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LOCAL AND REGIONAL PRESS + COVERAGE

LLF’s Local Works hosts art exhibition for local artist Alexandria Searles, in Charleston City Paper, December 5, 2019

Local Business Summit, in Post & Courier, December 2, 2019

‘Buy Local Month’ Taking Place in the Lowcountry, in ABC News 4, December 1, 2019

SC Ports awards over $128K in grants to nonprofits, organizations, in Moultrie News, November 29, 2019

Average holiday shopper will spend $1,050; Charleston group asks you to buy local first , in Post & Courier, November 27, 2019

Lowcountry Local first will host a reception for Morowa Mosai, in Post & Courier, November 27, 2019

20+ local deals for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday and Sunday , in Charleston City Paper,, November 27, 2019

Lowcountry Local First awarded $50,000 grant by Bank of America, in Charleston City Paper, November 24, 2019

What local experts had to say about the future of Charleston’s economy, in Post & Courier, November 21, 2019

Bank of America Names Lowcountry Local First as Its Inaugural Neighborhood Champion in Charleston, in The Chronicle, November 19, 2019

Charleston’s Buy Local Month, in 103.5 WEZL, November 18, 2019

Bank of America Names Lowcountry Local First as Its Inaugural Neighborhood Champion, in CRBJ Biz Wire, November 18, 2019

Buy Local Month has Begun!, in Holy City Sinner, November 17, 2019

Buy local this month with these 20+ holiday markets, in Charleston City Paper, November 8, 2019

Lowcountry Local First hosts Patagonia’s Vincent Stanley at February’s Good Business Summit , in Charleston City Paper, November 7, 2019

City of Charleston helping businesses transition away from single-use plastics, in Live5 News, October 30, 2019

Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises initiative welcomes 24 students into first Community Business Academy in North Charleston, in The Charleston Chronicle, October 28, 2019

FIG and The Ordinary will host inaugural Charleston Oyster Social at Bowens Island, in Charleston City Paper, October 28, 2019

Reynolds Avenue revitalization still has a ways to go. Some say that’s not a bad thing., in Post & Courier, October 28, 2019

Charleston will offer workshops for businesses eliminating single-use plastics, in Charleston City Paper, October 24, 2019

Middleton Place cultivates inaugural fall festival celebrating their organic farm , in Charleston City Paper, October 23, 2019

City to host workshops to assist with plastics transition Charleston Regional Business Journal, October 22, 2019

C.T. Burton and Steve Fletcher from Lowcountry Local First Building Charleston Podcast – Episode 19, October 17, 2019

The Ordinary Hosts an Oyster Extravaganza at Bowen’s Island Eater Charleston, October 16, 2019

Nominations now being accepted for inaugural Local First Awards The Chronicle, October 14, 2019

Lowcountry Local First now accepting nominations for the Local First Awards, in Charleston City Paper, October 15, 2019

How Charleston’s mayoral candidates will prioritize pedestrians, cyclists and alternative transit , in Charleston City Paper, October 1, 2019

How 2019 Charleston mayoral candidates will support minority owned businesses , in Charleston City Paper, September 30, 2019

Rising Tide Capital Announces National Expansion Partnerships in 3 Major Cities to Work with Underserved Entrepreneurs, in Marketplace.org, September 26, 2019

Rising Tide Capital launches national partnership network to support vulnerable entrepreneurs , in ROI- New Jersey, September 25, 2019

How 2019 Charleston mayoral candidates will keep homegrown businesses local , in Charleston City Paper, September 18, 2019

How 2019 Charleston mayoral candidates will help improve business permitting , in Charleston City Paper, September 11, 2019

Lowcountry Local First has all the (local) resources you need to recover from Hurricane Dorian, in Charleston City Paper, September 5, 2019

Rep. Joe Cunningham Gives Local Farmers a ‘Seat at the Table’, in The Daniel Island News, September 4, 2019

Cunningham holds listening session with Lowcountry agricultural community, in Live5 News, August 27, 2019

Some Sage, er, Fern Advice from Amy Gangi of Leaf Me Alone Plant Club, in Charleston City Paper, August 7, 2019

SC Hires and Promotions in The Post and Courier, July 29, 2019

7th Annual Charleston Beer Week Set for September in CRBJ Biz Wire, July 28, 2019

Lowcountry Local First hopes to cultivate new businesses with entrepreneurship course  in Charleston City Paper, July 24, 2019

S.C. Farmer, Alum from Clemson Wins Top Honor at 80, in The T&D, July 21, 2019

Hospitality and Tourism: On the Menu for July 9, 2019, in SC Biz News, July 9, 2019

