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Everything You Absolutely Must Do in Charleston This Winter, in Thrillist, Dec 4, 2018

Local shops get the love, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Dec 7, 2018

Shoppers urged to Buy Local on Small Business Saturday, in The Post and Courier, Nov 23, 2018

Holiday Shopping: Saturday marks ‘Small Business Saturday’ in the Lowcountry, on News 2, Nov 23, 2018

As Abundant Seafood matures, owners intensify search for Charleston area retail location, in The Post and Courier, Nov 20, 2018

Holy City Sinner’s fun ways to end November, on Fox 24 News, Nov 19, 2018

Building Lasting Relationships in our Community that Matter, on Fox 24 News, Nov 15, 2018

Buy Local Month returns, in The Post and Courier, Nov 14, 2018

Folly Beach City Council passes second & final reading to ban chain businesses in downtown area, on News 2, Nov 13, 2018

Tenth Annual Lowcountry Field Feast, in Garden & Gun, November 11, 2018

Shop ’til you Drop, in The Charleston City Paper, Nov 8, 2018

2019 Growing New Farmers Program applications now open, in, Nov 7, 2018

2019 Growing New Farmers Program applications now open, in The Charleston Chronicle, Nov 6, 2018

Kiawah River partners with Lowcountry Local First to cultivate community farm, in The Charleston Chronicle, Nov 2, 2018

Call for applications to 2019 “Growing New Farmers” program, in The James Island Bugle, Nov 3, 2018

Johns Island development Kiawah River partners with LLF to cultivate onsite farm, in The Charleston City Paper, Nov 2, 2018

Lowcountry Local First now accepting applications for 2019 Growing New Farmers Program, in The Charleston City Paper, Nov 1, 2018

Get excited shoppers: Buy Local Month kicks off Thurs, Nov 15, in The Charleston City Paper, Nov 1, 2018

Restauranteurs say culture critical to companies’ success, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Oct 30, 2018

Traffic, transportation issues tied to housing affordability, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Oct 30, 2018

4 Charleston chefs who prove Brussels sprouts aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore, in The Post and Courier, Oct 24, 2018

No Mickey D’s. No Chick-Fil-A. This SC beach wants to ban chain restaurants, in The State, Oct 23, 2018

South Carolina island considers banning chain businesses, in US News, Oct 23, 2018

South Carolina island considers banning chain businesses, in The Charlotte Observer, Oct 23, 2018

South Carolina island considers banning chain businesses, in The Miami Herald, Oct 23, 2018

The Agenda: Folly Beach may ban chain businesses, in The Charleston City Paper, Oct 23, 2018

Folly Beach to consider ban on chain businesses, on 94.3 WSC, Oct 23, 2018

Folly Beach to consider ban on chain businesses, on Live5 News, Oct 23, 2018

Folly Beach considers banning chain restaurants, stores on the island, in The Sumter Item, Oct 23, 2018

Folly Beach may ban chain restaurants and stores to keep itself unique, in The Post and Courier, Oct 22, 2018

Free community block party aims for an economically vibrant Reynolds Ave, in The Charleston Chronicle, Oct 15, 2018

Lowcountry Local First and SBA share Hurricane Florence recovery loan resources, on The Bridge 105.5, Oct 9, 2018

TRIO reflections: The Good Business Summit, on, Oct 2, 2018

Charleston locals pick their favorite food trucks, in The Post and Courier, Sept 12, 2018

Local businesses react to the opening of big box restaurant suppliers, on Charleston City Paper, Sept 12, 2018

Exclusive Jamee Haley interview, on Quintin’s Close-Ups, Aug 31, 2018

Lowcountry Local First partners with Clemson Cooperative Extension to offer 8-week intensive in Agriculture Business Planning, on CRBJ BizWire, Aug 19, 2018

Industry execs: More development headed for the Lowcountry, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, Aug 16, 2018

Lowcountry Local First with Evans, featuring Agriculture Business Planning Course, on The Bridge 105.5FM, Aug 13, 2018

Call for applicants to the 2018 agricultural business planning course, in Moultrie News, Aug 10, 2018

Building Lasting Relationships in our Community that Matter, on Fox 24 News, Aug 9, 2018

