REMINDERS and Just in:
-Invite from Nanaimo Chamber
-Cowichan Circular Economy Virtual Lunch n' Learn
-Show your Love: Nominate a Small Business!
-BC Chamber Talent Forward Program
-Apply for a Business Recovery Grant
-Entrepreneur's Guide to Small Business Finance and Resources
The Nanaimo Chamber invites Ladysmith Chamber Members to join them to learn the ins and outs of Federal funding

As we've moved through the pandemic, various federal funding programs have been developed to assist businesses and individuals. 

In this webinar, CRA Liaison Officer, Matthew Hohnsbehn, walks us through various government programs highlighting their benefits and impacts. He'll be joined by MNP Senior Manager, Cara Light, who will provide a perspective from the private sector. Our moderator, Dan Kucherka, CA and Chamber Board Treasurer, will facilitate a question and answer period. 

​Ensure you're taking full advantage of the programs available, while taking steps to avoid placing yourself or your business in a tax liability position as a result of participating in these benefits programs. 

Date and Time
Tuesday Jan 26, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Online via Zoom
$20 Members (extended to Ladysmith Chamber Members)
$30 Non-Members

EMAIL or call the Ladysmith Chamber at 250-245-2112 to reserve a spot.

Note: Registrants will receive an email with a link to join this webinar prior to January 26th. 
Cowichan Circular Economy
Virtual Lunch n' Learn
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
12pm to 1pm

Join Synergy FoundationDuncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, and Economic Development Cowichan for a virtual lunch n' learn exploring a vision of a thriving circular economy in Cowichan and across Vancouver Island. 

As an island community, we import most of our goods and export most of our waste. A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. It offers opportunities to strengthen our local, island-based economy. A circular economy is one where:

  • We share more than we own, freeing income and sparing resources
  • New ideas come to life and inspire other regions
  • Products are made and repaired locally
  • Economic equality is the new norm
  • One’s waste is another’s resource

During the Lunch n’ Learn we will cover the following:

  • Circular economy overview
  • Examples of local and global businesses operating within the circular economy
  • Identify local opportunities to increase economic opportunity and resilience while having a positive impact on the environment

Register and login to the session live on January 28 to be entered into a draw to win one of two one-year memberships with the Vancouver Island Green Business Collective (VIGBC), each a $275 value!
Nominate a business you love for an SBBC Award 2021 
This year, Small Business BC's annual awards will honour entrepreneurs who were creative, determined and most of all, supported their communities in a challenging year.
Nominate a business you love for an SBBC Award 2021 at
Introducing the Talent Forward program
Connect with student talent through the Talent Forward program, powered by the @bcchamber and ACE-WIL. Talk to a BC Chamber advisor who can guide you in connecting to the right student talent for your business needs and review resources on funding, hiring, onboarding, and managing student talent.
Building Resilience to Thrive: A 6 week program to help usiness in BC adapt to compete
Join the BC Chamber and #SMEs across the province in the Building Resilience to Thrive program, powered by the Chamber network and the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. The 6-week program is offered in three cohorts through March 2021 and features weekly seminars and resiliency roundtables to help businesses stay viable and adapt to compete in the future.

February 24th to March 31st, every Wednesday, 11am to 12pm, PST Registration for Cohort 3 closes on February 18th at 4pm
Entrepreneur's Guide to Small Business Finance and Resources
Join Community Futures Central Vancouver Island for an overview of the program services, tools and resources available to entrepreneurs in the Central Vancouver Island Region.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM PST – 11:30 AM PST
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr
We sincerely hope that you, your families, your employees, coworkers and all around you are safe and healthy in these extraordinary times. The Ladysmith Chamber has worked hard to monitor the many announcements related to federal, provincial and local responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and make information pertinent to business readily available to you on our website, newsletters and Facebook posts. We have also tried our best to monitor how your businesses have adjusted to the current crisis to make this information available to the public through our Facebook page. (If you have not already Liked and Followed our Page, you may need to do so in order to tag us.)
The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is proud to work closely with the BC Chamber and local area Chambers
33 Roberts Street, PO Box 598 Ladysmith,
BC V9G 1A4 Canada
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am-4pm