Chamber Luncheon
Learn more about the Chamber Group Insurance Plan

Join us for the 1st Chamber Luncheon of 2018!  
Kari Bradley, from the Frank Allen Financial Group who administers the local Chamber Group Insurance Plan for our area will be our Guest Speaker.  Kari will be informing us on the ins and outs of this Valuable Benefit for Chamber Members

Date:  Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Location:  Fox & Hounds 
Time: 11:45am to 1pm
Cost: $20 Chamber Members | $20 Chamber Member Guest | $22 for Non Members (includes GST & Gratuity)
  Chamber Luncheon Menu Options  (please indicate meal choice when you rsvp)
RSVP by Friday, January 19, 2018.   Email or call 250-245-2112.

Welcome New Chamber Members


Please join us in welcoming our  NEW  members of the Ladydsmith Chamber of  Commerce ! We encourage you to  welcome  these  new  members by patronizing their businesses and or visiting their website.  
Membership Renewals

I nvoices have been emailed.  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 appreciate your loyalty and support through your membership.  We look forward to working with you again.  
News from Chamber Members!

JENNIFER OSTLE NOTARY:  Come check out our new digs!  We have relocated to 101 #11 Buller...... 
CITRUS CYCLES: Our 2018 Riese & Muller Test eBikes have arrived from Germany....
ANTIQUE ADDICT :  Cottage Paint 101 is a fun and informative workshop where.... 
CHRONICLE:  As the New Year closes and another one begins, there is no better time to start marketing your business.  The Ladysmith Chronicle is happy to announce...
CHEMAINUS THEATRE   is proud to be supported by local business, in fact if not for corporate sponsorship we wouldn't be able to operate.  In a recent interview,... 


Send us your News for the February 19th Newsletter
Town of Ladysmith
  • Join the conversation!  New Waterfront Area Plan to be presented in January!
    The extensive and thoughtful community input received at public events, the design charrette, on-line surveys, stakeholder meetings and individual conversations held through-out 2017 has been used to create the new Waterfront Area Plan!  Join us in the New Year to see and learn about the new plan.  There will be a public drop-in event followed by a presentation.  The event details are below:
    Date: January 22, 2018
    Place: Aggie Hall
    Public Drop-In: 5:45pm to 6:45pm
    Presentation: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
     
  • Important information about property assessments and taxes:  Read more...
  • Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.  
Ladysmith Festival of Lights! 

Hip Hip Hooray!  3 Cheers to all of the tremendous volunteers who made our town so proud with the most spectacular 30th Annual Festival of Lights!  

Let's join them in celebration of their great work and show our appreciation on January 21st to help them Take Down the Lights!  

Watch the festivities one more time!  Click Here


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Book your "Coffee Talk" session with Tourism Cowichan
Feb 6th at the Ladysmith Visitor Centre/Chamber Office

Join the  Tourism Cowichan team for a 30-minute Coffee Talk on Tuesday, February 6th at the Ladysmith Visitor Centre. Book a 30-minute session with us to learn how you can leverage the media, social media and marketing opportunities we offer you as a Tourism Cowichan stakeholder. We want to help share your story with the world - whether you need video, print media, or a larger presence online, we will tell you about paid and unpaid opportunities to do so. Tourism Cowichan subsidizes your investment regardless of how much you spend, so we will be able to tell you how to best work with us to increase eyes on your business. Book your session today - sessions are a first come, first serve basis, so don't delay!
 
Details: Coffee Talks will take place at the Ladysmith Visitor Centre on Tuesday, February 6th. To book your 30-minute session between 9 am and 1 pm, please e-mail info@tourismcowichan.com  and indicate which 30-minute time slot works best for you.
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • The LDBA AGM will be held on Thursday, February 15th, 2018. Location will be Fox & Hounds, meeting starts at 6 pm, dinner at 6:45 pm.  Read More...
Canada Summer Jobs
Deadline: February 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m
 
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program. It provides wage subsidies to employers to create employment for secondary and post-secondary students. Again this year, Canada Summer Jobs welcomes applications from small businesses, not-for-profit employers, public sector and faith-based organizations that provide quality summer jobs for students.

CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

By way of five national priorities, CSJ 2018 supports the following: READ MORE...
 
To learn more about how CSJ benefits students and employers, a number of videos are available on our YouTube page.
Visitor Guide Rates

 LADYSMITH OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE:   Although
 February is a short month - it is an action packed month for the Ladysmith Chronicle.  We will be launching both the Ladysmith and Chemainus Tourism Guides at the end of this month.  Space is being booked now for both guides.  Ladysmith Official Visitor Guide 2018 Rates

 TOURISM COWICHAN:  PLACE YOUR
 AD IN THE 2018 VISITOR GUIDE
Ad sales have now started for the 2018 Cowichan Visitor Guide! 
Take this opportunity to market your business in this attractive 48-  
page magazine that will capture the attention of visitors near and far and lure them to experience the beauty of our region.
Click here for more important information including ad rates and deadlines.   Email to secure your spot.
Dine Cowichan Program

DINE COWICHAN PROGRAM:      FEB 23 - MAR 11, 2018 (17 days/3 weekends).   Registration Deadline:   Jan. 26/17 Menu Deadline: Feb. 2/18.  Participant Toolkit
For all Ladysmith Chamber Members who participate, the Ladysmith Chamber will Purchase a Gift Certificate from your establishment in the amount of $25 to be used to further promote your business at a future Ladysmith Chamber event.   READ MORE...

Nominations are open for the 2018 Black Tie Awards

Nominations for the Black Tie Awards are now open and remain open until January 31, 2018. The Duncan Cowichan Chamber holds the Black Tie Awards to celebrate excellence and raise the profile of the business community and non-profit sector in Cowichan. The Awards Gala on April 7, 2018 is also a fundraiser with a silent auction and draws.

The Black Tie Awards are a community-wide event and everyone is invited to nominate. There are eight award categories recognizing excellence in customer service, volunteerism, art, business, environmental practices and there is a young entrepreneur category. All businesses or organizations in the Cowichan Valley Regional District that meet the criteria can be nominated. Both non-members and members are eligible.  Read More...
Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games

The Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games are around the corner and our region needs your help! 3000 volunteers are required to assist with all aspects of hosting the G ames including transportation, ceremonies, accommodations, meals and venue management at 27 venues across the Cowichan Valley, including Ladysmith. You can apply to volunteer here.

Volunteer Cowichan
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

Nominate a youth for a Leaders of Tomorrow Award!   This is your opportunity to nominate youth (age 6 to 24) that demonstrate leadership through their volunteer efforts.   This event is "all about the nomination", acknowledging all efforts made by each volunteer in their own special way.  The LOT Team is seeking your nominations for the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards.
The awards event to be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Island Saving Center.
Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 2, 2018.  Don't delay nominate today!
BC Chamber & Neighbouring Chambers 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! 

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

Members, send in your News & Events

Send us your news and events to share on our website, in the our  Commerce Connection ad in the Take 5 and in our Newsletter.  
 
Submitting your NEWS & EVENTS is a free service for Chamber Members.  
  
Contact:
Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112