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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.
  • Internship Program - to support 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
  • Lunch and Learn Seminars

    The Chamber organizes community events with the goal of bringing the community and businesses together, like:
  • The Windsor Feud Businesses and organizations 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 Windsor Chamber Cares Auction, The Windsor Feud, Annual Golf Tournament 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.

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    Events

    Farmers Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    First Town Chat
    Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
    Monthly Veteran's Coffee Hour
    Sep 30 at L.P. Wilson
    Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
    Oct 2 at Windsor Train Station Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 4 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
    Farmers Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    Movin' and Groovin' Nutrition
    Oct 6 at Windsor Public Library
    First Town Chat
    Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
    Tickborne Illness Support Group
    Oct 8 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
    Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
    Oct 9 at Windsor Train Station Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 11 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
    Board of Directors Mtg
    Oct 11 at online
    Farmers Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    First Town Chat
    Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
    Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
    Oct 16 at Windsor Train Station Studios
    Programs Committee Mtg
    Oct 17 at online
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 18 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
    Farmers Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    First Town Chat
    Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
    Tickborne Illness Support Group
    Oct 22 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
    Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
    Oct 23 at Windsor Train Station Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 25 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
    First Town Chat
    Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
    Farmers Market
    Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
    First Town Chat
    Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
    Monthly Veteran's Coffee Hour
    Sep 30 at L.P. Wilson
    Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
    Oct 2 at Windsor Train Station Studios
    Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
    Oct 4 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
    First Town Chat
    Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
    Monthly Veteran's Coffee Hour
    Sep 30 at L.P. Wilson
    Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
    Oct 2 at Windsor Train Station Studios