Podcast Episode 20: 'Emma Cromedy, Carolima's Lowcountry Cuisine

Dec 21, 2022

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 supporters. For our 20th episode, Steve sits down with ‘Emma Cromedy of Carolima’s Lowcountry… Read More

Good Enterprises Initiative hosts inaugural “Ready, Set, Pitch!” event

Dec 6, 2022

Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, hosted its inaugural “Ready, Set, Pitch!” competition on December 3, 2022 to award cash and in-kind prizes to five local entrepreneurs. Nearly 200 graduates of the organization’s 12-week Community Business Academy (CBA) were invited to… Read More

December 2022 Advocacy Updates

Dec 6, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – A recent report from Civic Economics (Nov 2022), Unfulfilled: Amazon and the American Retail Landscape, builds a deep understanding of how Amazon affects small businesses and communities… Read More

Podcast Episode 19: Dr. Seth Strauss, Ideal Posture and Spine

Dec 5, 2022

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 supporters. For our 19th episode, Steve sits down with Dr. Seth Strauss of… Read More

Eat Local this Holiday Season

Nov 21, 2022

When considering where to source your holiday meal ingredients, choose to spread some local holiday love by purchasing your protein, produce, and dairy from a nearby farmer or purveyor. The holidays are the best time of the year to show your support to the farmers and growers who… Read More

November 2022 Advocacy Updates

Oct 31, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – ELECTION DAY – November 8th – Federal Support: Vice President Harris Announces New Public and Private-Sector Efforts to Advance Racial Equity at Freedman’s Bank Forum / Plans announced… Read More

Podcast Episode 18: Mike McCloskey, Griffith Acres Furniture

Oct 11, 2022

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 supporters. For our 18th episode, Steve sits down with Mike McCloskey. Mike is… Read More

2022 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Oct 10, 2022

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — PAST MARKETS — Final West Ashley Farmers Market Wednesday | Nov. 2, 2022 | 3-6:30pm Ackerman Park James Island Fall Festival Market Friday | Nov. 4, 2022 |6-9pm The Town Market on James Island Holiday Market… Read More

Podcast Episode 17: Kelly Nix & Dustin Haynes, REV Federal Credit Union

Oct 6, 2022

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 supporters. For our 17th episode, Steve sits down with Kelly Nix and Dustin… Read More