We're Hiring: Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant

Jan 24, 2023

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Title: Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant Location: Charleston, SC Term: Part-time, 20 hours per week. Schedule flexible. Application Deadline: Open until filled Start Date: May 1, 2023 or sooner Rate of Pay: $20 per hour. Pro-rated paid time off. Summary: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is… Read More

We're Hiring: Good Enterprises Program Administrator

Jan 6, 2023

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Title: Good Enterprises Program Administrator Location: Charleston, SC Term: Part-time. Some evenings and weekends. Reports to: Good Enterprises Program Director Application Deadline: Open until filled; Interviews begin week of January 15, 2023 Start Date: February 15, 2023 Rate of Pay: $20/hr plus benefits Summary:… Read More

Good Enterprises Initiative hosts inaugural “Ready, Set, Pitch!” event

Dec 6, 2022

Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, hosted its inaugural “Ready, Set, Pitch!” competition on December 3, 2022 to award cash and in-kind prizes to five local entrepreneurs. Nearly 200 graduates of the organization’s 12-week Community Business Academy (CBA) were invited to… Read More

December 2022 Advocacy Updates

Dec 6, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – A recent report from Civic Economics (Nov 2022), Unfulfilled: Amazon and the American Retail Landscape, builds a deep understanding of how Amazon affects small businesses and communities… Read More

November 2022 Advocacy Updates

Oct 31, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – ELECTION DAY – November 8th – Federal Support: Vice President Harris Announces New Public and Private-Sector Efforts to Advance Racial Equity at Freedman’s Bank Forum / Plans announced… Read More

October 2022 Advocacy Updates

Oct 5, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – Feeling Boxed Out: A new report highlights the impacts that monopolistic “predatory buying” have on our communities. It opens our eyes to some of the tactics that… Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

Oct 3, 2022

We are in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month! Along with the city of Charleston and the Latinx Advisory Council, our very own Raquel Padgett and Nilsy Rapalo kicked it off at a proclamation press event held on September 15. Raquel is the Director of Good Enterprises, while… Read More

September 2022 Advocacy Updates

Sep 1, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – Supply Chain Woes & Rising Costs: Charleston City Paper shared a recent feature highlighting LLF’s 2022 Member Survey results, which reported supply chain shortages and delays as… Read More