Love Local this Valentine's Day

Feb 8, 2019

The sweetest holiday of the year is fast approaching! As you go to splurge on something sweet or sparkly for your loved one or best friend – go LOCAL! For every dollar spent with a local business, 45% stays in the Lowcountry – as compared to only 14%… Read More

From NYC to CHS – Why We Went Local For Rhapsody CrossFit

Jan 15, 2019

By Trinity Wheeler, Co-Owner of Rhapsody CrossFit About 30 people move to Charleston every day. When this number bubbles up, it’s usually met with an eye-roll and scoff about soul-crushing traffic and crumbling infrastructure. I get it. Charleston has something special worth protecting; whether it’s the charm, character… Read More

Top Takeaways and Priorities from the 2018 Member Survey

Jan 2, 2019

At Lowcountry Local First, we believe ownership matters and relationships matter. That’s why we work with businesses, community members, and policymakers to build support for local, independent businesses. We make sure you know which businesses are Certified Local and meet our criteria for a local-independent business through our… Read More

Guest Blog: Tax Tips by Accountfully

Feb 6, 2018

About guest blogger, Accountfully: Accountfully is an outsourced accounting firm that works with modern brands and businesses. We do more than the day-to-day work of professional accountants and bookkeepers. We also serve as a long-term strategic partner to help our clients navigate complex financial challenges and opportunities. We’re… Read More

A Positive Outlook for Homegrown Businesses: 2017 Member Survey

Jan 25, 2018

At Lowcountry Local First, we believe ownership matters and relationships matter. That’s why we work with businesses, community members, and policymakers to build support for local, independent businesses. We make sure you know which businesses are Certified Local and meet our criteria for a local-independent business through our… Read More

Neighborhood Captain Spotlight: Emily Mosh

Nov 17, 2017

The role of Lowcountry Local First’s Neighborhood Captains is to be a leader and a connector of local businesses, farmers, non-profit organizations and individuals in the neighborhood where their business is located. They are the “feet on the ground” in terms of the local movement and a peer… 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

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

Neighborhood Captain Spotlight: Cat Taylor

Aug 14, 2017

The role of the Lowcountry Local First Neighborhood Captain is to be a leader and a connector of local businesses, farmers, non-profit organizations and individuals in the neighborhood where their business is located. They are the “feet on the ground” in terms of the local movement and a… Read More