Featured Business: Island Savings

Island Savings team

Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union

Located at Coronation Mall, we provide advice on personal/business accounts, secured and unsecured lending to retirement investing and strategies, amongst many other things.

When are you available?

Any time in the day from Monday to Friday, we can make it  work.

What other businesses do you use in town?

As Island Savings, we try to promote and support our Local community, we partner with 49th Parallel, volunteer with the Ladysmith Resource Centre, members of the LDBA and Ladysmith Chamber.

What is your business philosophy?

Behave as if you own the business, act with passion and a sense of urgency, think  differently, continuously improve, share time, expertise, and success
with our members and communities, and work collaboratively as a team!

What is the secret to your success?

We strive to deliver consistent and remarkable member experience, part of that is making our members feel valued and taking a genuine interest in them as people.

Owner Bio

Our company is in the Top 50 Employers to work for, we have a great GIFT program (Growing Island Families Together), endowments that go straight back into our community. We also have our Simple Free Account (free chequing) and our Unlimited Business Banking Account for only $20.00 a month.

Island Savings

Call Jenna Sutherland on 250-912-7707 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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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.

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Featured Business: Community Link Connexions

CLCX group portrait

Community Link is an employment and community support service for young adults with developmental disabilities, funded by Community Living BC.

When are you available?

9-5 pm Monday to Friday, 250-797-0533.

What other businesses do you use in town?

Ladysmith Pharmasave, Market 2 All, Bouma Meats, 49th Parallel Grocery Store, Marlin Travel, Top Drawer, In The Beantime, 49th Cafe, 49th Parallel Printers, Home Hardware, Big O Tire, Nancy’s Fashion and Furnishings, Layman Financial Services, JB Auto Supplies, Robert Street Pizza!

What inspired you to start your business?

My passion for full inclusion and full citizenship for all people.

What is your business philosophy?

I see my role as community support worker as that of a bridge builder and connector on behalf of the individuals I support. I truly believe that full integration within the community fabric is the most desirable outcome of my work.

What is the secret to your success?

I work hard and am passionate about my work. I like to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative ways to provide the best possible service to the people we support.

When a new idea or opportunity presents itself, I am always interested in giving it a try.  I am not afraid of a challenge.

Owner Bio

I am currently the treasurer of the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association. I chose that role because I like working with numbers.

CLCX working in office

Call Tina on 250-797-0533 with questions.

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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.

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