Biz Buzz
Join us in celebration of Small Business Month in October!  The Ladysmith & District Credit Union and the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce are excited to be hosting "Biz Buzz".   

OR CALL  250-245-2112

Thank you to the Ladysmith & District Credit Union for Sponsoring this Event
Business Owners Beware
Take Action Now

You have no doubt heard about changes the federal government intends to make to tax on corporately owned businesses.  If you own an incorporated business, you could be facing a larger tax bill and big compliance costs from the government's new proposals to change the way corporations and their shareholders are taxed. 
Here are three things you need to know about the tax changes proposed by the federal government: READ MORE

Office Hours & News

The Visitor Centre and Chamber Office hours are back to Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00pm.  If you are in the area, pop in for a visit and bring your business cards, rack cards etc. 

We said goodbye to our Summer Student, Pierce Melnick.  This was Pierce's 1st season with us and he was a remarkable ambassador for Ladysmith.  His provided exceptional Visitor Counsellor services and we are thrilled with the many comments that we received over the summer.  We wish him all the best in his studies at VIU and hope to work with him again next year!

2017 Cops for Cancer
Tour de Rock
Adopt a Rider Program

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is proud to Sponsor the Ladysmith Tour de Rock - Adopt a Rider 2017 program!  This is a win win opportunity to show your support for this most inspirational fundraising event as well as promote your business. 

Ladysmith Red Serge Dinner  
Eagles Hall, 921 1st Avenue, Ladysmith 
Monday, October 2, 2017    Time:  Doors open at 5:30pm
Annual RED SERGE DINNER hosted by the Ladysmith Tour de Rock committee as well as the local RCMP and Fire/Rescue personnel. Meet all the riders and support staff. Super meal and refreshments as well as fun and prizes.Tickets are limited so order yours early! $25 per person. Tickets available at the Ladysmith & District Credit Union or Chamber of Commerce or by calling 250-245-2263.

Chamber Member News 

Welcome New Chamber Member
  Family Integrity Corporation:     Wealth Management Systems.  Life Insurance and Financial Planning sinc 1987.  Offering Independent financial advice for you and your family.
Life insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Disability Insurance, Estate planning, Tax Free Savings Accounts, RRSP and RRIF.   Contact:  David Shortill at  (250) 732-5355.  Website

Active Solutions Health + Sport 
i s proud to announce that we have partnered with the Town of Ladysmith and will be opening a satellite clinic at the Frank Jameson Community Centre.
We will officially be welcoming new and existing patients at the new clinic on 11th September 2017. Services offered at the satellite clinic will be physiotherapy, chiropractic, registered massage therapy and concussion management. Call 250-924-4025 or go online to
to book an appointment.

Citrus Cycles is Canada's largest Riese & Muller eBike dealer - right here in Ladysmith!  Come and see why customers come from all over Canada to try the Riese & Muller eBikes.  Visit our website for video reviews at or give us a call to schedule an appointment and try one yourself at 1-888-342-0102.

NikkiDesigns is having a Fabric Sale!  Saturday, Oct 21 - 9-2 - 117 Clarke Rd, Ladysmith.  High-quality fabrics up to 70% off.

Antique Addict
COTTAGE PAINT 101 - Transform old furniture into awesome!  Learn the basics plus creative decorative techniques with the talented Jennifer Kelso. All supplies included + 15% off a Cottage Paint purchase at ANTIQUE ADDICT.  
 for info on upcoming dates and to register for this fun and informative workshop!

Special Promotion for Chamber Members from  First Data   

  • Does your business accept Credit/Debit card payments? 
  • Earn a $1,000 MasterCard gift card if First Data cannot beat your current rates! To get started, all that is needed is 1 copy of your merchant statement and 5 minutes of your time. 
For more information, please call 1-888-265-4117 or email First Data at 

Town of Ladysmith
  • Stage 3 Water Restrictions are in effect.  Ladysmith reminds residents that every drop counts... READ MORE...
  • Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.  
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • Vision Statement:  Cultivating the heart of the community for a vibrant downtown where businesses work together in support of each other and the community.
  • Membership Meeting - SEPT 21, 7:30am   at the Waterfront Art Gallery.  
BC Chamber & Neighbouring Chambers News
Keep in touch with whats happening.  
  • Canadian business community calls on Ottawa to drop federal tax changes for small business.  Watch video with Val Litwin, Pres. & CEO BC Chamber of Commerce 
  • Check out this video "Meet the New BC Chamber Brand"

Cowichan Sport Tourism Guide is Here!
This attractive 32 page booklet is filled with information that promotes the Cowichan Region as a sports destination, including descriptions and contact information for more than 20 sports facilities.

It is a valuable addition to hosting packages and bid proposals. Events rights holders will find it helpful when scouting for a location to hold a sports event. Spectators and participants will use it to find facilities, attractions and activities throughout the region.
The Sport Tourism Guide is widely available at sports and recreation facilities, community offices, and Visitor Centres around the region. It can be ordered from the CVRD by calling 250-510-0649, or emailing 

2017 Vancouver Island Small Business Info Expo 
Connecting Business and Government Support Services
Access subject matter experts from 20 government support programs and non-profit service providers that are here to help your business! Learn about government procurement opportunities, different financing options, training opportunities for your employees, and much more.
Please join us at the free 2017 Vancouver Island Small Business Info Expo on October 5, 2017 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. This event is hosted in partnership with the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Nanaimo Business Expo.
What:                   2017 Vancouver Island Small Business Info Expo
Date:                     Thursday October 5, 2017
Time:                    10:00am-5:00pm
Venue:                  Vancouver Island Convention Centre, Nanaimo
Cost:                      Free!
For more information, CLICK HERE .
In addition to the 20 programs that will be exhibiting, we will host 2 panel sessions on:
  • Selling to Government                                            11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Access to Financing                                                  2:00pm -  3:00pm

11th Annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit
Clean-Tech Panel at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit, Oct. 25 - 26

More than 100 clean-technology companies have taken root on Vancouver Island providing high-value, full-time jobs and strengthening local economies. They are working hard to make domestic sales and to carve out competitive positions in global markets. Learn more at the Clean Tech Panel at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit.   Read More...

Oct. 25 & 26/17
Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, BC.  
Whats Happening in Ladysmith!

Check out our website for information on upcoming events and send us your events to be added! 

Transfer Beach Food Concession:  Daily from 11am-7pm until the end of September

For further info visit our EVENT CALENDAR on our website!

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