We’re in the business of helping your business.
That’s been our mission since the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1930. We exist to promote and improve the commercial, industriAl, civic and social welfare of the Town of Ladysmith and its trade area.
We help our members in many ways, from connecting you to customers and other local entrepreneurs, to providing discounts on insurance and other essentials, to advocating for your interests.
Our advocacy for the business community is an often overlooked component of our services. But it’s among the most important ways in which we help our members.
Why? Because we’re your voice with local, regional, provincial and federal governments. They may find it easy to brush off one lone entrepreneur, but they listen when we’re united as a group.
Thanks to our strength in numbers, we’ve made progress in getting governments at all levels to recognize the value of business-friendly communities. Taxation, licenses and permits are always under discussion.
There’s still work to be done. So we’ll continue our campaign for policies that knock down barriers for the small businesses that drive the local economy.
It’s a message we’ve been delivering to candidates throughout the current federal election and it was a key component of the questions posed to candidates at the recent All Candidates Forum organized by your Chamber of Commerce. More than 300 people attended the Forum and had the opportunity to ask the questions they needed answers to in order to make an informed decision on election day. Being a voice for business at election time is important but it’s also something we’ll repeat every day throughout the year, because it helps your business.
It also helps residents of our town and the surrounding areas. After all, a healthy business community makes for a healthy community, and vice versa.
The bottom line? When it comes to our mission, we mean business.