Keep Folly Funky and Unchained

Oct 5, 2018

This Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, the City of Folly Beach has an opportunity to follow the lead of more than 30 communities across the country that have used regulation to protect and encourage unique character in business districts. In other words, regulating chain businesses that would otherwise be… Read More

2018 Good Business Summit: Workforce Woes

Oct 3, 2018

Written by Stephanie Hunt // Photo by Foxworthy Studios Innovative Options and Shared Community Values Charleston gets media accolades and glossy magazine spreads right and left, but for local business owners and residents, the picture is not always so postcard perfect. The Holy City was recently named the #1 worst city… Read More

2018 Good Business Summit Keynote: Be Authentic

Oct 3, 2018

Written by Stephanie Hunt // Photo by Foxworthy Studios Talking Company Culture with Karalee Nielsen Fallert and Steve Palmer Summit goers fueled by Callie’s Biscuits and high test Broom Wagon Coffee brew got plenty to chew on as the day kicked off with a conversation between local restaurateurs Karalee Nielsen… Read More

The Ecosystem of Work: Joshua Robertson and Kate Borg

Aug 30, 2018

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

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

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