Jamee Haley 
Member since Mar 26, 2008


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Re: “The 'Local' Buzzword

Bravo to the previous writer! I appreciate the fact that Mat (with one "t") is bringing to light that the word "local" is often overused. That is why Lowcountry Local First has criteria for business members so that the community knows the businesses that are part of this organization are able to recirculate dollars back into our community and also keep us from becoming homogenized and going sour like bad milk.

Also, further fact checking would show that Shop Local Saturday is presented by the very local Lowcountry Local First and Small Business Saturday is presented by AMEX. Not all Saturdays are sponsored by American Express.

We are fortunate to live in a community with many locally made products and local business owners who are eager and willing to carry them. Local manufacturing is alive and well in Charleston, just look around you at fine examples like Stitch Design, Rewind Candles, Old Charleston Whaling Co., Landrum Tables, One Love Design House, Slather Brand, Charleston Gourmet Burger, Social Mocktails, Highwire Distillery, Coast, Palmetto and I could go on and on....

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Posted by Jamee Haley on November 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Re: “The Case Against Wal-Mart

I agree that the problem goes beyond sacrificing our wetlands for another super sized store in an area that certainly has no need or apparently desire for its existence. There is a growing national and local movement that is bringing awareness to the urgent need of supporting our local independent businesses. The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) has 52 chapters across the country and I am fortunate enough to be the Executive Director of Lowcountry Local First, our local chapter of this growing organization. Supporting our local independent businesses means more money stays right here at home recirculating within the community. It also means that we don't become "Anywhere USA" and lose what so many communities already have, our history and character. Local business owners are our friends and neighbors and provide something more valuable than a cheap product, they offer great service, products that their customers want and better jobs to their employees. This issue is about so much more than conservation it is about social and economic justice.

Posted by Jamee Haley on March 26, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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