Join the LDBA

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

Join the LDBA!

There are 3 steps that MUST be completed. You cannot complete step 3 without steps 1 and 2:

  1. Download the membership form (PDF)
  2. Mail this form with payment to Ladysmith Downtown Business Association, PO Box 2462 Ladysmith B.C. V9G 1B8 or call Andrea at 250-268-1313 to pick up. You can also e-transfer your payment
  3. Send your business details for publishing upon approval

If you choose to use e-transfer, please use this email address LDBAsonia [at] gmail [dot] com.

Once payment has been received and your membership is approved, your listing will be published.

Full membership:

  • Business office has to be located within LDBA boundaries
  • Ability to vote
  • Access to advertising opportunities
  • $150/year

Associate membership:

  • Business office is located outside LDBA boundaries
  • No ability to vote (unless a Director)
  • Access to advertising opportunities upon Board approval
  • $150/year

Non-profit membership:

  • Has same rights as Full member
  • $75/year

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.

Marketing Benefits

  • Facebook posts, monthly branding in print media, annual promotion in Tourism Guides
  • Frequent advertisements in the local print media, plus special rates available for events
  • Online business listing and advertising opportunities on this LDBA mobile-friendly website
  • Posters and signage for special events, newsletters, Cenotaph signage

Event Sponsorship

  • Popular events: Old Time Christmas, Hill Dash, Arts on the Avenue, Grand Christmas, Summer Sale, shop-local promotion – summer and winter, support Ladysmith Days, Festival of Lights

Advocacy

  • A representative from Town Council, plus advocating on issues such as business taxes, highway directional signage
    public washrooms, Economic Development, networking
  • Monthly membership meetings, 3rd Thursday, time and location may vary
  • Social events to enhance networking opportunities and enhance your profile in the community
  • Professional development and educational seminars at regular monthly meetings
  • Collaboration with the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith Show and Shine, Festival of Lights Society, Town of Ladysmith, Ladysmith Maritime Society, Ladysmith Days and more

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!

Resources for the Members

Free Email Updates from the LDBA!

If you are a business, sign up to get the monthly newsletter in your inbox or mobile device. Members of the public are also welcome. THIS IS A DOUBLE OPT-IN LIST SO YOU NEED TO CONFIRM FROM THE FOLLOW-UP EMAIL.

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