Charleston Business News

Charleston Promise Neighborhood Conducts ‘Miseducation of Gentrification’ Discussions

Charleston Promise Neighborhood March 21 held the first of five community forums this year about ‘The Miseducation of Gentrification’ in an unprecedented panel discussion at Burke High School. CPN supports Expanded Learning Time (ELT), Healthcare and Parent & Community Engagement in its focus area that extends from the peninsula west side to the Accabee community…

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Charleston County Celebrates National Community Development Week April 22-26, 2019

Charleston County will recognize the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program during National Community Development Week, April 22-26, 2019. The week-long celebration brings together citizens, program staff, partnering organizations, and beneficiaries through events that recognize and showcase the local programs supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and…

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Metanoia Continues Building Businesses and Communities

By Barney Blakeney Through several business initiatives, Metanoia Community Development Corporation in North Charleston’s Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood is continuing its efforts to insure that residents of the community will maintain their presence in the rapidly transforming community previously relegated to urban blight for more than two decades. Chicora/Cherokee, the community adjacent to the now defunct Charleston…

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Fresh Future Farm Hopes SC Black Farmers Conference Becomes Annual Gathering

By Damion Smalls North Charleston’s Chicora-Cherokee area urban garden and grocery store Fresh Future Farm (FFF) brought together dozens of agricultural entrepreneurs and advocates locally and nationally to the inaugural South Carolina Black Farmers Conference March 26. With the theme “Growing Farmers in Community,” FFF Chief Farm Officer and co-founder Germaine Jenkins knows all too…

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Money Smart Week Comes to Charleston County Public Library March 30-April 6

Need help mastering your money management skills? Charleston County Public Library is participating in Money Smart Week (MSW), a national campaign that offers free events to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Visit select CCPL branches from March 30-April 6 to attend a variety of free programs featuring finance experts from local companies and non-profit organizations.…

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Lowcountry Local First Seeks Community Manager

Position: Community Manager Term: Full-time, permanent Reports to: Director of Development Salary Range: $40,000 – $45,000 Application Deadline: April 7, 2019 Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is looking for someone who’s smart, responsible, fun, creative, and a self-starter that works well in a fast-paced start-up environment to sustain a diverse coworking community, while simultaneously managing membership outreach. LLF is a nonprofit organization…

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SEWE Came And Went – And With Flew Another Economic Opportunity For Black Business

By Barney Blakeney Which came first – the chicken or the egg? For many concerned about the economic impact of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in the local Black community, that’s a pertinent question. Celebrating its 37th annual appearance in Charleston February 17-19, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition attracts an estimated 40,000 attendees to more than 500…

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