This year my personal mantra has been “create an environment where local businesses can succeed” and for me, that seems to sum up the work we are doing in all areas of LLF. When local businesses succeed, more people prosper, jobs are created, public services are supported and our place remains viable, relevant and special.
Kickin’ It Up A Notch Despite continuous expansion, The Kickin’ Chicken keeps focused on its local roots.
Charleston’s Morrison Drive in the late 1990s might not have seemed the likely birthplace of a local food empire, but apparently no one told that to Chip Roberts and Bobby Perry. The Kickin’ Chicken co-creators launched their inaugural spot in 1997, “complete with bars on the windows,” said Perry. Since then, the two, along with business partner David Miller, have not looked back.
"Buying local is a way of life in Charleston, South Carolina. Business owners there have discovered that there’s strength in numbers. These entrepreneurs are educating friends, visitors and each other about the importance of putting lowcountry small businesses first." -- posted on MSNBC's Local Works on November 18, 2012