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  • Notice of AGM
  • Announcing our 2024 Annual Sponsors
  • Ladysmith Chamber 15th Annual Memorial Golf Classic
  • Tourism Tuesday with Tourism Cowichan
  • Juniper & Sage Business After Hours
  • Chamber to Chamber Benefit re: Nanaimo Chamber Business Expo
  • Chamber Member Invitation re: The Mom Market @ Transfer Beach
  • Chamber Week Lunch & Learn recap

Welcome New Chamber Members

  • Mid Island Co-op

News & Resources

  • Town of Ladysmith
  • Securing Small Business Rebate
  • BC Chamber: Statement on Budget

Chamber Member Benefits through the BC Chamber

  • Chamber Benefit Savings

Upcoming Ladysmith Events


2024 Ladysmith Chamber AGM

Notice is hereby given to all members that the Annual General Meeting of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, April 10th 2024 at 5:00pm at In the Bean Time, to conduct the business of an Annual General Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.

Details & Invitation coming shortly!



A sincere thank you to all of our Annual Sponsors:

2024 Elite Sponsor: The Ladysmith & District Credit Union plays a vital role in our community, and we are so grateful for that. They are an active business leader, believing strongly in supporting and participating in community development.

2024 Platinum Sponsors: The Nanaimo Airport Commission continues to play a vital role in our region, and we are so happy to have them onboard this year as an Annual Sponsor. Lastly, Kubera Payments Corp. continues to be a Chamber of Commerce partner, and we are so pleased that they have shown their support towards our Chamber in this way. 

We are so grateful for the ongoing support and collaboration of these businesses with the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce.  

2024 Chamber Memorial Golf Classic

Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce invites you to

Participate and/or consider becoming a Sponsor of the

Ladysmith Chamber’s 15th Annual Memorial Golf Classic.

This year our Golf Classic Memorial will be in honour of

Gordon Reid

Sept 18, 1955 ~ May 3, 2023


Tourism Tuesday

Invite for Ladysmith Tourism Stakeholders

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre would like to welcome Tourism Cowichan for Tourism Tuesday on March 19, 2024 between 9:30 am-1:30 pm . Pop by the Visitor Centre to meet in-person with Kenzie Knight, Coordinator for Tourism Cowichan to discuss the range of support available to Cowichan tourism stakeholders.


You can book a 30-minute time slot with Kenzie in advance by emailing kenzie@forvi.ca or just pop in for a conversation!


This is also an opportunity to have a conversation with Roberta or Jacquie about how your business can be represented in the Ladysmith Visitor Centre. Pick up maps, guides, brochures so you can better represent Ladysmith in your business. 


We look forward to seeing you! 

Juniper & Sage Decor After Hours

Social | Shop | Snack

Join us at Chamber Member Juniper & Sage Decor for their After Hours, Social, Shop & Snack event celebrating their incredible customers and our wonderful town!

🌆 Since taking over this shop, the support from the community has been truly heartwarming, and they want to show their appreciation by inviting you to spend an unforgettable evening with them on Friday, March 22nd!  

Starting at 5pm, the festivities will begin and continue until 8pm (or even a little later)! 🌟 

They're thrilled to host some of the talented local artists and artisans whose work graces their shelves, giving you the chance to meet them in person and learn about their craft. And of course, there will be plenty of delicious snacks to enjoy! 🍪 Plus, they're offering an exclusive storewide sale with 15% off everything! 💰 

Let's make this a night to remember! See you there! 🎨✨


Nanaimo Chamber Member to Member Invitation

This year the Nanaimo Chamber celebrates their 14th annual Business Expo and plan to take over Vancouver Island Conference Centre once again, with approximately 100 exhibitors representing businesses throughout the mid-island region.

•Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2024

•Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

•Location: Vancouver Island Conference Centre

This event has been designed to serve as a vibrant platform for businesses across the Mid-Island to showcase their innovations, connect with potential clients and partners, and explore the latest trends shaping our industry.

