Position Statement: Tax Changes for Online Retailers

Jun 27, 2018

Position Statement: U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring tax collection for out-of-state and online retailers helps level the playing field for local brick-and-mortar businesses On June 21st, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that gives states the authority to require out-of-state and online retailers with no physical… Read More

Zing Table Zest

Apr 16, 2018

Story by Stephanie Hunt; Photo by Sea Star Arts Photography, of Paul Saginaw speaking at Lowcountry Local First’s 2013 Good Business Summit Exclamation points!! That’s the punctuation of choice when Ann Arbor, Michigan deli founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig wrote their guiding principles for Zingerman’s Community of… Read More

Lowcountry Local First Welcomes Two New Creatives in Residence

Jan 2, 2018

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is proud to announce Tina Singleton and Hafeezah Yates as the two newest recipients of its Creative in Residence program, an initiative that awards a six-month opportunity at Local Works, LLF’s non-sector coworking space. Tina and Hafeezah will begin their residency in January 2018 and receive mentorship… Read More

A Look Back at 2017

Dec 21, 2017

10 amazing things you helped us accomplish in our 10th year: 1. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a community-wide art installation known as “Love a Local,” a proclamation by the Mayor of the City of Charleston, and by honoring 10 Local Luminaries who’ve supported the local business community in… Read More

The Ecosystem of Work: Joshua Robertson and Kate Borg

Dec 21, 2017

Two civil engineers walk into a bar….It’s a joke set-up, no doubt, and perhaps a bad one, but Josh and Kate are getting the last, and enduring, laugh after they each, at different times, walked up to the “bar” at Local Works. Think of that bar as the… Read More

2018 Partnership Opportunities

Nov 21, 2017

Partner with Lowcountry Local First in 2018! Connect with conscious consumers and align your business with the local movement. Our Reach: – 600+ members representing 12,000+ employees – 1,000+ Average monthly Business Directory views – 11.7k+ Facebook fans – 22.3k+ Twitter followers – 16.3k+ Instagram followers – 5.2k+ e-newsletter… 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

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