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Go Local!

September 14, 2007

A new nonprofit, Lowcountry Local First celebrates the local, independent businesses that makes Charleston so exceptional, and encourages Charleston area residents to “Buy Local, Be Local” during its upcoming Buy Local, Be Local Bash and the Buy Local Week that follows.

Lowcountry Local First Executive Director Jamee Haley says “We want to increase market share to independent, locally owned business by increasing awareness about the personal and community benefits of choosing local.” Buy Local Week campaign objectives include re-circulating more dollars in our community, preserving and enhancing our distinctive neighborhoods, and promoting business stewardship of our local community and environment.

The campaign will be marked throughout the week by community gatherings at local businesses in area commercial districts. The schedule of events during Buy Local Week is:
• Tuesday, Sept. 25: Sublime/Home Grown Grocer in the Avondale area of West Ashley
• Wednesday, Sept. 26: EVO Pizzeria in Olde North Charleston District on E. Montague Ave.
• Thursday, Sept. 27: Plum Elements on Lower King Street in downtown Charleston

These businesses will host events from 6-8 pm, and offer entertainment, refreshments, and discounts as a way of attracting and informing new customers and celebrating existing supporters.

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