After School Program
    May 10 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Book Babies
    Fridays at Windsor Public Library
    Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
    Fridays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
    Shad Derby Blood Drive
    May 11 at 261 Broad Street, Windsor, CT 06095
    Sheila Schmidt Family Fishing Night
    May 11 at Washington Park
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    May 12 at Washington Park in Windsor Center
    Kiwanis Shad Derby Golf
    May 12 at Keney Park Golf Course in Windsor/Hartford
    Shad Derby Arts & Crafts Fair
    May 12 at Windsor Town Green
    Steak Dinner
    May 12 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Mother's Day Brunch
    May 13 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
    Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
    May 14 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
    Talk & Toys
    May 14 at Windsor Public Library
    Young Artists' After School Class
    May 14 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Comedy Night
    May 16 at Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Ave Windsor, CT
    Podcasting 101
    May 17 at Windsor Public Library
    Wow! Art After School Program
    May 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Book Babies
    Fridays at Windsor Public Library
    Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
    Fridays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
    Kiwanis Shad Derby Road Race
    May 19 at Windsor Center - Corner of Elm and Broad Streets
    Shad Derby Festival on the Green
    May 19 at Windsor Town Green
    Shad Derby Festival Parade
    May 19 at Parade Route
    Steak Dinner
    May 19 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
    May 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
    May 21 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
    Talk & Toys
    May 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Young Artists' After School Class
    May 21 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    The Teen Brain & Risk Taking
    May 22 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    May 23 at Windsor High School J113
    #tbt movie series
    May 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Wow! Art After School Program
    May 24 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Book Babies
    Fridays at Windsor Public Library
    Date Night BOGO 1/2 Off
    Fridays at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Rd Windsor, CT 06074
    Steak Dinner
    May 26 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
    Senior Citizen Day at Menchie's
    May 28 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
    Talk & Toys
    May 28 at Windsor Public Library
    Young Artists' After School Class
    May 28 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Wow! Art After School Program
    May 31 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Steak Dinner
    Jun 2 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
    Windsor Golf Tournament
    Jun 4 at Keney Golf Course in Windsor
    Young Artists' After School Class
    Jun 4 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Senior Variety Show!
    Jun 6 at L.P. Wilson Auditorium-Windsor Senior Center
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday unless noted
    FREE Genealogy Support Group
    Jun 7 at Windsor Historical Society
    Still Young Book Club
    Jun 7 at Get Baked 20 Central Street
    Wow! Art After School Program
    Jun 7 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Steak Dinner
    Jun 9 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
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Steak Dinner
    Jun 16 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Summer 2018 Kickoff Lawn Party
    Jun 16 at Windsor Public Library
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Ballroom Dancing for Beginners
    Jun 18 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library