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

Density, Diversity, and Shared Ownership

Mar 20, 2015

While attending a recent Urban Land Institute annual Carolinas conference in Charleston, SC, I was intrigued by commercial real estate guru and marketer Gunnar Branson’s update to the well-worn real estate mantra: “Location, Location, Location.” Branson shared his 21st century update to the slogan as “Density, Diversity, and… Read More

Local Business Owners Connect to Capital

Mar 3, 2015

On February 5th, as part of the GOODBusiness Series, Lowcountry Local First held a workshop for local business owners to learn about different funding opportunities and to have an opportunity to connect directly with the people behind those institutions. The 2nd Connecting to Capital workshop provided a platform… Read More

Make Things Happen With a Mentor

Jan 15, 2015

By Larry Downey, Community Manager @ Lowcountry Local First larry@lowcountrylocalfirst.org I am a huge proponent of mentorship. I had a mentor from sixth grade through high school who helped me navigate the treacherous waters of being a teenager. This experience actually led me to become a mentor for… 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

South State Bank Loves Local

Dec 8, 2014

2014 Buy Local Month presenting sponsor South State Bank loves the local businesses that make the Lowcountry the place we love. We recently sat down with Bill Medich, Executive Vice President and Charleston Regional President to find out WHY South State Bank Loves Local. LLF: Can you tell… 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

Top 10 Customer Service Tips For the Holidays

Oct 30, 2014

Some great tips from LLF member Katie Wells of K.E.W. Solutions for getting you and your employees ready for the holiday rush! With the holidays quickly approaching, it is many small business owners most profitable AND stressful time of year. A few quick customer service reminders can take… Read More