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!) — UPCOMING MARKETS — Holiday Market Under the Stars Thursday | Dec. 1-Dec.15 | 5:30-8:30pm Park & Grove Holiday Sip N Shop Thursday | Dec. 1, 2022 | 6-9pm Roadside Blooms James Island Holiday Market & Movie… Read More

Podcast Episode 16: Brian Porter & Kyle Barnette, Footlight Players

Aug 17, 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 16th episode, Steve sits down with Brian Porter and Kyle… Read More

The Local Arts: Footlight Players

Aug 9, 2022

For the month of August, we’re celebrating the arts! We’re proud to have dozens of small business members, including the Footlight Players, a theatre company located in Downtown Charleston. This Lowcountry giant has been a part of the local arts scene since the early 1930s. For this Q&A,… Read More

Eating Locally for the Environment and YOUR Health!

May 25, 2022

This feature is from MUSC Health and MUSC Urban Farm, sponsors of Eat Drink Local Month. The Eat Drink Local Challenge during the month of May challenges individuals and organizations across the Lowcountry to shift their purchasing and eating habits to focus on supporting local farmers and purveyors.  … Read More

Q&A with April Dove, Founder of Tha CommUnity Brew

May 18, 2022

We’re having a wonderful Eat Drink Local Month spotlighting people who are impacting the local food and beverage ecosystem. Let’s hear from April Dove, founder of Tha CommUnity Brew, an American lager brewed in collaboration with Holy City Brewing. 1. How did you get started in the brewing… 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

REV up the good!

Dec 8, 2021

We are grateful to have REV Federal Credit Union as our presenting sponsor of Buy Local Season for many reasons. This local financial institution doesn’t just support this important community initiative financially, but continues to show up as a real partner. REV sent several team members out into… Read More

My Summer with LLF

Aug 16, 2021

By Emma Johnston At the midpoint of my college experience, an internship with LLF was as unexpected as it was delightful. Toward my pursuit of a Sociology major and Environmental Science minor (but with only a handful of related courses under my belt, post-Gen Ed requirements), I was… Read More