Folly Beach Restricts ‘Formula’ Businesses

Dec 13, 2018

The following article ran in the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Volume 24 / No 26 print issue, that came out on December 10, 2018. Written by CRBJ staff writer Patrick Hoff. If you’re looking to buy a Big Mac, you won’t find it in downtown Folly Beach. And that… Read More

2018 Good Business Summit Keynote: Be Authentic

Oct 3, 2018

Written by Stephanie Hunt // Photo by Foxworthy Studios Talking Company Culture with Karalee Nielsen Fallert and Steve Palmer Summit goers fueled by Callie’s Biscuits and high test Broom Wagon Coffee brew got plenty to chew on as the day kicked off with a conversation between local restaurateurs Karalee Nielsen… Read More

Support Your Local Farmers with a CSA Membership

Apr 6, 2018

There’s nothing better than filling your plate with farm fresh foods harvested by your local farmer – so why not do it all season long? Becoming a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a great option to not only support your Lowcountry farmers, but to ensure you’re always… Read More

Eat Local Challenge Week #1: Featured Recipes

Apr 4, 2018

Local Food Recipe: Berbere Meatballs – Submitted by Brannon Greene, 2017 Growing New Farmers Program alum. Recipe from The Charleston Spice Company  Prep time: 25 min; Cook time: 20-30 mins INGREDIENTS • 1.5 lbs of ground beef from Sea Island Jerseys (or use ground turkey from FiliWest Farms) • 4… Read More

2017 Buy Local Month Wrap-Up

Dec 21, 2017

The goal of our Buy Local Month campaign has always been to encourage our citizens to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community. The sense of place that we have in the Lowcountry – all that makes this place unique – is largely thanks to our retail businesses…. 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: 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

GoodBiz 2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Charleston County Economic Development

Aug 7, 2017

Founded in 1993, Charleston County Economic Development is dedicated to growing new business, the retention and expansion of existing industry and improving the business climate. Their approach is targeted within key employment industries: automotive, aerospace, defense, information technology, and life sciences. Since its inception in 1993, the department has… 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