On June 20th, Lowcountry Local First will host the inaugural GOODBusiness Summit, a one-day local business event focused on sharing ideas and creating helpful relationships with mentors, experts, and supporters. The program will feature presentations from successful business leaders that have taken innovative approaches to organizational structure, company culture, and strategic growth.

“This will be a practical, hands-on, nuts-and-bolts learning experience for local entrepreneurs and business owners,” said LLF Executive Director Jamee Haley. “The summit is much more than a celebration of local business-it’s an opportunity to pitch an idea, meet a collaborator, learn from a mentor, and make connections that will make a real impact on your bottom line.”

Charleston’s first and only summit focused exclusively on connecting and empowering local businesses, the GOODBusiness Summit emphasizes the need for a triple-bottom line perspective that recognizes people and place with profit. According to analysis and planning group Civic Economics, for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $45 goes back into the community as opposed to only $14 from a national chain store.

For more information or to register, visit LLF’s website.

CLF to Announce New Program
During the GOODBusiness Summit, CLF will announce a new competition for entrepreneurs interested in developing a business that provides access to healthy foods in underserved areas. Details on the competition, as well as the prize package, will be revealed.