|Covid-19 Business Survey: We want to know how Covid-19 has impacted your business, and what you need to adapt and recover! Please take our short survey, developed by the Chamber and the Town of Windsor Economic Development Department.|
Our goals are to build a baseline of data from which to measure our recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, provide feedback to state and local policymakers regarding how Windsor businesses have been impacted, prioritize recovery initiatives, and connect participants with resources. Your participation in this short survey will be a great help to the Town and Chamber as we build a pathway to recovery. Click here to take the survey!
Virtual Roundtable Today With Special Guest: At today's Virtual Roundtable, held from 12-1 p.m., we will be joined by Denise Whitford of the CT Small Business Development Center. Denise will discuss SBDC's Business Resiliency Toolkit, mechanisms for stabilizing your business, and preparing for the new normal. Click here to RSVP for the Roundtable.
Lunch and Learn With Us on Wednesday: This Wednesday from 12-1, we will present a Virtual Lunch and Learn with Jennifer Doutre, LCSW, Service Director at Community Health Resources. Jennifer will speak to us about managing our mental health and staying resilient in the face of pandemic-related fear, stress, and isolation. Please have virtual lunch with us while Jennifer shares insights and tools for keeping healthy in this unprecedented time. Click here to register for Wednesday's Lunch and Learn.
Webinar on Reopening Connecticut’s Economy: Gov. Lamont's Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group is developing guidelines and recommendations for reactivating the state’s pandemic-stricken economy. State Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner David Lehman will present an hour-long interactive webinar this Thursday, April 30, at 1 p.m. on the administration’s approach and priorities. You will also hear from four members of the advisory group’s business subcommittee as they outline the state’s initial steps toward reopening and the challenges that lie ahead. There will be extensive time given to questions. It’s critical that you take advantage and share your questions, concerns, and issues. Click here to register for the webinar.
Marketing--Staying Relevant in the time of Crisis: Join our neighbors at the Bloomfield Chamber tomorrow from 1-2 p.m. for a conversation on marketing strategies to keep driving your business forward. Our guest presenter is Alice Margie Turner, Executive Director of URISE. Click here for more details and meeting info.
Essential Businesses, Order Free Masks for Your Employees: CONNSTEP and CBIA have partnered with the state of Connecticut to assist in the distribution of recently donated surgical masks to eligible businesses. Eligible businesses include those listed as essential businesses as defined by the state with 50 employees or fewer. Eligible businesses can request no more than two masks per employee by filling out the form found on this web page.
Small businesses with employees that have little contact with the public are strongly urged to create their own face masks or face coverings following CDC guidelines to ensure the limited supply of surgical masks go to businesses that need them the most.
Supporting Local Business: The Chamber has created two ways you can support local retail and restaurants through this pandemic. First, keep our Covid-19 Retail and Restaurant Guide handy for the latest hours, details, and specials from Chamber members. Second, enter our Takeout and Win promotion to get a chance at winning prizes while supporting Windsor restaurants!