Good Business Summit 2020

February 6th – 8am - 5pm

A business conference with soul – the 7th annual Good Business Summit is one-day event presented by Lowcountry Local First spotlighting ideas and workable solutions for building your company with profit and purpose.

We convene the best and brightest business leaders to give you the tools and inspiration to grow, prosper, and give back, while connecting you with like-minded entrepreneurs at breakfast, lunch and Good Drinks happy hour.

Official hashtag: #GoodBiz2020


Thursday | February 6th, 2020
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina

Schedule At A Glance:
8:00am-8:30am Check-In and Breakfast
8:30am-4:45pm Sessions (lunch provided)
4:45pm-6:30pm Good Drinks Happy Hour

Announcing our first Keynote Speaker for 2020, Vincent Stanley

Vincent is co-author with Yvon Chouinard of The Responsible Company, and has been with Patagonia on and off since its beginning in 1973, for many of those years in key executive roles as head of sales or marketing. More informally, he is Patagonia’s long-time chief storyteller.

Vincent helped develop the Footprint Chronicles, the company’s interactive website that outlines the social and environmental impact of its products; the Common Threads Partnership (precursor of Worn Wear); and Patagonia Books.

He currently serves as Patagonia company philosopher and is a resident fellow at the Yale Center for Business and Environment.

2020 sessions will be announced in late 2019. Here’s a look back at the topics and offerings from last year’s Summit:

– KEYNOTE:  Learn from Jay Richardson, manager of New Belgium Brewing in Asheville, NC, a B-corp and employee-owned business
– KEYNOTE:  An Intimate Conversation Between Two of Charleston’s Top Company-Culture Innovators
– Good Growth: Scaling Up with Soul
– Brands Taking Stands
– The Intersection of Housing, Transportation and Local Business
– Defining Your Company Culture to Find and Keep Happy Employees
– How to Write Your Brand Love Letter

View 2018 speakers.

All proceeds benefit Lowcountry Local First’s mission of cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character.

* Group discounts available!

EARLY – Oct 21 – Dec 15
$105 member
$145 non-member
$290 attend and join as new member

REGULAR – Dec 15 – Feb 5
$135 member
$175 non-member
$320 attend and join as new member

DAY OF – Feb 6
$155 member
$195 non-member

The sponsors making it all happen… 

Thanks to Presenting Sponsor, South State Bank! South State means good business.

South State Logo


Blackbaud, South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Charleston Magazine,  e-vos, LDC, Verde

Buist, Byars & Taylor; Charleston City Paper, Charleston Music Hall, Coastal Coffee Roasters, Karst, Nelson Printing

Do Gooders:
Blueprint Insurance, BoomTown!, Central Park Accounting, Cityvolve, Forte Jazz Lounge, Foxworthy Studios, O-Ku, Workplace Benefits

Community Partners:
Alliance for Full Acceptance, Creative Mornings Charleston, Hatch Tribe, Women Entrepreneurs Inc Charleston, Eliminating Racism Empowering Women

FINE PRINT:Event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable after January 3rd, 2020. Ticket holders are allowed a one-time transfer to another attendee up to one week before the event if they are no longer able to attend. Professional photographers and / or videographers will be on-site documenting this event for Lowcountry Local First. By entering the event premises on February 6, 2020, you grant Lowcountry Local First permission to use your likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media captured at the event in future publications and / or promotional materials.