Lowcountry Local First welcomes Jacquie Berger as new Executive Director

May 17, 2021

Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit organization that cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, welcomes Jacquie Berger as its new Executive Director, effective May 17, 2021. After founding Executive Director, Jamee Haley, departed the organization at the end of 2020, a 4-month long nationwide search was led… Read More

Join the Team: Community Engagement Intern

May 11, 2021

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Term: Part-time and flexible, Academic Credit Internship. Ideal term length May – August 2021. Start Date: Flexible start in May 2021 About Us: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds community support for local independent businesses and farmers by working… Read More

Get to know First Reliance Bank

Feb 22, 2021

We are proud to have First Reliance Bank as a valued member of our organization and the Presenting Sponsor of our 8th annual Good Business Summit on February 24-25th, 2021. Headquartered in Florence, South Carolina, this community-focused financial institution has believed that “banking is more than money” since… Read More

WSJ: "PPP is reopening. What's different this time?"

Dec 22, 2020

The below was posted on WSJ.com, Dec 22, 2020: The Paycheck Protection Program is getting a reboot as part of Congress’s latest coronavirus stimulus package. The $900 billion deal includes $284 billion for PPP, which will reopen after closing in August. Much like the program’s first iteration, the… Read More

Tips & Tricks for 2021 Business Planning

Dec 15, 2020

Tips & Tricks for 2021 Business Planning:   1. Look Back to Look Forward – Close out the year financially, review 2020 goals, accomplishments & shortcomings.  Do you know what you should be looking for? 2. Manifest the results you want: Financial Plan, Strategic Plan, SMART Goals, forecasting & budgeting… Read More

Shift Your Dollars & Your Mindset

Dec 9, 2020

The holiday season tends to bring with it a renewed sense of optimism and hope for the year ahead. This year, despite it being a seemingly endless uphill battle, is no different. Lowcountry Local First has – for more than a decade now – ended its year with… Read More