First, happy 2012 everyone! Hope you all had a great holiday season. Did you have time to take a drive to Ladysmith and take in all their beautiful holiday lights down First Avenue? Did you notice anything missing? Yes? Closed up shops?!
Just like Nanaimo, Ladysmith has seen some local small businesses close up on their main downtown streets. To stop this trend, Ladysmith has embraced a plan to turn up the business for local small business merchants by challenging all residents to take the Ten Percent Shift Challenge.
The plan is to challenge all Ladysmith residents to spend 10% of all their purchases in Ladysmith! One of the top ten reasons to shop local is to spread the prosperity! Time to change your daily routine.