> Shop Local Part 1: Windsor Retail and Ecommerce

Shop Local Part 1: Windsor Retail and Ecommerce

The shopping season is upon us! This is when our local shops, restaurants, and service businesses are really here for us. Sure, they can sell us unique gifts for the holidays, but they also give so much to the community. So many of our local business people support Windsor's civic organizations by volunteering their time and providing raffle and auction items to non-profit groups that support Windsor residents. If you go to any of the charity auctions and fundraising events in town throughout the year, you know how many local businesses support the community - and it's not easy for them to do in this economy. We need to support them right back. When you shop at a local business, you're supporting not only the business owner and staff, but your own community as well. It's a classic win-win.

So, shopping... let's get creative! We have some fun gift shops in town with very unique items, not to be found elsewhere - artisans and craftspeople are making incredible artwork, jewelry, pottery and more for you to give your family and friends for the holidays. There's a full list of Windsor shops on the Chamber website - click on Directory by category and "Shopping & Coupons."

Rather shop online? There are quite a few Windsor businesses that offer ecommerce, too! You can shop online AND avoid shipping charges. That's the best of both worlds! The Shopping page has a link to Windsor online shops, too.

When you don't know what to get someone, a Chamber Gift Certificate can be just the thing! Give one to Mom and she can spend it just like cash at over 40 local Windsor businesses including gift shops, restaurants, grocery stores, services businesses, and more! And they never expire. It's really the perfect gift for almost anyone.

Shop your local businesses so your money serves two purposes: 1) providing a great gift for someone you love and 2) supporting the local economy instead of national chains and their overseas suppliers.

Next week: Shop Local - Windsor's restaurants and catering


Events

"Tis the Season"
Jun 7 at WINDSOR LOCAL FARMS STANDS
Community Open House of Thanks
Jun 21 at Congregation Beth Ahm, 362 Palisado Avenue in Windsor
e-Passport to Summer Fun in Windsor
June 22 - Aug 31 at Town of Windsor
Lions Club Yoga Fundraiser
Jun 23 at Get Baked Bakery
Park Here - Fly There
Jun 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jun 26 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Lobster Dinner
Jun 26 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
KC Sisters
Jun 27 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jun 27 at Windsor High School J113
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jun 28 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jun 28 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 3 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jul 5 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 5 at 240 Broad Street
Bottle and Can Drive
Jul 7 at eagle green near Windsor public library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 10 at Windsor Public Library
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Comedy Night
Jul 11 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Concert on the Green
Jul 12 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 12 at 240 Broad Street
Tour Windsor Rocks!
Jul 12 at TourWindsorCT.org Locations
Community Block Party (Sharshon)
Jul 13 at Sharshon Park- 52 Skitchewaug Street, Windsor, CT 6095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 17 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 18 at The Tavern at Keney Park 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 060
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Concert on the Green
Jul 19 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Jul 19 at 240 Broad Street
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Park Here - Fly There
Jul 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 24 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Intro to Improv Workshop
Jul 25 at Windsor Public Library
Yoga at Northwest Park
Wednesdays at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Jul 26 at 240 Broad Street
Northwest Park"Nature Book Club"
4th Thurday of the month at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Community Block Party (Lancaster)
Jul 27 at Lancaster Park- 10 Somerset Drive, Windsor, CT 06095
The Tavern Luau
Jul 27 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
All Ages Drum Circle
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Jul 31 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Aug 1 at Windsor High School J113
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Concert on the Green
Aug 2 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 2 at 240 Broad Street
FREE Genealogy Support Group
Aug 2 at Windsor Historical Society
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
WOW Art Class
Aug 6 at Windsor Art Center, 35 Central Street, Windsor, CT
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 7 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 8 at New England Dental Center, 250 Lamberton Road
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Concert on the Green
Aug 9 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 9 at 240 Broad Street
Community Block Party (Deerfield)
Aug 10 at Deerfield Park- 70 Colton Street, Windsor, CT 06095
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Summer Classic Movie Series
Aug 14 at Windsor Public Library
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Concert on the Green
Aug 16 at Windsor Town Green
Farmers’ Market
Aug 16 at 240 Broad Street
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095