Chamber Business Mixer 

You're invited to a Chamber Business After Business hosted in partnership with Community Futures Central Vancouver Island and the Ladysmith Golf Club

Date:   Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: Ladysmith Golf Club ( 380 Davis Rd, Ladysmith)
Cost:  Free

Come out for an evening of networking, appies, and adult beverages! Come and enjoy the hospitality of the Community Futures and Ladysmith Golf Club staff and volunteers.   RSVP's are encouraged.  Hope to see you there!

                        


Chamber Speaker Series 
with Val Litwin, BC Chamber President and CEO

The Ladysmith Chamber is excited to announce that BC Chamber President & CEO Val Litwin will be our 1st Speaker in our upcoming Speaker Series.  Val is an accomplished businessman and served for three years as CEO of Whistler Chamber before becoming President and CEO of BC Chamber in 2016.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Location:  Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladysmith 2101 (921 1st Ave)
Time:  5pm to 7pm  
Cost & Menu:  TBA
Stay tuned for further details and registration!
 
2019 Federal Election All Candidate Forum 

The Chamber will be hosting an All Candidates Forum at Aggie Hall for the upcoming Federal Election.  Details are being finalized and will be available soon.  Stay tuned!
13th ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC
Save the Date! 
Friday, June 12, 2020 at Cottownwood! 


Welcome New Chamber Members

We are so proud to Welcome 7 New Chamber Members!  Be sure to welcome these new members by patronizing their businesses, visiting their  websites and liking them on Facebook. 
Budget Blinds

If you've been thinking about transforming your home's interior into something truly special, Budget Blinds of Cowichan Valley is here to help. Our expert design team, paired with an array of stunning blinds, shades, shutters, drapery, and more creates the ideal home interior that complements any room, or an entire home. From the latest styles and innovative fabrics to a host of on-trend colors, we'll show you how fun and affordable it can be to upgrade your d├ęcor with the power of the #1 provider of custom window coverings in North America.
Visit their showroom located at 19 High Street, Ladysmith.
Phone: (250) 338-8564
Website

Change Weavers Consulting

Change Weavers Consulting will help organizations with strategic planning, evaluation,  research, meeting facilitation, project development. We have worked with business organizations, professional organizations, non-profits, Indigenous organizations, the health sector, newcomer sector, education sector and many others. We are often called the "project doctors" and help organizations get things back on track. Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Members receive two hours of consultation free.  Located at  120-256 Wallace St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5B3
Phone: (204) 797 2608
Website
Kenneth R. Greig, Freedom 55 Financial

Ken has been in the Financial Industry since 1994.  He owned his own brokerage for over 18 years in Ontario during which time he earned his designation as a Certified Financial Planner, Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker and Branch Manager for Investments.  Ken does comprehensive financial planning for his clients, approaching situations from a problem solving mindset.  He deals with business owners as well as individuals to balance out accumulation goals with protection issues.  Ken and his wife Lorie reside in Ladysmith, have children and grandchildren on the island, and Ken is active in the Rotary Club of Ladysmith.   Located at  30-1150 Terminal Ave. Nanaimo
Phone:  (250) 668.8699
Lightlever Systems Inc.

Microsoft Office 365  cloud systems can help your team get more done wherever you are, while saving you money. Lightlever has thousands of hours teaching people to use Office 365  SharePoint  and building systems that support their small business or non-profit operations. Lightlever has the technical and communications skills to deliver modern cloud-based systems that work for you.
Gerry Brimacombe, Lightlever's Principal, is the author of  SharePoint in Practice: Proven methods to engage your team & build your company portal available on Amazon and as an ebook. Gerry moved back to the Ladysmith area in 2017 after 20 years consulting in Victoria and Vancouver.  
Phone:  (250) 704 6767
MyGo Tours & Transportation 

COWICHAN VALLEY TOURS AND TRANSPORTATION
We provide  private group tours in the Cowichan Valley.  At MyGo Tours and Transportation we specialize in Cowichan Valley wine tours, sightseeing tours, brew pub tours, Tofino tours and transportation, corporate/business transportation/tours on Vancouver Island.

For any occasion that requires a luxury 15 seat luxury bus, give us a call and let us serve you.  Phone:  (250) 732-1120.  
Saving Grace Cleaning Services

We are Insured and Bonded, so you can trust that Saving Grace will get the job done right and with the utmost discretion and security. We have a history of satisfied customers / clients.  We are not a franchise, we are locally owned and operated and understand your need for nothing but the best in service!
Phone: (250) 740.1509
WorkBC Centre, Ladysmith

WorkBC Centres help people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. Together, we help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses. Anyone can access these services in person, through referrals from one of our Outreach Partners, or virtually online.
Located at 11-740 First Avenue, Ladysmith, BC
Phone: (250) 924.2884
Membership 

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce greatly values your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciate your loyalty and support through your membership.  We look forward to working with you.   Here are just some of the incentives that are included with your Membership.





13th Anniversary 'State of the Island' Economic Summit. 
 
