Essentially Charleston launches local shopping platform

Nov 9, 2020

NEWS – Essentially Charleston, an online shop dedicated to sharing the essence of the city via its makers, artisans, and designers, announced its grand opening today. Filled with beautiful, carefully curated handcrafted items and products made, built or designed in the Charleston region, EssentiallyCharleston.com offers buyers an opportunity… Read More

NOW AVAILABLE: Small Business Relief Grants Program

Sep 16, 2020

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has partnered with local-independent telecom company, Home Telecom, to launch a Small Business Relief Grants program to aid business owners who’ve faced adverse impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiated by the generosity of Home Telecom through a gift of $50,000, the two entities implore for additional corporations… Read More

2020 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Sep 2, 2020

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — ONGOING — – Be sure to find a Farmers’ Market near you this fall and holiday season! — UPCOMING MARKETS —   Saturday Pop-Ups at the Port Market Saturdays, Nov 7, 21, 28 and Dec 12, 19… Read More

19 New Local Entrepreneurs to Know

Jul 8, 2020

Good Enterprises’ Community Business Academy Graduates 19 New Entrepreneurs Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises initiative now accepting applicants into its Fall Community Business Academies Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, has graduated its second class of entrepreneurs from its 12-week Community… Read More

Lowcountry Local First relocates, expands its local-independent coworking space

Jun 24, 2020

Lowcountry Local First relocates, expands its local-independent coworking space Local Works to open in RCB Development’s “The Lumberyard” before end of year Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is set to relocate and expand its local-independent coworking space known as Local Works. The nonprofit economy-building organization launched Local Works in… Read More

2020 Eat Local Challenge

Mar 13, 2020

Eat Local Challenge: Make the Shift April 1-30 Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge takes place throughout the entire month of April each year. We challenge you to shift $10 or more of your weekly food spending towards the local food system. By signing the Pledge, we’ll guide you… Read More

2019 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Nov 6, 2019

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — ONGOING — – Be sure to find a Farmers’ Market near you this fall and holiday season! – The Charleston Farmers’ Market hosts a special Holiday Market on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December from 9am – 3pm…. Read More

Your Public Library Supports Local Businesses Too

Jul 15, 2019

When you think of your neighborhood library, you may think of cozy reading alcoves, youth programming and speaker series. But did you know that your local library system also offers a bounty of resources (often free) for businesses to utilize? This includes resources to help you start, run… Read More