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LOCAL AND REGIONAL MEDIA MENTIONS

Collective Force + Lowcountry Local First, on ABC News 4’s Lowcountry Live, May 25, 2017

Networking in Charleston: Lowcountry Local First, on rootedid.com, May 18, 2017

Lowcountry Local First Launches New Services to Help Locals Open and Stay in Business, in The CRBJ Biz Wire, May 18, 2017

Upshoot – Growth indicators for North Charleston are sprouting in residents’ yards, in NOLO Magazine, Post and Courier, April 20, 2017

College partnership growing the next generation of farmers, in College Today, College of Charleston, April 19, 2017

She has a taste for vegetables all day long, in Post and Courier, April 12, 2017

Supporting homegrown and independently-owned businesses, on Fox 24 News Now, April 11, 2017

Eat Local Month kickoff, in queenofthefoodage.com, April 5, 2017

• Double dose of shrimp helps Kate Little eat local, in Post and Courier, April 5, 2017

Eat Local Challenge with Lowcountry Local First, on WCIV ABC News 4, April 5, 2017

Eat Local Challenge: Compost in My Shoe, on PlateSouth.com, April 5, 2017

Glass Onion Partners with Lowcountry Local First for Charity Tasting, on HolyCitySinner.com, April 2, 2017

Can James Islanders eat local for a month?, on JamesIslandBugle.com, March 27, 2017

Eat Local Month and the Eat Local Challenge Start April 1, on HolyCitySinner.com, March 16, 2017

Magnolia Heirloom Plant Sale, on WCIV ABC News 4’s Lowcountry Live, March 9, 2017

Main Street’s Social Capital, in IfYouWereMayor.com, March 6, 2017

Main Street’s Social Capital, in IfYouWereMayor.com, March 6, 2017

#Love a Local, in The Scout Guide Charleston, March 3, 2017

“O” is for Octopus, in The Folly Current, March 3, 2017

Applications Open for 2017 Growing New Farmers Program, in FoodTank.com, February 22, 2017

News 2 I-Team Consumer Report: Benefits to in-store shopping, in WCBD News 2, February 16, 2017

Lowcountry Local First celebrates 10 year anniversary, in The CRBJ Biz Wire, February 14, 2017

Lowcountry Local First launches art installation across the community, in Charleston City Paper, February 14, 2017

Lowcountry Local First on Making it Grow, in SC Public Radio, February 10, 2017

Love a Local campaign uses local artists to celebrate local businesses, in Live 5 News, February 10, 2017

Spreading the LOVE – Love a Local, in The Moultrie News, February 7, 2017

Lowcountry Local First names board, new engagement coordinator, in The CRBJ Biz Wire, February 7, 2017

Growing New Farmers recruiting next crop of farmers, in The Post and Courier, February 7, 2017

Lowcountry Local First now accepting applications for Growing New Farmers Program, in Planting Seeds, Feb-Mar 2017 Issue

Lowcountry Local First opens applications for Growing New Farmers Program, in The Holy City Sinner, January 29, 2017

2017 Growing New Farmers Program now accepting applications, in The Charleston Chronicle, January 26, 2017

The 25 most powerful food and beverage industry players in Charleston, in The Post & Courier, January 25, 2017

50 Most Influential, in Charleston Business Magazine, January 10, 2017

Local boost, in The Post and Courier, November 27, 2016

Small Business Saturday focuses on shopping local, in The Post and Courier, November 26, 2016

Lowcountry Local First awarded $50,000 for Local Works, in Moultrie News, November 18, 2016

Apply now for Lowcountry Local First’s Creative in Residence Program, in Charleston City Paper, November 17, 2016

Meet some of the makers at this Saturday’s Buy Local Block Party, in Charleston City Paper, November 10, 2016

Local Works: Co-working space for freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, November 7, 2016

Few firms try for B Corp certification / Tips from a business owner about growing with purpose, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, October 18, 2016

11 SC food organizations recognized for innovative food, agriculture programs, in The State, October 12, 2016

Rebekah Collinsworth joins Lowcountry Local First, in The CRBJ BizWire.com, October 12, 2016

