Survey: Local Businesses Weigh in on How They're Doing

Dec 19, 2014

By Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director @ Lowcountry Local First lauren@lowcountrylocalfirst.org As the only organization in the Lowcountry solely focused on providing resources, advocacy and training for locally-owned, independent businesses and farmers, we like to check in with our community to take a “temperature check” and gauge the… Read More

Why think local? It's simple really.

Dec 15, 2014

Originally printed as a Letter to the Editor in The Post and Courier on Saturday, December 13th, 2014. Each year Lowcountry Local First shouts from the rooftops about the importance of shopping locally during the holiday season. This year-round advocacy effort has the biggest push during the holidays… Read More

South State Bank Loves Local

Dec 8, 2014

2014 Buy Local Month presenting sponsor South State Bank loves the local businesses that make the Lowcountry the place we love. We recently sat down with Bill Medich, Executive Vice President and Charleston Regional President to find out WHY South State Bank Loves Local. LLF: Can you tell… Read More

Let's level the playing field for local business #eFairnessNow

Dec 4, 2014

By Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director @ Lowcountry Local First lauren@lowcountrylocalfirst.org Local businesses need YOUR help right now. We have a very critical and very brief window of opportunity NOW (or over the next few days) on passing internet sales tax fairness to level the playing field for… Read More

Local businesses were the stars at Buy Local Block Party

Dec 4, 2014

The first ever Buy Local Block Party held on Saturday, November 22 was a success, to say the least. My best guesstimate (and a Post and Courier journalist agreed) is that we had over 1,000 attendees here at 1600 Meeting and Local Works. I’m sure the perfect fall… Read More