Catalyst Member Spotlight: The Charleston Chronicle

Feb 16, 2017

Founded in 1971, The Charleston Chronicle is a weekly newspaper serving the Tri-county area (Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester). They address and report the news, both national and local, uniquely from the black perspective. They also are an independent and minority-owned small business. We reached out to Damion Smalls, the… Read More

Artist Spotlight: Janie Ball

Feb 15, 2017

Love Where You Paint We are excited to feature local artist Janie Ball today. Many of Janie’s pieces are currently being exhibited at Local Works right now! Visit Janie’s website to see her latest pieces and learn about upcoming shows. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECTS? I am… Read More

So, what are the huge letters all about?

Feb 14, 2017

We’re glad you asked! Lowcountry Local First is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a community-wide art installation. You may stumble across a large 3D letter and wonder what it is and why it exists. Local ninjas have placed 10 letters all over the Lowcountry that together, spell… Read More

2016 Annual Member Survey results are in

Feb 9, 2017

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. Here’s our criteria for a “local, independent business:” The business is privately held and not publicly traded. The business is… Read More

City of Charleston Proclamation

Feb 7, 2017

WHEREAS; The City of Charleston is proud to join Lowcountry Local First in celebrating a decade of elevating the people and places that embrace the unique nature of the place we call home; and WHEREAS; by providing a singular voice for the local-independent business community Lowcountry Local First… Read More