Chamber Fall Speaker Series 
Mastering Your Business for Maximum PROFIT & SUCCESS!  Colin Sprake, Make your Mark

RSVP by Friday, November 15, 2019       

The Ladysmith Chamber is thrilled to welcome back Colin Sprake of Make Your Mark to our upcoming Fall Speaker Series.  A highly sought-after keynote speaker and trainer, Colin guarantees his audiences will walk away from his presentations, no matter how long or short, with practical tools and strategies you can use immediately in your life and business to achieve greater success and make a positive impact in the world. He also teaches that success is attainable in both family and business without sacrificing one for the other.   

Testimonial from Chamber Member Jason Kelland, CJZ Enterprizes, A&W Ladysmith/Mill Bay:

"Colin Sprake and his MYM team have been a true inspiration to me and my understanding of what it takes to run a successful business. It is a must for anybody in business for themselves, particularly those starting out and those stuck in a rut. The practical lessons are invaluable and will catapult your business to the next level. More importantly and quite surprisingly I learnt a lot about myself and why I do what I do and what I wish to do in the future. I have sent most of my management team trough his Business Excellence course, which should speak volumes about my trust and belief in what he does. Colin and his team offer a refreshingly truthful and heartfelt experience which you can only love them for!"


Chamber Fall Speaker Series 
Community Update with Mayor, Aaron Stone 
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Thank you to Mayor Aaron Stone for his dynamic and heartfelt presentation Wednesday night at the Chambers Fall Speaker Series. His knowledge and commitment to this community was unmistakeably apparent.

Big shout out to our generous Fall Speaker Series Sponsor,  Ladysmith & District Credit Union  and to  In the Beantime  Cafe for their support.

Click here to view the Town of Ladysmith 2020-23 Strategic Plan prioritizing Climate Action, Affordability, Economic Development and Infrast ructure renewal.

Celebrate the Holidays with fellow business people!  Members and guests are invited to the 3rd Annual Chamber / LDBA  Christmas Social at Cottonwood on Tuesday, December 3rd from from 12 pm to 2 pm.  Book a seat or reserve a table for your staff and guests!  
Silent Auction donations are welcome. 
Please  RSVP by Friday, November 29th.   
Email   or call 250-245-2112

Save the Date! 
Friday, June 12, 2020 at Cottonwood! 

Show your love Ladysmith
Nominations are open for the Small Business BC Awards

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Think of a business that you love. It can be one that makes your morning latte perfectly, or keeps your car running when the weather turns cold, or provides the best customer service ever or even just the place that has the best happy hour specials!
Nominate a small business you love for the SBBC Awards and give them the reco
gnition they deserve.  We invite you to recognize their hard work by nominating them for a Small Business BC Award.

Junior Achievement  Ladysmith Intermediate -classroom Opportunities  
Can you help us Inspire, Prepare & Empower BC Youth

JABC provides FREE programs to schools, focused on Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship curriculum. The Programs are delivered by Professionals, like yourself, with a financial background and/or business ownership experience.  Volunteers will spend 4 x 1 hr sessions in the classroom. JA provides the curriculum kit, training and classroom PPT. 
I look forward to introducing you to the teachers and their students.

If you are interested in volunteering, Contact Gail Stroud (250) 510.7671
LRCA Christmas Cheer Fund

Dear Friends of the Business Community,

Once again, the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) Christmas Cheer Fund is underway and we would be pleased to have your business take part in this event. As in the past, the goal of the Christmas Cheer Fund is to provide a Christmas Dinner for families and toys for children.
In carrying on an 80-plus year tradition, we require assistance and wish to know if your business is willing to be a drop off location to obtain food and gifts for the CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND.   
Two free training events for the Central Island Region on Social Procurement for Not Profits and Local Businesses

Community Futures Central Island and the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce are partnering with CCSPI to host 2 sessions to help local organizations and businesses prepare to bid and deliver on social procurement contracts.
One session, for non profits and social enterprises, looks at what social procurement is and is not, how procurement differs from grants, and how to prepare to both bid and partner with businesses who may want to bid.  
November 14th 2019, 9:30-11am:  Register Here
The second session, for local businesses and SMEs, demystifies social procurement, outlines what it is and is not, and outlines typical social value criteria that procurement offices may be looking for. This session is for goods and services suppliers, specifically.
November 14 2019, 1:30-3pm:  Register Here
For more information and to register, go to

Road Safety At Work
Complimentary workshop

Road Safety At Work is holding a complimentary, half-day road safety workshop in Nanaimo on November 26, 2019. 

