Member Benefits

Thank you for celebrating and supporting what we love most about the Lowcountry: the local, independent businesses who reflect the unique character, flavor, and culture of the place we call home. Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is the only local organization that solely advocates for local-independent businesses. Choose to support the Lowcountry with your dollars, your voice, your vote, and your heart.

We are here to connect, engage and support you. Tap into our resources, and our community of like-minded entrepreneurs and get the support you need.

In addition to the Membership options listed below, a tax-deductible donation can be made to Lowcountry Local First to support our work.

BUSINESS:  $150

  • Suggested for businesses with 1-5 employees and one location.
  • One-year of LLF membership benefits
  • Support of LLF’s ongoing advocacy for independent, locally-owned businesses
  • Use of the LLF branding, aligning your business with the Buy Local movement
  • Business listing in the online Local Business Directory
  • Free monthly member mixers for entire staff and reduced pricing at other LLF events, including the Good Business Summit and Chef’s Potluck

ENTHUSIAST:  $500

  • Suggested for businesses with 6-10 employees. Covers up to 3 locations.
  • All Business level benefits, plus:
  • Opportunity to be highlighted at a Localist event
  • Priority listing in all online Business Directory categories

CHAMPION:  $1,000

  • Suggested for businesses with 11-25 employees. Covers up to 5 locations.
  • All Business level benefits, plus:
  • Opportunity to host one LLF Member Mixer*
  • Recognition at Good Business Summit and Annual Meeting
  • Priority listing in all online Business Directory categories

CATALYST:  $2,500

  • Suggested for businesses with more than 25 employees. Covers unlimited locations.
  • All Business level benefits, plus:
  • Opportunity to host one LLF Member Mixer or Localist event*
  • Recognition at Good Business Summit and Annual Meeting
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Good Business Summit
  • Priority placement of your logo and link on the LLF home page
  • Priority listing in all online Business Directory categories
  • Featured on LLF blog and e-newsletter

LOCALIST:  $50 (Individual member)

  • One-year of LLF membership benefits
  • Support of LLF’s ongoing advocacy for independent, locally-owned businesses
  • Access to quarterly Localist gatherings
  • Reduced member pricing on LLF events including the Good Business Summit and Chef’s Potluck

LEVERAGE YOUR MEMBERSHIP:

  • Meet and build relationships with other members and staff at LLF member events & Monthly Mixers – the 2nd Wednesday of each month. See event page for upcoming events.
  • Place your LLF Member Badge window cling where all your customers & clients can see it
  • Use the LLF Member Badge on your printed materials, advertisements and website
  • Shoot us a note (with a photo!) when you use the LLF branding & we’ll give a shout out via social media.
  • Sponsor or underwrite an event or campaign, such as Eat Local Month, Good Business Summit, Buy Local Month, Local Works, and Growing New Farmers Program.
  • Interact with us on Facebook & Twitter. We love to repost & retweet.
  • Keep us up-to-date with your business news, happenings & events.
  • Co-market or collaborate with other members, and tell us about it!

Click below to become a member online, or call (843) 801-3390.

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For more information, please contact us at membership@lowcountrylocalfirst.org or call (843) 801-3390.

Lowcountry Local First
1630-2 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29405

*Lowcountry Local First staff reserves the right to make final decisions on all event locations.