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:  $185

  • Covers one same-named business location
  • Business listing featuring logo and website in the online Local Business Directory (1000+ average monthly views)
  • Use of the Certified Local branding (print and digital badges), aligning your business with the Buy Local movement
  • Free access for your entire staff to live Good Business Webinars (and/or Workshops), monthly Local Socials, Industry Roundtables, Elected Official Town Halls
  • Ability to contribute to and utilize the Local Expertise Exchange of complimentary member-to-member consulting services
  • Discounted access to coworking, event and conference room rental rates at Local Works Community Work Space
  • Invitation to provide ongoing input to guide our advocacy work and shape our programming
  • Social media support and engagement to promote your business offerings
  • Access to private Members Only Group on Facebook where you can share events, member-to-member promotions, jobs and more
  • Access to complimentary toolkits to participate in our annual Eat Local and Buy Local public awareness campaigns

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ENTHUSIAST:  $500

  • Covers up to 3 locations. Suggested for businesses with up to 10 employees.
    All Business Member level benefits, plus:
  • Priority listing in all online Business Directory categories
  • Recognition at Annual Meeting
  • Listed in Annual Report

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CHAMPION:  $1,000

  • Covers up to 5 locations. Suggested for businesses with up to 25 employees.
    All Business level benefits, plus:
  • Opportunity to gain visibility as partner for one Local Social or Workshop
  • Recognition at Annual Meeting
  • Priority listing in all online Business Directory categories
  • Listed in Annual Report

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CATALYST:  $2,500

  • Covers unlimited locations. Suggested for businesses with more than 25 employees.
    All Business level benefits, plus:
  • Opportunity to gain visibility as partner for one Local Social or Workshop
  • Recognition at Good Business Summit and Annual Meeting
  • 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 social media
  • Listed in Annual Report

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LEVERAGE YOUR MEMBERSHIP:

  • Meet and build relationships with other members and staff at LLF member events & Monthly Local Socials – 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, or Local Works. Contact Steve to learn more!
  • Interact with us on Facebook & Instagram. And be sure to request to join the private LLF Member Facebook Group (be sure to answer the questions when prompted so we know who you are!).
  • Keep us up-to-date with your business news, happenings & events.
  • Co-market or collaborate with other members, and tell us about it!

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

Lowcountry Local First
PO Box 72018
North Charleston, SC 29415