Every Dollar Matters: A story from Lowcountry Local First

Nov 11, 2020

  We extend our gratitude to member businesses Turning Page Bookshop (VaLinda), Park Pets Park Circle (Tye and Kristine), and Ted’s Butcherblock (Ted) and to the neighbors and local vendors at the Charleston Farmers Market for being such gracious representatives of this community and beautifully displaying what it… Read More

19 New Local Entrepreneurs to Know

Jul 8, 2020

Good Enterprises’ Community Business Academy Graduates 19 New Entrepreneurs Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises initiative now accepting applicants into its Fall Community Business Academies Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, has graduated its second class of entrepreneurs from its 12-week Community… Read More

June 15 Update: Evolving into an anti-racist organization

Jun 15, 2020

As we continue the work to evolve into an anti-racist organization, we wish to let transparency and humility lead the way. We will continue to provide updates on steps taken, goals set and ways you can hold us accountable. Immediate Actions Taken: – As a starting place, we… Read More

Navigating Business Relief Options with the SBA

Mar 24, 2020

View recording of a webinar held with William Furman from the SBA on Wed, Mar 24 at 3 pm. ET. View slides from the webinar. Additional information regarding the SBA’s Economic Disaster Relief Program is shared below including application completion tips and SBA’s FACT SHEET. Application Completion Tips:… Read More

Love Local this Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2020

You can’t buy love, but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same thing. Show off your Local Love and support locally-owned businesses this Valentine’s Day. Not sure where to start? We have you covered with our Local Business Directory. Last Minute Valentine’s Day plans and… Read More

NOW HIRING: Business Development Manager

Jan 9, 2020

Organization: Lowcountry Local First Position: Business Development Manager (Full-time) Reports to: Director of Development Salary Range: $40,000 to $45,000 based on experience Application Deadline: Open until filled (check website for status) Summary: Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization made up of more than 400 local… Read More

Vocal for Local: Howard's Barber and Styling College

Oct 17, 2019

Throughout the month of October, we are featuring eight unique Lowcountry Local First member businesses as they tell their story and why they’re proud to be Certified Local. Follow along! We hope you enjoy getting to know some of your neighbors as much as we do. Let’s get… Read More

Vocal for Local: Palmetto Pastures

Oct 10, 2019

Throughout the month of October, we are featuring eight unique Lowcountry Local First member businesses as they tell their story and why they’re proud to be Certified Local. Follow along! We hope you enjoy getting to know some of your neighbors as much as we do. Let’s get… Read More

Q&A with the 2019 City of Charleston Mayoral Candidates

Sep 23, 2019

Ahead of the City of Charleston’s mayoral election on Nov. 5, 2019, Lowcountry Local First has partnered with the Charleston City Paper to ask the six candidates pitching themselves to be the city’s next leader about specific policies that affect local businesses in our community. The questions posed… Read More

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Spotlight

Aug 8, 2019

Many remnants of the Charleston Naval Shipyard still exist throughout the Lowcountry today, but none as prominent as South Carolina Federal Credit Union. In 1936, SC Federal began in the heart of the Charleston Naval Shipyard as The Charleston Navy Yard Employees Federal Credit Union. 14 Charleston Naval… Read More