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16th annual Chef's Potluck Event Policies
16th annual Chef's Potluck Event Policies

TICKET POLICY: This event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable. A one-time ticket transfer is permissible. HEALTH POLICY: Due to the nature of this event, we cannot address individual allergy concerns. Each participating chef is asked to prepare at least one vegetarian dish. We... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted02/22/2024


Who will be at the GoodBusiness Summit?
Who will be at the GoodBusiness Summit?

Lowcountry Local First looks forward to gathering with hundreds of business owners, community leaders, municipal teams and localists at the 11th annual Good Business Summit on Thursday, February 22 at the Charleston Music Hall. Leaders and teams from the following organizations will be among those... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted02/19/2024


Shop Local: Valentine's Edition💌
Shop Local: Valentine's Edition💌

Check out these sweet deals offered by our neighbors and friends. Browse ideas for Food & Beverage, Floral, Retail and Shopping Experiences. Food & Beverage 🍫🍷 Curry Collective Valentine's Day Treats Custom Charcuterie by Charcuterie Happy Board Galentine's Tea at... Continue Reading

Postedby Mara Fields
Date posted02/7/2024


An Economy for All
An Economy for All

As we welcome the start of Black History Month, we celebrate the leaders and voices who have - and are still - tirelessly fighting for change, those who have sought to shape history for the better, for all. Here's the reality today: Charleston demonstrated the 5th fastest growing gap between rich... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted02/1/2024


January 2024 Advocacy Updates
January 2024 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: Local Level Updates - We are reigniting our Commercial Space Advising work this year, thanks to a robust group of expert advisors, and hope you’ll help us spread the word... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted01/4/2024


We're Hiring: Good Enterprises Program Coordinator
We're Hiring: Good Enterprises Program Coordinator

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Title: Good Enterprises Program Coordinator Location: Charleston, SC Term: Full-time. Some evenings and weekends. Reports to: Good Enterprises Program Director Application Deadline: Open until filled; Interviews begin early February Rate of Pay:... Continue Reading

Postedby Steph Fredericksen
Date posted12/14/2023


Buy Local Season: The Local Palate Holiday Gift Guide
Buy Local Season: The Local Palate Holiday Gift Guide

The Local Palate (TLP) is a Southern food culture magazine that tells the stories behind the people, places, and foodways that make up this diverse and dynamic culinary region. Through their stories, recipes, events, and online shop, the Local Palate Marketplace, they connect us to the people... Continue Reading

Date posted12/6/2023


Podcast Episode 33: LIVE at Queen Street Playhouse and 96-3FM with Charleston Financial Powerhouses
Podcast Episode 33: LIVE at Queen Street Playhouse and 96-3FM with Charleston Financial Powerhouses

Get to know the Lowcountry’s local-independent business community, one changemaker at a time. “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a podcast that features local business insights and updates, alongside interviews with members, sponsors, and supporters. Our 33rd episode is a... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted10/20/2023


2023 Buy Local Holiday Markets
2023 Buy Local Holiday Markets

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) Holiday Outdoor MarketSaturday | Nov. 4, 2023 | 10am-2pm2215 Arthur Gaillard Lane James Island Fall Festival MarketFriday | Nov. 3, 2023 | 6-10pmThe Town Market at Town Hall on James Island Holiday Sip & ShopSunday | Nov. 5, 2023 |... Continue Reading

Postedby Maud Bentley
Date posted10/16/2023


Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises Initiative hosts 2nd annual “Ready, Set, Pitch!” event
Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises Initiative hosts 2nd annual “Ready, Set, Pitch!” event

Leer en español Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, hosted its second annual “Ready, Set, Pitch!” competition on October 7, 2023 to award a $10,000 cash prize to a local entrepreneur. Graduates of the... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted10/9/2023


Podcast Episode 32: North Charleston Mayoral Forum
Podcast Episode 32: North Charleston Mayoral Forum

Our 32nd episode of “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a live recording of the 2023 North Charleston Mayoral Forum. On September 26, 2023, Lowcountry Local First and community partners AFFA Action, Black Charleston Professionals, Charleston Moves, Hispanic Business... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted10/5/2023


Noticias que puedes usar: Oct 2023
Noticias que puedes usar: Oct 2023

El trasladar las necesidades de productos y servicios de tu negocio a empresas locales e independientes permite que tus dólares circulen (Lowcountry) y preserven la cultura y el carácter únicos de nuestra comunidad. De hecho, puede tener un impacto local TRES VECES mayor.... Continue Reading

Postedby Steph Fredericksen
Date posted10/4/2023