Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 
Join fellow Chamber Members, Directors and Staff as we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, share plans for 2017 and recognize efforts contributing to the success of 2016. 
 
DATE :  Wednesday, April 05, 2017
LOCATION :  Cottonwood Golf Course (Cotton Club) Map
TIME:  5:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 5:00)
Cost:  $27.00 (includes taxes and gratuities)
Menu :  Roast Beef Carvery with Yorkshire Pudding and all the trimmings!
RSVP  before Monday, April 03, 2017 by   email  or call 250-245-2112
 
Guest Speaker:   Vancouver Island University President and Vice-chancellor Dr. Ralph Nilson
Topic:  Education Enterprise Region, The Future Role of Vancouver Island University.  READ MORE...
 
Payment can be made by credit card, cash or cheque in advance at the Chamber office or at the AGM.

 
3-90 Minute Sessions

In conjunction with the LDBA and Chronicle, and in response to the findings from the Business Walk last summer, these 3 great 90-minute seminars will help take your business to the next level.  Hosted by  Clemens Rettich , the principle consultant and trainer with the Great Performance Group and the author of Great Performances.

Tuesday, April 4th, 7:30 to 9:00am $30
Marketing, sales, and customer service
  • Learn what's working in marketing, events, social media, print, signage, networking
  • Best customer service and how to train for it
Tuesday, April 18th, 7:30 to 9:00am $30
Planning to win: priority management and delegation
  • Build a business that runs without you, exit and succession plans
  • Getting what matters done and sleeping better at night,  productivity and time management
Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:30 to 9:00am $30
Cash flow is everything - how to make it better
Attend all 3 sessions for $75
Events are at Waterfront Gallery - Upstairs
610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC
Continental Breakfast will be served 

 
ALL CANDIDATES FORUM


The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce invites you to

2017 PROVINCIAL ELECTION
ALL CANDIDATES  FORUM

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 
Where: Aggie Hall, 1111 First Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C.
Time:  7:00pm-9:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
EVERYONE WELCOME

Find out where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to you.
Make yours an informed vote on
Tuesday, May 09, 2017




Chamber 10th Annual Golf Classic

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...

Welcome New Chamber Members 
  • S.R.K Woodwork, Shaun Kay:  
    Interior Stairs & Railings
    A Passion For Custom Woodworking.  We are committed to exceeding our customers expectations!
  • PEMAC & Associates, Peter MacHardy:  Peter is President & Owner of PEMAC & Associates Inc. providing management consulting services to small and medium sized companies
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.  
  
Town of Ladysmith
  • Spring Clean Up Week April 18th to 24th, 2017. Read more...
  •  Click here to view the Schedule for the Regular Schedule council meeting
  • Three cheers to the citizen design team for an amazing 3-day charrette on the future of the waterfront!  And, thank you to the many citizens who came by Sunday afternoon to see the emerging ideas created this past weekend. Click here to view Video.  Read More on the Waterfront Area Plan 
Click here  for more information
LDBA
  • The next LDBA Membership Meeting will be held on April 20th, 7:30 am @ Legion
  • In conjunction with the Chamber and Chronicle, and in response to the findings from the Business Walk last summer, these 3 great 90-minute seminars will help take your business to the next level.
    Hosted by  Clemens Rettich, they will be held at the at Waterfront Gallery (upstairs), 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC. Read More..
Additional news...

BC Chamber:  
BC Chamber Election Survey
The BC Chamber of Commerce is committed to driving insights to our partners, government and the business community. 
They would like know what's on YOUR mind for the upcoming provincial election. Your responses will help guide the BC Chamber's advocacy efforts.
The survey takes 8-10 minutes to complete. 

Tourism Cowichan
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 and easy to join .
2017 Cowichan Visitor Guides are now available.  They are available at the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre between 10am and 4pm or you can wait a bit and pop in to pick some up at the Ladysmith Visitor Centre in a week.  

Canada-B.C. Job Grant :    BC Jobs Plan e-Newsletter:March 2017 Update

Small Business BC -  Start Smart Series.  March 22nd at 9am and 1pm. The Start Smart Series provides a step-by-step guide to starting your business right. This series includes two seminars where five industry experts provide their knowledge and tips to help you start your business smart.  View their March Newsletter here

Stats Canada:   Statistics Canada's Business and Community Newsletter, March 2017.   Happy Reading!  Inside this edition, you will find:  
  •          2016 Census population and dwelling counts
  •          Quiz
  •          StatCan Blog: Measuring the economy, region by region
  •          Health Reports: February 15, 2017
  •          Geography: The foundation of the census
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Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112