REV up the good!

Dec 8, 2021

We are grateful to have REV Federal Credit Union as our presenting sponsor of Buy Local Season for many reasons. This local financial institution doesn’t just support this important community initiative financially, but continues to show up as a real partner. REV sent several team members out into… Read More

My Summer with LLF

Aug 16, 2021

By Emma Johnston At the midpoint of my college experience, an internship with LLF was as unexpected as it was delightful. Toward my pursuit of a Sociology major and Environmental Science minor (but with only a handful of related courses under my belt, post-Gen Ed requirements), I was… Read More

Vote for Mom & Pop - Spark! Awards Submission

Jan 30, 2021

Our annual Buy Local Month campaign was extended into a 2-month “Buy Local Season” campaign for the first time, with a “Vote for Mom & Pop” theme to coincide with the election season. In the heat of a very polarized election, the campaign helped to remind the community… Read More

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