Artist Christopher “kolpeace” Johnson raising funds and taking requests to further his blossoming career through grad school, in The Charleston Chronicle, July 18, 2018

Blackbaud nonprofit of the match: Lowcountry Local First, on, July 12, 2018

Lowcountry Local First on Live & Local Mornings, featuring Local Works, on 105.5 The Bridge, July 9, 2018

South Carolina Business Calendar, featuring the Good Business Summit, on The Post and Courier, July 8, 2018

Charleston-area hires and promotions, on The Post and Courier, July 2, 2018

Locals pay tribute to Richard “Box” Bachschmidt, on The Charleston City Paper, June 29, 2018

C0- operation in Charleston, on PBS, June 28, 2018

Holy Spokes! Anniversary Bike Ride, on, June 16, 2018

#CHSweekender: June 15-17, 2018, on, June 15, 2018

Police revive outreach to Hispanics: ‘We are all North Charleston citizens’, in The Post and Courier, June 14, 2018

• Lowcountry Local First on Live & Local Mornings, featuring Local Works, on 105.5 The Bridge, June 8, 2018

Box in the Morning: Move Your Money Week, in Box in the Morning podcast, June 7, 2018

Why You Should Choose Local When it Comes to Banking, in Fox 24 News, June 4, 2018

Holy Spokes burns 4 million calories in first year of bike sharing, in The Post and Courier, June 4, 2018

Lowcountry Local First wants you to move your money next week, in The Charleston City Paper, June 1, 2018

Lowcountry Local First on Live & Local Mornings, on The Bridge 105.5FM, May 14, 2018

South Carolina business calendar (Hiring & Retaining Talent workshop), in Post and Courier, May 14, 2018

Lowcountry Local First welcomes new Director of Development, on CRBJ BizWire, May 11, 2018

Why you should eat Dockery’s shipping-container grown greens, on Charleston Eater, May 10, 2018

Lewis Barbecue hosts 6th annual Jerky Off, on Charleston Eater, May 8, 2018

What’s Poppin: 12 Ways to Feast this Week, on Charleston City Paper, May 7, 2018

#EatLocalChallenge, on, April 24, 2018

Top 5 Locavore Restaurants in Charleston – Eat Local Challenge, on, April 24, 2018

Lowcountry Local First’s Good Farming Video Spotlight, on Fresh Data Network, April 23, 2018

Jamee Haley – Lowcountry Local First, on VisionKeepers Podcast, April 22, 2018

Lowcountry Local First’s 11th annual Chef’s Potluck, on The Bridge 105.5, April 16, 2018

Urban gardening experts use companion planting to attract pollinators, deter pests, improve soil, in The Post and Courier, April 14, 2018

Grab some free eats from Magnolia’s and Glass Onion tomorrow at the Charleston Farmers Market, in Charleston City Paper, April 13, 2018

Learn how you can support our local farmers, in Fox 24 News, April 5, 2018

Eat Local Challenge off to a sweet spot, in The Post and Courier, April 4, 2018

Eating local isn’t hard to do in Charleston in April, in The Post and Courier, April 3, 2018

Farmers Market set to open in April, in Live 5 News, April 3, 2018

On the Menu: Eat Local Challenge, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, April 3, 2018

Former LLF Creative in Residence Tyquan Morton self-publishes first book of poetry, in Charleston City Paper, April 2, 2018

Lowcountry Local First launches 7th annual Eat Local Challenge, on, April 2, 2018

Lowcountry Local First’s Eat Local Challenge, on WCIV ABC News 4, April 2, 2018

Community Challenged to Eat Local in the Month of April, on WTMA News Talk, April 1, 2018

Community Challenged to Eat Local in the Month of April, on WCBD News 2, April 1, 2018

Lowcountry Local First launches 7th annual Eat Local Challenge, in James Island Bugle, March 26, 2018

27 million square feet of office space, on CHSToday, March 23, 2018

Lowcountry residents make last trip to Toys R Us, on WCBD News 2, March 15, 2018

Local Works of Lowcountry Local First, in SMAD-CON Blog, February 27, 2018

Lowcountry Local First grows and supports farmers, in The Post and Courier, February 11, 2018

Keeping SC’s agricultural history alive with a new crop of farmers, on Fox News 24, February 2, 2018

