Now Hiring: Coworking & Office Coordinator

Jun 10, 2021

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Term: Full-time, permanent Reports to: Director of Operations Salary Range: $41,000 to $45,000 Application Deadline: Open until filled Summary: The Coworking & Office Coordinator will divide their time managing the Local Works community coworking space and providing administrative support for Lowcountry Local First (LLF)…. Read More

Yes, we have a podcast!

May 28, 2021

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 very first episode, Steve sits down with Zach Giglio (virtually)… Read More

Lowcountry Local First welcomes Jacquie Berger as new Executive Director

May 17, 2021

Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit organization that cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, welcomes Jacquie Berger as its new Executive Director, effective May 17, 2021. After founding Executive Director, Jamee Haley, departed the organization at the end of 2020, a 4-month long nationwide search was led… Read More

Join the Team: Community Engagement Intern

May 11, 2021

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Term: Part-time and flexible, Academic Credit Internship. Ideal term length May – August 2021. Start Date: Flexible start in May 2021 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… Read More

Get to know First Reliance Bank

Feb 22, 2021

We are proud to have First Reliance Bank as a valued member of our organization and the Presenting Sponsor of our 8th annual Good Business Summit on February 24-25th, 2021. Headquartered in Florence, South Carolina, this community-focused financial institution has believed that “banking is more than money” since… Read More

A Tribute to Jamee Haley

Dec 23, 2020

By Lauren Gellatly, Director of Operations + Interim Executive Director beginning January 1, 2021 For the last 15 years, the team at Lowcountry Local First has stood on the shoulders of a giant. A 5′ 3″ giant who sparked the local movement across the Lowcountry. Thanks to her,… Read More

WSJ: "PPP is reopening. What's different this time?"

Dec 22, 2020

The below was posted on, Dec 22, 2020: The Paycheck Protection Program is getting a reboot as part of Congress’s latest coronavirus stimulus package. The $900 billion deal includes $284 billion for PPP, which will reopen after closing in August. Much like the program’s first iteration, the… Read More