What’s Poppin: 35+ Ways to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry This Week, in Charleston City Paper, July 8, 2019

Networking Groups in Charleston, in CHSToday.com Charleston, July 8, 2019

Supporting the Local Economy in Our Own Backyard, on Fox 24 Charleston, July 1, 2019

Folly Beach ordinance strives to protect the town’s character, whatever that means, in Charleston City Paper, Jun 19, 2019

June Skirt Tables, in Skirt., June 19, 2019

Hamby Catering And Vertical Roots Partner To Serve Locally Sourced Lettuce, in Holy City Sinner, June 11, 2019

Lowcountry Local First Welcomes Two New Staff Members, in Charleston Chronicle, June 9, 2019

Lowcountry Local First Welcomes Two New Staff Members, in CRBJ Biz Wire, June 5, 2019

SC Business Calendar: Flooding Forum, in The Post and Courier, June 3, 2019

Learn: Storms & Flooding: Is Your Business Prepared?, in CHStoday.com, May 31, 2019

Jamee Haley interview, in Quintin’s Close-Ups, May 30, 2019

Lowcountry Local First Hosts Storm Preparedness Workshop For Local Businesses, in The Chronicle, May 22, 2019

Workshop: Preparing Your Business For Storms & Flooding, in  CRBJ BizWire, May 22, 2019

Flooding Forum, in The Post and Courier, May 6, 2019

Support Local, Buy Local!, in Charleston Foodies on a Budget, Apr 25, 2019

The Palmetto Rose Project Sets Out to Nurture Black Artists and Avenge Gentrification’s Effects, in The Chronicle, Apr 4, 2019

April is Eat Local Month in the Lowcountry, on ABC News 4, Apr 15, 2019

Support ‘Eat Local Month’ with a delicious challenge, on Fox 24 Charleston, Apr 12, 2019

Charleston Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday with new vegan and CBD vendors, free chef tastings, and bluegrass jams, in Charleston City Paper, Apr 11, 2019

Metanoia Continues Building Businesses and Communities, in Black News Portal, Apr 4, 2019

Metanoia Continues Building Businesses and Communities, in The Chronicle, Apr 4, 2019

Your guide to this season’s farmers markets around Charleston, in The Post and Courier, Apr 3, 2019

Daily Digest: First-time Eat Local Challenger snacks on pre-shift cheese, chorizo, cookies, in The Post and Courier, Apr 3, 2019

CompostNow launches Charleston home pick-up service today, in Charleston City Paper, Apr 1, 2019

Lowcountry Local First Chef’s Potluck, in Skirt Magazine, Apr 1, 2019

Lowcountry Local First launches business academy, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Mar 5, 2019

Avenue for Change, in Charleston Magazine, March 2019

Lowcountry Local First to launch new “Good Enterprises” initiative in Fall 2019, in The Charleston Chronicle, Feb 22, 2019

Lowcountry Local First hopes its Community Business Academy will help cultivate local entrepreneurs, in Charleston City Paper Feb 18, 2019

Preserving the true value of community through small business, in The Post and Courier, Feb 17, 2019

Lowcountry Local First’s popular Chef’s Potluck returns to Middleton Place this April, on Charleston City Paper Feb 7, 2019

Tecklenburg lays out plans to harness floodwaters as McMaster focuses on state schools, on Fox 24 News Jan 29, 2019

Rep. JA Moore, Others Continue to Aid Government Employees After Shutdown, on Fox 24 News Jan 29, 2019

Lowcountry Local First to host “Creating Social Impact Through Business” workshop February 6, on Black News Portal, Jan 26, 2019

Lowcountry Local First to host “Creating Social Impact Through Business” workshop February 6, on The Chronicle, Jan 25, 2019

New Charleston reps urge local businesses to give back to communities affected by government shutdown, on Charleston City Paper, Jan 25, 2019

Clemson Extension partnering on Resource Rodeo for S.C. farmers, on Morning Ag Clips, Jan 23, 2019

Three degree guarantee check presentation to Lowcountry Local First, on News 2, Jan 15, 2019

It’s 2019: Are you ready?, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Jan 4, 2019

Lowcountry Local First will hold its 2019 annual meeting, in The Post and Courier, Jan 3, 2019

Folly Beach restricts ‘formula’ businesses, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Dec 14, 2018

Everything You Absolutely Must Do in Charleston This Winter, in Thrillist, Dec 4, 2018

Local shops get the love, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Dec 7, 2018

Shoppers urged to Buy Local on Small Business Saturday, in The Post and Courier, Nov 23, 2018

