Chamber Fall Speaker Series 
Community Update with Mayor, Aaron Stone 

What's New in Ladysmith
An evening of updates on the Town's Strategic Planning Process including Economic Development Priorities, the Waterfront Implementation Plan, and other initiatives affecting business and lifestyle in Ladysmith.
Second term Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone will join us for an update on everything new and exciting happening in our beloved town. He'll be speaking to the hot-off-the-press Strategic Plan for the municipality. There will be some announcements about new Economic Development initiatives. He'll also update us on new developments relating to the Waterfront Development Plan. Mayor Stone may have some special guests joining him which will be announced as we get closer to the event. Join us for an informative evening on everything new in Ladysmith.
Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019  
Location: Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery 
444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC ( previously Davis Road School)  
Time:  5pm to 7pm: Doors open at 4:45pm | Presentation at 6:00pm  
Cost:  $20.00 + GST for Chamber Members | $25.00 + GST for Non-Members
Includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar reception followed by Mayor Stone's presentation.
RSVP by email or call 250-245-2112 by Monday, November 4th

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

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.    Colin Sprake Bio
Mastering Your Business for Maximum PROFIT & SUCCESS!  Colin Sprake,  Make your Mark

RSVP by Wednesday, November 13, 2019       

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Chamber Fall Speaker Series  with Val Litwin, BC Chamber President and CEO

The Chambers Speaker Series kicked off with Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.  Val eloquently engaged with 30+ Chamber Members about the work that the BC Chamber of Commerce has been doing on an ongoing basis to influence government decision making.  He explained about the BC Chamber's new award-winning MindReader platform that provides real-time intelligence on the thoughts and concerns of BC's business community.  

"MindReader" takes the pulse of BC businesses through highly efficient and effective surveys conducted by a leading national polling agency. The information collected and the analysis is shared with you. The results are also shared with the highest levels of the provincial government to aid in policy-setting and decision-making. Be one of Ladysmith's first MindReader participants -- all Ladysmith Chamber members and all their employees are invited to engage! Surveys are very brief, totally confidential and very professionally presented. Let's have Ladysmith's voice heard across BC!  JOIN BC MINDREADER NOW
Thank you to In the Beantime Cafe for accommodating a seemless short notice venue change and providing exceptional food and service
Thank you to Dean, for providing the sound system and his expertise for the event.  

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

New Chamber Members
Welcome New Chambers to our team.   Be sure to welcome new members by patronizing their businesses, visiting their  websites and liking them on Facebook. 
Business Development Bank of Canada 

Located at  6581 Aulds Road, Suite 500, Nanaimo BC, V9T 6J6
Phone:  T 1-888-463-6232  |   Website
We are a different kind of bank. We are BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.
Our business centre's mission is to help create and develop strong businesses in the Cowichan Valley region, including Ladysmith and Duncan.  Read More...

F & M Installations Ltd
Efficient Contracting.  Innovative People.

Located at 1890 Schoolhouse Road, Nanaimo, BC.  V9X 1T4
Phone: (250) 250-753-1214  |   Email  |   Website

Humble beginnings as a service provider to the mills on Vancouver Island the F&M Installations Ltd. company has grown to become one of the leading Electrical Contractors and supplier of services in Western Canada.  F&M Installations Ltd specializes in large, complex energy transmission, distribution and generation projects delivering safety, quality and solutions for our clients.

Glen Naylor Financial Group Inc.

Located at 02-2700 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 5C7
Phone: Toll-Free: 877.724.3574  |   Email  |   Website

The Glen Naylor Financial Group specializes in the design and implementation of employee benefit programs for small to mid-size businesses. We canvas the markets bringing competitive quotes and comparisons to clients ensuring both quality and competitive products.
As the exclusive advisor for the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan in the Cowichan Valley, we also provide businesses with access to one of the best Employee Benefit packages in the country. 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.


October is Small Business Month in British Columbia, a time to recognize the contributions entrepreneurs and small business owners make towards the economy and our local communities. This year is extra special because it marks the 10 th anniversary of Small Business Month in our province.

