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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

    Socktober - winter sock collection
    thru December at Windsor Social Services, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue
    Flashlight Maze
    Oct 19 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
    2nd Great Windsor History Hunt!
    Oct 20 at Windsor Historical Society
    Windsor Art Center Leaf Bowl Class
    Oct 20 at Windsor Art Center
    Halloween Movie Night
    Oct 20 at CT Valley Tobacco Museum
    MSSC Fall Festival
    Oct 20 at Music School at Sound Crossing
    Windsor Federal Savings Free Shred
    Oct 20 at 270 Broad Street
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Cut the Cord
    Oct 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Oct 22 at Windsor Public Library
    Color Odyssey
    Oct 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Healthy Minds
    Oct 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Candidates Night
    Oct 24 at Windsor Town Hall
    Northwest Park Fall Full Moon Hike
    Oct 24 at Northwest Park & Nature Center
    Mother - Daughter Circle
    Oct 25 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
    Parenting 101
    Oct 25 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
    Silk'n Sounds
    Oct 25 at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Citizens Academy
    Thursdays at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
    Flashlight Maze
    Oct 26 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
    Americana 1: 1st Generation Artists
    Oct 27 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095
    Color Odyssey
    Oct 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Flashlight Maze
    Oct 27 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
    Hyde Park, NY - Eleanor Roosevelt
    Oct 27 at Hyde Park, NY - Eleanor Roosevelt Cottage & Vanderbilt Mansion
    President books!
    Oct 27 at 1073 Palisado Ave
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Christopher Miner Spencer Exhibit!
    Oct 30 at Windsor Historical Society
    Credit Score Lunch and Learn
    Oct 30 at 360 Federal Credit Union
    Healthy Minds
    Oct 30 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    MEDICARE Changes for 2019
    Oct 31 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
    Nightmare on Broad Street
    Oct 31 at Windsor Town Center
    Trick or Tequila
    Oct 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Mother - Daughter Circle
    Nov 1 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
    Parenting 101
    Nov 1 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
    Windsor Citizens Academy
    Thursdays at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
    Kid's Movie and Craft Night
    Nov 2 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    All you can eat Prime Rib
    Nov 3 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Anniversary celebration
    Nov 3 at The Blue Dragonfly Gift Shop 144 Broad Street Windsor, CT
    Celebration of Life - Hailey Pinard
    Nov 3 at Hayden Station Firehouse, 54 Basswood Road, Windsor
    First Church Used Book Sale
    Nov 3 at First Church Parish House, 107 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
    Annual Art Exhibition
    Nov 4 at Windsor Town Hall
    St. Gabriel School Open House
    Nov 4 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave. Windsor
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Windsor Art Center Brazilian Jazz
    Nov 4 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor CT
    Fencing Class
    Nov 5 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Healthy Minds
    Nov 6 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Still Young Book Club
    Nov 6 at Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Ave
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Nov 7 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Nov 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday unless noted
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Mother - Daughter Circle
    Nov 8 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
    Parenting 101
    Nov 8 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
    Windsor Art Center Panel Discussion
    Nov 8 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT
    All you can eat Prime Rib
    Nov 10 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    WJWC Fundraiser at Dom's
    Nov 10 at Dom's Restaurant
    Cook book sale
    Nov 11 at 1073 Palisado Ave
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Nov 12 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Essential Oils: Winter Immune Suppo
    Nov 13 at Windsor Public Library
    Healthy Minds
    Nov 13 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Fencing Class
    Nov 14 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Nov 14 at Windsor Public Library
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Nov 14 at Windsor High School J113
    Mary's Place Open House
    Nov 15 at 6 Poquonock Avenue Windsor, CT 06095
    Mother - Daughter Circle
    Nov 15 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
    Wild Game Dinner
    Nov 16 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    All you can eat Prime Rib
    Nov 17 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Coffee table books!
    Nov 17 at 1073 Palisado Ave
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Nov 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
    Nov 20 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Nov 21 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Nov 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Book signing -local author!
    Nov 23 at 1073 Palisado Ave
    All you can eat Prime Rib
    Nov 24 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Georgraphy books!
    Nov 24 at 1073 Palisado Ave
    Small Business Saturday
    Nov 24 at Windsor's Small Businesses
    Weekend Workshop: Custom Woods Sign
    Nov 24 at Windsor Public Library
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Nov 26 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Mobile Mammography
    Nov 26 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave., Windsor, CT 06095
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Nov 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Nov 28 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Nov 28 at Windsor Public Library
    Festival of Wreaths
    Nov 29 at Kimberly Hall North
    Modern Calligraphy Workshop
    Nov 29 at Windsor Public Library
    Brunch with Santa
    Dec 2 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Dec 3 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Still Young Book Club
    Dec 4 at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Dec 5 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Dec 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Holiday Connect and Toy Drive
    Dec 5 at Windsor Station Apartments, 69 Mechanic St, Windsor
    Carol Sing & Torchlight Parade
    Dec 8 at Windsor Town Green
    WWII book sale
    Dec 8 at 1073 Palisado Ave
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Dec 10 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Holiday Movie
    Dec 11 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Fencing Class
    Dec 12 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Dec 12 at Windsor Public Library
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Reading Challenge
    Dec 13 at Windsor Public Library
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Dec 17 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Dec 17 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Dec 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Dec 19 at Windsor Public Library
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Dec 19 at Windsor High School J113