Meeting Minutes – November 2016

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Featured Business: Left Coast Fashions

Left Coast Fashions

Left Coast Fashions features the best of West Coast sustainable style with a focus on local designs. This new boutique showcases Vancouver Island clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles and art.

When are you available?

Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Can stay later if arranged in advance.

What other businesses do you use in town?

Canvas Plus, Little Otter’s children’s store, Pharmasave, Ladysmith & District Credit Union.

What inspired you to start your business?

Wanting to support local artisans and offer more shopping  variety to women.

What is your business philosophy?

The goal is to have the majority of the store stocked with Island made goods, selecting sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton and bamboo where possible, while providing selections at an affordable price point.

Creating a positive welcoming space where local women can shop and feel great in their new purchases!

What is the secret to your success?

Having products the customers love and can’t find locally except for at the artisan markets, making it very convenient to have over 20 different BC designers featured in one place where you can try the pieces on before buying.

Owner Bio

After living in Vancouver most of my adult life, Tamara moved to the Island 4 years ago and loves it! She lives with her husband and 2 children in Nanaimo, and enjoys all the outdoor activities like boating in the summer. She loves Christmas and can’t wait to decorate my new store and participate in the Ladysmith Christmas festivities this year as a business owner instead of just a visitor. 🙂

Tamara Stone
Tamara Stone

Call Tamara on 250-816-4148 with questions.

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Featured Business: Antique Addict

Antique Addict

Antique Addict is a lovely little store in downtown Ladysmith where we specialize in quality antique furniture and vintage furniture in excellent condition, and we often have exceptional pieces that really make a statement!

When are you available?

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer hours to 5:30 p.m.

What other businesses do you use in town?

49th Parallel Grocery, Bouma Meats, Shar Kare, Ladysmith Health Food Store, Market 2 All (Paul Mycroft Design), Top Drawer, Roberts Street Pizza, In the Beantime, Oyster Bay Cafe, Spice Hut, The Phoenix, Kaede Sushi, Sushi Wara, Renee’s Soup & Sandwich, Salamander Books, Bayview Framing & Art, Black Door Decor, Jim Scott Accounting, Den’s Collision Centre, JB’s Auto Supply, Home Hardware, 49th Parallel Garden Centre, Pharmasave, Rexall Drug Store, Save On Foods, Madill Office Supply, Canada Post Office, Island Pacific Oil, Chamber of Commerce, CIBC, Ladysmith & District Credit Union, and Vancouver Island Insurance Centres.

What inspired you to start your business?

After purchasing a historic house Paul started buying antiques and then the collection got out of hand so a store became the next step!  Paul is a woodworker who appreciates the craftsmanship of antique and vintage furniture and has loved antiques since he was a boy growing up in Newfoundland.

What is your business philosophy?

Recycling at its Finest! Re-loving real wood furniture that was crafted with care. Antiques are a ‘Green’ business, everything is recycled. Instead of buying new, customers save money by purchasing quality, functional and affordable antique and vintage furniture and collectables.

What is the secret to your success?

All the furniture in the store has been professionally restored, refreshed, refinished and polished by Paul before it is offered for sale, so customers can be assured of the lasting quality of every piece.

Owner Bio

Paul enjoys being part of the downtown shopping experience and was proud to renovate his building to be part of our downtown charm.  He is a Director in the Downtown Business Association and works with the Chamber of Commerce on initiatives. People are always surprised how beautifully displayed and clean the Antique Addict is and how we prove that good things do come in small packages!

Paul Joy
Owner Paul Joy

Call Paul on 250-245-6533 with questions.

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Become a Stakeholder in Tourism Cowichan

Tourism Cowichan is pleased to provide information on research, marketing initiatives, and other resources of benefit to stakeholders.

Stakeholder Benefits

Are you a tourism or hospitality related business or organization operating in the Cowichan Region? Do you have an interest in the success of Cowichan as a tourism destination? If so, register for FREE as a stakeholder of Tourism Cowichan.  By doing so, you access a wide range of benefits that can help grow your business.

Tourism Cowichan Registered Stakeholders:

  • Are eligible to participate in Destination British Columbia co-operative programs
  • Are eligible to participate in Tourism Cowichan co-operative marketing programs
  • Receive increased exposure to travel trade and media
  • Have increased opportunity for participating in cooperative initiatives with Tourism Vancouver Island and Tourism Victoria
  • Are listed on the Tourism Cowichan website
  • Receive special rates and considerations for advertising and promotion (including collateral, website and social media)
  • Have greater access to professional development and networking opportunities
  • Will receive regular communications about marketing opportunities and industry news
  • Voting Stakeholders are eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors  as well as committees for of Tourism Cowichan Society
  • Voting Stakeholders can vote in any regular, annual or special meeting of the Tourism Cowichan Society. This means you will be able to have your say in shaping policy for Tourism Cowichan.

Please print and complete this form to register as a stakeholder. It can be scanned and emailed to info [at] tourismcowichan [dot] com, mailed to 372 Coronation Ave, Duncan BC, V9L 2T3, or call 250-510-5586 for pick up.

Featured Business: Evergreen Cremation Centre

Evergreen Cremations

Evergreen Cremation Centre is an Island family-owned funeral home.

When are you available?

Any time.

What other businesses do you use in town?

49th Parallel Printers, Pharmasave, Spice Hut, Robson O’Connor Law, Salamander Books, Palmer Leslie Accountants.

What inspired you to start your business?

For years I worked for a large corporate funeral network, managing their location in Duncan. I was treated well by them but sometimes felt restricted in the personal assistance I wanted to offer – I wanted to take the “sales” out of funerals and simply provide information and service to the families I serve – assisting them in whatever I can.

Opening Evergreen Cremation Centre allows me to do just that.  Serve people with honesty, integrity, the way I like to be treated.

What is your business philosophy?

Planning a cremation does not have to be extravagant and expensive. At Evergreen Cremation Centre Ltd, it is our commitment to provide service excellence with a relaxed atmosphere, honouring traditions and wishes of the family we serve, at prices that are affordable

Owner Bio

Kevin Owens was born in Victoria and in 1998 started his career in Afterlife Care working for a funeral home in Saanich. He managed a home in Duncan for 10 years and has now opened his own home in Ladysmith, focusing on providing essential cremation services, while offering much more, from “just” a cremation to assisting in Celebrations of Life, estate assistance, urns, and granite markers.

Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens

Call Kevin on 250-924-8484 with questions.

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