The Gullah Lady announces “What’s Your Story?”, on The Charleston Chronicle, February 4, 2018

Food & Bev Forecast, in Charleston Magazine, February 1, 2018

The Gullah Lady announces workshop series, on, January 31, 2018

Ten reasons locals love Charleston, on, January 28, 2018

Small Bites: Lowcountry Local First, in Edible Charleston, January 26, 2018

The importance of buying local, loving and investing in your team, and fighting for the underdog, in GDS Entrepreneur, January 16, 2018

Lowcountry Local First announces two new Creatives in Residence, in The Charleston City Paper, January 5, 2018

Lowcountry businesses respond to winter storm, in The Charleston Regional Business Journal, January 3, 2018

Lowcountry Local First makes big differences in 10th year, in The Charleston Currents, January 1, 2018

2017 Press Archives:

Lowcountry Local First and Enough Pie put art outside, in The Charleston City Paper, December 27, 2017

Holiday Happenings from Warren Wise, in The Post and Courier, December 13, 2017

Freeloaders: Free to be in the holiday spirit, in The Charleston City Paper, December 11, 2017

Road Trip from Mexico to Canada: Experiencing Local Food, in, December 10, 2017

Small Businesses are the Heart and Soul of Our Community, on Fox 24 News, December 7, 2017

Retail: Downtown Charleston events offered for holiday shoppers, in The Post and Courier, December 6, 2017

Shop at M. Dumas, Croghan’s, and more at next Thursday’s Buy Local Holiday Crawl, in Charleston City Paper, December 5, 2017

Apply now to join Lowcountry Local First’s Growing New Farmers Program, in Charleston City Paper, December 4, 2017

Chews Local, on CisternYard,com, December 4, 2017

Palmetto State offers plenty of gifts for home that go the extra mile, in The Post and Courier, December 2, 2017

CofC panel on King Street brainstorms on how to save local businesses, in Charleston City Paper, November 30, 2017

Lowcountry Local First welcomes new Engagement Coordinator, in Charleston BizWire, November 29, 2017

Lowcountry Local First wins national growth accelerator contest, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, November 28, 2017

Good News: Where you can buy local, in Charleston Currents, November 27, 2017

Shoppers urged to buy local on Small Business Saturday, in The Post and Courier, November 23, 2017

Lowcountry Local First’s Buy Local Month campaign starts today, in The Charleston City Paper, November 15, 2017

Belk to give away $2 million in gift cards on Thanksgiving, Black Friday; pre-holiday retail events ramping up in Charleston, in Post and Courier, November 8, 2017

Wonder Works hosts Holiday Elfstravaganza Nov. 11, in Moultrie News, November 8, 2017

20 restaurants face off in annual Charleston Mac Off, in Post and Courier, November 1, 2017

Shop Small for the Holidays, in Skirt Mag, November 2017 Issue

SBA Announces 20 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Recipients, in PR News Wire, US SBA, October 30, 2017

Nonprofits recruit businesses to North Charleston retail unit, in The Charleston Regional Business Journal, October 30, 2017

Backpack Journalists visit Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, in Backpack Journalists, October 20, 2017

Coming to terms with food terms, in The State, October 4, 2017

Summit encourages creativity in business, on ABC News 4, September 28, 2017

How to Build a Company with Profit and Purpose, on Fox 24 News, September 19, 2017

Cooking with Good Catch: Lowcountry Local First, on, September 19, 2017

September Calendar, in Charleston Currents, September 19, 2017

Metanoia and Lowcountry Local First collaborate for Reynolds Ave Community Storefront Project Opportunity, in The Charleston Chronicle, September 16, 2017

Sustainably Stylish and Uniquely Local, on, August 30, 2017

Good Business Summit, on WCIV ABC News 4’s Lowcountry Live, August 28, 2017

Lowcountry Local First running competition for aspiring entrepreneurs, on WCBD Ch. 2 Morning News, August 27, 2017

Space program (Community Storefront Project), on The Post and Courier, August 21, 2017

Lowcountry Local First launches Community Storefront Project, on, August 16, 2017

“Town Proud” Local Certified Business Program reaches 100 participants within its first year, in CRBJ BizWire, August 7, 2017

LLF, Charleston Moves, One80 Place, and more discuss biking and walking in Charleston on Tues, Aug 22, on The Charleston City Paper, August 7, 2017

