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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

    Ambassadors Committee Meeting
    Dec 11 at Chamber office
    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.
    Card Stamp event to win Gift Cards
    Dec 14 at House of Books and Games, Ewe and You, The Bean
    Hearth Cooking Class
    Dec 14 at Windsor Historical Society
    Visit with Santa Claus
    Dec 14 at Wilson Fire Department- 50 Pine Lane
    Wreath Across America
    Dec 14 at Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    HBG Beth Caruso book signing
    Dec 15 at House of Books and Games
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Dec 15 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
    Adult Drawing and Painting 101
    Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Dec 16 at Windsor Public Library
    Diabetic Support Group
    Dec 17 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Intermediate Adult Art
    Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
    Learn to Crochet
    Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
    Holiday Networking Breakfast
    Dec 18 at 360 Federal Credit Union, 191 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Ashley's Annual "Men's Night"
    Dec 19 at ASHLEY'S DISTINCTIVE JEWELRY & GIFTS
    Programs Committee Meeting
    3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Dec 19 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Kids Movie and Craft Night
    Dec 20 at WAC Train Station Studio Classroom
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Veterans Coffee Hour
    Dec 26 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    New Years Eve Surf & Turf
    Dec 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    New Years Day Brunch
    Jan 1, 2020 at The Tavern at Keney Park
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Jan 2, 2020 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    HBG RPG nights at the Bean
    Jan 4, 2020 at The Bean @ 226
    HBG Adult Game Night at LP Wilson
    1st Monday at LP Wilson Rec Center
    Ambassadors Committee Meeting
    Jan 8, 2020 at Chamber office
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 8, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Business After Hours
    Jan 8, 2020 at Preserve at Great Pond, 2000 Day Hill Rd
    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.
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Jan 12, 2020 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
    Chamber Board of Directors meeting
    Jan 14, 2020 at Chamber Office
    Learn to Crochet
    Jan 14, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Tourism Committee Meeting
    Jan 14, 2020 at Chamber office
    Transportation Committee Meeting
    Jan 14, 2020 at Chamber office
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 15, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Programs Committee Meeting
    3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Jan 16, 2020 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Jan 19, 2020 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
    Diabetic Support Group
    Jan 21, 2020 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
    Weekdays at the Senior Center
    Learn to Crochet
    Jan 21, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 22, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Veterans Coffee Hour
    Jan 23, 2020 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
    Monday Morning Book Club
    Jan 27, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Learn to Crochet
    Jan 28, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Jan 29, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
    Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
    Book Buzz Event
    Jan 30, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    WWC Tag & Vendor Sale
    Feb 1, 2020 at L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Wndsor
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Feb 2, 2020 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road
    Learn to Crochet
    Feb 4, 2020 at Windsor Public Library
    Transportation Committee Meeting
    Feb 4, 2020 at Chamber office
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Feb 5, 2020 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
    Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
    Feb 6, 2020 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
    HBG RPG nights at the Bean
    Feb 8, 2020 at The Bean @ 226
    Open Skate at Loomis Chaffee
    Feb 9, 2020 at Loomis Chaffee Ice Rink - Island Road