 
The 13th Anniversary 'State of the Island' Economic Summit is scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 23 & 24, 2019 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Everyone attending will receive a complimentary copy of the 'State of the Island Economic Report.'.  Watch Video

Do You Have a Pet Friendly Business...

TAKE 5 Newsmagazine is partnering with the  Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre to identify "pet-friendly" shops and businesses in the area.

An article in  TAKE 5 print and digital editions will run about this topic and we will provide a decal for shops to post in storefronts and on social media.
Too many shoppers risk the well-being of their pet and leave them in the car or go home without taking the time to shop locally. We want to promote local shopping as well as providing a safe environment for pets in our community.

We would like to see wide participation from the business community. Even if you don't allow pets inside your business do you have a deck or do you put out a bowl of fresh water or have doggy treats for your customers' companions?
Tell us by filling out this form and email it back to Marina at editor@take5.ca or dropping it off at the Take 5 or Chamber/Visitor Centre
Eat Stay Play Registration 
Closes August 25

Registration for Tourism Cowichan's 2019 Eat. Stay. Play. campaign is currently open and will close on August 25. The campaign is designed to drive traffic directly to your business during the shoulder season and will run through the month of November, 2019.

This year, they have made some exciting changes to the campaign:

PACKAGING
Rather than offering discounts and deals, we are offering packages. Packages can be offered independently or in partnership with another business. This makes it quick and easy for the consumer to take advantage of pre-built experiences. 

MARKETING
Participants will benefit from a robust and broad-reaching marketing campaign to support the program. They will also receive a dedicated space on the campaign website to showcase the offer and a complimentary marketing kit to support with their own promotion. 

Please find the Information package and registration forms linked below.

***Participants must be a Tourism Cowichan stakeholder that fits within an Eat. Stay. Play. category. Online registration is quick and simple at:   http://promotecowichan.com/join/
Best of all, it's FREE and so is participation in the campaign. ***



Advertise here to support Your Chamber
& promote Your Business for $30 per month.
Call 250-245-2112 to book your spot!

Town of Ladysmith
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • As an LDBA member you will enjoy being part of our vibrant business community and help contribute to the growth and prosperity of downtown Ladysmith!  
  • Join the LDBA for their next Membership Meeting on September 19th.  Time TBA
  • Discover Downtown Ladysmith, Come for the Sale, Stay for Art on the Avenue, Aug 25th from 10-4pm


Cowichan & Neighbouring Chamber News
Keep in touch with whats happening...

 
BC Chamber News

The Ladysmith Chamber is a Proud Member of the BC Chamber. Through this membership our Chamber members receive access to exclusive member rates on:
*Employee Benefit plans
*Online Payroll, and Human Resource programs
* Hotels and Car Rentals -worldwide
*Electronic payment processing & merchant services
* Fuel discount programs
*Business supplies
*Online marketing management
*Business training programs
*and much more...
 
 


"ICONIC COWICHAN"  
Snap, Post, Win! 
Celebrate Summer, Make it Iconic

This summer, visit seven official  #IconicCowichan  locations, including Ladysmith's First Avenue, and be entered to win a grand prize Cowichan getaway package. Be sure to upload your pictures to Instagram and tag @cowichantourism using the hashtags #IconicCowichan and #ExploreCowichan  to be entered to win! Click here for details! 



Upcoming Ladysmith Events!
                          
Here are your Ladysmith events for the remainder of August!  Send us your event info!  
Now - Sept 02 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm:  Transfer Beach Food Truck Concession begins for the summer
August Wednesday nights @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Music on the Dock, Open Mic 
August Thursday nights @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Music on the Dock, Featured Artist Evenings 
August Sunday nights @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Ladysmith Resources Centre Association Concerts in the Park 
August 24-Sept 01 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery presents "Island Living"
August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Light up the Night 
August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Ladysmith Downtown Business, End of Summer Sidewalk Sale
August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Arts on the Avenue 
August 
August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Ladysmith Maritime Society Dine on the Dock
September 1 @ 2-4pm: Ladysmith Logger Sports
 
For more info and events click here!            
          
Transfer Beach Food Truck Concession 

The 2019 Transfer Beach Food Truck concession is operating daily from 11am to 7pm until Monday, September 2nd.  All the favourite trucks are back including TayRex, Thunders Truck, Bob's Ice Cream and VI Minis & Dips.  Guest trucks Moodies Ice Cream and the Grinning Pirate Galley will join us over the summer as well. Hope to see you on the Beach soon!  Follow our Facebook for schedules and updates!
Book Your Fall Chamber
Business Mixer!

Mixers are an ideal opportunity to gain exposure and publicity for your business. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you are invited to host a monthly Mixer. As a host you will also benefit from a large, positive and business-oriented crowd.    Read More...   2019 Chamber Business Mixer Application

CONTACT THE CHAMBER TO BOOK A MIXER!  250.245.2112
Business Resources 
    


Contact:
Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112
info@ladysmithcofc.com | www.ladysmithcofc.com