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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

    Book Babies
    Mar 24 at Windsor Public Library
    Girl's Circle Jr.
    Mar 24 at 330 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    Windsor Art Center Family Movie Nigh
    Mar 24 at WIndsor Art Center
    48th Home & Product Show
    Mar 25 at 69 Prospect Street, East Windsor
    9th annual Wine Tasting benefit for
    Mar 25 at Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St., Glastonbury, CT
    Easterseals' Crystal Ball
    Mar 25 at Marriott Hartford Downtown
    “Money Matters” Youth Summit
    Mar 25 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
    Weekend Cross-country Ski and Snowsh
    Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    Windsor Art Center presents Let's Pr
    Mar 25 at WIndsor Art Center
    Weekend Cross-country Ski and Snowsh
    Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    Senior Book Club
    Mar 27 at Windsor Public Library
    Coal Mining and Music
    Mar 28 at Windsor Public Library
    Spring Berry Tiramisu
    Mar 28 at Windsor High School
    St. Gabriel School Open Door Tours
    Mar 28 at 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    Sunnyside Up
    Mar 28 at Windsor Public Library
    Windsor Budget Informational Meeting
    Mar 28 at Windsor Town Hall
    Windsor Budget Informational Meeting
    Mar 28 at Windsor Town Hall
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Mar 29 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    Evening Book and Social Club
    Mar 30 at Windsor Public Library
    Mother Daughter Circle
    Mar 30 at 330 Windsor Ave Community Center Windsor CT 06095
    Book Babies
    Mar 31 at Windsor Public Library
    Girl's Circle Jr.
    Mar 31 at 330 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
    First Saturday Learn & Play at Winds
    Apr 1 at Windsor Historical Society
    First Aid and CPR Class
    Apr 1 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
    Weekend Cross-country Ski and Snowsh
    Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    WEEKEND WHEELS @Dom's Broad Street E
    Apr 1 at Dom's Broad Street Eatery, 330 Broad Street, Windsor, CT
    The Blanket Project with Mark Charle
    Apr 2 at Nelson Hall, First Church, 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095
    Weekend Cross-country Ski and Snowsh
    Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    WIndsor Art Center Presents - Jiayi
    Apr 2 at WIndsor Art Center
    Botanical Felt Pin
    Apr 4 at Windsor High School
    St. Gabriel School Open Door Tours
    Apr 4 at 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
    Sunnyside Up
    Apr 4 at Windsor Public Library
    "Young Naturalists" at Northwest Par
    Apr 4 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Apr 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Shake, Shimmy & Dance
    Apr 5 at Windsor Public Library
    Traditional and Modern Community Dan
    Apr 5 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
    One on One Tech Help
    Apr 6 at Windsor Public Library