Holiday Shopping: Saturday marks ‘Small Business Saturday’ in the Lowcountry, on News 2, Nov 23, 2018

As Abundant Seafood matures, owners intensify search for Charleston area retail location, in The Post and Courier, Nov 20, 2018

Holy City Sinner’s fun ways to end November, on Fox 24 News, Nov 19, 2018

Building Lasting Relationships in our Community that Matter, on Fox 24 News, Nov 15, 2018

Buy Local Month returns, in The Post and Courier, Nov 14, 2018

Folly Beach City Council passes second & final reading to ban chain businesses in downtown area, on News 2, Nov 13, 2018

Tenth Annual Lowcountry Field Feast, in Garden & Gun, November 11, 2018

Shop ’til you Drop, in The Charleston City Paper, Nov 8, 2018

2019 Growing New Farmers Program applications now open, in BlackNewsPortal.com, Nov 7, 2018

2019 Growing New Farmers Program applications now open, in The Charleston Chronicle, Nov 6, 2018

Kiawah River partners with Lowcountry Local First to cultivate community farm, in The Charleston Chronicle, Nov 2, 2018

Call for applications to 2019 “Growing New Farmers” program, in The James Island Bugle, Nov 3, 2018

Johns Island development Kiawah River partners with LLF to cultivate onsite farm, in The Charleston City Paper, Nov 2, 2018

Lowcountry Local First now accepting applications for 2019 Growing New Farmers Program, in The Charleston City Paper, Nov 1, 2018

Get excited shoppers: Buy Local Month kicks off Thurs, Nov 15, in The Charleston City Paper, Nov 1, 2018

Restauranteurs say culture critical to companies’ success, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Oct 30, 2018

Traffic, transportation issues tied to housing affordability, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Oct 30, 2018

4 Charleston chefs who prove Brussels sprouts aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore, in The Post and Courier, Oct 24, 2018

No Mickey D’s. No Chick-Fil-A. This SC beach wants to ban chain restaurants, in The State, Oct 23, 2018

South Carolina island considers banning chain businesses, in US News, Oct 23, 2018

South Carolina island considers banning chain businesses, in The Charlotte Observer, Oct 23, 2018

South Carolina island considers banning chain businesses, in The Miami Herald, Oct 23, 2018

The Agenda: Folly Beach may ban chain businesses, in The Charleston City Paper, Oct 23, 2018

Folly Beach to consider ban on chain businesses, on 94.3 WSC, Oct 23, 2018

Folly Beach to consider ban on chain businesses, on Live5 News, Oct 23, 2018

Folly Beach considers banning chain restaurants, stores on the island, in The Sumter Item, Oct 23, 2018

Folly Beach may ban chain restaurants and stores to keep itself unique, in The Post and Courier, Oct 22, 2018

Free community block party aims for an economically vibrant Reynolds Ave, in The Charleston Chronicle, Oct 15, 2018

Lowcountry Local First and SBA share Hurricane Florence recovery loan resources, on The Bridge 105.5, Oct 9, 2018

TRIO reflections: The Good Business Summit, on Trio-Solutions.com, Oct 2, 2018

Charleston locals pick their favorite food trucks, in The Post and Courier, Sept 12, 2018

Local businesses react to the opening of big box restaurant suppliers, on Charleston City Paper, Sept 12, 2018

Exclusive Jamee Haley interview, on Quintin’s Close-Ups, Aug 31, 2018

Lowcountry Local First partners with Clemson Cooperative Extension to offer 8-week intensive in Agriculture Business Planning, on CRBJ BizWire, Aug 19, 2018

Industry execs: More development headed for the Lowcountry, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Aug 16, 2018

Lowcountry Local First with Evans, featuring Agriculture Business Planning Course, on The Bridge 105.5FM, Aug 13, 2018

Call for applicants to the 2018 agricultural business planning course, in Moultrie News, Aug 10, 2018

Building Lasting Relationships in our Community that Matter, on Fox 24 News, Aug 9, 2018

Artist Christopher “kolpeace” Johnson raising funds and taking requests to further his blossoming career through grad school, in The Charleston Chronicle, July 18, 2018

Blackbaud nonprofit of the match: Lowcountry Local First, on TheCharlestonBattery.com, July 12, 2018

Lowcountry Local First on Live & Local Mornings, featuring Local Works, on 105.5 The Bridge, July 9, 2018

South Carolina Business Calendar, featuring the Good Business Summit, on The Post and Courier, July 8, 2018

Charleston-area hires and promotions, on The Post and Courier, July 2, 2018

Locals pay tribute to Richard “Box” Bachschmidt, on The Charleston City Paper, June 29, 2018

