Business Networking Christmas Mixer

Creating an Economic Development Strategy for Ladysmith

Five leading organizations with a vested interest in economic development in the Ladysmith area have received funding from the Island Coastal Economic Trust to create a single, comprehensive economic development strategy.   Read More...

BC Chamber of Commerce
Collective Perspective Survey 2017
Today's the Last Day to Participate!! 
(Dec 20)

The BC Chamber is back at it, trying to find out what is on BC's mind.
Our 2016 province-wide Collective Perspective survey captured results from 1,200 businesses of all sizes representing all sectors of the economy, and from all regions of the province. We discovered a strong confidence among the business community in both the current health of their businesses and their future outlook on the economy. 
This year, we are drilling down deeper into the issues to see if anything has changed. Insights gathered from this survey feed directly into the BC Chamber's advocacy efforts. 
So we want to hear what's on YOUR mind, so we can use and share this data with our members, making BC a province wired for insight. 
Take the survey here

There will be an opportunity to enter to win a $500 voucher to Air Canada at the end of the survey.
  Welcome New Chamber Members

High Road Clothing:   Designed and created on Vancouver Island the High Road offers flattering, classic, 'go to' pieces that transition fast, feel great, look great and highlight individual style.  Visit the  On-line store.  
Contact Mary by  Phone:  250.924.3314 or by  Email

Lyndon Bzdel ~ Pemberton HolmesI am passionate about real estate. My career choice to become a realtor is the culmination of 35 years of professional experience in economics and finance. As my background testifies, I am not only highly qualified to serve you in this real estate market; it would be my personal pleasure to do so..
Located at 516 1st Avenue, Ladysmith,     
Contact by Phone: C: (250) 797-6052 or Pager: (250) 924-0113 or Email
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...

Small Business BC 

Nominations for the 2018 Small Business BC Awards are now open!   To nominate your own business, or a business you love, click here  .   Nominations are open until November 30, 2017.

Town of Ladysmith
  •  Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.   
  • Ladysmith's beautiful and historic First Avenue WINS the National Great Street title!  Read more...  
  • FJCC will be closing at 5pm on Thursday November 30th for Light up.  
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • OLD TIME CHRISTMAS:   The Community is Invited!   Many stores open late from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 8th  
  • LATE NIGHT SHOPPING - DEC 15 & 22  We kick off late night shopping with the  Old Time Christmas  event on Friday, Dec 8th, and encourage retail businesses to stay open late the next two Fridays as well - December 15th and 22nd.   If we build this up year after year, we will all be more successful at keeping people in town to shop.   
  • GRAND CHRISTMAS!  It's A Grand Christmas - shop in downtown Ladysmith and enter to win.
Neighbouring Chambers News
Keep in touch with whats happening.

Chamber drop off location.
The Ladysmith Chamber / Visitor Centre is happy to provide the drop-off space for the Shoebox Project and the 7th Annual Toys Toiletries & Toques programs again this year.  Located at 33 Roberts Street, hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4pm. 

A Chamber Challenge  between the 4  CowichanValley  Chambers is on for who can encourage the most donations to the 7th Annual Toys Toiletries & Toques. Join us to support this great cause! 

30th Annual 
Festival of Lights
  • Click here for the 30th Annual Festival of Lights Schedule of events! 
  • LIGHT IT UP BOOK - THE FIRST 30 YEARS available for $25 at the Chamber office.  
  • Festival of Light T-Shirt and Hats are also available at the Chamber / Visitor Centre.  Great Stocking Stuffers! 
Join us at the Chamber & Visitor Centre on Light up Night 
for some free Hot Apple Cider!  
Whats Happening in Ladysmith!

Check out our website for information on more upcoming events.  Send us your events to be added! 


For further info visit our EVENT CALENDAR on our website!
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.  
Thank you to the Ladysmith & District Credit Union for Sponsoring the Biz Buzz Event
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Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4