Keep it local – get certified and brag about it, in The Moultrie News, September 9, 2016

Local business calendar, in The Post and Courier, September 9, 2016

Growing Your Own Food a Healthy Choice, in The Post and Courier, September 3, 2016

Lowcountry Local First to host 4th annual Good Business Summit on Sept 15, in The CRBJ BizWire.com, August 25, 2016

North Charleston to take part in Invest Health initiative, in The CRBJ BizWire.com, May 18, 2016

Jamee Haley to represent Charleston County as SC Ambassador for Economic Development, in The CRBJ BizWire.com, May 5, 2016

Eat like a local at Chef’s Potluck held by Lowcountry Local First, in The Post and Courier, April 21, 2016

Lowcountry Local First helps farmers grow careers, in The Charleston Regional Business Journal, April 12, 2016

Know your farmer, know your food, in The JI Messenger, April 7, 2016

2016 Farmers Markets spring up across the Lowcountry, in WCIV ABC News 4, April 5, 2016

Eat Local Challenge encourages participants to shift spending towards local food and drink, in The Moultrie News, April 5, 2016

What’s Happening in April, in The Daily Meal, April 4, 2016

Eat Local Month and Challenge are both underway, in Holy City Sinner, April 4, 2016

Innovators Changing the South (featuring Nikki Kelley), in Southern Living, April 1, 2016

Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge, on WCIV’s Lowcountry Live, March 31, 2016

Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge, in The JI Messenger, March 31, 2016

Wertimer earns Marketer of the Year honors at Charleston AMA’s Spark! Awards, in The Palmetto Business Daily, March 23, 2016

Charleston Farmers Market returning with new logo, new vendors, in The Post and Courier, March 23, 2016

Pop-up co-working space comes to Rewined in Charleston on Friday, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, March 22, 2016

• Dirt Works training new generation of family farmers in South Carolina, page 38-39 of Produce News’ Volume 119, No. 6, March 21, 2016

• A Farm Mentor Makes All the Difference, in Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Growers Toolbox, March 8, 2016

• Local companies thrive within coworking space, in Charleston Regional Business Journal’s BizWire, February 14, 2016

• Jamee Haley’s Local Works coworking space thriving in Charleston, in BALLE’s bealocalist.org, February 8, 2016

• Lowcountry Local First Offers Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture through College of Charleston JobBridge Program, in CharlestonChronicle.net, February 5, 2016

• Lowcountry Local First Announces 2016 Board of Directors, in Charleston Regional Business Journal’s BizWire, January 31, 2016

• Co-working gaining momentum in Charleston, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, January 19, 2016

• Co-working spaces pop into Charleston area, in The Post and Courier, January 9, 2016

• A New Local Hope, in This Should Be a Podcast – Charleston Regional Business Journal, December 18, 2015

• Letter: Buy Local, in The Post and Courier, December 11, 2015

• Rising rents follow growth on Upper King Street, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, December 7, 2015

• Your Holiday Gift Guide, mentioned in Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Podcast, episode 25, December 3, 2015

• Rising rent and a slow, paper-work driven permit process are pushing local businesses away, in Charleston City Paper, December 2, 2015

• Small Business Saturday Focuses on Local Shopping, in The Post and Courier, November 27, 2015

• Dear Future Mayor of Charleston, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, November 16 – November 29, 2015

• Charleston’s Coolest Offices, on Charleston Regional Development Alliance blog, November 23, 2015

• Golden Tickets, a Block Party and LLF’s Mad Love for All Things Local, in Daniel Island News, November 18, 2015

• Buy Local Month Began Today, on HolyCitySinner.com, November 15, 2015

• After the flood; Johns Island farmers move forward, in JIMessenger.com, November 5, 2015

• Lowcountry Local First Golden Ticket contest to push for local purchases, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, November 3, 2015

• Lowcountry Local First announces Willy Wonka-esque golden ticket contest, in Charleston City Paper, October 29, 2015

