Community Engagement Intern - Fall 2018

Jul 10, 2018

Term: Part-time and flexible, Academic Credit Internship opportunity. Ideal term length of 4 months. Start Date: Flexible start date of August 20, 2018 About Us: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds community support for local independent businesses and farmers by working with businesses, consumers… Read More

Free Day Pass: Local Works Coworking Space

Nov 3, 2017

Lowcountry Local First developed Local Works as a place for entrepreneurs to collaborate, co-create, and harness the energy and support of other local business owners so that all can thrive. Local Works provides low-cost professional work space for local businesses in a creative and collaborative environment. This non-sector specific hub… Read More

Apply for Creative in Residence Program at Local Works

Nov 1, 2017

The Creative Industries add more than $3.2B to the Charleston metro economy and are the 4th largest employment cluster, yet most entrepreneur support groups and coworking spaces are focused on the tech and and high-growth sectors. We believe that it is just as important to support the creative… Read More

Join the Movement: 2017 Membership Drive

Oct 5, 2017

  We are movement builders. We are advocates of local-independent businesses. We are Localists. Most importantly, we’re your neighbors. And just like you, we love it here. Join the movement as a business or Localist individual between October 11 and December 13, 2017,  and you could win some… Read More

Two for $10: Special Local Works Offer

Jul 20, 2017

STEP 1: Spent $10 or more at a participating local coffee shop or cafe. STEP 2: Save your receipt (email or printed). STEP 3: Bring your receipt to Local Works and enjoy two free days in our coworking community! PARTICIPATING CAFES:  – 60 Bull Cafe – Coastal Coffee… Read More

Local Works Welcomes 2nd Round of Creatives in Residence

Jun 26, 2017

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is proud to announce Matthew Mebane and Cody Carlyle Dixon as the two recipients of its Creative in Residence program, an initiative that awards a six-month opportunity at Local Works, LLF’s non-sector coworking space. Matthew and Cody will begin their residency on July 1 and receive mentorship over… Read More

Local Works Announces Creatives in Residence

Dec 6, 2016

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is proud to announce Katie Ashley and Tyquan Morton as the two recipients of its Creative in Residence program, a new initiative that awards a six-month opportunity at Local Works, LLF’s non-sector coworking space. Ashley and Morton will begin their residency on January 1st… Read More

So what is a Community Membership anyway?

Feb 19, 2015

By Larry Downey | Community Manager, Lowcountry Local First As lovers of the Lowcountry, we understand that we have a choice in what we buy and from whom we buy it. We have a choice in what we eat, and from where and by whom it’s grown. Collectively,… Read More

Make Things Happen With a Mentor

Jan 15, 2015

By Larry Downey, Community Manager @ Lowcountry Local First larry@lowcountrylocalfirst.org I am a huge proponent of mentorship. I had a mentor from sixth grade through high school who helped me navigate the treacherous waters of being a teenager. This experience actually led me to become a mentor for… Read More