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June 2023 Advocacy Updates
June 2023 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: Union Pier BAR Planning Commission special meeting on Union Pier: June 7, 5 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting in person to speak in order for comments... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted06/1/2023


Podcast Episode 26: Merideth Garrigan, Enlightened Soil
Podcast Episode 26: Merideth Garrigan, Enlightened Soil

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. For our 26th episode,... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted05/22/2023


Jambalaya of Love Recipe, South Carolina Aquarium
Jambalaya of Love Recipe, South Carolina Aquarium

During Eat Drink Local Month, the South Carolina Aquarium shares this wonderful recipe. If you try this at home, tag us and the aquarium on Instagram and use the hashtag #EatDrinkLocalCHS By: Katelyn McGlothlin, Marketing Communications Coordinator, South Carolina Aquarium In the mid-1960s,... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted05/11/2023


Let’s Talk Local Seafood with South Carolina Aquarium Good Catch
Let’s Talk Local Seafood with South Carolina Aquarium Good Catch

We are thrilled to have the South Carolina Aquarium back as a content collaborator during Eat Drink Local Month! They recently relaunched their Good Catch program and graciously shared some insight into how we can all support sustainable seafood practices. By: Katelyn McGlothlin, Marketing... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted05/10/2023


Podcast Episode 25: Live Panel Discussion: "So You Wanna Start a Food Truck?"
Podcast Episode 25: Live Panel Discussion: "So You Wanna Start a Food Truck?"

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 25th episode is a... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted05/10/2023


Podcast Episode 24: Chinenyem Nwadiugwu, She Biology
Podcast Episode 24: Chinenyem Nwadiugwu, She Biology

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. For our 23rd episode,... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted04/27/2023


We're Hiring: Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA)
We're Hiring: Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA)

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Title: Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA) Location: Charleston, SC Term: Full-time - Contract Application Deadline: Rolling basis, open until filled Reports to: Program Director Salary Range: $1,028 per month Summary: Lowcountry... Continue Reading

Date posted04/19/2023


Eat Drink Local Month to shine light on local food, beverage businesses
Eat Drink Local Month to shine light on local food, beverage businesses

Lowcountry Local First to host 12th annual Eat Drink Local Month campaign in May Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted04/13/2023


Famers Markets & CSAs
Famers Markets & CSAs

Farmers’ Markets provide excellent opportunities to meet farmers directly and learn more about their products, practices, and methods of sale, while also allowing you to stock up on fresh groceries! Fortunately for us, the Lowcountry is full of great markets that are located all over,... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted04/12/2023


Podcast Episode 23: Jeffrey Zucker, Saltshaker Holdings
Podcast Episode 23: Jeffrey Zucker, Saltshaker Holdings

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. For our 23rd episode,... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted04/5/2023


College of Charleston MBA Program Announces New Partnership with Lowcountry Local First
College of Charleston MBA Program Announces New Partnership with Lowcountry Local First

College of Charleston MBA Program Announces New Partnership with Lowcountry Local First The College of Charleston’s nationally ranked MBA program and Lowcountry Local First, a local non-profit with a mission to advocate the benefits of a strong local economy by strengthening community... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted03/22/2023


Podcast Episode 22: LIVE at Charleston Wine & Food 2023
Podcast Episode 22: LIVE at Charleston Wine & Food 2023

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 22nd episode is a... Continue Reading

Postedby Erika Grimes
Date posted03/8/2023