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

Hispanic Business Association is hiring: HBA Program Coordinator

Oct 12, 2022

Organization: Hispanic Business Association (HBA) Title: HBA Program Administrator Location: Charleston, SC Term: Part-time, temporary: $20/hr; 20-30 hours/week Reports to: Hispanic Business Association Board of Directors Application Deadline: Open until filled. The Hispanic Business Association (HBA) is a nonprofit organization created to advocate, promote and support Hispanic entrepreneurs… Read More

We're Hiring: Events Coordinator

Oct 12, 2022

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Title: Events Coordinator Location: Charleston, SC Term: Full-time/ Exempt Reports to: Director of Economic Development Application Deadline: Open until filled. Salary Range: $41,000-45,000 annually, plus benefits   Lowcountry Local First (LLF) advances economic prosperity and local ownership through inclusive and innovative initiatives that build our… Read More

October 2022 Advocacy Updates

Oct 5, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – Feeling Boxed Out: A new report highlights the impacts that monopolistic “predatory buying” have on our communities. It opens our eyes to some of the tactics that… Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

Oct 3, 2022

We are in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month! Along with the city of Charleston and the Latinx Advisory Council, our very own Raquel Padgett and Nilsy Rapalo kicked it off at a proclamation press event held on September 15. Raquel is the Director of Good Enterprises, while… Read More

September 2022 Advocacy Updates

Sep 1, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – Supply Chain Woes & Rising Costs: Charleston City Paper shared a recent feature highlighting LLF’s 2022 Member Survey results, which reported supply chain shortages and delays as… Read More

August 2022 Advocacy Updates

Jul 29, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – 2022 Member Survey findings released: Lowcountry Local First’s 2022 Member Survey found top challenges include supply chain shortages, cost of health care, and workforce woes. Despite ample… Read More

July 2022 Advocacy Updates

Jun 28, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or leader: – SBA Summer School: Whether you’re looking to start a small business or expand your current one, SBA’s digital learning platform has everything you need to educate yourself on… Read More