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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!


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: Main Street Yarn

Main Street Yarn

Welcome to  Ladysmith’s knitting and yarn shop. Located right on heritage First Avenue, they are open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday!

In addition to a wonderful selection of yarns and yarn craft accessories, Main Street Yarn is a great source of hand crafted gifts. Additionally, they carry beautiful, handmade Bolga baskets that are brought in, Fair Trade, from skilled basket weavers in Africa!

Main Street Yarn

Knitting, crochet, felting and quilting lessons are offered during the day and evening. Please contact them to learn more about their workshops and classes.

Visit them at 524 1st Avenue in downtown Ladysmith.

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Featured Business: Pharmasave

Pharmasave owners

Ladysmith Pharmasave has been a valued member of the Ladysmith community since 1980, and part of the Pharmasave brand since its creation.

Visit them at 441 1st Avenue in downtown Ladysmith.

What other businesses in Ladysmith do you use?

  • Chamber of Commerce

What inspired you to start your business?

It was time I did for myself what I had done for others for years.

What is your business philosophy?

It’s all about building relationships… with customers, staff & our community.

What is the secret to your success?

Years of experience, hard work and always being willing & open to change and learning.

Pharmasave customer

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Town Signage Update

New signs are starting to appear around town! Do you know where these are?

Signage 49th parallelA multi-phase project to update and improve the Town’s entry/gateway and directional signage is underway and the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association is proud to have played a role in it.

Based on recommendations from a joint committee of the Town, Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Association, Phase I will involve a signage and site condition survey, sign and site layout design, and a project phasing strategy and budget.

When complete, the Signage Initiatives Project will result in new and improved:

  • Highway signage to invite visitors off the Trans-Canada Highway into downtown Ladysmith
  • Downtown business directional signage to reduce the need for sandwich boards
  • Tourism signage highlighting Ladysmith’s history and location.

Council approved the first phase of funding for a tourism and business Signage Initiatives Project in the 2014 budget.  This project is being led by the Development Services Department with the support of a project team from Golder Associates.  The Town’s entry/gateway and directional signage has been in place for over ten years.

The first phase of this multi-phase project is commencing and is expected to be completed very soon.  This project follows the successful completion of new downtown street banners in five themes – savour, play, explore, indulge, relax –  and new signage for the Town’s public parking lots.

Council is applying for a grant that would allow the signage to be completed all at once.

Featured Business: Market 2 All

Market 2 All

Send great-looking, mobile-friendly email newsletters to your customers then see who opens and clicks them! At affordable prices, Market 2 All have many templates to choose from and customize. They also develop mobile-friendly WordPress websites, which you can easily update and maintain to grow your business.

Visit the office upstairs at 410A 1st Avenue (Royal LePage), call 250-245-8777 or visit the website to get started.

What other businesses in Ladysmith do you use?

  • 49th Parallel Printers (cheques, rack and biz cards printing)
  • Bayview Framing (office pictures)
  • Big O Tires (car tires)
  • Coast Realty (office rental space)
  • In The BeanTime, Old Town Bakery (client meetings)
  • LCU Insurance (car insurance)
  • Mr Popper’s Sweet Shoppe (sustenance)
  • Pharmasave (office supplies)
  • RBC (banking)
  • Uforik Computers (inks and paper, hard drive repair, service)
  • Waypoint Insurance (business insurance)

What inspired you to start your business?

In 2002, I was made redundant from a web design firm in Chicago so decided to take a leap of faith and work for myself.

What is your business philosophy?

To be reliable, as professional as I can be, have good customer service, and become a life resource for businesses.

What is the secret to your success?

Being someone that my customers enjoy working with and can rely on for years to come.

I volunteer at the Ladysmith Food Bank once a month and manage the Festival of Lights, Ladysmith Kinsmen, and Ladysmith Days websites and Facebook pages. I am a father to 2 girls, support Manchester United because my dad is on their books (as a 15 year old), and I commute to town by bike as often as I can.

Paul Mycroft walking

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