Here are a few of the comments the Chamber has received about our programs, email newsletters, events and our members. Click the NEW button to tell us about your experiences with Chamber members or the Chamber itself.
Ace Hardware of Windsor We go to Ace for a lot of the things we need for our business. The management is always helpful and knowledgeable. Love to go in and just browse.
Linda Lee Boucher LCN Kitchen and Bath LLC - Oct 10, 2017
Browns Harvest I just love how they interact with the community. The produce I have purchased from them is wonderful. I hope they never close.
Linda Lee Boucher LCN Kitchen and Bath LLC - Oct 10, 2017
Menchies Frozen Yogurt Love Love Love this place....Gloria works very hard. Store is clean and and I love how many different flavors they have.
Linda Lee Boucher LCN Kitchen and Bath LLC - Oct 10, 2017
Family Pizzeria This company is family owned and operated and knows how to treat their customers. Have been doing business with them since 2000 or even longer. Great food and wonderful people. thank you for all that you do
Linda Lee Boucher LCN Kitchen and Bath LLC - Oct 10, 2017
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Leipold, Inc. was in need of very formal printed invitations. Mitzi was very professional and prompt. No matter what changes we made, she was exceptional in working with me and extremely quick in both response time and printing time. I would recommend Konica Minolta for any printing project.
Stephanie Wolf, Leipold, Inc. - Apr 13, 2017
Wilson Paint & Wallpaper Centre Inc. What a fabulous job! Michael got us onto his schedule on short notice, his workers did a fantastic job - clean, quick and professional. I highly recommend Wilson Paint & Wallpaper. And thanks, Michael, for the thank you card and swag. Very thoughtful!
Paula Pierce, Hosting CT - Aug 11, 2016
Johnson, Dowe, Brown and Barbarotta LLC Kristen Barbarotta at Johnson, Dowe, Brown and Barbarotta prepared my family's estate planning. She made the entire process simple and easy. She answered our questions and made us feel comfortable with all of the legal details involved with estate planning. I would highly recommend her services.
Carrie Sawtell - Oct 31, 2015
Dom's Broad Street Eatery I have eaten there many a time and each time the food was delish...The staff friendly and very accomodating .... I will be back
Linda Lee Boucher - Dec 9, 2014
PC Development Group, LLC My Dell Computer broke down and I was out of luck! I needed a computer fast, and I had heard a lot about PC Computers in Windsor, so I went in there. I was sold a Lenovo computer, which I am now using, over a year ago. It was a name brand that I never heard of before, but I was told that it was a good brand and would work fine for my needs. I ended up purchasing it, I was helped with the set up, sold a Great security system, better than the previous one I had before and have had no problems at all! Plus, I was happen to receive a Great deal on my 1 year security renewal at a great savings if I let PC Development put it in for me! They did and did a great job! I recommend them to anyone for all computer purchases and needs! The service was great!
Shelley Pike - Nov 30, 2014
41445534165 Many thanks to Deb G. for guiding me to just the right (last minute!) gift for my daughter. She asked me a few questions and within seconds showed me the perfect necklace--and within minutes, wrapped it up and rang me out. Now that's service!
Sarah Gilligan, Cerebration Writing + Design - Jun 12, 2014
I want to thank Deb at Bill Selig Jewelers for letting me know about their recent restyling event and for the fantastic service I received when visiting the event.
After bringing in an old ring, Deb spent time with me looking for a new setting that was just right for me. I couldn't be happier with how she effortlessly brought me settings to look at that captured exactly what I was looking for. And then we found it - the perfect setting! I walked out of the store THAT DAY with my gorgeous new ring.
Thank you, Deb! The service I received that day was phenomenal.
Jenny Castle Human Resources Consulting - May 31, 2014
Many Rivers Community Acupuncture I met Carrie at some chamber related functions. We have discussed in depth her education related to her field. Because she does acupuncture exclusively, I feel that she is the best in the field. I use her services and always leave feeling great. In addition, her prices are very affordable!
Kathy Kane /Mannatech - Jan 9, 2014
Roberta Garceau, DMD Dr. Garceau is a wonderful dentist. She and her staff are professional and caring which is a great combination.
