Our work includes:
Local economic development, training and support for local business owners
Awareness and education efforts aimed at the general public
Advocacy for policies that recognize the importance of a strong, diverse local economy
Good Business Season: January - March
Eat Drink Local Season: April - June
A celebration of the Lowcountry's homegrown flavors, products and the people behind them. The signature event this season is the Chef's Potluck and the campaign will include the annual Eat Drink Local Challenge and farmers market promotion.
Invest Local Season: July - September
An exploration of the ways we as individual citizens, business leaders and funders can consciously and equitably support our community's emerging entrepreneurs. The signature event for this season is the 3rd annual "Ready, Set, Pitch!" event, and the campaign will include our annual "Move Your Money" week to drive awareness to our local financial institutions
Buy Local Season: October - December
A grassroots movement to build awareness for the positive community benefits of supporting local, independent makers, retail and personal service businesses — particularly during the holiday season. The signature event this season is our Meet the Makers Holiday Market, and the campaign will highlight the "Certified Local" decals in a dedicated "Shop & Dine Local" marketing campaign.
Is your business interested in building brand awareness, while supporting a mission-driven community nonprofit?
Opportunities exist throughout the year for your business to support and align with this work, gaining visibility and recognition along the way.
Let us know if you want to get involved and support any of our 4 seasonal public awareness campaigns.
Go Social for Local
Interested in connecting with like-minded Localists on social media and encouraging your networks to follow along?
Here are some recommended hashtags to use and follow anytime:
We’re almost always on the lookout for volunteers who can help with event coordination, office work (filing, mailing, phone calls, etc.), business coaching or entrepreneurship support. If you have the time, talents and passion, we’d love to hear from you. Fill out this form to let us know your availability and interest and we’ll reach out to you with any upcoming volunteer opportunities.