On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce we would like to wish you and your family a Safe and Happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Health, Peace and Prosperity.
Chamber News
The Voice of Business
For those Chamber Members who were not able to join us at the Christmas Social, here is a recap from Chamber President, Tammy Leslie of what has been happening with the Chamber in 2019.   READ MORE...

2019 Chamber Membership Renewals
Membership Renewal invoices will be emailed out soon.   Please take a moment to review your  Business Listing in the Directory on the Chambers Website  and email us any updates that you would like made or questions you may have.  
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce greatly values your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciates your loyalty and support through your membership.  We look forward to working with you again.  Here are just some of the incentives that are included with your Membership.

Holiday Hours

The Chamber Office & Visitor Centre will be 
closing for the Holidays starting at 4pm Friday, Dec 20, 2019 and will open in the New Year on Monday, January 06, 2019.  Office Hours are 9:30am to 4pm Monday - Friday.  
Chamber ~ LDBA  Christmas Social

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce & LDBA 3rd Annual Christmas Social was held on Dec 3rd.  Special thank you to Glen Naylor Financial Group, our generous event sponsor, to Cottonwood for the great venue and service, to everyone who donated Auction items and to those able to join us (including Santa!) to Celebrate the Holidays and the past years accomplishments with fellow business people and friends.  Shout out to Gerry Beltgens for capturing the festive and merry event and to Dean Richards, MyLadysmith.com for the fun video recapping our Annual Golf Classic!  
Merry Christmas and All the Best in 2020 to all of you!

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Silent Auction Donation Thank You!
A&W | Butchart Gardens | Chemainus Theatre | Cheri Mactier exp Realty | Chronicle Cottonwood |LDCU | GoTours | Nanaimo Child Development | Palmer Leslie | Parks Recreation & Culture | RBC | Robson O'Connor Law Office 

Chamber Fall Speaker Series

Here is a Video of the Ladysmith Chamber Fall Speaker Series 2019! 
We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to our event Sponsor, the Ladysmith & District Credit Union for their generous and continued support of the Chambers events. Thank you to our keynote speakers, Val Litwin, BC Chamber, Mayor Aaron Stone, Town of Ladysmith and Colin Sprake, Make Your Mark. Also thank you to all who attended and supported the event! 
Photo credits_ Dean Richards_MyLadysmith.com_ Gerry Beltgens and Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce

Save the Date! 
Friday, June 12, 2020 at Cottonwood! 

Welcome New Chamber Members

Join us in welcoming our NEW members of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce! We encourage you to welcome these new members by patronizing their businesses and or visiting their    websites.   

Stasia Johnson, Licensed Realtor, Dawn Walton & Associates

Phone: (250) 650-7412  |   Email  |   Website
Each of our Dawn Walton & Associates agents bring a specialized knowledge and distinct skill-set to their team. It's their unique experiences paired with their joint dedication to giving clients the best possible care that makes Dawn Walton & Associates one of the most successful real estate teams.
Stasia believes that a high-level of customer service along with honesty and integrity are the keys to being successful in any given field.

News from 
Chamber Members | Partnerships  |  & more...
Marketing Connect Conference 
Special Chamber Member Rate extended to Ladysmith Chamber Members

Marketing Connect Conference in partnership with the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, is a two day conference designed to equip businesses with marketing tools that will help increase their growth in 2020!

J anuary 22 & 23 at Nanaimo's Vancouver Island Conference Centre, you will be treated to an array of global brand thought-leaders revealing how they arrived at the apex of their success -- complete with tips on how you can learn from and model this success.
Manjit Minhas, Dragon's Den; Karm Sumal, co-founder and CEO of Daily Hive; Eva Taylor of Hootsuite; Rene Gauthier, founder and CEO of Sitka/ecologyst; and John Koetsier of Forbes Business are a small sampling of the presenters offering a variety of experiences from keynote addresses to panels to fireside chats - plus personal networking time over two business days! The full list is  here    

Chamber member prices are automatically discounted at the online box office. 

BC Chamber of Commerce
Know what's on BC's mind

We know that natural resources are a key driver of our economy.

This year, in partnership with the C3 Alliance we've launched BC's first inaugural Natural Resources Survey to provide a vital pulse check on the sectors that power BC.

S hould BC's Natural Resource Sectors fund social programs in BC? What about the growth of the technology sector? Will renewables or mining be more important for your community in the next 10 years?  Tell us what you think in the BC's inaugural Natural Resources Survey.    Click here to take the Survey.

Junior Achievement  Ladysmith Intermediate -classroom Opportunities  
Can you help us Inspire, Prepare & Empower BC Youth
JABC provides FREE programs to schools, focused on Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship curriculum. The Programs are delivered by Professionals, like yourself, with a financial background and/or business ownership experience.  Volunteers will spend 4 x 1 hr sessions in the classroom. JA provides the curriculum kit, training and classroom PPT.    I look forward to introducing you to the teachers and their students.

Shout out to Chamber President Tammy Leslie, Palmer Leslie Chartered Accountants for Volunteering her time and expertise to this great program!  

If you are interested in volunteering, Contact Gail Stroud (250) 510.7671 gail.stroud@jabc.org

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

Town of Ladysmith
  • The next Council Meeting is on January 07, 2020 at 7pm. Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.  A full agenda package is prepared by 5:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the Council and Municipal Services Committee meetings and is available by clicking on the following links: Council Minutes and Agendas Municipal Services Minutes and Agendas.
  • Ladysmith receives "Brownie" award for Waterfront Plan. 
  • Town Monitoring 4th Avenue road conditions. 
  • The Town of Ladysmith and Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) are working together to install an emergency bypass system as a first step to fixing a partially blocked water main below the Stocking Lake Dam.  Read more... 
  • Holland Creek Trail access at Mackie Road closed.  Read More...
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • The next Membership Meeting will be Jan 16, 2020 at the Fox and Hounds. Time to follow.  WorkBC Cowichan will present information on the Wage Subsidy Program, Customized Employment and tapping into WorkBC's  labour pool.  
  • Dec  20th: Friday Late Night Shopping 
  • 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!    
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...

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

Business Resources 

Ladysmith Events 
Upcoming Ladysmith Events!
Here are your Ladysmith events!  Send us your event info!    

December 17-22:  Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery presents: Christmas Show
December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Family Christmas at Cottonwood
December 20:  Late Night Shopping in Ladysmith (till 8pm)
December 22 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Ladysmith Fire Rescue Santa Claus Parade
December 24 @ 5:30 pm: Bethel Church presents: Christmas Eve in Ladysmith
December 31:  New Years Eve Roaring Twenties at Aggie Hall
December 31 @ 9:00 pm: R.C.L 171 Ladysmith presents: New Years Eve Dance

If we missed your event let us know!   For more info and events click here!                    

Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
info@ladysmithcofc.com | www.ladysmithcofc.com