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2021 Buy Local Holiday Markets
2021 Buy Local Holiday Markets

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — UPCOMING MARKETS — Daniel Island Night MarketFriday | Dec. 17, 2021 | 5-8pmGuggenheim Terrace200 Seven Farms Dr,Charleston, SC December Charleston Night BazaarSaturday | Dec. 18, 2021 | 4-9pmEdmund’s Oast... Continue Reading

Date posted11/4/2021


Lowcountry Local First Urges Community to Shift Dollars Local this Holiday Season
Lowcountry Local First Urges Community to Shift Dollars Local this Holiday Season

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) launched its 10th annual Buy Local Season campaign on November 1st as a grassroots movement to build awareness for the positive community benefits of supporting local, independent businesses—particularly during the holiday season. The organization urges the... Continue Reading

Date posted11/1/2021


Podcast Episode 6: Jocelyn Patterson, Gola Sweetgrass
Podcast Episode 6: Jocelyn Patterson, Gola Sweetgrass

Pictured: Jocelyn Patterson 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,... Continue Reading

Date posted11/1/2021


Podcast Episode 5: Neil Oliver (VP and Relationship Banker, First Reliance Bank)
Podcast Episode 5: Neil Oliver (VP and Relationship Banker, First Reliance Bank)

Pictured: Neil Oliver 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... Continue Reading

Date posted09/29/2021


Podcast Episode 4: Jeff Plotner (Co-Founder and CEO of Brackish)
Podcast Episode 4: Jeff Plotner (Co-Founder and CEO of Brackish)

Pictured: Jeff Plotner 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... Continue Reading

Date posted09/3/2021


June 15 Update: Evolving into an anti-racist organization
June 15 Update: Evolving into an anti-racist organization

As we continue the work to evolve into an anti-racist organization, we wish to let transparency and humility lead the way. We will continue to provide updates on steps taken, goals set and ways you can hold us accountable. Immediate Actions Taken: – As a starting place, we held... Continue Reading

Date posted06/15/2020


enough.
enough.

We are deeply saddened by the destruction of businesses in downtown Charleston and across the nation, but we are more outraged at the killing of innocent black people. We believe the anger and frustration being displayed is valid. Unfortunately peaceful protests and being “strong”... Continue Reading

Date posted05/31/2020


You are Essential to us
You are Essential to us

These past 2 months have felt like 2 years. My team and I have been in the trenches with the local business community that we love and depend on. We have been helping them navigate the funding options available in a constantly changing environment, offering individual consulting and providing... Continue Reading

Date posted05/18/2020


Post & Courier Commentary: Will we have the guts to do things differently?
Post & Courier Commentary: Will we have the guts to do things differently?

Provided by Jamee Haley, Executive Director. Posted by the Post & Courier, May 14, 2020: Once the panic subsides, if it does subside, we would be mistaken to not pause long enough to think about the future of our city, region and country through a new lens. Charleston’s real... Continue Reading

Date posted05/15/2020


COVID-19 Resource & Action Hub
COVID-19 Resource & Action Hub

** ALERT: We are now updating this Resources Hub page of our site. Please use this new page for the most current updates. ACTION ITEMS: Apply for SBA relief loan. View SC Department of Commerce resource center. View SC employment law resources. Facebook has launched a $100... Continue Reading

Date posted03/26/2020


Navigating Business Relief Options with the SBA
Navigating Business Relief Options with the SBA

View recording of a webinar held with William Furman from the SBA on Wed, Mar 24 at 3 pm. ET. View slides from the webinar. Additional information regarding the SBA’s Economic Disaster Relief Program is shared below including application completion tips and SBA’s FACT... Continue Reading

Date posted03/24/2020


2020 Eat Local Challenge
2020 Eat Local Challenge

Eat Local Challenge: Make the ShiftApril 1-30Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge takes place throughout the entire month of April each year. We challenge you to shift $10 or more of your weekly food spending towards the local food system. By signing the Pledge, we’ll... Continue Reading

Date posted03/13/2020