March Member Mixer at FRS

If my first member mixer at FRS this past Wednesday was any indication of the local business community we have here in Charleston, I'd say us citizens of the Lowcountry have something to be very proud of! I’m Cat, and while I’ve worked as an intern on the Eat Local initiative for awhile now, this was among one of my first Buy Local events I’ve attended. I pulled up at 6:00 sharp and the FRS parking lot was already overflowing.

Member Spotlight - FRS

“Local! Local! Do I love Local? I LOVE Local!”

Love Local

We hear it every year, that significant other or friend that
is anti-Valentine’s Day. “It is a corporate holiday made up by big industry to
get people to buy things.” According to the National Retail Advertising and
Marketing Association’s (NRAMA) Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions
Survey, upwards of 13.19 billion dollars was spent in 2013 alone.  But what if, just what if, on this upcoming
day of St. Valentine that traditionally revolves around heart shaped boxes of

Supporting Charleston's Analog Entrepreneurs

As a proud resident of “silicon harbor,” I couldn’t be more excited about the emerging digital hub our city has become. As a destination whose food, climate, culture and energy are second to none in the Southeast, we’re becoming the obvious home for start-ups and established businesses that work online and can locate anywhere. Companies like PeopleMatter, SPARC, Fuzzco, Blue Acorn and Benefitfocus are making a huge impact and we as a community share in their success.

Members Giving Back — AAP offers 15% discount

Members Give Back

Lowcountry Local First is comprised of 500+ local, independently owned businesses that strive to keep our community unique. With this common goal, together we can make a difference in our local economy and shift the way consumers spend money. Less big box, more local.

This month in Members Giving Back, we highlight AAP, an LLF member business offering LLF members a 15% discount on all services while giving back to the organization that is leading the local revolution.

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