The Local First Awards are an annual celebration of the Lowcountry’s local-independent businesses whose legacy of work and choices support the local community and envision business as a force for good. This year’s Local First Awards took place on January 8th at the Cedar Room where five local businesses received awards for their contributions to the Lowcountry. We had such a great time celebrating these Local First Award Winners and are so grateful to be a part of a community that values the local businesses that make this place unique!

Award categories: Community Builder Award, Sustainability Award, High Road Award, Multiplier Award, Experience Maker Award

Community Builder Award:

A local community developer, investor, or lender with deep roots in the community and known for positive investments in the Lowcountry’s people, culture, and future.
Winner: Springbok Coffee

Sustainability Award:

An environmental champion who works to improve the local community through sustainable practices, products or services.
Winner: GlassEco Surfaces

High Road Award:

A model employer who puts their people first by providing quality jobs, fostering a positive work environment, and championing beneficial business practices.
Winner: Celadon

Multiplier Award:

A business that supports the local economy by purchasing supplies and services from other local businesses, creating a “ripple effect” as money circulates within the local community.
Winner: Husk

Experience Maker Award:

A local business that has created top notch customer service or experiences, be it in-person or online.
Winner: Commonhouse Aleworks

Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications