Buy Local Month 2017
November 15th – December 15th
Buy Local Month (November 15 – December 15) is Lowcountry Local First’s (LLF) strategic initiative to encourage our citizens to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community. We know that we must invest in what we value!
The sense of place that we have in the Lowcountry – all that makes this place unique – is largely thanks to our retail businesses. Local shops, both service-and product-based, are what build our culture. It’s the places where you can fix a shoe, find the perfect dress, buy a coffee or a new book, and connect with neighbors.
Buy Local Month is a grassroots movement of education and relationship building that promotes the many economic and societal benefits of supporting local businesses. During Buy Local Month, LLF works to showcase the great work local businesses are doing for their community and to steer consumers to these businesses at the height of the holiday shopping season.
Be sure to look for the “Buy Local” badge in storefronts or use our Online Local Business Directory to support your neighbors this holiday season! And don’t miss the street light banners that will hang along King Street and throughout Park Circle in Nov-Dec, thanks to the support of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Buying local is easy, convenient and fun!
The cherry on top? Local businesses reinvest 3 TIMES MORE money back into our local economy. That means, for every $100 spent at a local business, an average of $45 is recirculated into the Lowcountry, vs. only $15 when that money is spent with a national chain store or corporation.
Here are your Buy Local “Easy Buttons“, showcasing some of the many ways the Lowcountry’s retail businesses make it easy and worthwhile:
(*Check back to this page often as we continue to update! LLF member businesses are encouraged to fill out this form to be included below!)
THANKS TO THESE BUY LOCAL MONTH PARTNERS:
BUY LOCAL LEADERS:
BUY LOCAL CHAMPION:
BUY LOCAL GROUND-BREAKERS:
BUY LOCAL LOVERS:
At Lowcountry Local First, we believe ownership matters, and relationships matter. That’s why we work with businesses, community members and policymakers to build support for local, independent businesses.
Why? Local businesses reinvest 3 TIMES MORE money back into our local economy. That means, for every $100 spent at a local business, an average of $45 is recirculated into the Lowcountry, vs. only $15 when that money is spent with a national chain store or corporation. Local businesses are much more likely to hire a local marketing firm, use a local printer, and employ the services of a local attorney, creating a multiplier effect.
These relationships and a conscious effort to support local keeps the Lowcountry from becoming ‘Anywhere, USA.’
Thanks to these participating businesses for being in our “Relationships Matter” video: The Ordinary / FIG Restaurant, South State Bank, David Thompson Architect, Perrin Woodworking, American Automated Payroll, Abundant Seafood, Dirt Works Incubator Farm, Limehouse Produce, and Grassroots Wine