Is SC doing enough to grow, maintain small businesses?, on The Statehouse Report, August 4, 2017

Charleston County Economic Development ready to help local businesses grow, on Charleston Regional Business Journal, August 1, 2017

Lowcountry Local First celebrates and supports the heart of Charleston, on Fox 24 News, July 27, 2017

Hidden gems of Azalea Drive’s entertainment scene are being brought to light, in The Post and Courier, July 26, 2017

Charleston named the No. 1 city in the U.S. again, No. 2 in the world, in The Post and Courier, July 11, 2017

Public comment window extended for seismic testing and offshore drilling, on WCBD News 2, July 6, 2017

Why shop local? Because every dollar you spend shapes Charleston, in Charleston City Paper, July 6, 2017

Is culinary success spoiling Charleston?, in USA Today, June 30, 2017

Lowcountry Local First announces Luminary Award recipients, in CRBJ Biz Wire, June 26, 2017

Lowcountry Local First awards 10 ‘local luminaries’, in Charleston City Paper, June 23, 2017

Thinking Inside the Box – Tiger Corner Farms, in Azalea Magazine’s Summer 2017 issue

Lowcountry Local First offers new services for businesses, in Charleston Regional Business Journal, June 1, 2017

Collective Force + Lowcountry Local First, on ABC News 4’s Lowcountry Live, May 25, 2017

Networking in Charleston: Lowcountry Local First, on, May 18, 2017

Lowcountry Local First Launches New Services to Help Locals Open and Stay in Business, in The CRBJ Biz Wire, May 18, 2017

Upshoot – Growth indicators for North Charleston are sprouting in residents’ yards, in NOLO Magazine, Post and Courier, April 20, 2017

College partnership growing the next generation of farmers, in College Today, College of Charleston, April 19, 2017

She has a taste for vegetables all day long, in Post and Courier, April 12, 2017

Supporting homegrown and independently-owned businesses, on Fox 24 News Now, April 11, 2017

Eat Local Month kickoff, in, April 5, 2017

Double dose of shrimp helps Kate Little eat local, in Post and Courier, April 5, 2017

Eat Local Challenge with Lowcountry Local First, on WCIV ABC News 4, April 5, 2017

Eat Local Challenge: Compost in My Shoe, on, April 5, 2017

Glass Onion Partners with Lowcountry Local First for Charity Tasting, on, April 2, 2017

Can James Islanders eat local for a month?, on, March 27, 2017

Eat Local Month and the Eat Local Challenge Start April 1, on, March 16, 2017

Magnolia Heirloom Plant Sale, on WCIV ABC News 4’s Lowcountry Live, March 9, 2017

Main Street’s Social Capital, in, March 6, 2017

#Love a Local, in The Scout Guide Charleston, March 3, 2017

“O” is for Octopus, in The Folly Current, March 3, 2017

Applications Open for 2017 Growing New Farmers Program, in, February 22, 2017

News 2 I-Team Consumer Report: Benefits to in-store shopping, in WCBD News 2, February 16, 2017

Lowcountry Local First celebrates 10 year anniversary, in The CRBJ Biz Wire, February 14, 2017

Lowcountry Local First launches art installation across the community, in Charleston City Paper, February 14, 2017

Lowcountry Local First on Making it Grow, in SC Public Radio, February 10, 2017

Love a Local campaign uses local artists to celebrate local businesses, in Live 5 News, February 10, 2017

Spreading the LOVE – Love a Local, in The Moultrie News, February 7, 2017

Lowcountry Local First names board, new engagement coordinator, in The CRBJ Biz Wire, February 7, 2017

Growing New Farmers recruiting next crop of farmers, in The Post and Courier, February 7, 2017

Lowcountry Local First now accepting applications for Growing New Farmers Program, in Planting Seeds, Feb-Mar 2017 Issue

Lowcountry Local First opens applications for Growing New Farmers Program, in The Holy City Sinner, January 29, 2017

2017 Growing New Farmers Program now accepting applications, in The Charleston Chronicle, January 26, 2017

The 25 most powerful food and beverage industry players in Charleston, in The Post & Courier, January 25, 2017

50 Most Influential, in Charleston Business Magazine, January 10, 2017