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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

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    Aug 1-31 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
    Aug 21 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Aug 21 at Windsor High School J113
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Thursdays at Windsor Train Station Studios
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    New Teachers' Reception
    Aug 22 at Windsor Historical Society
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Aug 22 at Windsor Town Green
    Veterans Coffee Hour
    Aug 22 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Clam Bake Wine and Vodka Night
    Aug 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
    Aug 23 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
    Friday at Windsor Art Center
    Car Wash - Choir Fundraiser
    Aug 24 at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church Parking Lot; 320 Hayden Station Road, Windsor, CT
    HBG Special Game Sale
    Aug 24 at House of books and games
    History of Apothecary Profession
    Aug 24 at Windsor Historical Society
    Open Studios
    Aug 24 at Windsor Train Station, 35 Central Street
    Planning An Art Show
    Aug 24 at Windsor Art Center
    HBG Special Game Sale
    Aug 25 at House of books and games
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Aug 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
    Aug 26 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    Create a Vintage Glass Bird Feeder
    Aug 27 at 25 Central Street, Windsor CT
    Summer Movie Series
    Aug 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
    Aug 28 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Thursdays at Windsor Train Station Studios
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Summer Concerts on the Green
    Aug 29 at Windsor Town Green
    Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
    Aug 30 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    Lobster Roll Mania
    Aug 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays 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 Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave
    Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
    Thursdays at Windsor Train Station Studios
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Sep 5 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
    Friday at Windsor Art Center
    Book Signing with Bagley & Plath
    Sep 7 at House of Books and Games
    Art Club Open House
    Sep 10 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
    Chamber 101
    Sep 10 at Chamber Office, 261 Broad Street
    Chamber Board of Directors meeting
    Sep 10 at Chamber Office
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Tourism Committee Meeting
    Sep 10 at Chamber office
    Ambassadors Committee Meeting
    Sep 11 at Chamber office
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Sep 11 at The Print Hub, Pierson Ln, 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.
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Mary's Place 15th Annual Gala
    Sep 13 at The North House Avon, CT
    Wine Bottle BINGO!
    Sep 13 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Pints for Paws
    Sep 14 at Thomas Hooker Brewery, Bloomfield CT
    Not-so-Golden Life: Gilded Age Wife
    Sep 15 at Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Avenue, Windsor
    Diabetic Support Group
    Sep 17 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Nutritionist Talk - Gut Health
    Sep 17 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Main Street Matters
    Sep 18 at 226 Broad Street
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Doug Maher Jazz Trio
    Sep 19 at Windsor Public Library
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Programs Committee Meeting
    3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Sep 19 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    CHR's Swing for Hope
    Sep 23 at Hop Meadow Country Club - 85 Firetown Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
    Cut the Cord
    Sep 23 at Wilson Branch Windsor Ave Windsor, CT
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Sep 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    TVCA Legislative Breakfast
    Sep 24 at Doubletree, 16 Ella T. Grasso Tpke, WL
    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
    Sep 25 at Windsor High School J113
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Lotus Lantern Workshop
    Sep 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Veterans Coffee Hour
    Sep 26 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    HBG roleplaying Game Sale!
    Sept 28-29 at House of books and games
    Healthy Minds
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Turn Off Your Computer & Get a Job!
    Oct 1 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    CRIS Radio's Golf Tournament
    Oct 2 at Tunxis Golf Club, Farmington, CT
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Retail in the Age of Disruption
    Oct 2 at Hartford or Stamford
    Windsor Business Connection
    1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave
    Cello Concert
    Oct 3 at Windsor Public Library
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Retail in the Age of Disruption
    Oct 3 at Hartford or Stamford
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Oct 3 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Heritage Brick Installation
    Oct 5 at Central Street Brick Patio
    Grace Church Rummage & Bake Sale
    Oct 6 at 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Cut the Cord
    Oct 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Art Demonstration
    Oct 8 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
    Chamber Board of Directors meeting
    Oct 8 at Chamber Office
    Healthy Minds
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Tourism Committee Meeting
    Oct 8 at Chamber office
    Ambassadors Committee Meeting
    Oct 9 at Chamber office
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Oct 9 at 360 Federal Credit Union, Windsor Locks
    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.
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Diabetic Support Group
    Oct 15 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Healthy Minds
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Nutrition Talk: IBS & Fibromyalgia
    Oct 15 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
    CHR Open House
    Oct 17 at 2 Waterside Crossing, Suite 401 Windsor, CT 06095
    FTDT Farmers' Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Programs Committee Meeting
    3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Oct 17 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT