NOW HIRING: Director of Development

Sep 23, 2019

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Position: Director of Development (Full-time) Reports to: Executive Director Application Deadline: Open until filled Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000 annually plus benefits Summary: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization, founded in 2007 and is made up of more than 600 local… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Recipes by Jamee Haley

Apr 19, 2019

The following recipes were produced by Lowcountry Local First’s Executive Director, Jamee Haley, and were featured in the April 2019 issue of Charleston Magazine. Appetizer:  Carrot Crostini with Burden Creek Farms Goat Cheese Serves 4 1 cup shredded local carrots 1 tsp. fresh dill ½ tsp. fresh lemon… 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

Lowcountry Local First welcomes new Director of Development

May 9, 2018

Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit that cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, recently welcomed Matthew Hayden to its team as Director of Development. This new position will manage and oversee all elements of the fundraising operations and help secure the resources necessary for the maintenance and growth… Read More

Lowcountry Local First announces Luminary Award Recipients

Jun 23, 2017

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is celebrating its first decade as a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the local independent business community throughout the Lowcountry. The staff, board and members recently gathered with supporters and community leaders who have impacted the growth of the organization and led the grassroots movement… Read More

Cheers to a Decade of Loving the Lowcountry

Jan 16, 2017

When we started Lowcountry Local First 10 years ago, we did so as a Buy Local Movement geared toward consumers. We engaged our citizens on the impact of their dollar when spent with a local-independent business, and how those businesses are providing individualized service, creating less impact on our… Read More

A time to be grateful

Nov 16, 2016

I can think of no better time for us to all be still, for just a moment, to take stock of all that we have to be grateful for. Even in times that seem so uncertain, where many are feeling unheard and those who have been disenfranchised for… Read More

Start up Businesses Reach Pre-Recession Numbers in 2015

May 17, 2016

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (May 16 — 29, 2016; Volume 22, No. 11): Young firms are the major contributors to jobs in the U.S., and for the first time since the recession we saw a rise in start-ups in 2015. The Main Street… Read More