C0- operation in Charleston, on PBS, June 28, 2018

Holy Spokes! Anniversary Bike Ride, on CocktailBandits.com, June 16, 2018

#CHSweekender: June 15-17, 2018, on CHSToday.com, June 15, 2018

Police revive outreach to Hispanics: ‘We are all North Charleston citizens’, in The Post and Courier, June 14, 2018

• Lowcountry Local First on Live & Local Mornings, featuring Local Works, on 105.5 The Bridge, June 8, 2018

Box in the Morning: Move Your Money Week, in Box in the Morning podcast, June 7, 2018

Why You Should Choose Local When it Comes to Banking, in Fox 24 News, June 4, 2018

Holy Spokes burns 4 million calories in first year of bike sharing, in The Post and Courier, June 4, 2018

Lowcountry Local First wants you to move your money next week, in The Charleston City Paper, June 1, 2018

Lowcountry Local First on Live & Local Mornings, on The Bridge 105.5FM, May 14, 2018

South Carolina business calendar (Hiring & Retaining Talent workshop), in Post and Courier, May 14, 2018

Lowcountry Local First welcomes new Director of Development, on CRBJ BizWire, May 11, 2018

Why you should eat Dockery’s shipping-container grown greens, on Charleston Eater, May 10, 2018

Lewis Barbecue hosts 6th annual Jerky Off, on Charleston Eater, May 8, 2018

What’s Poppin: 12 Ways to Feast this Week, on Charleston City Paper, May 7, 2018

#EatLocalChallenge, on ILoveThatForYou.com, April 24, 2018

Top 5 Locavore Restaurants in Charleston – Eat Local Challenge, on PlateSouth.com, April 24, 2018

Lowcountry Local First’s Good Farming Video Spotlight, on Fresh Data Network, April 23, 2018

Jamee Haley – Lowcountry Local First, on VisionKeepers Podcast, April 22, 2018

Lowcountry Local First’s 11th annual Chef’s Potluck, on The Bridge 105.5, April 16, 2018

Urban gardening experts use companion planting to attract pollinators, deter pests, improve soil, in The Post and Courier, April 14, 2018

Grab some free eats from Magnolia’s and Glass Onion tomorrow at the Charleston Farmers Market, in Charleston City Paper, April 13, 2018

Learn how you can support our local farmers, in Fox 24 News, April 5, 2018

Eat Local Challenge off to a sweet spot, in The Post and Courier, April 4, 2018

Eating local isn’t hard to do in Charleston in April, in The Post and Courier, April 3, 2018

Farmers Market set to open in April, in Live 5 News, April 3, 2018

On the Menu: Eat Local Challenge, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, April 3, 2018

Former LLF Creative in Residence Tyquan Morton self-publishes first book of poetry, in Charleston City Paper, April 2, 2018

Lowcountry Local First launches 7th annual Eat Local Challenge, on CRDA.org, April 2, 2018

Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge, on WCIV ABC News 4, April 2, 2018

Community Challenged to Eat Local in the Month of April, on WTMA News Talk, April 1, 2018

Community Challenged to Eat Local in the Month of April, on WCBD News 2, April 1, 2018

Lowcountry Local First launches 7th annual Eat Local Challenge, in James Island Bugle, March 26, 2018

27 million square feet of office space, on CHSToday, March 23, 2018

Lowcountry residents make last trip to Toys R Us, on WCBD News 2, March 15, 2018

Local Works of Lowcountry Local First, in SMAD-CON Blog, February 27, 2018

Lowcountry Local First grows and supports farmers, in The Post and Courier, February 11, 2018

Keeping SC’s agricultural history alive with a new crop of farmers, on Fox News 24, February 2, 2018

The Gullah Lady announces “What’s Your Story?”, on The Charleston Chronicle, February 4, 2018

Food & Bev Forecast, in Charleston Magazine, February 1, 2018

The Gullah Lady announces workshop series, on HolyCitySinner.com, January 31, 2018

Ten reasons locals love Charleston, on HolyCitySinner.com, January 28, 2018

Small Bites: Lowcountry Local First, in Edible Charleston, January 26, 2018

The importance of buying local, loving and investing in your team, and fighting for the underdog, in GDS Entrepreneur, January 16, 2018

Lowcountry Local First announces two new Creatives in Residence, in The Charleston City Paper, January 5, 2018

Lowcountry businesses respond to winter storm, in The Charleston Regional Business Journal, January 3, 2018

Lowcountry Local First makes big differences in 10th year, in The Charleston Currents, January 1, 2018


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