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2019 Buy Local Month
Nov 15 - Dec 15
The sense of place that we have in the Lowcountry – all that makes this place unique – is largely thanks to our local retail businesses. Local shops, both service-and product-based, are what build our culture. It’s the places where you can fix a shoe, find the perfect dress, buy a coffee or a new book, and connect with neighbors.
View our list of ongoing 2019 Buy Local Holiday Markets.
A community-focused celebration of Charleston’s local mariculture and small businesses. Chef Mike Lata and the teams at FIG and The Ordinary bring you the Lowcountry’s signature oyster event, the Charleston Oyster Social. Enjoy the delicacies of the Lowcountry in all their glory—shucked raw by our local growers, or roasted, grilled, and dressed by some of Charleston’s greatest chefs. Enjoy the sweeping marsh views of Bowen’s Island, live music, local beverages, and Charleston’s first official oyster-shucking competition. Come for the oysters, stay for the community. Proceeds from ticket sales and all donations made to the Charleston Oyster Social will benefit the newly formed SC Shellfish Growers Association and Lowcountry Local First
Monthly Membership 101
Building 2 1630 Meeting St
From 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Join us on Monday mornings throughout the year to learn more about the work and mission of Lowcountry Local First and how your business can make the most of being a certified local member. Membership 101 is great for local businesses that are interested in joining as a member or current LLF members looking to learn more about LLF member benefits and opportunities.
December Local Social
624 Long Point Rd Mt Pleasant
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Engage with your local business community and join Lowcountry Local First for the final mixer of the year – the December 2019 Local Social Hosted by Wonder Works Toy Store with food provided by Five Loaves Cafe – a perfect way to close out Buy Local Month!
View ongoing and unique events and workshops provided by our partners and funders, aimed at helping your local business succeed, grow and ultimately do well and good.
Start your year off by engaging with your local business community and building new relationships that matter! Join Lowcountry Local First for the Annual Member Meeting and inaugural Local First Awards celebration hosted by the Cedar Room. Learn what excites us about the year ahead, how you can best engage in the Local movement, and meet our 2020 Board of Directors and staff members. We look forward to also announcing and celebrating 5 local-independent businesses who’ve been selected to receive the inaugural Local First Awards in recognition of their values, impact and contributions to this place and its people.
7th Annual Good Business Summit
37 John St Wraggborough
From 02:00 pm to 11:00 pm
A business conference with soul – the 7th annual Good Business Summit is one-day event presented by Lowcountry Local First spotlighting ideas and workable solutions for building your company with profit and purpose.