Margaret Byrne - Dec 18, 2013
CopyCentral LLC Gary and his staff at Copy Central have helped me with printing projects from business cards to hosting tips sheets, to RFPs - always with courtesy and professionalism, even in a pinch! I highly recommend Copy Central.
Paula Pierce, Hosting Connecticut LLC - Dec 10, 2013
Windsor Federal Savings Thanks for passing this on to your tech person - she got my problem straightened out in a jiffy. Thanks - that's great support!
Paula M. Pierce, PaulaWalla.com - Jun 1, 2012
Euphoria Event Solutions LLC I want to thank you for referring me to Stephen McKay for our summer picnic. Steve has been very professional and courteous in dealing with the picnic committee. We have moved the date form June to September because of our senior leaders summer schedule. We do plan on working with Steve in September and really feel that he will do a fantastic job for ING. Again, thank you.
Lena Floyd, ING - May 29, 2012
PC Development Group, LLC When I went into PC Development Group a few weeks ago to discuss the possibility of buying a new PC, I had no idea what they were capable of doing for me.
I knew that my several year old PC was driving me crazy because it was too slow for me, that it contained software that I wasn't using but didn't know how to delete and that some of my files were not organized the way that I wanted them. I also knew that buying a new PC involved transferring files from my old PC and that would be a time consuming task I didn't want to do myself.
After explaining my problems to one of the friendly staff I told him exactly what I did want. He told me that he could build a PC to my specifications. This would not be a commercial product but their own brand constructed with the components selected for my needs.
I was happy with the price, the quick service, the organization of my files and the SPEED of my new PC!
Honestly anyone in the market for a new PC or who needs work on their old one should check out PC Development Group. I can't imagine why anyone would go anywhere else!
Linda S. Alexander, Windsor's Prajna Yoga - May 12, 2011
Many thanks, Jane! I appreciate your attention to personal queries! Your quick, personal response is another reason why we love to live in Windsor! Hope that your day goes well.
Cynthia Redman - May 24
I would like to express my thanks to you, Paul and the Windsor Chamber Commerce for its commitment to American Red Cross Blood Services. On behalf of the patients we serve, we thank you for hosting your blood drive.
Your drive resulted in 26 presenting blood donors, and we were able to collect 23 pints of lifesaving blood. Each of those donations could help save up to 3 lives!
Every day someone somewhere needs blood. Without dedicated coordinators and sponsors like you serving as a vital link between the blood supply and those who need blood, the Red Cross could not carry out its lifesaving mission.
Again, thank you for your efforts in coordinating a successful blood drive!
Christine Auletta, American Red Cross - May 15
I was able to read at Poquonock School in my daughters classroom [during the Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books program]. I thank you for the awesome opportunity! The kids loved the story and were thrilled the class was able to keep the book. We read about Polly and her Duck costume. They loved the costume because we are so close to Halloween and we all loved it was based on a true story. It is always great to get children excited about reading. Again thank you for the opportunity and have a great weekend.
Christen Turcotte, PC Development Group - Oct 27, 2017
It was nice speaking with you today! I couldn’t believe how many people were at the expo today. You guys did a fantastic job!
Ricky, Renewals by Andersen - May 3, 2017
Many thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for orchestrating the Business Expo event today. It was well attended by the employees and the variety of vendors present was a good representation of what Windsor and surrounding areas has to offer. We had some good inquiries regarding our products and services and a very good mortgage lead for our originator.
Maureen Sullivan, Windsor Federal Savings - May 3, 2017
I want to thank Jane Garibay at the Chamber for all of her help with my relocation efforts. If she had not mentioned that my current location....The Carriage House, located right behind the Luddy House, was vacant, who knows where I would have ended up! Being a Windsor resident, it means a lot to be 'back home'. I absolutely love my new location, the trains, my view of the new apartments, my commute....but building a solid business relationship with the Chamber...is...priceless. I strongly recommend membership in the Chamber to all who may be considering. Certainly a powerful tool to add to your business plan. Thanks again Jane.
Jan Porri - Jan's Sewing Room - Apr 13, 2017
The Small business Roundtable discussion has helped me validate what I'm doing right, open myself up to vulnerabilities, and make changes to bring my business current to the year. Steve Porcaro, 4-in-1 Coaching is a great moderator and keeps the group on task. It's amazing how motivated and inspired you can get in one lunch hour.
