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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

    "Tis the Season"
    Jun 7 at WINDSOR LOCAL FARMS STANDS
    e-Passport to Summer Fun in Windsor
    June 22 - Aug 31 at Town of Windsor
    Park Here - Fly There
    Jun 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Jun 26 at Windsor Public Library
    Summer Lobster Dinner
    Jun 26 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    KC Sisters
    Jun 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Jun 27 at Windsor High School J113
    Yoga at Northwest Park
    Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
    Concert on the Green
    Jun 28 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Jun 28 at 240 Broad Street
    Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
    4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
    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
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Jul 3 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Independence Day BBQ
    Jul 4 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Yoga at Northwest Park
    Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
    Concert on the Green
    Jul 5 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Jul 5 at 240 Broad Street
    Live Music on the Patio
    Fridays in July at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Bottle and Can Drive
    Jul 7 at eagle green near Windsor public library
    Surf and Turf
    Jul 7 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
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Jul 10 at Windsor Public Library
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Comedy Night
    Jul 11 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Yoga at Northwest Park
    Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Concert on the Green
    Jul 12 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Jul 12 at 240 Broad Street
    Tour Windsor Rocks!
    Jul 12 at TourWindsorCT.org Locations
    Community Block Party (Sharshon)
    Jul 13 at Sharshon Park- 52 Skitchewaug Street, Windsor, CT 6095
    Live Music on the Patio
    Fridays in July 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
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Jul 17 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    National Hot Dog Day
    Jul 18 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 060
    Yoga at Northwest Park
    Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
    Concert on the Green
    Jul 19 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Jul 19 at 240 Broad Street
    Live Music on the Patio
    Fridays in July 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
    Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Park Here - Fly There
    Jul 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Jul 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Intro to Improv Workshop
    Jul 25 at Windsor Public Library
    Yoga at Northwest Park
    Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
    Farmers’ Market
    Jul 26 at 240 Broad Street
    Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
    4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
    Community Block Party (Lancaster)
    Jul 27 at Lancaster Park- 10 Somerset Drive, Windsor, CT 06095
    Live Music on the Patio
    Fridays in July at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    The Tavern Luau
    Jul 27 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
    All Ages Drum Circle
    Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Jul 31 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Ukulele for Beginners-B
    Aug 1 at Windsor High School J113
    Windsor Business Connections
    1st Wednesday unless noted
    Concert on the Green
    Aug 2 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Aug 2 at 240 Broad Street
    FREE Genealogy Support Group
    Aug 2 at Windsor Historical Society
    The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
    Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    WOW Art Class
    Aug 6 at Windsor Art Center, 35 Central Street, Windsor, CT
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Aug 7 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Aug 8 at New England Dental Center, 250 Lamberton Road
    Alzheimer's Support Group
    2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
    Concert on the Green
    Aug 9 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Aug 9 at 240 Broad Street
    Community Block Party (Deerfield)
    Aug 10 at Deerfield Park- 70 Colton Street, 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
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Aug 14 at Windsor Public Library
    YPW Meeting
    2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Concert on the Green
    Aug 16 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Aug 16 at 240 Broad Street
    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
    Summer Classic Movie Series
    Aug 21 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Concert on the Green
    Aug 23 at Windsor Town Green
    Farmers’ Market
    Aug 23 at 240 Broad Street
    Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
    4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695