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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


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


October 2023 Advocacy Updates
October 2023 Advocacy Updates

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: Things you should attend: Charleston County is hosting two informative webinars to educate the community on the Climate Action Plan and receive feedback around the importance of... Continue Reading

Postedby Steve Fletcher
Date posted10/3/2023


Mayoral Forum to explore future of City of North Charleston
Mayoral Forum to explore future of City of North Charleston

A group of community-based organizations have announced plans to hold a public forum for mayoral candidates on September 26 that will explore issues related to equitable progress and growth including the topics of the local economy, the city’s growth and development, affordability,... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted09/7/2023


¿Estás aprovechando al máximo tu membresía?
¿Estás aprovechando al máximo tu membresía?

La membresía impulsa este movimiento local. ¿Estás aprovechando al máximo la tuya? Lowcountry Local First es una organización de base comunitaria que se enorgullece de servir a esta comunidad por los últimos 15 años, basándonos en las... Continue Reading

Postedby Steph Fredericksen
Date posted09/5/2023


2023 Election Season
2023 Election Season

Election Season is Here! Several local municipalities host key mayoral, council and other elections this November 7, 2023. View your sample ballot and find your polling place here. Forums: Get to know your local candidates! Multiple mayoral forums are happening throughout the area ahead of... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted09/1/2023


New Marketing Grant for Small Businesses
New Marketing Grant for Small Businesses

Starting and growing a small, local business is HARD WORK. For many, it can feel like a lonely and daunting path, riddled with unknowns. Through initiatives like our Good Enterprises' Community Business Academy, Lowcountry Local First is here to ensure that our region is hospitable and... Continue Reading

Postedby Jordan Amaker
Date posted07/31/2023