We're Hiring: Good Enterprises Program Director

Apr 1, 2019

Title: Good Enterprises Program Director Location: Charleston, SC Term: Full-time/ Exempt Application Deadline: May 1, 2019; start date of June 1, 2019 Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000 annually plus benefits Organizational Background: Lowcountry Local First (LLF), an entrepreneurial non-profit organization made up of over 550 local businesses and… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Restaurant Supporters

Mar 15, 2019

The below list is compiled of LLF member restaurants who submitted menu items to be included in this special promotion. If you represent an active member restaurant and wish to be added, please e-mail Jordan. 5Church Charleston Executive Chef Adam will be offering an appetizer to support local…. Read More

Avenue for Change

Mar 5, 2019

Thank you to Charleston Magazine for this awesome article in their March 2019 issue! Street Team: Metanoia owns three adjacent buildings on Reynolds Avenue, with the middle one fronted by healthy eatery Dellz on the Macon. (Right, top and bottom) Clemson students built a model of the street for… 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

Preserving the true value of community through small business

Feb 18, 2019

The following opinion piece ran in the Post and Courier on February 18, 2019. Photo above by Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff. The loss of the long-standing East Bay True Value Hardware, a community-focused store, is contrary to the ongoing conversation our city has around transportation, congestion and livability. The… Read More

Top Takeaways and Priorities from the 2018 Member Survey

Jan 2, 2019

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. We make sure you know which businesses are Certified Local and meet our criteria for a local-independent business through our… Read More

Folly Beach Restricts ‘Formula’ Businesses

Dec 13, 2018

The following article ran in the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Volume 24 / No 26 print issue, that came out on December 10, 2018. Written by CRBJ staff writer Patrick Hoff. If you’re looking to buy a Big Mac, you won’t find it in downtown Folly Beach. And that… Read More

Folly Beach may ban chain restaurants and stores to keep itself unique

Oct 23, 2018

By Chloe Johnson cjohnson@postandcourier.com Oct 22, 2018 – Front page story for the Post and Courier Folly Beach may ban chain businesses from the island, a rare move for a South Carolina municipality that supporters say will help protect the beach community’s funky character. The proposed ordinance already… 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