the latest from your Chamber
In this Issue
From your Chamber
  • Chamber AGM
  • Membership Renewals
  • Chamber Week Virtual Happy Hour recap
Around Town
  • Town - Safety Announcement
  • Ladysmith Rotary Fundraiser
  • Sip, Savour & Support Cowichan
Resources for Members
  • Small Business Awards
  • BC Recovery Grant
  • Funding Opportunities for Hiring Students
  • Virtual Networking Event
From your Chamber
Save the Date! Ladysmith Chamber AGM April 14th
Wednesday, April 14th | 9:00am - 10:00am | Zoom

Join your fellow Chamber Members, Directors & Staff on zoom as we reflect on the accomplishments, challenges & resilience of 2020 & share our plans for the future.
With Guest Speaker Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan speaking on Business Support & Economic Recovery Program & other Provincial Priorities
Chamber Week Virtual Happy Hour recap
On Thursday, February 18th from 4:30 pm to 5:30pm the Ladysmith Chamber will hosted our first-ever Virtual Happy Hour/Networking Chamber Week Event.
The conversation was lively and fun and was enjoyed by all. The session was scheduled for 1 hour but because the event was so engaging everyone stayed for an extra half hour. The group was small which was a blessing in disguise as we learned a few things about virtual networking. Read More...

Chamber Membership Renewals
We have new payment options available for renewals!
If you did not receive your invoice or have any questions about the new payment options, call the Chamber at (250) 245 - 2112 or email Mark or Jacquie.
We sincerely thank you for your past support and look forward to working with you to improve the business climate in Ladysmith through economic and business development programs!
Around Town
Town of Ladysmith - Safe disposal of sharps
Support Ladysmith Rotary Club & Disaster Aid Canada Projects!
Sip, Savour & Support Cowichan - On until Mar 31st
You need good food and drink, and the cheer of good company now more than ever.

Our restaurants and craft beverage makers need your influence, your thanks, and your patronage, now more than ever. 

Take a seat at our tables, pull up a chair or a stool, and embark on a taste journey that is a world away from ordinary but available, right here and right now. Cowichan Valley’s Sip, Savour Support celebrates the dining and tasting experiences that make Cowichan great and asks you to support your neighbours through patronage when they need you the most.

Two great ways to sip, savour, and support local over the upcoming months!
Resources for Members
Nominations & Voting for the Small Business BC Awards closing soon!
Get involved by nominating your business, or by nominating & voting for small businesses you love!

Put your business on the map & receive recognition for the hard work you’ve put in so far! The nomination process helps businesses uncover valuable insights, receive community support & inspires them to reach new heights!
This program provides fully funded grants to businesses to ensure they have the support they need during and beyond COVID-19. Grants of $10,000 to $30,000 are available to eligible B.C. businesses impacted by COVID-19.

An additional $5,000 to $15,000 grant is available to eligible tourism-related businesses.
The program is open for applications until March 31, 2021, or until the funds are fully allocated. 
Funding Opportunities for Hiring Students
VIWIL, MITACS & MAGNET have collaborated to share information about provincial & federal funding opportunities for hiring work-integrated learning students on Vancouver Island.

They are keen to share information about timelines and eligibility and offer you resources to help point you in the right direction.

Webinar: Feb 25, 2021 10:00 AM
Vancouver Island University, North Island College & Tourism Vancouver Island
Connect is an engaging, informative and interactive virtual networking event.
The goal of the event is to build connections between employers, industry professionals, students and faculty, while bringing together key stakeholders in the industry to share up-to-date information on research, support programs and the future of tourism on Vancouver Island
Wed, March 3rd from 3pm - 5 pm
The VIWIL hub is a free service for all tourism and hospitality operators and employers to use to connect with student talent from NIC and VIU.
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The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce works with many partners to create and improve business opportunities for our members
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33 Roberts St
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