They are offering our Chamber to Chamber benefit allowing our Chamber Members their same member rates to particiapate. A booth cost $300 and you are welcome to bring as many staff as you require at no extra cost. They are also offing 15-minute intervals of Demo Stage time for only $99.00.

Click here to register & for more info

The Mom Market @ Transfer Beach

The Chamber has been approached by “The Moms Market Collective Inc” who will be hosting an event at Transfer Beach on Saturday, July 27 from 11-3. On behalf of our Members we have requested that an invitations go out to our local Chamber Members for the opportunity to participate in the market. 

If you are interested:

Click here for further information

Click here to become a vendor

If you do want to become a vendor, please email Roberta (roberta@ladysmithcofc.com) after registering at the link above so we can inform the Mom Market of your incoming registration. Thank you.

Chamber Week | Lunch & Learn

Thank you to Lori John, CPA, CGA and Tammy Leslie, CPA, CGA, CA Partners at Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants for their informative presentation at the Ladysmith Chambers Lunch & Learn during Chamber Week. They discussed some of the basic expense deductions small business owners are most concerned about getting right, from vehicle expenses to business use of the home to cell phones and more. Tammy & Lori provided very helpful answers to a lot of great questions from our Chamber Members!

Hosted by: Ladysmith Chamber & Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants

Sponsored by: Nanaimo Airport / Kubera Payments 

Welcome New Chamber Members

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce is delighted to introduce our newest members. We continually strive to connect you to one another and to the community at large. 

Please welcome them by visiting their website, sending them an email or stopping by to introduce yourself. The personal touch will help our Chamber continue to grow and thrive.

View our Chamber Member Directory

Mid Island Co-op

Located on Vancouver Island, BC, Mid Island Co-op has been in business since 1959 and was created by local citizens as an alternative way to provide themselves with goods and services. We currently have more than 75,000 members throughout our territory, spanning from Cowichan to Port Hardy.

Located at:  106-2517 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3L2

Phone: (250) 729-8434 | Email: Click here to email | Website

News & Resources from our Partnerships and Members

Town of Ladysmith

Town sets plan in motion to reopen Machine Shop

The Town of Ladysmith is moving forward with improvements to the Machine Shop that will restore public access and vibrancy to this heritage building as the ‘heart’ of the Arts & Heritage Hub. Read More...


Ladysmith Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted on our Council Minutes, Agenda and Video page. Read More...

Securing Small Business Rebate

Recognizing the increased costs to businesses due to property crime and vandalism in rural and urban communities across the province, the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation has launched its $10.5 million Securing Small Business Rebate Program, which will provide small businesses with funds for eligible commercial property crime and vandalism repairs, or to implement eligible preventative measures.

Learn More

BC Chamber of Commerce Statement on Budget 2024

Last week in Victoria, representatives from the BC Chamber of Commerce attended the Ministry of Finance’s budget lock-up to get an early glimpse at Budget 2024. While government unveiled positive changes to the Employer Health Tax and are providing a one-time rebate on electricity bills to benefit BC businesses, the continued deficit spending and rapidly increasing debt over the fiscal plan causes the BC Chamber of Commerce some concerns.

Read the full statement on Budget 2024 from Fiona Famulak, President and CEO
Chamber Member Benefits
As a member of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, you get access to a suite of benefits through the BC Chamber network. Whether you're looking for exclusive employee benefits, help with merchant processing, online marketing, payroll solutions, or travel/hospitality/fuel savings (and more) - the Chamber has partnered with top brands so you can maximize your productivity and minimize your cost.  
Member Advantage Program Info

Three reasons to join the Chambers Plan:

1. It's simple – plans are easy to set up and manage

2. It's stable – premiums are pooled with 30,000 businesses across Canada, so rates are reliable

3. It's secure – they've been providing benefits to chamber members for over 50 years.

Upcoming Ladysmith Events

There are so many amazing upcoming events and festivals!

Visit our event calendar and follow our Tourism Ladysmith Facebook & Instagram for information about all of the events happening in Ladysmith during this summer.

Click here for more info on these events and more!
Submit your event!

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