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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

    Have a Heart for Mary's Place
    Feb 1 at At area paraticipating businesses
    3D Digital Design
    Feb 25 at Windsor Public Library
    All Aboard! Trains for Kids at Winds
    Feb 25 at Windsor Historical Society
    All Aboard! Trains for Kids at Winds
    Feb 25 at Windsor Historical Society
    Cat Adoptions at CT Cat Connection
    Weekends at Ct Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Road, Windsor
    Dr. Laura Nash - "From Harlem to Hip
    Feb 25 at Windsor Town Hall
    Grand Re-opening Celebration at The
    Feb 25 at 144 Broad Street Windsor, CT
    Weekend Cross-country ski and Snowsh
    Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    Windsor Police Cadets Annual Spaghet
    Feb 25 at Trinity United Methodist Church
    Weekend Cross-country ski and Snowsh
    Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    Senior Book Club
    Feb 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Talk & Toys
    Mondays at Windsor Public Library
    Awana Kids Clubs
    Tuesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 180 Park Ave, Windsor
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    4th Tuesday at First Church in Windsor Parish House 107 Palisado Avenue Windsor
    Open House at Trinity Christian Scho
    Feb 28 at Trinity Christian School
    Town of Windsor Board / Commission M
    Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Mar 1 at Windsor Public Library
    One on One Tech Help
    Mar 2 at Windsor Public Library
    Read Across America Day Dr. Seuss St
    Mar 2 at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Budget Informational Meeting
    Mar 2 at Windsor Town Hall
    Book Babies
    Mar 3 at Windsor Public Library
    Girl’s Circle
    Mar 3 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
    Girl's Circle Jr.
    Mar 3 at 330 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Gold & Silver Buying Event
    Mar 3 at Bill Selig Gold, Diamonds & Antiques
    A Taste of Windsor
    Mar 4 at Loomis Chaffee School
    First Saturday Learn & Play at Winds
    Mar 4 at Windsor Historical Society
    Open House at Trinity Christian Scho
    Mar 4 at Trinity Christian School
    Weekend Cross-country ski and Snowsh
    Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    Winter WindsorLand Festival
    Mar 4 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
    Weekend Cross-country ski and Snowsh
    Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    Talk & Toys
    Mondays at Windsor Public Library
    Awana Kids Clubs
    Tuesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 180 Park Ave, Windsor
    Jolly Beggars
    Mar 7 at Windsor Public Library
    "Young Naturalists" at Northwest Par
    Mar 7 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    Business Day 2017
    Mar 8 at Capitol - 210 Capitol Avenue
    Shake, Shimmy & Dance
    Mar 8 at Windsor Public Library
    Tourism Committee Meeting
    2nd Wednesday of the Month at Chamber Office
    Windsor Business Connections
    2nd Wednesday of the Month
    Ambassadors Comm. Mtg - Cancelled 2/
    2nd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber Offices
    WCC Board Meeting
    2nd Tuesday of the Month
    A Taste of Windsor
    Mar 4 at Loomis Chaffee School
    Economic Enhancement Committee Meeti
    First Wednesday of the month at Windsor Chamber of Commerce