2019 Eat Local Challenge Team Leaderboard

Mar 15, 2019

*This list is updated regularly and ranks teams by size. You may form or join a team at any point by signing the Pledge to Eat Local form. 1st place: South Carolina Aquarium – 8 individuals 2nd place: Local Works – 7 individuals 3rd place, tie: MUSC / Team… Read More

We're Hiring: Community Manager

Mar 7, 2019

Lowcountry Local First Position: Community Manager Term: Full-time, permanent Reports to: Director of Development Salary Range: $40,000 – $45,000 Application Deadline: March 31, 2019 We’re looking for someone who’s smart, responsible, fun, creative, and a self-starter that works well in a fast-paced start-up environment to sustain a diverse… Read More

Lowcountry Local First to launch Good Enterprises Initiative in Fall 2019

Feb 18, 2019

Community Business Academy will be held in North Charleston in Sept 2019 – Media coverage in Charleston City Paper, Feb 19, 2019: Lowcountry Local First hopes its Community Business Academy will help cultivate local entrepreneurs The following announcement was released February 14, 2019: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has… Read More

Love Local this Valentine's Day

Feb 8, 2019

The sweetest holiday of the year is fast approaching! As you go to splurge on something sweet or sparkly for your loved one or best friend – go LOCAL! For every dollar spent with a local business, 45% stays in the Lowcountry – as compared to only 14%… Read More

Companies thrive at Local Works - 2018 Impact Report

Jan 11, 2019

Local Works, a 3,000sf community coworking space located on Upper Meeting Street,  aims to provide low-cost contract-free professional workspace for entrepreneurs and businesses in need of a creative and collaborative environment.  This open-sector coworking model supports businesses in need of dependable space and an active community ripe for partnerships…. Read More

How to Eat Local for the Holidays

Nov 19, 2018

The holidays present an excellent opportunity to choose local whether it is for gifts, food, or both! This is the time of the year when gatherings move indoors and meals are shared around a table with loved ones. Which means even more reason to celebrate a strong and… Read More

2018 Buy Local Markets

Nov 1, 2018

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — ONGOING — – Be sure to find a Farmers Market near you this fall and holiday season! – The Charleston Farmers’ Market hosts a special Holiday Market on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December, 9am – 3pm…. Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Melvina Ravenel

Oct 22, 2018

“I love music, and I love what music does for me and I know what music does for others. And I like to make people feel good. …And the other part of my idea was wanting to lose weight and be healthier in my adult years. And I… Read More

Building Local Prosperity Week: Christian Senger

Oct 22, 2018

“I did the typical big Charleston events and touristy things – which are all great, but I wasn’t digging into it until I had been here a while and started to meet people. And after 4 or 5 years here, around August 2011, I launched Holy City Sinner…. Read More