Chamber membership can help your cash flow

For many of us as small business owners, the start of a new year means one thing: cost control.

It's essential to getting through a typically slow sales season, and to conserving precious cash flow. Finding savings in the budget is never easy, but there's one place you can look to trim potentially thousands of dollars from expenses: your Chamber.

Your membership entitles you to take advantage of the many discounts we've negotiated on your behalf for goods and services you're frequently using in your business operations. Insurance, gas, travel, office supplies, credit card transaction fees  -- Chamber members get a lower rate on all of them, and on many other purchases too.

All you need to do is review our flyer explaining your membership benefits, and then start saving.

Here are some examples of the deals that can make a significant difference to your business:     Read More
 

Join us for the 1st Roundtable Membership Meeting of 2016.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
When: 7:30am to 9:00am
Where:  Ladysmith Little Theatre ( 4985 Christie Rd, Ladysmith, BC)
RSVP 

Join us for our 5th Roundtable Meeting and our first of 2016.  We will further explore what the Chamber (and its community partners) may do to address the 4 economic development priorities that were identified through prior Roundtable Meetings.  These priorities include: (1) Recruit a Major Attraction and/or Hotel; (2) Cost of Doing Business Research; (3) Resident/Business BRE Survey ('Business Walk'); and (4) Tourism Product Development and Packaging.
 
If you're interested in getting involved in the Roundtable process (or want a reminder of what was discussed) a brief synopsis of past meetings is available by clicking here.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to call Mark at the Chamber office.  

Coffee/Tea and light snack provided.

 
News from our Membership
 
NIKKIDESIGNS:  Enter to win a Valentine's Gift Set by NikkiDesigns!   Contest runs February 1-9.  Enter at  www.nikkidesigns.ca 
ANTIQUE ADDICT: We celebrate Heritage Week all year long by specializing in quality, affordable antique and vintage furniture and collectables! Plus we carry Cottage Paint for do-it-yourself projects! Open daily 10-5 at 12 Roberts St. 250-245-6533  www.antiqueaddict.ca
INTEGRA TIRE:  We might be a little ways away... the savings are well worth the drive and coffee is always on!  There is still more winter weather so make sure you will get to where you need to be!  Contact your TIRE SPECIALISTS at Integra Tire at 250-924-3131.
LRCA:  AGM, Monday February 1st, 2016 at 7:00pm.  630-2nd Ave. (in the Seniors Centre).  Special Guest:  Jenna Forster 7pm to 7:20 pm.   READ MORE......


2016 HOME & BUSINESS SHOW
Mark your Calendars
for the 2016 Home & Business Show!
APRIL 1 & 2 2016 AT AGGIE HALL

Click here for more info and Application Forms

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunity... Read More

  BOOK  YOUR BOOTH EARLY!!!

NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS
Membership Renewals 

With the New Year comes membership renewal time at the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce. Your Package is in the mail for your 2016 membership. If any contact information or conditions have changed in your business please let us know so we can update our records accordingly.
Click here to check your website listing.  

Along with your renewal notice we wanted to provide you with some timely
suggestions for maximizing your Chamber Membership in 2016 and getting
the best return on your investment possible. If you take advantage of even a
few of these offerings your Chamber membership can pay for itself many times
Black Tie Awards
Celebrating Excellence for 20 Years

The Black Tie Awards are Cowichan's premier celebration of excellence in volunteerism and business, and 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the Awards. 

Did you know that you can nominate anyone in the CVRD? Top of Malahat to south of Nanaimo Airport and to both coasts. There have been winners from all of these areas including Ladysmith in the past so lets add more this year!     
Deadline is JAN 31 midnight.

We invite everyone in Cowichan to nominate an individual, business or organization that is an example of passion, excellence and community.

Presentation & Discussion
Establishing a Ladysmith Fund


The Nanaimo Foundation is excited to work with Ladysmith residents to establish a dedicated fund for the community.

As we approach our country's 150th birthday, the Governor General of Canada set the important goal of every Canadian community having access to a community foundation by 2017.

Community foundations play a crucial role in supporting the vibrancy and health of communities.     Read more..
 
For more information please contact Laurie Bienert at 250-667-4292 or Email Laurie.  

Contact:
Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce
33 Roberts Street, Ladysmith, BC.  V9G 1A4
250.245-2112
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