Buy Local Month
November 15th – December 15th
The 9th annual Buy Local Month November 15 – December 15 is Lowcountry Local First’s strategic initiative to encourage consumers to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community. We know that we must invest in what we value!
Recent studies show 75% of businesses located in cities with active Local First campaigns reported increased customer sales and other benefits from these initiatives. LLF’s Buy Local Month is a grassroots movement of education and relationship building that promotes the many economic and societal benefits of supporting local businesses. During Buy Local Month, LLF offers several promotional opportunities to showcase the great work local businesses are doing for their community, and works to steer consumers to these businesses at the height of the holiday shopping season.
Celebrate all things LOCAL with us at the Buy Local Block Party on Saturday, November 21!
Shop at participating retail stores throughout the campaign and purchase a Sea is for Caramel Sweeteeth chocolate bar for a chance at finding one of three hidden Golden Ticket within! One ticket will be hidden in bars sold at the Block Party and two will go out in stores, each full of amazing items and experiences donated by local businesses. View the list of prizes and participating stores online.
At Lowcountry Local First, we believe ownership matters, and relationships matter. That’s why we work with businesses, community members and policymakers to build support for local, independent businesses.
Why? Local businesses reinvest 3 TIMES MORE money back into our local economy. That means, for every $100 spent at a local business, an average of $45 is recirculated into the Lowcountry, vs. only $15 when that money is spent with a national chain store or corporation. Local businesses are much more likely to hire a local marketing firm, use a local printer, and employ the services of a local attorney, creating a multiplier effect.
These relationships and a conscious effort to support local keeps the Lowcountry from becoming ‘Anywhere, USA.’
Participating businesses in our “Relationships Matter” video below include The Ordinary / FIG Restaurant, South State Bank, David Thompson Architect, Perrin Woodworking, American Automated Payroll, Abundant Seafood, Dirt Works Incubator Farm, Limehouse Produce, and Grassroots Wine.