Charleston Business News

Bank of America Names Lowcountry Local First as Its Inaugural Neighborhood Champion in Charleston

Bank of America has named Lowcountry Local First as its inaugural Neighborhood Champion awardee. Neighborhood Champions supports the role strong nonprofit leaders play in advancing economic mobility, and is an extension of the bank’s signature philanthropic initiative, Neighborhood Builders, the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country. Alongside Charleston, S.C., the bank…

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More Affordable Housing On The Way, Get Ready

By Barney Blakeney When it rains it pours. Affordable housing construction is beginning to pour onto the Lee and Meeting streets footprint of the site of the old Cooper River bridges on the peninsula. Earlier this year, construction began on the Grace Homes project. And since October 10, groundbreaking for construction of other affordable housing…

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Lowcountry Local First’s Good Enterprises initiative welcomes 24 students into first Community Business Academy in North Charleston

When asked what she is most excited about for her entrepreneurial journey through Lowcountry Local First’s inaugural Community Business Academy, current student Shonica shared, “I am most excited about the knowledge I will gain, the rapport that will be established with future business men and women, and the connections that will get my husband and…

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Nominations now being accepted for inaugural Local First Awards

Lowcountry Local First is accepting nominations through November 4, 2019 for its inaugural Local First Awards. These annual awards will celebrate the Lowcountry’s local-independent businesses and organizations whose legacy of work and choices support the local community and envision business as a force for good. Community members may submit multiple nominations and are encouraged to…

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Holiday Festival of Lights recruiting staff for 2019 season

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is seeking candidates for open positions at this year’s Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. Interested participants are encouraged to view open positions at CharlestonCountyParks.com/Jobs, which will list the most up-to-date status of all CCPRC’s employment opportunities. Positions are available for ages 16 and up,…

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McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Movement & YWCA USA Join Forces to Close Entrepreneurship Knowledge Gap for Rising Moguls

McDonald’s USA, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, this week announced its dynamic yearlong commitment to YWCA USA to expand its Women’s Empowerment 3600 (WE 3600) program. WE 3600, powered by Black & Positively Golden, is designed to help women of color overcome barriers to starting, growing and sustaining businesses while providing them with educational tools to increase…

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