The GOODBusiness Summit in Charleston

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Lowcountry Local First presents:
The GOODBusiness Summit – Aug 21, 2014

30 Speakers / 9 Sessions

The GOODBusiness Summit is a one-day event presented by Lowcountry Local First with speakers and panel discussions exploring how successful entrepreneurs do WELL in business while creating a positive community impact. Attendees will learn how to implement innovative ideas and models for success while engaging with guests, panelists and sponsors during the lunch and happy hour networking events.

Because people and place matter.

Session Topics:
  • Better Together: toward collaboration in and across industries
  • GOODGrowth Salon: toward creative growth & away from ‘Anywhere, USA’
  • The Teenage Years: beyond start-up and into business adolescence
  • Place & Brand: How place drives GOODBusiness
  • GOODProduction: from start-up to success in manufacturing
  • Low Risk Entrance to Market: pop-ups, incubation, coworking and mobile launch sites
  • Location, Location, Location: finding the best location for your business
  • Marketplace of Ideas: early-stage entrepreneurs vet ideas & opportunities
  • True Confessions: triumphs, tribulations & biggest mistakes

The GOODBusiness Summit
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ The Charleston Museum
8:30 am to 5:15 pm Conference
5:15 pm to 6:30 pm Networking Cocktail Hour

Ticket includes breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour.

Register by July 31 for EARLY BIRD pricing.

$100 Lowcountry Local First Member through July 31 ($140 starting August 1)
$140 Non-Member through July 31 ($180 starting August 1)
Meet three of our 30 speakers…
Chef/Partner, FIG & The Ordinary
TAKING THE STAGE FOR: Better Together: Toward Collaboration In and Across industries

Mike is a hands-on, self-taught chef who continues to delight making the most basic things delicious, creating food that is bright, uncomplicated and understated. His longstanding and outspoken commitment to support local farmers, fishermen and purveyors has cemented his position as a notable champion for Charleston’s flourishing culinary renaissance. Nominated in 2007 and 2008 for the James Beard Foundation Award, Best Chef: Southeast, Mike took home the award in 2009. His food, philosophy, and contributions to the Charleston community have earned him recognition on national platform, including coverage in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, The New York Times and many more.
Director of Planning & Strategy, Turnberry Consulting US
TAKING THE STAGE FOR: GOODGrowth Salon: Toward Creative Growth and Away from ‘Anywhere, USA’
Named as one of the top 30 young professional urban planners in 2009 by Next American City, Josh Martin possesses over thirteen (13) years of public, private, and non-profit sector urban planning experience.  As Director of Planning & Strategy at Turnberry Consulting US, Josh has led numerous strategic development projects including urban infill projects; development feasibility and financial studies; retail and commercial schemes; regional and community master plans; and the implementation of the retrofit of suburbia. Nearly seven (7) years of Josh’s professional experience resides within the City of Charleston and Charleston Region as a whole.  Josh’s unique approach to coding and incentivizing physical redevelopment involves tools that are easy for the public sector to administer and easy for the private sector to understand thus creating “business-friendly” redevelopment areas in towns, districts, and cities alike. 
Director of Sustainbable Agriculture, Lowcountry Local First
TAKING THE STAGE FOR: Low Risk Entrance to Market: Pop-ups, Incubation, Coworking & Mobile Launch Sites

Nikki Seibert has been the Director of Sustainable Agricultural for Lowcountry Local First since early 2011 and has significantly increased the capacity of the Eat Local Programs for the organization. Under her supervision, LLF’s Growing New Farmers Program has graduated over 95 apprentices, launched the first Incubator Farm in South Carolina, created Eat Local Month, established a regional farming listserv, and is currently developing a land matching service. Her expertise and commitment to the field have resulted in her receiving several awards and speaking engagements on both a regional and national level.

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