Business Essentials
Have you had a chance to view our new Monthly Business Essentials? 

Welcome to our NEW Emagazine
The Ladysmith Chamber Business Essentials.  We hope you enjoy and find the information to be of interest and great value.

Let us know what you think.  If you would like to market your business with a banner ad in the next Business Essentials please call us at 250-245-2112.  Marketing Opportunites start at just $30   

We will continue to send our Chamber E-Newsletter out mid-monthly. Please keep sending us your business info to share.
Chamber 10th Annual Golf Classic, June 16th!

Always room for more golfers and we welcome dinner only participants too!
Friday June 16, 2017 at Cottonwood. 
Call 250-245-2112
   
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is renowned for its Annual Golf Tournament which is the marquee fundraising event for the Chamber.  The Chambers 10th Annual Golf Classic will bring together businesses and government leaders to golf, network, win prizes, bid on fabulous auction items and of course to have loads of fun.  
Join us on June 16th, 2017 at Cottonwood Golf Course and make sure your business is well represented.


Free Rides Home Provided by Festival of Light from 6:30pm to 9pm!


7th Annual Be a HomeTown Tourist Weekend
June 17 & 18

2017 Events & Participants
 
Lace up your running shoes, grab your cameras and get ready to play tourist in the 7th Annual "Be A Hometown Tourist" Weekend, June 17 and 18, 2017.
A partnership with local groups, businesses and volunteers, this campaign offers an opportunity for residents and visitors to discover the Central Vancouver Island communities of Ladysmith, Cassidy and Cedar. There will be free events, attractions, and activities as well as special offers from shops and services during that weekend.
Some of the activities planned are harbour boat tours, farm tours, two-for-one kayaking, and golf all day for $10. The Frank Jameson Community Centre is also inviting you to take advantage of 2 for 1, swim and workouts
The Ladysmith Museum and Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce will have extended hours and participating restaurants are offering a discount.
Coordinator Cindy Damphousse who launched the campaign seven years ago, says the campaign encourages locals to get acquainted with things to do in their neighbourhood, as well as being an incentive from other communities to visit the area. "Amazing things happen in small places," she says.
For an up-to-date schedule and more information on events and specials, call 250-245-7015 or the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce at 250-245-2112, www.take5.ca/hometowntourist or Facebook: LadysmithBeAHomeTownTourist. Watch video at https://youtu.be/UOtVEMVUHzc   
 
Click here find the schedule of events  

Welcome New Chamber Member 

  • Xtend Rentals and Sales:   Coming soon to 269 Ludlow Rd
    Xtend Rentals, tool sales, and safety gear.
    They are currently available in their mobile rental and sales showroom until they move into their new location on the corner of Highway 1 and Ludlow in Beautiful Ladysmith!!
    Call them anytime at 250-618-9192 to find out more.
    Visit them online at  xtendrentals.com.  Join their Facebook page at Xtend Rentals Vancouver Island to get regular updates

Town of Ladysmith
  • Ladysmith accepts offer for Town owned land at 900 Russell Road. READ MORE..
  • Ladysmith crosswalk to be painted colours of diversity READ MORE....
  • Click here for information on upcoming road closures. 
  • 2017 Property Taxes due July 4,  2017  READ MORE...
  • Click here to view the Schedule for the Regular Schedule council meeting.  Note the next Regular Council meeting is June 19th, 7pm at City Hall.
LDBA
  • Membership Morning Meeting - June 15 7:30 am at the Waterfront Art Gallery.  Topic for June: Learn from Janet Daughtery  owner of Merridale Cider and President of Cowichan Tourism.  READ MORE...
  • June 24th: Hill Dash.  Ladysmith's Hill Dash is back for a 2nd Year! The Hill Dash is a unique running relay event that will put your physical and mental limits to the test as you sprint up High Street.  READ MORE..
  • Canada 150 Window Decorating: We would like to encourage all businesses to decorate your business window(s) in the Canada 150 theme as we head to July 1st.  Canada 150 celebrations end at the end of December and it would be great if all window(s) could be kept up for as long as possible.  READ MORE... 

A Free Business Growth Course from Clemens Rettich
For those who missed the sessions brought to you by.... here is an opportunity for you!

With Business Foundations Training you learn the critical tools you need to build a thriving, sustainable, profitable business. 
The areas we have picked for this free course are based on years of experience growing small businesses from one person to million-dollar enterprises. They are the topics that make the most difference; the topics that if done right almost guarantee your success, and if mishandled or ignored almost guarantee failure. 
What You Get
5 free email lessons that highlight the learning of the Business Foundations Training Program
  1. Become a Business Grower!
  2. Vision, Mission, Values 
  3. Selling - How It Fits In and How To Do It Right
  4. Cash Flow Cycle - Why Cash Matters Even More Than Profit
  5. Priority Management and Delegation
After you sign up you will receive your first lesson by email. Your next four lessons will arrive every second day.
Need more information first? Drop us a line at info@greatperformancesgroup.com
 
Challenge to all Chamber Members in support of Ladysmith's very own rider!!!

Tour de Rock  2017 is coming!!! 

Let's celebrate Ladysmith's very own rider on the 2017 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team.  
 
Lindy Skutnik, of 460 Realty and a Ladysmith resident, has been chosen as a guest rider for the incredible Tour de Rock from September 23rd.  to October 6th.
Since 1998, this demanding ride, with participants mainly from island police detachments,have raised over $2,000,000 for paediatric cancer research and a very special place for children with, or in remission from cancer - Camp Goodtimes.
With 2017 being the 20th. anniversary, the applicant field was expanded to include paramedics, firefighters, and community representatives.  
Click Here  for more information on the Challenge to Chamber Members and to donate
 
Whats Happening!

Check out our website for information on upcoming events and more.....plus send us your events to be added! 
Member News & Events

Send us your news and events 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.  
  
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Contact:
Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112