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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

    Windsor Lions Easter Plant Sale
    Apr 17 at Windsor Town Green
    Fish Fry
    Apr 19 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Book Babies
    Apr 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Bunny Hop for Health
    Apr 19 at Windsor Town Greene
    Easter Egg Hunt
    Apr 19 at Kimberly Hall Campus 1 Emerson Dr Windsor CT 06095
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Yoga at the Art Center
    Apr 19 at Windsor Art Center
    Whose Egg Is It?
    Apr 20 at Northwest Park
    Easter Brunch
    Apr 21 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Apr 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Filming Chargers Spring 2019
    Apr 23 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
    Learn to Crochet
    Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Stress Reduction Discussion Group
    2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Apr 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Lunch and Learn: Peter Souza
    Apr 24 at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad St, Windsor CT 06095
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Apr 24 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Book Babies
    Apr 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Free Shred Day
    Apr 27 at Windsor Federal Savings Loan Office, 270 Broad St
    Local Author Festival
    Apr 27 at Windsor Public Library
    WWC Wine and Beer Tasting/Auction
    Apr 27 at St. Gabriel Church Hall
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    St. Gabriel School Open House
    Apr 28 at 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Anime/Manga Club
    Last Mondays at Windsor Public Library
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Filming Chargers Spring 2019
    Apr 30 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
    Healthy Eating Tips
    Apr 30 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Apr 30 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 1 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    May 1 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Windsor Business Connection
    1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave, Windsor
    FREE Genealogy Support Group 5.2
    May 2 at Windsor Historical Society
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    May 2 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Car Show and Fundraiser
    May 5 at Bart's Drive In 55 Palisado Avenue Windsor
    Cinco de Mayo
    May 5 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Mary's Place 7th Annual Memory Walk
    May 5 at Windsor Town Green
    United Tastes: 1st Cookbook in US
    May 5 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Business Expo
    May 7 at GE, Belcan Corp & Quest
    Filming Chargers Spring 2019
    May 7 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
    Learn to Crochet
    May 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Mountain Dulcimer Workshop
    May 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 8 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    May 8 at Hyatt House, 200 Corporate Dr, Windsor
    Is Your Financial House In Order?
    May 8 at Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    May 8 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    May 8 at Windsor High School J113
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
    Missing Link in Retirement Planning
    May 9 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Windsor Garden Club Garden Mart
    May 11 at Windsor Town Green (behind the Eagle Monument)
    Windsor Lions Craft Fair
    May 11 at Windsor Town Greene
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Art Demonstration by Kara Bigda
    May 14 at L.P. Wilson Community Center.
    Filming Chargers Spring 2019
    May 14 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
    Learn to Crochet
    May 14 at Windsor Public Library
    Stress Reduction Discussion Group
    2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 15 at Windsor Public Library
    Business Symposium
    May 15 at Bobby V's Restaurant in Windsor Locks
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    May 15 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    The Missing Link in Retirement Plan
    May 15 at 360 Bloomfield Ave Suite 402 Windsor, CT 06095
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    May 16 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Kiwanis Shad Derby Road Race
    May 18 at Windsor Center
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Monday Morning Book Club
    May 20 at Windsor Public Library
    Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
    Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Filming Chargers Spring 2019
    May 21 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Learn to Crochet
    May 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    May 22 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Windsor Business Breakfast
    May 22 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Drive
    Jazz by the DeChamplains
    May 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Filming Chargers Spring 2019
    May 28 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
    Learn to Crochet
    May 28 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    May 29 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    May 29 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Take Apart Workshop
    Jun 1 at Windsor Public Library
    Bike MS Windsor
    Jun 2 at 5&7 Waterside Crossing, Windsor, CT 06095
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Golf Tournament
    Jun 3 at Keney Golf Course, Windsor
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jun 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Jun 5 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Windsor Business Connection
    1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave, Windsor
    Windsor Senior Center Variety Show!
    Jun 5 at LP Wilson Community Center Auditorium
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Jun 6 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Annual Dinner
    Jun 7 at Hartford/Windsor Marriott on Day Hill Rd
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jun 12 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Jun 12 at Homewood Suites, 65 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Jun 12 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Jun 12 at Windsor High School J113
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
    Free Playgroup
    Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
    Boozy Brunch
    Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Fencing Class
    Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center