I want to Thank Jane and her team at the Windsor Chamber for the amazing events they have for the businesses in the Town of Windsor. I have done two of the Business Expos and the exposure has been amazing for the hotel. We are lucky to have Jane and the team who care so much about the place that we work and live in.
Kim Burke-Hampton Inn Windsor - May 6, 2016
Hello Jane and as always, our entire staff at the HYATT house Hartford North/Windsor cannot thank you and your team at the Windsor Chamber of Commerce enough for the hard work and efforts. The Hartford Expo is always a wonderful year experience. How about next year?
By allowing that face to face involvement with our clients, not only strengths our relationship but also allows The Hartford busy executives and employees a fun yet informational event. From the initial communication to your chamber members, following up with specific instructions, a seamless arrival process and coordination of the on-site vendors created a win, win for all involved.
Until the next Expo ~ all the best !
Becca Mockalis, HYATT House - Apr 30, 2016
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I enjoy the [What's Going On in] Windsor newsletter! The “What’s Going on in Windsor” e-newsletter is a great idea as well! I live in Windsor and never know what’s going on around town. Keep up the good work and know that this Windsor resident appreciates what you do!
Bridgett - Mar 17, 2016
Love this format! [of the new What's Going On in Windsor email newsletter] Makes it so much easier to see what is going on and feels more exciting - thank you!
Cindy Taplin - Mar 17, 2016
I just wanted to send you a quick note on how great the Taste of Windsor was this year.
As always, the food was awesome! Always new and delicious food and like normal I was stuffed when I left. I liked the way they changed the raffle this year, I thought it worked very well. Speeches were just the right length and the music is always good.
Let Ashley and the rest of the team know they did a great job!!
Marshall Fox, General Manager, Konica Minolta - Mar 15, 2016
On behalf of our Corporate and School administrative team, I would like to thank you for honoring our school and our faculty by having your March 19th Chamber [Business After Hours] at Branford Hall Career Institute. Our school and faculty work diligently to provide opportunities for students, enabling them to succeed in business. Your Meet and Greet provided our administrative and teaching staff with the opportunity to get closer connected with members of the Windsor Community, which could lead toward new possibilities for our students in Windsor. Thank you once again and we wish you and the Chamber the very best.
Sheri Toner, Branford Hall - Mar 15, 2016
As an entrepreneur, I have benefitted greatly from my membership in the Windsor Chamber. Their staff goes above and beyond. The Windsor Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for business people in and around Windsor, as well as an important supporter of the community.
Paula Pierce, Hosting CT - Dec 9, 2015
I want to thank you for everything you did to help us find a new clinic space in Windsor. It was not easy to find a space that met all of our requirements. Knowing that you were on the lookout for a space for us made the process so much eaier for me. I can't thank you enough for all of your support over the past four years. We are so incredibly lucky to have a friend and advocate like you!
With many thanks, Carrie 5/10/15
Carrie Sawtell, Many Rivers Community Acupuncture - Sep 29, 2015
Just wanted to say 'thank you' for the successful promotion of the sidewalk sale today - we had three groups of locals visit because they had come to the Center for the sale. One family even walked here!
Christina Keyser Vida, Windsor HIstorical Society - Sep 28, 2015
Thanks for putting this [Business Expo at The Hartford] together it was awesome!
Kimberly Bergeron Burke - Apr 21, 2015
Spent the morning reading to kindergarten children as part of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce's Business Fueling Minds program. I love this event and so honored to participate in it every year.
Rebekah Royer Poppel - Apr 16, 2015
Just an email to say how lovely downtown Windsor looks with all the white lights, especially on the lamp posts along the Green in front of Town Hall. I was driving south on Palisado Avenue, & stopped at the light where it joins Broad Street. As I gazed down the street toward the Green, all the lamp posts lined up, enhanced by their tiny white lights...quite an entrancing scene. Thanks for making this treat possible.
Joanne Coghill - Dec 18, 2014
I just wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful "Nightmare on Broad Street" event. My family lives in Hartford, in an apartment building that doesn't have trick-or-treating, so we wanted to find a place to take our three-year-old son for a Halloween outing. We drove to Windsor and were so impressed! Even though there were hundreds of families milling around, it was so well-organized that it didn't seem crowded. All of the businesses were so friendly and enthusiastic. We rode the horse-drawn carriage, which thrilled my son.
