Chamber Week 2017 is February 20 to 24, 2017.  Chamber of Commerce Week, celebrated annually during the 3rd week in February, recognizes the outstanding contributions that Chambers and Boards of Trade make to communities across B.C. 

YOU'RE INVITED!
The  Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 87 years of serving the business community with an  OPEN HOUSE! 
Date:  Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:  11am to 2pm
Where:  33 Roberts Street (Chamber Office/Visitor Centre)

 

Join us for lunch, including Chili & a bun, Cake and Refreshments

We hope can join us!
RSVP not necessary but appreciated. 



Advertising Opportunities RE: Chamber Week & Smart Guide to Local Business Directory

Chamber Week Special Feature in the Chronicle Feb. 23- Member Pricing 
The Chronicle is celebrating Chamber week with a Special Feature and great pricing on member's ads. Consider being part of this high profile celebration of Ladysmith's business community.

Smart Guide to Local Business Directory: reach 6,000 homes -  Ladysmith to Chemainus!   This useful directory will be delivered to the doorstep of 6,000 homes in the Chronicle and Cowichan Citizen.  The directory will also be online at  www.ladysmithchronicle.com  * Buy an ad and receive a free listing

THE Chronicle Serving Ladysmith, Chemainus and area since 1908
Contact:   Andrea Rosato-Taylor   T: 250-713-7876   OR
Troy Miller   T: 250-245-2277   OR
Kathy Holmes   T: 250-816-0670
         

Social Media Masterclass Webinar
 
You are invited to join Chamber staff in the Chamber Boardroom on March 7, 2017 to participate in a Social Media Masterclass sponsored by Jason Squires, a social media expert out of the UK.  The Social Media Masterclass promises to teach us: 
  • How To Grow A Large Following Of Potential Customers.
  • The 3 Steps To Turn Those Followers Into Paying Customers.
  • The 4 Things Needed For A Successful Social Media Strategy.
  • How To Stand Out From The 'Noise' (And Your Competitors) On Social Media.
  • Why Businesses Fail With Social Media - And How To Avoid These Mistakes.
  • How To Use Social Media For 30 Mins Per Day - And Achieve Your Objectives.
  • How To Deliver A Tangible And Reliable ROI.
 
Cost is free.  Coffee and donuts will be available.  Space for this Webinar is limited to the first 12 to sign up -- so call (250.245.2112) or email us soon.  For more information on this workshop please visit www.jasonsquires-courses.com   
 

Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce 
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


DATE:  Wednesday, April 05, 2017 
LOCATION:  Cottonwood Golf Course (Cotton Club)
TIME: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

GUEST SPEAKER:  Dr. RALPH ANDREW NILSON
President and Vice-Chancellor

Further details coming soon. 
Chamber Events

All Candidates Meeting : TBA (target date April)
10th Annual Chamber Golf Classic: Friday June 16, 2017 at Cottonwood.  Special thanks to last years Major Sponsor Corix and all of our Sponsors from 2016.

Stay Tuned for further details and Sponsorship Opportunities!



Membership Renewals

Invoices for your 2017 Chamber Memberships have been emailed and recently mailed. If you have not received your invoice or have any questions please contact our office at your convenience. Read more...




Member News & Events

Click here to find out what our Members are up to!  Send us your news to share on our Website, in the Commerce Connection and in our Newsletter.  

       

We are working on our 2017 Event Calendar
If you have set your date or have a new event to add, send us your event information.
Include your event poster and we will print and post the poster on the Visitor Centre bulletin board.  This includes events, seminars, workshops etc. 
 
Submitting your NEWS & EVENTS is a free service for Chamber Members.  
  
Town of Ladysmith
  • Waterfront Survey Closes in less than One Week - Take the Survey and Win a Prize
  • Feb 13-19 2017 is Heritage Week
  • Click here to view the Schedule for the Regular Schedule council meeting
  • Claim your Space. Speak your Mind! PlaceSpeak launches in Cowichan.  
        
Click here  for more information
LDBA
  • The LDBA AGM will be held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017. Location will be Fox & Hounds, meeting starts at 6 pm, dinner at 6:45 pm.
  • Call for Directors:  The LDBA is made up of a minimum of 9 Directors, 5 of whom form the Executive (President, Past President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary). At the AGM, we will likely lose 3 so are looking for new people to join. We invite you to join our 2017 team.
     
Additional news...

Tourism Cowichan
THE NEW TOURISM COWICHAN WEBSITE IS LIVE

We are excited to announce the official launch of the Tourism Cowichan website. The site is an updated and modern showcase of all that the Cowichan Region has to offer its visitors. This new website is a perfect platform for our stakeholders to promote and highlight their businesses.

Not yet a registered stakeholder? Find a diverse list of stakeholder benefits   here and know that there are so many other directly tourist facing programs such as holiday/seasonal campaigns, web listings and vacation guides that we offer. It's FREE for the first 6 months and easy to join .

Dine About Cowichan Program
Check out the Duncan Cowichan Chambers participants in the Dine About Cowichan Program which is a part of Tourism Cowichans EAT STAY PLAY program .  These programs run from February 24th to March 12th.  Enjoy some great cuisine and deals.

Canada-B.C. Job Grant :    Small Business BC has two advisors to help eligible small business access up to $15,000 for job skills training.  READ MORE...

Small Business BC - T ake our survey and let us know what products and services you need to successfully start or grow your  #BC  small business!  Take Survey
Small Business Trends for 2017.   READ MORE...



Retooling and Rebranding of the Spring Home & Business Show

In an effort to bring a larger spotlight, and more support, to the Ladysmith business community, and to bring more emphasis on shopping and supporting local businesses and initiatives, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce will be retooling and rebranding the Spring Home & Business Show.  Starting in 2017 the event will now be known as the Ladysmith Business and Volunteer Expo and will be held annually during Small Business Month in early October. The concept for the new event is that it will feature a trade show to showcase local business, product demonstrations including holiday shopping ideas & opportunities, business development workshops, a volunteer fair, family entertainment and more.  Stay tuned over the next few months to find out more about this new and exciting event. Read more..

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Contact:
Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112