Chamber Manager Tip of the Month
Four Reasons to Shop Local this Christmas

From the latest kitchen or tech gadgets, to funky fashion, to the latest bestseller or for all the fixins for that big holiday feast - it's all available in Ladysmith.  Christmas sales can account for as much as a third to 50% of a retailers annual sales so there's more reason than ever to shop local at this time of year.  Here are the Top Four:    Read More....
A Community Forum on Business and Economic Development


Working together, the Town of Ladysmith, the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association, and the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce organized Business Walk 2016: a day in June that was dedicated to learning more about our local businesses through face-to-face interviews on their turf.   The results have now been tabulated and a report prepared.  To share the findings of the report the partners are hosting...
 
 
A COMMUNITY FORUM ON BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Ladysmith Senior Centre, 630 - 2nd Avenue, Ladysmith
 
For more information or to reserve a seat please call the Chamber of Commerce.
All are welcome but seating may be limited.   (250) 245-2112.


CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS MONTH
Click here to read last weeks Newsletter with Press Releases, Events and more....


 
Membership News

Waypoint Insurance:  We are excited to announce that Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres is rebranding to Waypoint Insurance! ...
Pacific Salmon Foundation: Pacific Salmon Foundation provides almost $10,000 to Ladysmith area Salmon Projects.  Support them by... 
Nanaimo Airport:  Time to turn your bucket list dream holiday into reality! ...
VI Truck Teck Ltd:   We have improved  the efficiency of our service with the addition of a 12,000lb Hoist. Come on by and see Wayne and Debbie ...
Festival of Lights:  Help support the Festival of Lights by......


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Chamber pitches in for the holidays  
  
The Chamber is pleased to be able to offer their office to be the Drop Off location for The Shoebox Project & the 6th Annual Toys Toiletries & Toques.  Click on the image below for more information on these programs. 


Face of Business
Enjoy the featured videos in celebration of Small Business Month brought to you by Take 5 Publications.

Episode 1:  Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce 
Episode 4:   Festival of Lights
Take 5:   October Edition 


Town of Ladysmith

Check out the latest News and Media , Council Meetings, Agendas and Minutes  from the Town of Ladysmith including information on the Waterfront Design Charrette which is one of many ways the Town of Ladysmith will be engaging the community in the creation of a new Waterfront Area Plan.

Ladysmith Downtown Business Association

The LDBA will be kicking off Late Night Shopping with the Old Tyme Christmas event on Friday, Dec. 2nd and encourage retail businesses to stay open late the next two Fridays as well - Dec. 9th & 16th.  Click here for more on what is happening with the LDBA



Additional News...

BC Chamber:            
Check out the October 2016 Network Link with BC Chamber Presidents Insight: Trans Mountain pipeline, B.C. sales tax, BC Chamber  new CEO.   Read More

Small Business BC:  Nominate and vote today for the Small Business BC Awards! Check out the tons of Free Small Business Month Activities 



Vancouver Island Economic Alliance:  What do FortisBC, BC Transit and Telus service extensions mean to you?   
Register for the 2016 Summit    October 26 & 27,2016 at the  Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo BC


Upcoming Events: 



Oct 22-31:   Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Exhibition: To a Higher Self
Oct 22:  San Felix Live at In The Beantime
 
Oct 22:  Ladysmith Fire Rescue Haunted House
Oct 28: Meet and Greet with Fast Eddy
Oct 29:   RCL 171 presents David Gogo 
Oct 29: LRCA Dance: A Bloody Good Time
Nov 4-18: Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Art Show: Red Shoes 
Nov 4:  Ladysmith Health & Community Services Fair 
Nov 5&6: Mary Fox 2016 Studio Sale





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