To celebrate, Small Business BC and The Province of British Columbia have partnered to offer the Small Business Month Free Services Plan that will allow entrepreneurs and small business owners in BC FREE access to Small Business BC's education and client services products and services with  promo code SBMATE2016, including seminars, webinars and Ask the Expert sessions, between October 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016.  Check out our full list of offerings here. There are more than 30  seminarswebinars and Ask the Expert sessions to choose from this month. Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!

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

Duncan Cowichan Chamber 
Small Business Big Day |  Date: October 29, 2019  |  Time: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with  Scotiabank, is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Small Business. BIG DAY.  This one-day symposium, in celebration of Small Business Month, will be held at the Ramada Duncan.  There will be a dynamic line-up of speakers, panel sessions and workshops, all of which are focused on supporting local small business. Everyone welcome!  Click here for more info!

Ladysmith Chamber Members can access the member rate on the full day rate which is $109.  Contact (250) 748-1111 or  Send an Email .  

Chemainus Chamber Golden Brush Awards

The Chemainus Chambers annual Golden Brush Business Excellence Awards is hosted as a night to honor the incredible local businesses, organizations and volunteers in their community. The people and places that help make Chemainus a wonderful place to live and to keep coming back to. They offer a delicious dinner catered by the Sawmill Taphouse & Grill, door prizes, a silent and live auction and more to create a night of fun and well deserved recognition to those who work so hard in the community all year round. 
Date:  October 26, 2019 | Tickets $60+tax |  Call 250-246-3944
Cowichan & Neighbouring Chamber News
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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...

Town of Ladysmith
  • The next Council Meeting is on November 04, 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.
  • Council approves updated plan for Lot 108 at Forrest Field. Read  More...
  • Click here for  information on current topics that have generated interest and questions from Ladysmith citizens including the Holland Creek Crossing and the 4th Avenue Lane Crossing at Rocky Creek 
  • Citizens are invited to apply for the Select Committee on Council Renumeration 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!  
  • Join the LDBA for their next Membership Meetings on October 4th and November 14th  @ Davis Road School, Parkhill Terrace, south Ladysmith
  • Upcoming LDBA Events:  Dec 6 th: Old Time Christmas (TBC) and Dece  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...
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


Ladysmith Restorative Justice is a program of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LCRA). Our mandate is to address crime and conflict in the community through restorative justice practices.
Restorative Justice is a philosophy and a movement that encompasses a shift in thinking from blame and punishment to how we can address the impact of harm to affected parties and community, restore relationships, and facilitate healing. Over the course of the next several months, we aim to build capacity and partnerships for restorative justice practices in Ladysmith through public engagement sessions, workshops for individuals and groups, as well as interviews with stakeholders from multiple sectors, such as government, community organizations, businesses, the general public, and the First Nations community.

You can help us by completing a short survey designed to help gather community input. The survey takes 2 to 3 minutes to complete and can be accessed by following this link:

For more information about restorative justice and this project, or to request a presentation, please contact: Carmen Hildebrand Restorative Justice Project Coordinator  email Carmen Hildebrand or call   250 470 9586.
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.


Upcoming Ladysmith Events!
Here are your Ladysmith events!  Send us your event info!  
 October 24 & 31:  Michael Clarke Live at the Maya Norte 
October 25 @ 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm: Stz'uminus Salmon Dinner Fundraiser
October 19-27 @ 11:00 am  - 4:00 pm:  Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery presents "The Wind Beneath My Wings"
October 29 @ 7:00 pm  - 10:00 pm:  A Night at the Museum a Spirited Fundraiser
November 1-25 @ 11am-4pm:  Waterfront Art Gallery presents "Under the Microscope"
November 4 & 5:  Mary Fox Studio Sale 
November 1 @ 7:00 pm -  10:00 pm:  In the Beantime presents: The DeafAids
November 11:  Remembrance Day Ceremony
For more info and events click here!         


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