Invest Local Season 2024

Monday, July 1, 2024
to Monday, September 30, 2024
Category: Awareness Campaign


Invest Local Season (July-September) is 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 annual "Ready, Set, Pitch!" event, and the campaign will include our annual "Move Your Money" week to drive awareness to our local financial institutions

Invest Local Season Local Social

Join us for the Invest Local Season Local Social and build relationships that matter! Mingle with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn about the many benefits of moving your money to a community-based financial institution. If you have an existing relationship with a local bank or credit union, we'll show you even more methods to keep your hard-earned money in your community.

July 11, 2024
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Southern First Bank
80 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401

Light sips and bites provided.


Webinar: Invest in Your People with Vero Advising

Are you interested in offering employee benefits for the first time? Or are you frustrated with the cost and lack of options that small employers have? Join us for a candid exploration of better ways to offer your team benefits alongside local experts from Vero Advising. We'll explore some unique ways you can address these concerns and offer genuine, affordable benefits. Bring your questions! This webinar will be recorded.

Webinar: Invest in Your People 
Thursday, July 18, 2024
9 - 10 a.m. on Zoom
Free for members, $10 for non-members

Light sips and bites provided.


Generous July

July 22 - 27

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Generous July Giving Challenge and invite you to mark your calendar for this impactful campaign! For one week, we have an extraordinary opportunity to make a significant difference. Our goal is to raise $25,000, and thanks to a generous donor, every dollar you give will be matched with two additional dollars!

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Move Your Money Week

August 12 - 16

As an integral part of Invest Local Season, Move your Money Week, August 12-16, 2024, is Lowcountry Local First's annual effort to focus attention on the importance of banking local. You work hard for the money you earn so why not put your money with an institution that shares your values? Let’s work together to stop money wandering and keep it with those who live and work here.  

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Ready, Set, Pitch!

Saturday, September 21, 2024
Location TBD

The “Ready, Set, Pitch!” event will give Community Business Academy graduates the opportunity to share their stories, ideas, vision, and plan. Five finalists will receive access expert advice and coaching to help them through the pitch process and beyond. Each of the five finalists will be supported if they choose to apply for a 0% interest loan of up to $15,000. Our esteemed panel of judges will select one talented and driven individual to receive a $10,000 prize to help take their business to the next level.

The 2024 Ready, Set, Pitch competition will be held on September 21, 2024.


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2024 Invest Local Season is supported by these fantastic partners. Interested in becoming a partner? Learn more and contact for more information.



Campaign Partners


For More Information:

Jordan Amaker

Jordan Amaker

Director of Advocacy & Communications