Our mission at Lowcountry Local First is to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership because local-independent businesses are the foundation of our culture, economy, and character. The Lowcountry becomes (and remains) a place unlike any other in the world, fiercely protective not only of its history and architecture, but of its culture and its people, all of which makes this place so wonderful to call home.

Did you know we have more than 30 different business sectors and 500 unique businesses represented in our local business directory? We love telling stories of how our members are connected – creating the multiplier effect and strengthening our local economy. In tandem with our public Eat Local Month campaign in April, our sector focus is on the more than 120 food and beverage categorized businesses from our membership base. Hear how – and why – these locals dip into other sectors to support local in their daily work. Use #TalkSectorToMe to share your own story of crossing sectors to support local in your business’ purchasing habits.


The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island honors the rich Revolutionary War history of the area with its name, “To us, The Obstinate Daughter is a beautiful reminder that the stubborn refusal to change one’s course of action can change the course of history.” We reached out to Jonathan Bentley to find out more about how The Obstinate Daughter supports the local community.

As a local business, why is it important to you personally that you also support other local businesses?
We believe in “keeping it in the family,” and fresh food with less of a carbon mark.

Can you share a few other local businesses that you either currently work with or have done business with in the past?
Berlin’s Resturant Supply, HDP Linens on Johns Island, Ables Landscaping, Reggie Gibson Architects, Gil Shuler, Havens Fine Framing, Southern Shade Design, Image Branding Group

Why do you choose local?
Because they are our neighbors and it helps our business to look for local sources. 

What is the best business advice you never got?
Treat purveyors and delivery personnel like they are guests and customers.  

Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications