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About the Chamber


The Voice of Local Business


To promote and improve the local business environment through advocacy, education and networking

Our Established Mandates:

To enhance and advance the commercial, industrial, civic and general trade interests of the Ladysmith and its surrounding area
To undertake an active leadership role in the community by initiating, coordinating, and developing programs for the benefit of the business community
To encourage communication between private and public sectors, business and labour
To be a representative of the business community and speak on behalf of the business community to municipal, provincial and federal governments

Since its establishment in 1930, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce has been a valuable resource and support network to the local business community. While Chamber membership offers important benefits such as group insurance and discount programs, the role and responsibilities of the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce involves much more.

Meet our 2021-2022 Chamber Board of Directors
View Bios here

President: Cheri Mactier, EXP Realty
Past President: Tammy Leslie. Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants
Vice President:  Martin Sanderson, Robson O’Connor Law Office
Treasurer: Shelly Rickett, LDCU
Secretary: Andrea Rosato Taylor, Boulevard Magazine
Director: Dave Devana, Nanaimo Airport
Director: Alissa Laurin, WorkBC Cowichan
Director: John Manuel, John Manuel Financial Services CPCA
Director:  Kara Olson, Ladysmith/Chemainus Chronicle
Director: William Sumsion, Island Savings

Benefits of Joining the Chamber

See our Value of Membership page

Visitor Centre

Every year, the Chamber staff answers thousands of phoned, emailed, written and in-person queries about the Town of Ladysmith. The Chamber office is always well-stocked with brochures and tourist publications, and staff have all completed the Tourism/Visitor Information Counsellor Training course through Tourism BC and are well prepared to answer all manner of questions, whether posed by a visitor, a new resident, or by someone looking to open a new business in town. The Chamber of Commerce also oversees the design and distribution of our Ladysmith brochure.

Marriage Licenses

The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce has been designated by the Chief Executive Officer of the Vital Statistics Agency as Marriage License Issuer for the city of Ladysmith , British Columbia. Licenses can be issued Monday through Friday by appointment during office hours.  Call 250-245-2112 to schedule an appointment.  Visit Vital Statistics BC for further information.