• Ladysmith Business Economic Recovery Survey
  • Ladysmith-Open for Business Online Directory
  • Buy Local Cowichan
  • #CowichanStrong
Ladysmith Business Economic Recovery Survey
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association are working with the Town of Ladysmith to support our local businesses as we recover together from the COVID-19 crisis, and the Phase 1 provincial measures of self-isolation and physical distancing.

We know that the new guidelines for the number of people permitted in your establishment, plus additional safety precautions and sanitizing measures you are required to take, will create a burden on businesses. Please take a few moments to complete the survey below to let us know your thoughts on how we can best support you in reopening. Most of these questions are related to use the streets and sidewalks near your business to provide seating and additional restaurant and retail space. We are also considering a Shop Local Campaign and are looking for your feedback on that. We would love to hear other ideas you may have for how the Chamber, LDBA and Town can help support your business.

Thank you for taking 10 minutes to fill out this simple survey. We value your input as we move forward together.

Please complete the survey by close of business on Monday, June 8. Thank you!
Ladysmith-Open for Business Online Directory
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association (LDBA) are working hard to promote business recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Consumer awareness and confidence in business practices will be a key component of successful recovery. The Chamber and the LDBA are here to help. 
An online business directory is being prepared and will be launched to the public on next week. The business directory will highlight all businesses that are open and any practices they are implementing to keep themselves and their customers safe. Thank you to the many businesses who have already sent us your information. For those business owners/managers who have not sent us your info we would love to hear from you. **Please note there is no charge for this service. If you wish to be listed please email the following information to us:
1.   Your business name:
2.  Phone number:
3.  Website and/or Facebook
4.  Business Hours:
5.  Anything unique about the way you are operating: (For example: shop by appointment, customer limits, curb-side pickup etc.) Please limit your response to 2-3 sentences.
We are pleased to give you a sneak peek at the directory which is actually part of a larger Investment and Tourism Attraction website which will also be officially launched next week. You’ll hear more about the official launch soon.  
Click here to view the directory (and the larger website)
For those businesses who have already sent us your info, and for those who plan to sign up, PLEASE  KEEP US UP TO DATE  ON ANY CHANGES TO YOUR HOURS AND SERVICES so that the directory remains current and accurate.
We look forward to working with you and your business as we all try to get back on our feet after this incredible challenge. We Ladysmither’s are a resilient bunch and we’ll get through this … together.
Buy Local Cowichan
Cowichan Strong invites all Cowichan businesses to be showcased on   Buy Local Cowichan.  
Buy Local Cowichan  connects consumers to local businesses while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
It will be promoted on partners’ Facebook pages, webpages, and through local media to encourage people to shop locally.
By registering your business on the  buy local  page, your business is featured on a centralized and community-endorsed tool, giving you the opportunity to reach new and existing customers. Businesses can input a description of products, services, hours and contact information. This helps customers by providing a comprehensive, and up-to-date, catalogue of opportunities to buy local.

Keeping the Cowichan Valley connected.
Resources, tools and information for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
What is #cowichanstrong?
Cowichan businesses now have a new resource tool to support them in this time of economic crisis. The   #cowichanstrong   initiative provides a one-stop source for the Cowichan business community to respond, adapt, and recover from COVID-19.

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is now an active partner in the #cowichanstrong initiative.

Check out the latest edition of the newsletter here or visit the Cowichan Strong website
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is proud to work closely with the BC Chamber and local area Chambers
Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
All upcoming events have been postponed until further notice.
In following the Minister of Health recommendation to practice Social Distancing and to do our part to flatten the curve and keep our team safe, we are primarily working from home. If you need to contact us by telephone, you can call 250-245.2112 (please try, where possible, to restrict your calls to regular business hours) or send an email
33 Roberts Street, PO Box 598 Ladysmith,
BC V9G1A4 Canada