November 2022 Advocacy Updates

Oct 31, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – ELECTION DAY – November 8th – Federal Support: Vice President Harris Announces New Public and Private-Sector Efforts to Advance Racial Equity at Freedman’s Bank Forum / Plans announced… Read More

Hispanic Business Association is hiring: HBA Program Coordinator

Oct 12, 2022

Organization: Hispanic Business Association (HBA) Title: HBA Program Administrator Location: Charleston, SC Term: Part-time, temporary: $20/hr; 20-30 hours/week Reports to: Hispanic Business Association Board of Directors Application Deadline: Open until filled. The Hispanic Business Association (HBA) is a nonprofit organization created to advocate, promote and support Hispanic entrepreneurs… Read More

We're Hiring: Events Coordinator

Oct 12, 2022

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Title: Events Coordinator Location: Charleston, SC Term: Full-time/ Exempt Reports to: Director of Economic Development Application Deadline: Open until filled. Salary Range: $41,000-45,000 annually, plus benefits   Lowcountry Local First (LLF) advances economic prosperity and local ownership through inclusive and innovative initiatives that build our… Read More

2022 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Oct 10, 2022

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — UPCOMING MARKETS — Wildcraft Small Biz Saturday Saturday | Nov. 26, 2022 | 11am-3pm Wildcraft Holiday Market Under the Stars Thursday | Dec 1-Dec.15 | 5:30-8:30pm Park & Grove James Island Holiday Market & Movie Night… Read More

Podcast Episode 17: Kelly Nix & Dustin Haynes, REV Federal Credit Union

Oct 6, 2022

Get to know the Lowcountry’s local-independent business community, one changemaker at a time. “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a podcast that features local business insights and updates, alongside interviews with members, sponsors, and supporters. For our 17th episode, Steve sits down with Kelly Nix and Dustin… Read More

October 2022 Advocacy Updates

Oct 5, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – Feeling Boxed Out: A new report highlights the impacts that monopolistic “predatory buying” have on our communities. It opens our eyes to some of the tactics that… Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

Oct 3, 2022

We are in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month! Along with the city of Charleston and the Latinx Advisory Council, our very own Raquel Padgett and Nilsy Rapalo kicked it off at a proclamation press event held on September 15. Raquel is the Director of Good Enterprises, while… Read More

September 2022 Advocacy Updates

Sep 1, 2022

Below are things you should know or take action on right now as a local-independent business owner or community leader: – Supply Chain Woes & Rising Costs: Charleston City Paper shared a recent feature highlighting LLF’s 2022 Member Survey results, which reported supply chain shortages and delays as… Read More