Biz Buzz 2018
Time is running out to get in on this great business development opportunity.    Click here  for details and Registration!

NETWORK ~ ENGAGE ~ LEARN
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us at the 2nd Annual Biz Buzz Symposium + Expo featuring an exciting line up of speakers and a terrific opportunity to connect with fellow business people and leaders in the community.
New to the 2018 version of Biz Buzz is a business-to-business themed Trade Expo offering  a limited number of display booths.
Booths 85% Sold!
 




2018 Municipal Election All Candidates Forum 
Save the Date!  
OCTOBER 10, 2018 
(please note revised date)
Aggie Hall
7pm-9pm
 
Make yours an informed vote!

Welcome New Chamber Members 

Please 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. 
                                     
John Manuel Financial Services CPCA
                                                




  
               

Tour de Rock 
Adopt a Rider Program ~ Has your business adopted a rider yet?  

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is proud to Sponsor the Ladysmith Tour de Rock - Adopt a Rider 2018 program!  This is a win win opportunity to show your support for this most inspirational fundraising event as well as promote your business.  
Your sponsorship gets you a sign with you or your businesses name and your adopted rider's name printed on, that can be held up by you or a volunteer that welcomes the riders into town on October 1st, and a picture taken with your rider.
Invitation to Duncan Cowichan Chamber Speaker Series Featuring 

Speaker Series Luncheon:
Anthony Everett | CEO, Tourism VI
Thur, Oct 4 | 11:30 PM to 1 PM

Ladysmith Chamber Members are invited to join the Duncan/Cowichan Chamber (at member rates) for the launch of their 2018/2019 Speaker Series Luncheons at the Farm Table Inn. Located just outside of Duncan on the way to Lake Cowichan, the Farm Table Inn is a charming Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant and Farm that offers a truly authentic farm-to-table dining experience.

Their guest speaker, Anthony Everett, is the newly appointed President & CEO of Tourism Vancouver Island. With over 30 years experience in destination marketing, sport tourism, media relations, visitor services and board governance, Anthony is leading TVI's professional team to achieve the organization's mission and vision.

RSVP to 
Alec Wheeler Events & Membership Manager Phone: (250) 748-1111

Thank you to our Biz Buzz Symposium + Expo Title Sponsor,  LDCU 




Celebrate Small Business Month
Small Business BC offers Free Seminars through-out October! 
 
Small Business Month celebrates the important contributions entrepreneurs make to the BC economy and to their local communities. Now in its seventh successful year, this October we encourage small business owners and entrepreneurs to take the time to develop your business ideas or to find new and exciting ways to improve and grow your business.

With the support of our partners, events and activities will be held right across the province, promoting the many organizations and groups that offer valuable support and resources to help foster the growth of small business.

Small Business BC is once again celebrating Small Business Month by offering free education throughout October.

Entrepreneurs are welcome to attend the free seminars being held at the Small Business BC Education Centre in Vancouver. The free seminars will also be broadcast via webinar so that all business owners throughout BC can also easily access these resources as well.

Click Here and check out some of the great free seminars happening in October for Small Business Month

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

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance 
 

The 12th Anniversary State of the Island Economic Summit will convene at the 
Vancouver Island Conference Centre  Wednesday & Thursday, October 24 & 25, 2018. 

Register today for the State of the Island Economic Summit
Early Bird Deadline is July 3, 2018

Click here for Summit Schedule 
Town of Ladysmith
  • Candidates declared for October 20th Local Government Elections.  Read More...
  • Ladysmith if open for business during Sonic Movie Production. Read more...
  • Council approves ammendments to Ladysmith Streets and Traffic Bylaws.  Read More...
  • The next Council Meeting is on October 02, 2018 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 Downtown Business Association
  • The next Membership meeting is Thurs, October 18, 2018, at 7:30 am. It will be held at the Waterfront Art Gallery. Entry is on the front of the building, go upstairs (turn right and come through to office if we are not in the gallery on the left).  
  • Mark your calendars!  The LDBA Old Time Christmas 2018 will be on December 7th, 2018.  This kicks of the Friday Late Night Shopping for Dec 14 & 21
CVRD Sport Grants Announcement
NEW Sport Event Grants Are Now Available
DEADLINE OCTOBER 01 2018

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is pleased to announce that $30,000 in grants, in increments of $500 to $3000, is available to individual sports organizations and businesses to enhance sport event activity in the region.

NOTE: Applications for events taking place between January and June 2019, must be received by October 1, 2018. There will be two application intake periods per year.
Eligible events include tournaments, championships, demonstrations, showcases, and training camps. 

Please review the application criteria

In addition to this new grant funding, the CVRD has introduced several other sport tourism initiatives committed to providing sports organizations with resources and support. These include a comprehensive website, databases of facilities and contacts, an events calendar, an inventory of event hosting equipment, and the Sport Tourism hosting guide. Access to all of these resources is available online.


Business Resources 
    


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

Whats Happening in Ladysmith!
                          
Check out our EVENT CALENDAR on our website!  Send us your event dates and info for 2018 events to be added! 



TONIGHT!
              
           


Upcoming Ladysmith Events!
Sonic the Hedgehog filming in Ladysmith:  Now until September 23 
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Presents: Portraits:  September 7-30 @ 11 am - 4pm
Alfie Zappacosta Live in Concert:  September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at LMS
Mighty Speck Records Tour at In the Beantime:  September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ladysmith Little Theatre: Improv Group:  September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golf Tournament - Rotary Clubs of Ladysmith & Chemainus:  Sept 22 @ 8am - 3pm
Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up:  September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ladysmith Blood Donor Clinic:  September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Ladysmith Little Theatre Presents: The Gentleman Clothier:  September 27 -Oct 14 
Ladysmith Chamber Biz Buzz Symposium + Expo:  September 28 @ 10am - 6:30 pm
Tour de Rock: October 1 from 1pm to 1:24pm @ Ladysmith Secondary School
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Presents: Dance:  October 5-19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Municipal All Candidates Forum:  October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Octoberfest - Ladysmith Service Clubs Community Fundraiser:  October 20 @ 7pm - ?


Visit  http://www.ladysmithcofc.com/calendar/ for more events and details.


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