City of Charleston Proclamation: Buy Local Month

Nov 29, 2017

The below Proclamation was read by City of Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg on November 28, 2017 at the City Council Meeting. WHEREAS; The City of Charleston is proud to join with Lowcountry Local First in supporting and celebrating Charleston’s local-independent businesses and the impact they have on… Read More

Go out and vote!

Oct 25, 2017

Voters have an opportunity to shape our community at the polls this election day. On November 7th, 2017 we will be voting on mayors, town and city council members, commissioners and ballot issue referendums. Our elected leaders create the policies that guide local business regulation and our approach… Read More

GoodBiz 2017 Sponsor Spotlight: South State Bank

Sep 18, 2017

South State Bank is a $14 billion asset bank providing best-in-class financial products and services, delivered with the personalized consideration that you get from being a community bank. Charleston is the home of the bank’s support center, 20 full service branches, 15 mortgage lenders, 11 commercial bankers, and 7 wealth professionals… Read More

GoodBiz 2017 Sponsor Spotlight: The Urban Electric Co.

Sep 15, 2017

Dave Dawson and his wife started The Urban Electric Company nearly 15 years ago in a tiny workshop on Romney Street in downtown Charleston. The purpose – then and now – is to create custom, made-to-order American-made lighting fixtures for interior designers and architects. Their designs are based firmly in the… Read More

GoodBiz 2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Charleston Regional Business Journal

Sep 1, 2017

The Charleston Regional Business Journal provides news and information for the Lowcountry of South Carolina with digital and print publications and supplements throughout the year. CRBJ is an intersection between businesses and consumers and keeps the news local. This publication has been a media supporter of the Good Business Summit… Read More

Neighborhood Captain Spotlight: Cat Taylor

Aug 14, 2017

The role of the Lowcountry Local First Neighborhood Captain is to be a leader and a connector of local businesses, farmers, non-profit organizations and individuals in the neighborhood where their business is located. They are the “feet on the ground” in terms of the local movement and a… Read More

GoodBiz 2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Charleston County Economic Development

Aug 7, 2017

Founded in 1993, Charleston County Economic Development is dedicated to growing new business, the retention and expansion of existing industry and improving the business climate. Their approach is targeted within key employment industries: automotive, aerospace, defense, information technology, and life sciences. Since its inception in 1993, the department has… Read More

Where to Stay and How to Get Around for #GoodBiz2017

Aug 4, 2017

VIEW MAP OF SUGGESTED HOTELS As the 2017 Good Business Summit approaches, the team here at Lowcountry Local First could not be more excited about this years’ event. We are thrilled to welcome an evolving list of inspirational guest speakers,  and to offer a diverse session schedule at this year’s Summit. Excitement… Read More

Creative in Residence: Cody Carlyle Dixon

Jul 17, 2017

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is proud to announce Cody Carlyle Dixon as one of the two recipients of its Creative in Residence program, an initiative that awards a six-month opportunity at Local Works, LLF’s non-sector coworking space. Cody will began this residency on July 1 and will receive mentorship over a… Read More

Catalyst Member Spotlight: Stasmayer, Incorporated

Jul 17, 2017

In today’s digital age, it is important that our technology runs smoothly. Stasmayer, Incorporated is the company behind the scenes that does just that. Stasmayer is an outsourced IT department for your Lowcountry-based business. It’s simple. They run the technology that drives your business so you can focus… Read More