Chamber Business Mixer

Brenda Clarke, Chamber President Alana Newton, Peter Richmond

Many thanks to Brenda Clarke ~ Oyster Bay Beach House and Peter Richmond ~ 49th Parallel Grocery for their generous Sponsorship of our Business Mixer on Sept 13th.  Beautiful weather, magnificent venue and top notch appy spread paved the way for a fantastic Business Mixer. 
 

Another highlite to the evening were our special guests, Mayor Aaron Stone and our new City Manager,  Guillermo Ferrero.  Thank you both for your time and sharing with us.   The excitement and enthusiasm for the future of Ladysmith was very much present.


      
Mayor Aaron Stone
   Guillermo Ferrero






Small Business Week
   

October 16-22 is Small Business Week in Canada.  The Chamber will be hosting  activities and events that will take place to emphasize and support the importance of Small Business to our community.
  • The Chamber will be hosting a Business Mixer on Tuesday October 18th at Robson O'Connor's new Mortgage and Real Estate location at 318 First Avenue.  
  • In partnership with the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Town of Ladysmith and the LDBA there will be a Community Forum on Business, Thursday, October 2oth
Stay tuned for further info on both of these Small Business Week events.  If you are hosting an event for Small Business Week email us your event info and we will share it on our event calendar.    

 
Membership News

GNB BUILDERS would like to congratulate Wade Dupont on receiving his Red Seal Certification in Carpentry......
 
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Ladysmith, holds various entertainment events throughout the year open to the General Community. One such Event is David GOGO on October 29th at 8pm to late...........

CITRUS CYCLES:  Experience the beauty of fall close-up by joining an eBike tour with CitrusCycles.ca and discover all of the amazing.........
 
MARKET 2 ALL:  Are you doing email marketing and not happy with your current provider? Thinking about getting started in email marketing? We can help .........
 
LADYSMITH FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Fun Fall dance featuring Chevy Ray and the Fins, October 15th, 7 pm. .........
 
NIKKIDESIGNS:  Book you free consultation for window coverings by NikkiDesigns to have them ready for the holidays!  Save.............
 
LD PLUMBING & HEATING:  Service now and SAVE with LD Plumbing & Heating and Fortis.  Appliance Maintenance Rebate Program ........

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.....The members of the Festival of Lights are gearing up for the 29th annual show.  There are some new and really exciting things happening........


View our Membership Directory here

Tour de Rock ~ Adopt a Rider Program

The Ladysmith Downtown Business Association is helping to sponsor the 2016 Tour de Rock 'Adopt a Rider' Program again this year.

They are looking for sponsors to adopt each of the 17 TDR 2016 riders for $75.

The majority of this money goes to Cops for Cancer, which funds paediatric cancer research as well as sending kids with a history of cancer along with their families to Camp Goodtimes - where they get to be 'kids' for a week!   A small portion pays for the riders dinner at the Ladysmith Red Serge dinner, held on October 3rd.

Your sponsorship also gets you a sign with you/your businesses name and your adopted riders name printed on, that can be held up by you or a volunteer that welcomes the riders into town on October 3rd, and a picture taken with your rider.  READ MORE
 
Small Business BC: 


JOIN US FOR EDUCATION IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The MyBizDay Series presented by Small Business BC and TD Bank Group connects entrepreneurs to the province's leading tools and resources.

Join us in Victoria  for a full-day of workshops, presentations, panel discussions and exhibits.
This year's presentations include:
* Market Research: Find Data That Works for You - Small Business BC
* Financing and Start-Up Money - TD Bank Group
* How Your Business Can Get Ahead in International Trade - UPS Canada
* Digital Marketing - Yellow Pages
* Protecting Your Business - TruShield Insurance
* Small Business Tools and Resources - Small Business BC
Seating is limited, so register for your tickets in advance to secure your spot!

MyBizDay
Vancouver Island Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC - Map
Price: $20 REGISTER NOW


More News!

LDBA:  Check out whats happening with the LDBA! Try Ladysmith First! Read More



Town of Ladysmith
Keep up on all the upcoming Town of Ladysmith Meetings and Events.  



BC Chamber:  Have a look at the BC Chamber 
September Network Link. Read More
Women's Heart and Soul Awards:
October 1st, 2016
Nanaimo Golf Club,2800 Highland Blvd,  Nanaimo, BC  V9S3N8
Where Savvy, Classy Women come to be inspired, have fun and honoring women who transform others with their Heart and Soul.  A Full day of Inspiration and Laughter.
Please note:  Advance tickets only, no tickets will be sold at the door

Did you know that 6 ladies from Ladysmith have been nominated for the Women's Heart and Soul Awards? Kathy HolmesMargaret Nielsen, Sharron Oncuil, Andrea Rosato-Taylor, Marina Sacht and Jenna Forster. Congratulations Ladies!!

Upcoming Events: 

Sept 02-26: Waterfront Art Gallery:  Art Show, Photography & Printmaking
Sept 29 - Oct 16:  Ladysmith Little Theatre presents " Art of Murder"
Oct 03:   Tour de Rock
  
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for more events!
TOURISM COWICHAN
Register your Tourism / Hospitality Business with Tourism Cowichan Society, ITS FREE!!
Are you a tourism or hospitality related business or organization operating in the Cowichan Region?  
Do you have an interest in the success of Cowichan as a tourism destination? If so, register for FREE as a stakeholder of Tourism Cowichan.   Read More...

It is important to have a Ladysmith business presence in this regional tourism initiative.  The regional tourism dollars are being managed through this organization.

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