MUSC AHH to provide health screenings at Better Block Reynolds Ave

Oct 16, 2018

MUSC Alliance for Hispanic Health (AHH)  is a student-led organization that is committed to improving the health among the local Hispanic community. They encourage an inter-professional approach in our engagement with the community, and generally seek to uphold the larger purpose of MUSC as a whole, which is “to… Read More

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

10th annual Chef's Potluck Silent Auction Items

Apr 5, 2017

**Online bidding will remain open through 6pm on April 30th, closing at the Chef’s Potluck** One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 10th annual Chef’s Potluck takes place at beautiful Middleton Place on April 30 from 4-7 pm. More than a dozen participating local chefs… Read More

Where to Stay for #GoodBiz2016

Aug 29, 2016

As the 2016 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 is in the air… Read More

Local businesses to give 5% back on Sat, April 30

Apr 6, 2016

Support these amazing local businesses giving 5% Back on Saturday, April 30th. When you shop or dine, YOU are making an impact and supporting Lowcountry Local First’s grassroots programs to implement a new model of local economic development – integrating advocacy, education and training, and relationship-building toward a… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Potluck

Apr 14, 2015

Hosting or attending an all-local potluck will get you 2 points in the Eat Local Challenge, buts it’s also a fun way to try new local fruits, veggies and meats. Team Local Works hosted an all-local potluck on Friday as part of the Eat Local Challenge. We had quite… Read More

Let the Eat Local Challenge Begin!

Apr 3, 2015

The Eat Local Challenge officially kicked off on Wednesday, April 1st, and that means over 450 people have started shifting at least $10 of their weekly food budget towards our local food system. Eating local is for everyone, and the ways you can shift towards eating local are endless. Don’t forget to… Read More

Local Business Owners Connect to Capital

Mar 3, 2015

On February 5th, as part of the GOODBusiness Series, Lowcountry Local First held a workshop for local business owners to learn about different funding opportunities and to have an opportunity to connect directly with the people behind those institutions. The 2nd Connecting to Capital workshop provided a platform… Read More

Local businesses were the stars at Buy Local Block Party

Dec 4, 2014

The first ever Buy Local Block Party held on Saturday, November 22 was a success, to say the least. My best guesstimate (and a Post and Courier journalist agreed) is that we had over 1,000 attendees here at 1600 Meeting and Local Works. I’m sure the perfect fall… Read More