• Floods affect local farmers and restaurants, video interview on WCBD News 2, October 26, 2015

• Lowcountry to celebrate fifth national Food Day’s theme of ‘moving toward a greener diet’, in The Post and Courier, October 20, 2015

• South Carolina organizations recognized for cultivating a better food system, in The State, October 19, 2015

• Lowcountry growers could face the next flood with crop insurance, in The Post and Courier, October 14, 2015

• Promoting and Supporting Local Independent Farms in South Carolina, on FoodTank.com, October 10, 2015

• Time to Reimagine Our Economic Development Model, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, October 5, 2015

• Hundreds attend Charleston mayoral forum downtown, by WCBD News 2, October 1, 2015

• Voters pack Charleston Music Hall to hear from remaining Charleston mayoral candidates, by WCSC Live 5 News, October 1, 2015

• Mayor candidates tell how they would handle Charleston growth, by Post and Courier, October 1, 2015

Support Innovative Initiatives to Create Affordable Commercial Space, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, September 21, 2015

• Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator wins SBA funds, with Local Works mention, in GSA Business, August 11, 2015

 Lowcountry Local First’s Local Works earns $50,000 in SBA competition by Charleston Regional Business Journal, August 5, 2015

• Asheville businesses fight to keep downtown local with quote by Jamee Haley, in Asheville Citizen-Times, July 24, 2015

• Lowcountry is hosting third annual GOODBusiness Summit by Moultrie News, July 19, 2015

• Homegrown Cuisine & Coworking in Charleston, SC by WorkBar Boston, July 2015

•”Meaty Issues” article written by Nikki Seibert Kelley for Charleston City Paper, July 15, 2015

• 30 Incubators and Funding Resources for Farms and Food by Food Tank, July 13, 2015

Partnering with Next Generation Farmers by Saving Land, Land Trust Alliance, Summer 2015

Announcing the one-year Anniversary of Local Coworking Space by Moultrie News, July 9, 2015

Lowcountry Local First honored by SBA Charleston Regional Business Journal, April 9, 2015

Island Insight April Newsletter Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce, April 2, 2015

Eating local in this week’s 5 Around Town Live 5 News, April 2, 2015

Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge News 2 WCBD, April 2, 2015

2015 Eat Local Challenge InTown Newsletter, April 2, 2015

April is Eat Local Month Ted’s Butcherblock Newsletter, April 1, 2015

Eat Local Month encourages shift in dining to boost local economy Charleston Regional Business Journal, March 30, 2015

Local CSAs Now Accepting Subscribers The Post and Courier, March 27, 2015

LLF Launches 4th Annual Eat Local Month Moultrie News, March 25, 2015

LLF Launches 4th Annual Eat Local Challenge The Charleston Chronicle, March 24, 2015

Eat Local and Win Big Moultrie News, March 21, 2015

Eat Local Challenge The Green Connection, March 19, 2015

The Eat Local Challenge Begins on April 1st Holy City Sinner, March 18, 2015

On the Menu for March 17, 2015 Charleston Regional Business Journal, March 17, 2015

• Entrepreneurs capitalize on funding options  Charleston Regional Business Journal, March 10, 2015

• Charleston – Events – Chef’s Potluck  Charleston CVB, February 25, 2015

Charleston News – Eat Local Month Charleston CVB, February 25, 2015

Food to the Masses Charleston City Paper, February 4, 2015

• Workshop to focus on helping local businesses find access to capital  Charleston Regional Business Journal, January 26, 2014

Lowcountry Local First offers certificate in Sustainable Agriculture for farmer apprentices Moultrie News, January 26, 2015

• Workshop educates local business in finance Moultrie News, January 21, 2015

• Local compost company reduces waste by 100,000 pounds ABC News 4 Charleston, January 17, 2015

LLF to Host Connecting to Capital to Help Businesses Launch or Grow  The Charleston Chronicle, January 14, 2015

Lowcountry Local First – Jamee Haley Interview If You Were Mayor, January 9, 2015