The event really made our Halloween!
Heather Wolfe-Taylor - Nov 12, 2014
Just wanted to thank the Chamber for a very informative meeting today. We have at least three (probably more) clients who will benefit from what I learned in that meeting. Thank you for coordinating the discussion on energy incentives and the programs available [for commercial property].
Rebekah Royer-Poppel, Law Office of Cori-Lynn S. Webber, LLC - Jun 12, 2014
I just want to take a moment to thank Jane for all she does. As a new member with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, Jane has provided me with so much important information about resources, partners and facts about doing business in Windsor and the surrounding area.
Also, the business-to-business morning meetings are an excellent way to get to know other business owners in the community and start networking.
Thank you, Windsor Chamber of Commerce!
Jenny Castle Human Resources Consulting - Feb 27, 2014
Dear Paula and Jane. You worked so tirelessly and fully committed on the tea fair. Be proud. You were amazing. Some things just run a course and then it is time for something new. All good. It was such a pleasure to work with you on it. Best wishes for everything you work on, I know it will be good for your town - you are so good and care about it so much. My best to Becca when you talk to her as well.
Gail Gastelu, The Tea House Times - Feb 10, 2014
I just wanted to give kudos to Mary's Place, and the Windsor Chamber Of Commerce, for the great Business After Hours event, on January 15, 2014.
Mary's Place is dear to our hearts, so it was great to see this event being held there, but with the great turn out, I also made several business contacts that evening.
Keep up the great work.
Eric Lazarus, Best In Show Pet Spa - Jan 23, 2014
I've attended a couple of the monthly meetings at the Chamber and it amazes me how ALL the local Windsor businesses come together to give back to their community with warmth and dedication to continue to see someone smile. Thanks for all you do for the community!
Tanya Oliveira, Kimberly Hall South/North - Jan 8, 2014
From day one of my Chamber membership I started networking, meeting people and getting new business from my efforts. Over the years I have taken advantage of many of the Chamber's promotional programs including the Sidewalk Sale, Business Intro Video, What's Going on in Windsor email newsletter and Passport program, as well as the Windsor Business Connections and Business After Hours networking events. The Chamber has been a good resource for information and a source of referrals.
Paula Pierce, Hosting Connecticut LLC - Dec 17, 2013
I would like to give a big shout out to Jane from the Chamber. Jane makes sure that the towns people know what is going on all the time. Giving anyone a chance to attend a function or not to attend. Jane is very knowable about the businesses in Town and when called she can tell you who has what you are looking for or where you can find it. Jane juggles many schedules to keep things rolling and I am appreciative for all that she does and continues to do. Keep up the good work Jane...you're great.
Linda Lee Boucher, LCN Kitchen and Bath, LLC - Dec 11, 2013
The Windsor Education Foundation board expresses its sincere appreciation to the Windsor Chamber of Commerce for allowing WEF to participate as a beneficiary of the Windsor Chamber Cares annual benefit auction. We hope to make a difference in the Windsor Public Schools and we graciously accept funds from the auction for that purpose.
Richard Vassallo, WEF - Apr 24, 2013
Thank you. I had a great time [at Businesses Fueling Minds], and I hope my kids did, too. I could have stayed all day talking with them about books and biographies (their recent learning unit) and such. The teacher finally stood up to indicate that it was time for me to get lost I think these kids are far more sophisticated than I was at their age (first grade). They are so sweet and so eager. They have every right to expect that we adults in the community will nurture them in any way that we can.
Feel free to schedule other similar events or just have us volunteer at odd times throughout the year.
Bill Harris - Apr 2, 2013
Thank you for doing this [Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books]! It was great! The book, Nubs, was outstanding --- both to me, the teacher and the children (a little weepy but ending beautifully).
Ruth Jefferis - Mar 28, 2013
I really enjoyed the reading event yesterday [Businesses Fueling Minds]. You can definitely put me on the list for next year. Thank you for organizing it.
Heidrun Toben - Mar 27, 2013
Kudos to you for the organization of the reading event this morning [Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books].
