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Lowcountry Local First Launches Third Annual Buy Local Month

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Justin Knabb 843-740-5444

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is celebrating 2012 Buy Local Month from Nov. 15 - Dec. 15 in an effort to promote and drive traffic to local independent businesses during the holiday shopping season. Presented by The Kickin' Chicken, Buy Local Month will kick off on "Buy Local Eve," November 14, with a King Street Holiday ShopMob that will provide exclusive after-hours shopping from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at LLF member businesses for hundreds of holiday shoppers.

Tickets for the ShopMob are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets and a list participating merchants can be found at

Following the ShopMob, LLF will be holding a Buy Local Bash at The Kickin' Chicken, 337 King Street, from 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Admission is free to ShopMobbers, and the party will feature local libations and live music in celebration of supporting locally owned businesses.

LLF will also be partnering with the City of Charleston and King Street Marketing Group for the Marion Square Tree Lighting and Holiday Magic Stroll taking place on Saturday, December 1. Following the lighting, LLF will be have a drawing for a gift basket of local goodness to attendees and King Street will be closed down to feature local vendors, artisans, musicians performing holiday music, and plenty of holiday-centric food and drinks.

Buy Local Month is presented by The Kickin' Chicken and sponsored by Piggly Wiggly, American Automated Payroll, Charleston City Paper, Glasspro, The Superwoman Service, Charleston Mattress and Harbor National Bank.

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to cultivate an environment of success for local independent businesses and farmers. Through its Buy Local, Eat Local and Local Works Initiatives, LLF raises awareness about the positive fiscal and societal benefits of supporting a local living economy and assists local businesses with enhancing their growth and visibility. For more information, visit:

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