Why Buy Locally Owned? The Green Connection, January 8, 2015

Larry Downey Local Works Interview Tech Life Podcast Interview, December 30, 2015

A collaborative, multi-agency Farm-To-School Initiative is set to go statewide Moultrie News, December 16, 2014 

Lowcountry Local First Answers Farmers’ Labor Questions The Post and Courier, December 16, 2014

Cofc farm-to-school program takes off across SC with Boeing, MUSC ABC News 4, December 16, 2014

Why think local? It’s simple really. The Post and Courier (Letter to the Editor), December 13, 2014

A Weekend Full of Free-Range Gifts and Sex Bruises Charleston City Paper, November 26, 2014 

Local Businesses Get the Spotlight at Inaugural “Block Party” The Post and Courier, November 22, 2014 

Incubator Farms: Launching Farm Businesses & Creating Community Carolina Farm Stewardship Assoc., November 21, 2014 

Buy Local Block Party and Maker Tours | Festivals + Events, City Picks Charleston City Paper, November 20, 2014 

Weekend! 10 Ways to Play 2014 Nov. 20-23 Charleston Regional Business Journal, November 20, 2014 

Buy Local Block Party & Maker Tours, Charleston Yelp Events, November 19, 2014 

Cakes, Community, and Pie! Enough Pie Newsletter, November 18, 2014 

Buy Local Block Party Charlie, November 18, 2014 

Lowcountry Local First Throws Buy Local Block Party on the Upper Peninsula Moultrie News, November 12, 2014 

Local Goldsmith to Open Fine Jewelry Shop in Downtown Charleston The Post and Courier, November 9, 2014

Helping Out for Nov. 5, 2014 Charleston Regional Business Journal, November 5, 2014

Dirt Works Farm Manager Good Food Jobs, November 4, 2014

Lowcountry Local First Launches Buy Local Month & Block Party The Charleston Chronicle, October 24, 2014

Lowcountry Local First launches Buy Local Month, Block Party Moultrie News, October 24, 2014

 Local groups are banding together for inaugural Lowcountry Food Day Crawl The Post and Courier, October 20, 2014

Nikki Seibert of LLF offers tips on how to increase your intake of local foods Lowcountry Parent, September 25, 2014

Lowcountry Local First Wins Accelerator Funding  Moultrie News, September 23, 2014

Johns Island incubator farm wins $50,000 national startup award Charleston Regional Business Journal, September 8, 2014

 Johns Island incubator farm harvests $50,000; 1 of 50 recipients in national contest  The Post and Courier, September 5, 2014 

Entrepreneurs talk about risks, challenges at GoodBusiness Summit Charleston Regional Business Journal, August 26, 2014

Streetstyle at Second Annual GOODBusiness Summit Charleston Grit, August 26, 2014

Lowcountry Local First: Who are those guys? SC News Exchange, August 22, 2014

Dirt Works Incubator Farm: Building Land Access and Community in SC National Young Farmers Coalition, August 15, 2014

GOODBusiness Summit brings 30 speakers to talk about local impact Charleston Regional Business Journal, July 31, 2014

Lowcountry Local First launches co-working space at 1600 Meeting Charleston City Paper, July 17, 2014

Helping out— The Coastal Cupboard’s semi-annual knife sharpening event Charleston Regional Business Journal, June 4, 2014

Lowcountry Local First awarded innovation grant Moultrie News, May 24, 2014

Eat local to boost health and economy The Post and Courier, May 19, 2014

Lowcountry Local First Gets Well Deserved Funding Charleston Grit, May 8, 2014

Commerce Department awards $2.4 M in innovation grants Charleston Regional Business Journal, May 7, 2014

Support Charleston’s new manufacturing sector The Post and Courier, September 16, 2013

Lowcountry Local First to open co-working space in Charleston Charleston Regional Business Journal, August 12, 2013

Lowcountry Local First keeps on reviving, in Charleston City Paper, October 10, 2011

Buy Local Month, just in time for the holidays, in Charleston City Paper, November 11, 2010

Local businesses eye 10% shift, in Charleston City Paper, July 1, 2009