May 2022 Advocacy Updates

May 2, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or leader: Charleston County Relief *GRANTS* for Small Biz — Deadline is May 6th! This is a one-time relief grant intended to help mitigate past and present perils of COVID-19 on… Read More

Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA) 

Apr 18, 2022

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Title: Good Enterprises Program Associate (AmeriCorps VISTA) Location: Charleston, SC Term: Full-time – Contract Application Deadline: Rolling basis, open until filled Reports to: Good Enterprises Program Coordinator Salary Range: $1,028 per month Summary: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization made up… Read More

Podcast Episode 13: Katy Mixon and Maria White, Gibbes Museum

Apr 8, 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 13th episode, Steve sits down with Katy Mixon and Maria… Read More

Q&A with GrowFood Carolina

Mar 30, 2022

With Eat Drink Local Month quickly approaching, Lowcountry Local First heard from one of its community partners, GrowFood Carolina. Anthony Mirisciotta, General Manager, offered some insight on how business is going. What are the biggest pain points or concerns for GrowFood right now?  In 2021, GrowFood Carolina celebrated… Read More

Podcast Episode 12: Leah Rhyne, Turn90

Mar 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 12th episode, Steve sits down with Leah Rhyne, Marketing Director… Read More

Podcast Episode 11: Rick Crawford, Emerger Strategies

Mar 8, 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 11th episode, Steve sits down with Rick Crawford, founder of… Read More

Podcast Episode 10: Kevin Schildt, South Carolina Stingrays

Mar 8, 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 this episode, Steve sits down with Kevin Schildt. Kevin has been… Read More

March 2022 Advocacy Updates

Mar 2, 2022

– Save Our Indie Restaurants: Congress needs to step up and save neighborhood restaurants and bars from extinction. For two years now, restaurants around the country have been struggling to keep their lights on, staff paid, and doors open. Nearly 200K restaurants were denied access to the first… Read More

City of Goose Creek and LLF Launch Spring 2022 Community Business Academy

Mar 2, 2022

A new partnership between the City of Goose Creek and Lowcountry Local First is now offering localized business training, workforce development, and strategic economic development. The two-year partnership includes the following initiatives: The Good Enterprises Program, Existing Business Training, Buy Local Holiday Season Campaign, and the Community Storefront… Read More