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FOCUS: Lowcountry Local First makes big differences in 10th year

FOCUS: Lowcountry Local First makes big differences in 10th year

By Jamee Haley, special to Charleston Currents  |  2017 was a great year for Lowcountry Local First as we celebrated our first decade of loving our local business community. It was a year full of gratitude, and time spent listening to ensure that your input and priorities guide our work in the decade to come. We’re not slowing down!

1. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a community-wide art installation known as “Love a Local,” a proclamationby the Mayor of the City of Charleston, and by honoring 10 Local Luminaries who’ve supported the local business community in major ways.

2. We really listened. We put a lot of energy into gathering feedback from you to help guide the next decade of our work …

by · 01/01/2018 · 0 comments · Focus, Good news
CALENDAR, July 24+:   Books, business and music

CALENDAR, July 24+:   Books, business and music

John’s Island book sale.  Charleston Friends of the Library will hold a two-day book sale July 28 and 29 at the John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, to raise money for the charity.  Paperbacks start at $1 and hardbacks at $3.  There also are lots of other materials, such as DVDs, CDs and children’s books.  The sale starts at 9 a.m. each day and ends in late afternoon.  More:

Financing a small business:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 3, Trident United Way building, Suite 101, 6296 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.  The Small Business Administration will offer a two-hour workshop with financial experts who will share lending options and experience for people looking for business capital.  Cost: $20.  To register or learn more, visit or call 843-740-6160.

Reggae Nights concert series.  James Island County Park.  Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series with Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4.

by · 07/24/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
CALENDAR, July 10+:  Business training, concerts and more

CALENDAR, July 10+:  Business training, concerts and more

Coming events around the Lowcountry:
* Unveiling McLeod Plantation, weekly
* How to write business plans, July 13
* Reggae Nights concerts, July 21
* Financing a small business, Aug. 3
And lots of listings for farmers markets … take advantage of the summer bounty!

by · 07/10/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar

FANNING: The power of minding your own business

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | I heard someone say, “It’s probably something tantric,” as I walked with my family into a tightly-packed pizza restaurant in San Francisco.

There was a couple sitting right next to us involved in a kiss that was so long I was concerned they might suffocate. The longer the kiss went on, the more people around the restaurant stared. Minutes passed and tension built. Is this even sanitary?

by · 12/19/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers, Focus, Views