I can well appreciate ALL the work that went into the planning of the program.
I loved my kindergarten students . . . . so precious!
Valerie Gange - Mar 25, 2013
Thank You! I have attached the New Year's event. This is a great service that you offer to your members [allowing members to post their events, news, job openings and sales on the Chamber website], thank you.
Kasey Woolam, Maneeley's Banquet & Catering - Dec 10, 2012
I think having the Chamber website for advertising is better. We can advertise there for less and the weekly email of "What's Going On in Windsor?" drew in more for me than [name of venue removed].
Olivia Harvey, Tastefully Simple - May 24, 2012
I just got a new client from the Chamber Holiday Specials email. Thanks for including me on it!!!
Carrie Sawtell, Many Rivers Acupuncture - Dec 21, 2011
I want to send a big "THANK YOU" to everyone who worked so hard to make Sunday's [Mother-Daughter Tea Party] event special. As you know my Granddaughter has special dietary needs and Carol at Bart's Beanery did a great job to accommodate Maia. It was a fun event. We loved the Manners story that Ann Walsh read. The raffle for the American Girl doll was the icing on the cake when Maia's number was called. We look forward to next year's Tea Party!
Donna - Dec 6, 2011
I just wanted to tell you again that the [Windsor Wade & Tea Fair Mother-Daughter] Tea was awesome!!! My daughter and granddaughter had a great time. You all did a wonderful job everything looked nice, the food was good and Kinah loved the story that Ann Walsh read.
Lois Pinkham - Dec 5, 2011
I'm really enjoying this posting ('What's Going on in Windsor?' email newsletter). I've attended things I never would have known about. Thanks!
Barbara - Jul 27, 2011
Thanks for setting up this e-mail letter. I think it's a great way to stay in touch with what's going on.
- Jul 27, 2011
I wanted to let you know that this is a wonderful news letter. Thanks.
Melissa Bonebo - Jul 27, 2011
Looks good! Your weekly email of what events are going on is great. I will definitely print them out each week for my staff!
Amy Boyer - Jul 27, 2011
We receive "What's Going on in Windsor" and it has been very helpful to us. We're really looking forward to the summer concerts!
The Kuziak Family - Jul 27, 2011
You are doing a wonderful job on the (What's Going on in) Windsor newsletter, and I thoroughly enjoy it.
Ina Forman - Jul 27, 2011
Dear Jane, On behalf of our entire team we are so honored to have participated in this fabulous fund raiser [Windsor Feud]. We had the best time, never have laughed so hard and had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. For us - to be able to take part in an event that is so well organized and supported by so many members of the chamber - was a breath of fresh air.
You put the fun in fundraising! See you in 2007
Karen, MaryAnn, Eileen & Sue, Spring Street Service Sisters - Jul 27, 2011
I just wanted to take a minute after all this time to tell you how much I appreciate the "What's Going on in Windsor" email newsletter. It really keeps me in the loop and I have gone to events I probably would have forgotten about if I hadn't been reminded by your update.
Barbara Tolve-Silver, Windsor Public Library - Jul 27, 2011
Thank you for a great time [at Windsor Feud] for a great cause. See you next year as long as we can face off against Enita Jubrey once more.
Jon Neagle, Kiwanis Club - Jul 27, 2011
"While attending the 2011 Windsor Chamber of Commerce Annual Auction, my ticket was pulled in the final drawing - $200.00 in Windsor Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates. Being a busy career gal, wife and mother of two, in this economy I am always looking to save money at home. Where can you cut the most? Your grocery bill.
So my husband and I went one Sunday to our local Geisslers Grocery store in downtown Windsor on Broad Street. We 1st stopped by the service desk to just double check if this program really works. No surprise there, YES - they accept the certificates. Little did they know, Kevin and I went directly to the meat department, filling up our entire carriage with chicken, pork, beef, ham etc.
Regardless of the funny looks, we went about with our shopping experience ending in the check out line. Our sales clerk and on-shift supervisor knew just what to do. Each certificate was processed through their register, which I then signed for and off and away we went home to pack our freezer full of Geissler's fine meats.
Great job Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Great job Geissler's" !!
