Join the LDBA

Boundary map

Membership is open to businesses located within the dark green area (Full members) and outside (Associate members).

Full membership:

  • Business office has to be located within LDBA boundaries
  • Ability to vote
  • Access to advertising opportunities
  • $150/year ($125 if paid by January 31st)

Associate membership:

  • Business office is located within LDBA boundaries
  • No ability to vote (unless a Director)
  • Access to advertising opportunities upon Board approval
  • $150/year ($125 if paid by January 31st)

Non-profit membership:

  • Has same rights as Full member
  • $75/year ($62.50 if paid by January 31st)

Private membership:

  • No ability to vote
  • $75/year ($62.50 if paid by January 31st)

As a new member, you can join at any time during the year and only pay for the remaining months! As a returning member, you pay the full price.


  • Weekly Facebook posts, monthly branding in Take 5, annual promotion in Tourism Guides
  • Frequent advertisements in the Ladysmith Chronicle, plus special rates available for events
  • Online business listing and advertising opportunities on the LDBA mobile-friendly website

Event Sponsorship

  • Popular events: Old Time Christmas, Hill Dash, Arts on the Avenue and the Grand Christmas shop-local promotion


  • Representation at Town Council meetings, plus advocating on issues such as business taxes, various signage, empty downtown buildings


  • Monthly membership meetings
  • Social events and networking opportunities
  • Professional development and educational seminars
  • Collaboration with the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Stz’uminus First Nations, and Town of Ladysmith

Join the LDBA!

  1. Download the membership form (PDF)
  2. Send us your business details

As an LDBA member you will enjoy being part of our vibrant business community and help contribute to the growth and prosperity of downtown Ladysmith!



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