Lowcountry Local First Awarded for Business Advocacy

Apr 7, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2015 Media Contact: Misty Lister, Marketing Director, Lowcountry Local First, misty@lowcountrylocalfirst.org, (843)740-5444   LOWCOUNTRY LOCAL FIRST AWARDED FOR BUSINESS ADVOCACY Lowcountry Local First selected as 2015 South Carolina Small Business Ally of the Year   Charleston, SC (April 7, 2015) – The South… Read More

Charleston Forums on Hospitality, Upper Peninsula & Nightlife Regulations

Jan 30, 2015

By Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director, Lowcountry Local First   The City of Charleston is holding several upcoming public forums on topics that may impact local businesses and residents in the peninsula area. We encourage our members to attend, share with your networks, or contact your city council… Read More

Announcing our 2015 Board of Directors

Jan 6, 2015

We can’t do our work without champions in the community. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Lowcountry Local First is governed by a Board of Directors. These folks are business owners and leaders, and tirelessly spread the good word on supporting local businesses to build a strong economy. They… Read More

Survey: Local Businesses Weigh in on How They're Doing

Dec 19, 2014

By Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director @ Lowcountry Local First lauren@lowcountrylocalfirst.org As the only organization in the Lowcountry solely focused on providing resources, advocacy and training for locally-owned, independent businesses and farmers, we like to check in with our community to take a “temperature check” and gauge the… Read More

Why think local? It's simple really.

Dec 15, 2014

Originally printed as a Letter to the Editor in The Post and Courier on Saturday, December 13th, 2014. Each year Lowcountry Local First shouts from the rooftops about the importance of shopping locally during the holiday season. This year-round advocacy effort has the biggest push during the holidays… Read More

Let's level the playing field for local business #eFairnessNow

Dec 4, 2014

By Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director @ Lowcountry Local First lauren@lowcountrylocalfirst.org Local businesses need YOUR help right now. We have a very critical and very brief window of opportunity NOW (or over the next few days) on passing internet sales tax fairness to level the playing field for… Read More