Becca K. Mockalis, Director of Sales, Hyatt Summerfield Suites Hartford North/Windsor - Jul 22, 2011
Thanks so much for putting on the (Windsor Wade) fair again this year. You did a great job in a short amount of time and I know that everyone was very thankful. I had a great time. Thanks again.
Jacqui L. - Jun 23, 2011
Thank you for your newsy and information 'What's Going On In Windsor" throughout the year. My daughter and son live out of town now, but receive a copy as well as some of their high school friends. Good way to stay connected . I've partaken of many events and would only have known about them from your newsletter. Happy Holidays and thank you again.
Gayle - Jun 23, 2011
Thanks so much for the Business to Business Connections meetings. This is where I met Karen from Action Carpet. Steve is great at leading the meeting and I've gotten some great tips at both sessions that I've attended thus far.
Pat Gardner, Partylite Consultant
Windsor Business to Business Connections - May 12, 2011
I just wanted to drop you a note regarding the "First Thursday" events that we have been participating in with the Chamber. As you might imagine our business slows down a bit over the winter, but on the "First Thursday" nights we have seen, on average, a 75% increase in business and traffic. I originally thought it might not be as drastic an improvement as the weather got warmer, but I was greatly mistaken, evidenced by the numbers we showed on April 1!
Please accept my thanks as a grateful business owner for this program and plan to be a continuing participant in this event
Don Trinks Bart's Drive In and The Beanery at Bart's
Retail Committee - May 12, 2011
I just wanted to send you and the Chamber team a sincere thank you for arranging such a great time Friday evening at the Windsor Chamber annual meeting. The theme was fantastic, the decorations were great, the food was great, and I really enjoyed myself.
It was truly amazing to see such a motivated and friendly community of business people come together like that. Windsor certainly has an awesome community that appears to be growing all the time. As you know, I'm not a local person, however the whole feel of the event strongly reminded me of my small hometown in Ipswich, MA- and I haven't had that sense anywhere else since moving to Connecticut in 2008.
Christopher Whippen Connecticut Operations Manager Retrievex, Bloomfield
62nd Annual Dinner & Awards - May 12, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed reading to Ms. Smith's classroom today (Businesses Fueling Minds Through Books)! The children were so well behaved and inquisitive. I would certainly volunteer to do this again. Thanks for organizing such a worthwhile and motivational get-together.
Businesses Fueling Minds
Jayne M. Hastings, Emhart Glass, Windsor, CT - May 12, 2011
Who would have thought that reading a book in a fourth grade class could be so rewarding and so much fun! The time I spent with the students was the highlight of my week. The kids were attentive, enthusiastic and engaged. They asked and answered questions enthusiastically and with good classroom manners. We all thoroughly enjoyed the story and I felt they learned valuable lessons from the book. I also enjoyed sharing my own life experience as it related to the story and felt they listened with sincere interest. Who could ask for anything more?!
Linda S. Alexander L.A.s Windsor Yoga Studio, Windsor CT
Businesses Fueling Minds - May 4, 2011
I just wanted to thank you for including our company at the Alstom Business fair this past Monday. Everything was very well organized as usual! Please keep me updated on any future events.
Michel Mominee, Primary Eye Care Center - Oct 22, 2009
I am so happy with the way things turned out for me yesterday [at the Aetna Business Expo]. I had a steady flow of people coming to my table, I received 47 contacts from the raffle, 3 people booked a show and there were others who are interested in placing an order...and there were a few people who took information on the fundraiser opportunity because they knew of groups that needed fundraisers!
Everything was so well organized and you made the unloading and loading process a breeze.
You do such great work year round; the help and exposure that you give to the businesses in town I'm sure is unmatched.
Especially given that I have a home based business, it's hard to get my name out there, but I want very much to do so and be successful, so I really appreciate all of the opportunities I have had to be visible through the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
I'm looking forward to the event in October, and I know that the population is different, but I'll just bring different items that may be of interest to the audience. It's really about the exposure for me. So it's all good.
Pat Gardner, Partylite Consultant - Sep 23, 2009
I was here for 14 days and ... I thought the Passport was a great idea. It was fun visiting the local shops and restaurants and I thought the people of Windsor were incredibly kind and thoughtful. Enclosed is my completed passport. Please enter me into the drawing for the Kindle.