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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
    Toys For Tots Drive
    Nov 21 at 340 Broad St, Windsor, CT Suite 208
    Windsor Art Ctr Holiday Art & Craft
    Dec 8 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor
    Christmas Tree & Holiday Open House
    Dec 15 at 234 Kenswick Lane, Windsor
    Down South Saturdays
    Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
    National Wreaths Across America Day
    Dec 15 at Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery on East St
    Christmas Tree & Holiday Open House
    Dec 16 at 234 Kenswick Lane, Windsor
    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
    Down South Saturdays
    Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Dr. Curry & Santa Christmas Party
    Dec 22 at Wilson Fire Department- 50 Pine Lane
    "Winter Solstice Full Moon Hike"
    Dec 22 at Northwest Park & Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Dec 24 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Dec 26 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Down South Saturdays
    Saturdays 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 31 at LP Wilson Community Center
    New Years Eve Happy Hour
    Dec 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    New Years Day Brunch at The Tavern
    Jan 1, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Jan 2, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 2, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
    Jan 2, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday unless noted
    Little Picassos
    Jan 3, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Square Dancing--55 & Older
    Jan 3, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Taco Bar Thursdays
    Jan 3, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 3, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    All Day Happy Hour Fridays
    Jan 4, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Book Babies
    Jan 4, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Jan 4, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
    Tai Chi for Beginners--55 & Older
    Jan 4, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
    Jan 4, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Prime Rib Buffet
    Jan 5, 2019 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
    Jan 7, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Sit, Stretch & Groove
    Jan 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
    Jan 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Chair Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 8, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Learn to Crochet
    Jan 8, 2019
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Fencing Class
    Jan 9, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Jan 9, 2019 at Tavern at Keney Park
    Nutrition for Pain--55 & Older
    Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center Cafeteria
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Sit, Stretch & Groove
    Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Square Dancing--55 & Older
    Jan 10, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Taco Bar Thursdays
    Jan 10, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 10, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    All Day Happy Hour Fridays
    Jan 11, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Book Babies
    Jan 11, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Jan 11, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 11, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi for Beginners--55 & Older
    Jan 11, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
    Jan 11, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Prime Rib Buffet
    Jan 12, 2019 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
    Jan 14, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 14, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Sit, Stretch & Groove
    Jan 14, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
    Jan 14, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Chair Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 15, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Jan's Sewing Hour
    Jan 15, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Jan 15, 2019
    Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
    Jan 15, 2019 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Jan 16, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Evening Bingo--55 & Older
    Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Senior Open House--55 & Older
    Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Senior Fitness Center
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Sit, Stretch & Groove
    Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Botanical Illust. Poster Hanging
    Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Senior Foot Clinic--55 & Older
    Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Square Dancing--55 & Older
    Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Taco Bar Thursdays
    Jan 17, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    All Day Happy Hour Fridays
    Jan 18, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Book Babies
    Jan 18, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Jan 18, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 18, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi for Beginners--55 & Older
    Jan 18, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
    Jan 18, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Botanical Illust. Poster Hanging
    Jan 19, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Prime Rib Buffet
    Jan 19, 2019 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
    Jan 21, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Chair Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 22, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Learn to Crochet
    Jan 22, 2019
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Jan 23, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Sit, Stretch & Groove
    Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor High School J113
    Senior Foot Clinic--55 & Older
    Jan 24, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Square Dancing--55 & Older
    Jan 24, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Taco Bar Thursdays
    Jan 24, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 24, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    All Day Happy Hour Fridays
    Jan 25, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Book Babies
    Jan 25, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Jan 25, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 25, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi for Beginners--55 & Older
    Jan 25, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
    Jan 25, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Prime Rib Buffet
    Jan 26, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Downton Abbey Inspired Tea
    Jan 27, 2019 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
    Jan 28, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Sit, Stretch & Groove
    Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
    Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Chair Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 29, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Learn to Crochet
    Jan 29, 2019
    Oscar Nominee Series
    Jan 29, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Jan 30, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 30, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
    Jan 30, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Sit, Stretch & Groove
    Jan 30, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Square Dancing--55 & Older
    Jan 31, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Taco Bar Thursdays
    Jan 31, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Yoga--55 & Older
    Jan 31, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Book Babies
    Feb 1, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Feb 1, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Feb 4, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Chair Yoga--55 & Older
    Feb 5, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 5, 2019
    Oscar Nominee Series
    Feb 5, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
    Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
    Fencing Class
    Feb 6, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 6, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
    Feb 6, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday unless noted
    Little Picassos
    Feb 7, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Square Dancing--55 & Older
    Feb 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Yoga--55 & Older
    Feb 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Book Babies
    Feb 8, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Free Playgroup
    Feb 8, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Fencing Class
    Feb 11, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Cut the Cord
    Feb 11, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Chair Yoga--55 & Older
    Feb 12, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 12, 2019
    Oscar Nominee Series
    Feb 12, 2019 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
    Feb 13, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 13, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Feb 13, 2019 at Spare Time