This workshop is geared toward assisting organizations with increasing safety in their workplaces by developing or improving an occupational road safety program.  Occupational road safety does not just apply to organizations with commercial fleets, but any organization that has employees driving a company vehicle or their personal vehicle during their work day.  Business owners, managers, supervisors, health and safety practitioners, safety committee members, and others who have responsibility for making decisions and developing programs to keep employees safe on BC roads, will benefit from attending. Employers  are welcome to register up to three staff members per organization.
This free of charge, 4 hour session will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26th. Here is a quick link to our  workshop schedule
Interested parties can register online, or by contacting Angelina Robinson at / 604-770-2500.
Shoebox Project for Women
Drop off location

The Ladysmith Chamber / Visitor Centre is happy to provide the drop-off space for the Shoebox Project for Women program again this year.  Located at 33 Roberts Street, hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4pm.  Deadline,   December 15, 2019.  Read More...


The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce greatly values your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciate your loyalty and support through your membership.  We look forward to working with you.   Here are just some of the incentives that are included with your Membership.

Advertise here to support Your Chamber
& promote Your Business for $30 per month.
Call 250-245-2112 to book your spot!

Town of Ladysmith
  • The next Council Meeting is on November 18, 2019 at 7pm. Click here for the Regular Council meeting schedule.  A full agenda package is prepared by 5:30 p.m. on the Thursday before the Council and Municipal Services Committee meetings and is available by clicking on the following links: Council Minutes and Agendas Municipal Services Minutes and Agendas.
  • Ladysmith Councils Strategic plan sets key priorities for the community
  • The Town of Ladysmith is supporting Stz'uminus First Nation in facilitating access for the purposes of logging on Crown woodlots adjacent to our municipal boundary.  Read More...
Ladysmith Downtown Business Association
  • As an LDBA member you will enjoy being part of our vibrant business community and help contribute to the growth and prosperity of downtown Ladysmith!  
  • We will not be having a general meeting in November or in December.
    In November, we have Light Up plus we are working on our own initiatives. In December, our meeting is a  joint mixer with the Chamber.
  • Upcoming LDBA Events:  Dec 6 th: Old Time Christmas and Dec  13th & 20th: Friday Late Night Shopping 
  • PARKING IN LADYSMITH - FRIENDLY REMINDER:  We want to make sure that you and your customers have easy access to and know about free downtown parking options.We would like to ask that all business people, owners and employees please park in the designated parking lots and not on First Avenue and side streets. Read More...
BC Chamber News

The Ladysmith Chamber is a Proud Member of the BC Chamber. Through this membership our Chamber members receive access to exclusive member rates on:
*Employee Benefit plans
*Online Payroll, and Human Resource programs
* Hotels and Car Rentals -worldwide
*Electronic payment processing & merchant services
* Fuel discount programs
*Business supplies
*Online marketing management
*Business training programs
*and much more...

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Business Resources 

Learn new customs and create lifelong friendships

MLI Homestay is seeking enthusiastic and careing Ladysmith Families to host Japanese Students (16-17 years old) for our upcoming program.  
SHORT TERM From December 06th to December 9th, 2019 
88 Japanese Students attending Ladysmith Secondary School arrive Friday Evening and depart Monday morning.  Ladysmith Families are needed!  $120 compensation.  

Register online or for more information contact Christine Balatti 250-619-6605 or by email
Upcoming Ladysmith Events!
Here are your Ladysmith events!  Send us your event info!  

Nov 11:  Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov 21-24:  Cedar & Yellow Point Artisans Country Christmas Tour
Nov 29th:  Ladysmith Festival of Lights 
Nov 28-Dec 15:  Ladysmith Little Theatre presents: The Savannah Sipping Society
Thursdays:  Michael Clarke performs at Maya Norte
For more info and events click here!                    
Do You Have a Pet Friendly Business...

TAKE 5 Newsmagazine is partnering with the  Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre to identify "pet-friendly" shops and businesses in the area.

Tell us by filling out this form and email it back to Marina at or dropping it off at the Take 5 or Chamber/Visitor Centre.

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