REV up the good!

Dec 8, 2021

We are grateful to have REV Federal Credit Union as our presenting sponsor of Buy Local Season for many reasons. This local financial institution doesn’t just support this important community initiative financially, but continues to show up as a real partner. REV sent several team members out into… Read More

2021 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Nov 4, 2021

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — UPCOMING MARKETS — Daniel Island Night Market Friday | Dec. 17, 2021 | 5-8pm Guggenheim Terrace 200 Seven Farms Dr, Charleston, SC December Charleston Night Bazaar Saturday | Dec. 18, 2021 | 4-9pm Edmund’s Oast… Read More

Valentine's Day 2021

Jan 27, 2021

There’s so much happening in the Lowcountry for Valentine’s Day ❤️  (Do you have a suggestion not listed below? Let us know!) Events Roadside Blooms Galentine’s Floral Workshops Wednesday, February 10 | 6pm Two Blokes Brewing 547 Long Point Rd Suite 101 Mount Pleasant, SC  Thursday February 11… 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

2020 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Sep 2, 2020

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — UPCOMING MARKETS — Holiday Shop at Soirée Now thru Christmas | Wednesday-Sundays | 11am-5pm Soirée 70 Queen Street Charleston, SC 29403   — PAST MARKETS — Charleston Holiday Markets in Marion Square Sats and Suns,… Read More

COVID-19 Resource & Action Hub

Mar 26, 2020

** ALERT: We are now updating this Resources Hub page of our site. Please use this new page for the most current updates. ACTION ITEMS: Apply for SBA relief loan. View SC Department of Commerce resource center. View SC employment law resources. Facebook has launched a $100 million… Read More

2019 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Nov 6, 2019

(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 from 9am – 3pm…. 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

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