Featured Business: Pride Home Improvements

Pride Renovations street

Pride Home Improvements provide residential construction, custom homes and major renovations, serving Duncan to Nanaimo for 25 years.

What other businesses do you use in town?

Home Hardware, Shell, 49th Grocery, Subway, E&S Heating.

What inspired you to start your business?

My friend in the area.

What is your business philosophy?

Treat customers the way I like to be treated.

What is the secret to your success?

On time/on budget, satisfied customers, give a little more than is maybe expected instead of less. I am now doing some work for the children of past customers.

Pride Renovations office

Call Doug on 250-245-2884 to get started!

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Featured Business: Chroma Paint & Design – Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore paint and design store including all lines of interior and exterior paint plus a custom line of chalk paint colours.

When are you open?

Open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m.!

What other businesses do you use in town?

49th Printers, Old Town Bakery, Ladysmith Health Food Store, Appetit, Wild Poppy, In the Beantime, RBC, Pharmasave, Bouma Meats, Uforik, Kaede Sushi, LaFF, Ladysmith Ambassadors, Ladysmith Festival of Lights, TAKE 5, Palmer Leslie Chartered Accountants, 460 Realty, Vancouver Island Physio, Bliss Yoga, 49th Green House, 49th Parallel Groceries, and Ladysmith Eagles (Aerie 2101).

Jonathan Zeiler
Owner Jonathan Zeiler

Visit Jonathan at 132B Roberts Street (Brian Childs’ building) or call on 250-734-1329.

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Business Walk – Feedback

Ladysmith ChamberIn conjunction with the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Ladysmith, the LDBA helped to organize Business Walk 2016 on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Town of Ladysmith

Volunteer teams went door-to-door from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and they asked business owners or managers a few questions about their businesses. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

July 21: A draft of the Business Walk data and report should be available within the next week or two.

What are Business Walks and Why Do It?

A “Business Walk” is a day dedicated to learning more about your local businesses through face-to-face interviews on their turf. Business Walks enables your community/region to cover much more ground than a traditional Business Retention and Expansion Program. Local leaders and key community stakeholders visit a large number of businesses with the hopes of gathering the knowledge they need to help their community and strengthen relationships. Consider a Business Walk the foundation of building relationships and networks over time. Ongoing events and reporting will help keep everyone up to date and inspired to foster a stronger business and friendlier business climate.
You are typically designing your Business Walks Program to:

  • Understand the issues and opportunities of your existing business community
  • Quickly diagnose firms on the brink of greatness or that may be at risk
  • Build long lasting and effective working relationships between decision makers and local businesses
  • Increase awareness of the programs and services offered by the community, economic development office, chamber of commerce, and other partners
  • Recognize the impact and value that you place in your local businesses
  • Identify those businesses that may require assistance
  • Track the state of the local business community over time
  • Provide local businesses with access to information that can help them grow and expand locally

Business Walks Manual

Parking in Ladysmith – Friendly Reminder

With the installation of the NEW signage for the downtown public parking lots, 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.

As part of the ‘Try Ladysmith First’ promotion and to encourage downtown shopping we must ensure that there is available parking adjacent to the businesses where customers are shopping and doing business.

Ease of parking is directly related to customer traffic in our stores and businesses, the more easily a customer finds a parking spot near their intended destination, the more likely they are to patronize that business. And we can always use happier customers and more business!

Parking

Drop by the Chamber of Commerce office to pick up a copy of this poster, or contact Diane at the Development Services Office (250-245-6415) and they will deliver one to your business.

Featured Business: Renee’s Soup & Sandwich

Renee and staff
Home-cooked meals

Open at 5 a.m., they specialize in home cooked meals, offering all day breakfast, have daily lunch specials, soups, sandwiches and a variety of desserts.

They are known for their “Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie”, cheesecakes and cinnamon buns.

When are you open?

Open Monday through Saturday, from 5 a.m. till 4 p.m.!

What other businesses do you use in town?

49th Parallel Grocery, Pharmasave, Bouma Meats.

Lemon meringue pie
Best pie in town!

What inspired you to start your business?

I wanted a place of my own and I love to bake.

What is your business philosophy?

Good food,  friendly service and happy customers.

What is the secret to your success?

Home-cooked food and great staff.

Visit them at 720 1st Avenue or call on 250-245-4198.

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Try Ladysmith First!